Director: D.A. Bullock Cast: Jason Bonner, Elizabeth Isibue, Vince Green

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Dark, the debut feature film of up-and-coming Chicago-based indie filmmaker Darryl Bullock, became an official selection at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, and American Black Film Festival, and receives its first home video release from Cheeseburger Films. It tells the story of one Dark Freeman (Jason Bonner), a young African American man who finds himself torn between his tough urban roots - living as a resident on the impoverished, crime-ridden south side of Chicago - and his day-to-day life, in the comparatively wealthy and privileged University of Chicago, where he is enrolled as a student. Walking between the two worlds, Freeman must find a way to succeed in both, with the help of lovers, family members, close friends and acquaintances.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2005
UPC: 0014381208122
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes featurette; Deleted scenes; Filmmaker commentary; Trailer; Dark Album Sampler Plus 2 bonus tracks (MP3 and WAV formats accessed via DVD-ROM); Photos, posters, postcards, press kit and much more (DVD-ROM feature Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dark
1. The First Thing You Should Know [9:21]
2. Dead Weight [7:01]
3. A Long Dark Night [5:55]
4. What a Feeling [9:16]
5. Not the Same Appeal [1:42]
6. Act My Age, Not My Color [11:03]
7. Not Feeling It [7:20]
8. It's All About Control [2:11]
9. Keep Your Head [4:02]
10. Two Minutes [5:35]
11. What Have I Done [4:06]
12. Sometimes My Mind [4:19]
13. The Trouble With Dark [10:55]
14. Takes No Time [7:36]
15. One Blame, One Chaos [7:21]
16. End Credits [4:44]

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Dark 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I came across this DVD the other day sitting on the Independent film section at the library and thought I give it try. I thought the dialogue and acting of the movie was very natural and well-done, and I thought it captured the atmosphere of the South Side of Chicago pretty well. In his feature film debut, independent director D.A. Bullock introduces us to 21-year-old Dark Freeman (Jason Bonner), a University of Chicago student who grew up in the violent South Side neighborhood that surrounds the prestigious campus. Caught between two disparate worlds -- neither of which seems to be wholly his -- Dark must discover his true identity -- or face a lifetime of feeling like a fake. I find that anyone could relate to Dark Freeman. Everyone has had a moment in their lives where they plateau. Nothing seems good enough and motivation towards everything runs low. This is exactly what Dark is going through. The scenes are very well directed and shot. Especially those cycling scenes. However , the story was a bit weak. There is a bit of a monotone throughout the beginning, but to my surprise it ended up displaying a nice moral of strength, commitment and dedication. “Dark” is not the greatest movie in the world but if you have two hours to kill I wouldn't recommend against it.