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Dark Days [DVD] [2000] [2001]


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  • Actors: Marc Singer
  • Directors: Marc Singer
  • Producers: Marc Singer, Avra Jain, Ben Freedman, Charlotte Stockdale, Christopher Griffith
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Optimum
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan. 2002
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QG1P
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,324 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

In the pitch black of the tunnel, rats swarm through piles of garbage as high-speed trains leaving Penn Station tear through the darkness. For some of those who have gone underground, it has been home for as long as twenty-five years.

Deeply moving and surprisingly entertaining, Dark Days is an eye-opening experience that shatters the myths of homelessness by revealing a thriving community living in tunnels beneath New York City and honestly capturing their resilience and strength in their struggle to survive.

Haunting soundtrack by DJ Shadow.

DVD Special Features:
The Making of "Dark Days" - 45 minute documentary. Includes interviews with director Marc Singer, DJ Shadow, Ben Freedman and more.
Commentary by Marc Singer.
Never-before-seen footage - 15 additional scenes with notes by Marc Singer.
The history of the NYC subway tunnels.
Life After The Tunnel - follow up by Marc Singer.
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Digitally mastered/16.9 widescreen version.
Crew biographies.
Scene access.
Theatrical trailer and more.

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For two years Marc Singer lived with the people who make their home in the tunnels beneath Penn Station in New York, creating Dark Days, an unflinching portrait of a part of society that is literally and figuratively beneath our notice. "You'd be surprised what the human mind and body can adjust to," says Tito, one of the tunnel dwellers. Along with his neighbours he is homeless, but the tunnels offer them a degree of safety that doesn't exist on the streets above. In this strange place they manage to achieve a remarkable degree of domesticity, building shelters, keeping pets and cooking meals. Singer has an eye for telling images, such as Dee dragging a sofa along the train tracks like Sisyphus rolling his stone in Hell. With its grainy black-and-white photography and haunting soundtrack, this is a surprisingly beautiful film, but it is never sentimental, nor does it try to impose false nobility on its subjects. Dark Days shows a world that we never knew existed, and in this simplicity lies its power. --Simon Leake

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. K. Goffin on 11 Aug. 2006
Format: DVD
This is a film about an aspect of life which is completely alien to most of us: homelessness. It is a film about people who are living on the edge or, to be more precise, in a railway tunnel. The main character, Greg, is an improbably chirpy man. In fact, the resilience of this group of homeless people is amazing. However, the purpose of this film is not just to provide the viewer with a possibly voyeuristic glimpse into an unknown world; it is the means by which these people are able to abandon this bleak existence. Amazingly, nearly all of the participants were able to return to a normal existence above ground.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ChrisC1973 on 24 Sept. 2001
Format: DVD
I saw this film at the cinema earlier this year. I went with a friend to see it and had absolutely no idea what I was going to see - and therefore had no expectations about it. In a nutshell the film is a documentary on how hard life is when you're homeless. It's set in the subway tunnels, underneath one of the busiest cities in the world - New York. The film follows a particular group of homeless individuals in their quest to build their own community away from the "outside world". Even though the film is at times quite dark, in places it is very funny and is something that each and every one of us in the "outside world" should be forced to watch - to make us more tolerant and understanding of people who do not have access to the opportunities that most of us do. This has to be the most thought provoking film I have ever seen. I'm hoping the DVD answers some of the questions I have about what the people in the film are up to now.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "rufus13" on 15 April 2005
Format: DVD
I saw this DVD and couldn't believe what was being shown - people in the world's richest nation being reduced to living in subway tunnels, collecting cans for money, recovering meat from bins and, failing that, cooking the rats that share their homes. I never realised humans could be forced into this type of existence in a developed country. The director doesn't try to turn the film into any political execise, instead it is simply a story being told.
The film was shot on a low budget with the homeless actually helping the director - it was his idea to sell the film and help the homeless move out of the tunnel. The black and white film, the amazing soundtrack, the interesting - and sometimes very funny - characters, all combine to create a film with huge atmosphere.
This film is an amazing eye opener - it would be impossible for anyone to watch this film and not be moved by the story told.
As many people as posible should see this film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Aug. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Dark days is an extraordinary piece of work that take you into another world. A world that's all around us, but, either don't notice as we're all too consumed in our own lives, or because we choose not to see it; because of our own selfishness, or preconceived thoughts and prejudices; prejudices which will be shattered by the time this film will be over.

It's a film about homelessness and homeless people - or rather - it's a film about their world; because extraordinary as it may seem (forgive me, it's been a while since I saw it as my copy was lent out and never returned, so I forget which city it was in - maybe New York?) but in a certain American city - underneath the streets and subway - is a whole other city. A shanty town of cobbled together homes, powered by the current from the perilously close train tracks that run through it and surround it. But these hastily erected huts are still homes. Castles in fact. Places the characters we meet and follow are immensely proud of. Places they've lovingly built and put together over the years, building, improving and adding extensions too, just like us everyday folk, and decorated with what few personal belongings they've gathered together over the years in an effort to salvage some sort life, worth, or dignity, which the world - at first glance - it seems has taken away... or has it?

The people we meet are truly extraordinary, and their stories as inspiring as they are upsetting. From the 17 year child to the oldest and wisest amongst them - Dark Days shines a light on the plight of these people and you realise that 'there but for the grace of God go I' and in fact, far from being above them (as some of us may or may not think) would we manage to cope as well if we were in their boots?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bug DeLug on 23 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD
Director Marc Singer follows a group of people who have made their home in the tunnels beneath Penn Station in New York City, and the results are mesmerising. Shot in stylish black and white the film follows a group of around ten people as they strive to survive in the underground. The characters here are wonderful and have a great camaraderie- each one of them is so likeable that you will be swept up in their amazing stories. The film is deeply affecting but surprisingly funny, given the dark subject matter. I urge you to seek this one out. I am a big fan of documentaries, but have to say that this is my favourite. The extras are great- there is a commentary from the director, many deleted scenes and a written follow-up to the film, updating the lives of each of the people involved.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rustybones on 26 Aug. 2003
Format: DVD
Dark Days truly is a dark film - shot in the Amtrack tunnels beneath New York (using power from the trainlines) it tells the story of a small group of people who have made their lives and homes in the pitch black. Harrowing and often funny with a haunting soundtrack by DJ Shadow the film ultimately relates a story of human triumph agianst common human tribulations like bad luck, depression, drugs and prejudice. The features added when bought on DVD are excellent and give a great insight into the characters and the crew themselves.
If you like hip hop culture, good music and films that leave you thinking rather than blinking see it.
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