Riley Stearns follows up his wonderful “The Art of Self-Defense” with the equally quirky and wild ride that is Dual. Starring a wonderful Karen Gillan as a woman who gets a duplicate of herself when she learns she has a terminal illness, only to go into remission and have to dual her double to the death, as law dictates only one can remain alive at a time. The film also stars Aaron Paul as her trainer helping to prepare her for her dual to the death.
The performances in this movie are so unique and interesting to me. The way Karen talks, and even Aaron’s performance, it’s hard to even describe. You’ll notice it right away.
The film is a real treat and an interesting look at how impending death and the option of a version of you taking your place can affect what’s left of your life, and what can happen when what should be a good thing, turns out poorly.
If you enjoyed “The Art of Self-Defense” you’re likely to enjoy this one and it’s now available on blu-ray. It’s also on AMC+ if you would rather stream it. By now you all know my thoughts on physical media so I won’t bore you with that. But definitely give “Dual” a look however you can.
Read on below for more details on the film and the release!
Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 19, 2022
LOS ANGELES – (June 21, 2022) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the Sci-Fi/Fantasy film DUAL on DVD and Blu-ray July 19, 2022.
DUAL stars Karen Gillan (Guardians of the GalaxyFranchise), 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 andFaults. 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.
Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/uPzyA1gMNsM
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include “The Making of DUAL” and Director Audio Commentary.
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