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REQUIEM FOR A DREAM Musicians Reunite for 20th Anniversary

Requiem for a Dream came to theaters 20 years ago. To celebrate Lionsgate has completely remastered the film for an all-new 4K Ultra HD director’s cut release. But updated visuals weren’t the only tribute the studio gave to Darren Aronofsky‘s psychological masterpiece. Lionsgate also reunited the Kronos Quartet to reprise their performance of the film’s memorable score.

And after two decades it sounds just as beautiful and haunting as ever.

The Kronos Quartet came together, in a safe, socially-distanced setting, at the Bing Concert Hall by Stanford Live. There the group performed one of the film’s best songs, all while wearing protective masks. (The surprise advantage of mastering a string instrument over a horn!) They played composer Clint Mansell’s gorgeous “Lux Aeterna.”

This moving and powerful performance is a reminder why the film’s score has endured since Requiem for a Dream first came to theaters in 2000.

Musicians playing string instrumentsLionsgate

The special 20th anniversary Director’s Cut 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack set ($22.99, which is also available in Blu-ray and Digital formats) is available now. It features the film’s first ever Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos remasters, as well as “brand-new bonus material.” You can find the list of special features included below. One of them will take viewers deeper into the film’s beloved score, with the all-new featurette “Transcendent Moments: The Score of Requiem for a Dream.”

This whole special release could just be two hours of the Kronos Quartet reprising the entire score and we’d be happy.

4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW: “On Set: 1999” Featurette
  • NEW: “Transcendent Moments: The Score of Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • NEW: “Ellen Burstyn on Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • NEW: “Through Their Eyes: Revisiting Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by director Darren Aronofsky
  • Audio Commentary by director of photography Matthew Libatique

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “The Making of Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with optional Audio Commentary by director Darren Aronofsky
  • “Memories, Dreams, & Addictions: Ellen Burstyn Interviews Hubert Selby, Jr.” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Darren Aronofsky
  • Audio Commentary by director of photography Matthew Libatique
  • Marketing Gallery

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