Well Go USA has captured the domestic distribution rights to director Terry Gilliam’s latest film, The Zero Theorem. If you know your film, then you know that with Terry Gilliam at the helm this will be one hell of a ride … no disappointment there!
Currently in limited theatrical release, the DVD and Blu-ray editions will be ready for home entertainment viewing on Jan. 20, 2015. The ARR for that mid-January street date works out to 123 days and theatrical ticket sales stand at $219,438.
If you thought that Brazil was a visual feast, then The Zero Theorem will be right up your alley. It is the world, this time, of the ever so eccentric Qohen Leth (played by two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz — Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds), a programmer for Mancom.
He is their ace, but things are not going well for him these days … he’s expecting a mysterious phone call, needs to work from home and “Management” (Matt Damon) believes him to be nuts. His artificial intelligence therapist, seriously, is named Dr Shrink-ROM (Tilda Swinton) and “it” finds more and more wrong with him, but nevertheless his assignment, to crack the “Zero Theorem” becomes all-consuming.
There’s a virtual reality world that he visits, complete with a sexy “perfect partner” (Mélanie Thierry), a company insider named Bob (Lucas Hedges), who is ever so supportive and helpful, but he is the son of “Management” so how far can trust be extended? And then there’s that pesky phone call that will change everything … if it will only come.
This is one of the most imaginative sci-fi films of the year … and will come as no surprise if Waltz is nominated for his über-strange performance in the Best Actor category. The timing of the release on DVD and Blu-ray suggests just that!
Bonus features include two featurettes — a behind-the-scenes featurette and one devoted to the film’s F/X visuals.