First DVD News: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

The DVD release date for Werner Herzog’s latest film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, has finally been handed down; and you can expect to see this jarring little film hit DVD on September 14th from First Look Studios!

The specs can be found below. Look for more on this flick that stars Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny, Brad Dourif, Michael Pena, Bill Cobbs, Grace Zabriskie, and Udo Kier soon.

Official Synopsis
“The film opens as officers arrive at the scene – a typical middle-class neighborhood in San Diego. The suspect has barricaded himself inside a home and appears to have taken hostages. Two friends he had urgently telephoned earlier that morning arrive, but too late. As they and their neighbors try to come to grips with what has happened, they tell their stories to the detective in charge of the crime scene. In a series of flashbacks, the bizarre story of Brad Macallam begins to emerge. After an ill-fated white-water kayaking trip in a distant land, Brad finds readjustment to suburban life increasingly difficult. As his disaffection grows and his relations with those around him become strained, he glimpses a world more vivid and strangely frightening than others can see. The detectives try to penetrate the mystery of his story, but the questions only multiply. Brad’s unfolding personal and family drama leads to an obsession with the ancient play, finally driving him to murder.

Check out the trailer below, and click here for Andrew’s first impressions of the film after seeing it at the 2009 AFM.

Special Features

  • Commentary track with Werner Herzog, Herb Golder and Eric Bassett
  • Interviews with Werner Herzog and Herb Golder
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Previews
  • Short Film – Plastic Bag (narrated by Werner Herzog)

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    • LifeMi

      I remember seeing the trailer to this a while back and I wasn’t too impressed. I just literally finished watching the English version of Herzog’s Nosferatu and was a bit disappointed. It was really really good for the first 40-50 minutes, but it kind of fell apart as it went. Hopefully the German version is better.

    • Sirand

      I worship Herzog, but this was a tough one to like (despite some moments of inspired bizareness).