Well, lo and behold, I just received notice today that RLJE Entertainment has optioned the picture for home video release this upcoming July, so I'd imagine that fans of actress Karen Gillan (formerly of Doctor Who) might be more than interested in checking out her work in not one but two roles in the feature. (In case you missed it, she plays the terminally-ill woman and her own clone -- nepotism, if you ask me!) I'll be copying and pasting the particular below for those inclined to put in their orders via the major retailers in the near future.
The film performed better-than-average with audiences and critics (it would seem) as IMDB.com posts a collective rating rating of 5.8 (on the 10.0 scale). Attendees of 2022's Sundance Film Festival gave the picture a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize; though I've been no huge supporter of much of what comes out of Sundance, I'm not all that aware of any smaller SciFi pics that have screened at their venue and been given such praise, so this one might well be worth a look.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 19, 2022
DUAL stars Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Franchise), Beulah Koale (“Hawaii: Five-0”) with Theo James (Divergent franchise) and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”). DUAL is the third feature film by writer / director Riley Stearns, known for his previous critically acclaimed films, The Art of Self-Defense and Faults. DUAL will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.
In DUAL, upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Karen Gillan) opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include “The Making of DUAL” and Director Audio Commentary.
ABOUT RLJE FILMS
RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include writer/director Riley Stearns’ latest film, Dual, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul; David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man; the intense No Man of God starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby from director Amber Sealey; and the apocalyptic holiday dramedy from writer/director Camille Griffin, Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Roman Griffin Davis.
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
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