RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, today announced that its Sci-Fi/Fantasy film Double will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray on July 19, 2022.
Double stars Karen Gillan (guardians of the galaxy deductible) and Aaron Paul (breaking Bad), and follows the character of Sarah, who decides to undergo a cloning procedure in the hopes that it will ease her loss for those she loves and help them grieve when she is gone after receiving a terminal diagnosis. . Things don’t go as planned, however, when she miraculously survives and makes a full recovery. Unable to stop her clone’s creation, she is ordered to face her clone in a court-mandated duel to the death. The film follows her year-long training as she attunes her body and mind and prepares to face off in a life-and-death battle. In addition to Gillan and Paul, the film also features Theo James (Divergent deductible) and Beulah Koale (Hawaii: 5-0).
The collider’s own Ross Bonaime gave the film a B- in his review, saying that “Stearns’ script almost always zigzags where audiences expect it to zigzag. Sarah’s recovery is just the first of many mistakes by direction, as Stearns frequently pulls the rug out from under his audience. Quite often, these shifts in expectations lead to some of the funniest moments in film.”
Double is the third film written and directed by Stearns, whose previous works include the critically acclaimed films Defaults from the action comedy of 2014 and 2019 The art of self defense. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in January before hitting theaters on April 15. Stearns, Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakyan, Lee Kim, Nick Spicerand Maxime Cottray serve as producers on the film.
The Blu-ray and DVD release will feature two brand new additional bonus features which include “The Making of Doublewhich will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film as well as a director’s audio commentary by the writer-director Riley Stearns. Double will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.
Double will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 19. You can read the official synopsis for the film below.
In ‘Double‘, after receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Karen Gillan) opts for a cloning procedure to mitigate her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone dismantled fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. She now has a year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.