Arrow Video has release Terry Gilliam’s brilliant 12 Monkeys on a bumper limited edition Blu-ray featuring a fascinating audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven.
Following the commercial and critical success of The Fisher King, Terry Gilliam’s next feature would turn to science fiction and a screenplay by Janet and David Peoples (Blade Runner, Unforgiven) inspired by Chris Marker’s classic short film La Jetée.
In 1996, a deadly virus is unleashed by a group calling themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys, destroying much of the world’s population and forcing survivors underground. In 2035, prisoner James Cole (Bruce Willis) is chosen to go back in time and help scientists in their search for a cure.
Featuring an Oscar-nominated turn by Brad Pitt as mental patient Jeffrey Goines, 12 Monkeys would become Gilliam’s most successful film and is now widely regarded as a sci-fi classic.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Terry Gilliam
DTS 5.1 Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys, feature-length making-of documentary by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost in La Mancha)
Extensive image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathan Rabin and archive materials