Director Christopher Nolan weaves an intricate and unique story in Memento. The director’s sophomore outing unravels the story in short segments shown in reverse order. The resulting mystery keeps not only the hero, but the audience searching for answers. Despite being released independently, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has obtained the video rights to the thriller and will be releasing the DVD this September.
The revenge thriller gets an unforgettable new twist with “Memento,” an intricate crime story about a man with a damaged memory chasing a murderer whose identity he cannot possibly ever know for sure. Leonard (Guy Pearce) suffers from a rare brain disorder, the inability to form any new memories, caused by the injury he received in a struggle with his wife’s murderer. He can remember in detail everything that happened before that night, but everyone he has met or anything he has done since then simply vanishes–unless he writes it all down. Who are his friends? Who are his enemies? What is the truth?
“Memento” will be presented in its original widescreen ratio with an anamorphic video transfer accompanied by a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. The disc is not replete with features, but does contain an IFC interview with Christopher Nolen, a tattoo gallery of Leonard’s clues, cast and crew biographies and a theatrical trailer. DVD-ROM content will also be included.
“Memento” will hit shelves on September 4th, and will carry a suggested retail price of $24.95.