Southland Tales

Southland Tales

Dwayne Johnson
Director: Richard Kelly Cast: Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
, Seann William Scott
Seann William Scott
, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Richard Kelly


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California is at the epicenter of a political and environmental disaster that threatens to destroy the world in this ambitious fusion of comedy, drama, dystopian science fiction, and music from writer and director Richard Kelly, his first film after gaining a cult following with Donnie Darko. In the year 2005, a nuclear attack wipes out part of the state of Texas, and three years later America is a virtual police state, with the government taking control of nearly every part of people's lives, supposedly for their own good. A German firm has found a way to generate energy using seawater, but both public and private concerns are desperate to prevent the new technology from being introduced in the gasoline-starved United States. A Marxist underground based on the West Coast is determined to bring down the federal government through violent revolution. In this midst of this chaos, we follow a number of stories that continually return to three principle characters. Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock) is an actor famous for his role in action films; he's trying to secure financing for a new project, but reality keeps mirroring the events in his script and he struggles to hold on to his identity following a bout with amnesia. Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a porn star who is reinventing herself as a television pundit offering her views on politics, contemporary culture, and teenage sex. And Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott) is an L.A. police officer whose identity has mysteriously split in two, and he struggles to track down his other half. Featuring a massive supporting cast which includes Mandy Moore, Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Smith, Amy Poehler, and Justin Timberlake, Southland Tales received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival; director Kelly also created an accompanying series of three graphic novels that chart these events and characters prior to this story.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2021
UPC: 0760137446880
Original Release: 2006
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 2:25:00
Sales rank: 6,176

Special Features

New 2k restoration by Arrow Films, approved by Director Richard Kelly and Director of Photography Steven Poster; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 145-minute theatrical cut and the 158-minute "Cannes Cut," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006; Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Audio Commentary on the theatrical cut by Richard Kelly; It's a Madcap World: The Making of an Unfinished Film, a new in-depth retrospective documentary on the film, featuring contributions by Richard Kelly and members of the original crew; USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland, an archival featurette on the making of the film, featuring interviews with the cast and crew; This is the Way the World Ends, an archival animated short set in the Southland Tales universe; Theatrical trailer; Image Gallery; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey; Limited edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by Peter Tonguette and Simon Ward

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dwayne Johnson Boxer Santaros
Seann William Scott Roland Taverner/Ronald Taverner
Sarah Michelle Gellar Krysta Kapowski/Krysta Now
Curtis Armstrong Dr. Soberin Exx
Joe Campana Brandt Huntington
Nora Dunn Cyndi Pinziki
Michele Durrett Starla Von Luft
Beth Grant Dr. Inga Von Westphalen/Marion Card
Wood Harris Dion Warner/Dion Element
John Larroquette Vaughn Smallhouse
Bai Ling Serpentine
Jon Lovitz Bart Bookman
Mandy Moore Madeline Frost Santaros
Holmes Osborne Senator Bobby Frost
Cheri Oteri Zora Charmichaels
Amy Poehler Veronica Mung/Dream
Lou Taylor Pucci Martin Kefauver
Miranda Richardson Nana Mae Frost
Jill Ritchie Shoshana Kapowski/Shoshana Cox
Zelda Rubinstein Dr. Katarina Kuntzler
Will Sasso Fortunio Balducci
Wallace Shawn Baron Von Westphalen
Sab Shimono Hideo Takehashi
Kevin Smith Simon Theory
Justin Timberlake Private Pilot Abilene
Lisa K. Wyatt Teri Riley
Christopher Lambert Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Kelly Director,Screenwriter
Sam Bauer Editor
Mark Cotone Asst. Director
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Hamm Executive Producer
Edward H. Hamm Executive Producer
Alexander Hammond Production Designer
Oliver Hengst Executive Producer
Bo Hyde Producer
Katarina K. Hyde Executive Producer
Bill Johnson Executive Producer
Venus Kanani Casting
Sean McKittrick Producer
Moby Score Composer
Kendall Morgan Producer
Judd Payne Executive Producer
Steven Poster Cinematographer
Manish Raval Musical Direction/Supervision
Matthew Rhodes Executive Producer
Wolfgang Schamburg Associate Producer
Ernst-August Schnieder Associate Producer
Jim Seibel Executive Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Dara Weintraub Co-producer
Tom Wolfe Musical Direction/Supervision

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