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Edgar Wright’s “LAST NIGHT IN SOHO” is coming home next month; art & details

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

If you’re one of the (too many) people who missed it in theaters, you’ll soon be able to catch one of the year’s best genre films on digital and disc.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment releases LAST NIGHT IN SOHO on digital platforms January 4 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD January 18. Directed by Edgar Wright and scripted by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, it stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp and Michael Ajao. The synopsis: “Eloise [McKenzie], an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie [Taylor-Joy]. But the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.”

Special features on the hi-def discs and digital are:

  • Audio commentary by director/co-writer Edgar Wright, editor Paul Machless and composer Steve Price
  • Audio commentary by director/co-writer Edgar Wright and co-writer Kristy Wilson-Cairns
  • Meet Eloise: An in-depth look at the character of Eloise and the challenges that star Thomasin McKenzie faced while bringing her to life.
  • Dreaming of Sandie: A closer look at the characters of Sandie and Jack and why Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith were the perfect actors to embody the essence of the time period.
  • Smoke and Mirrors: The cast and crew break down how lighting, makeup, special effects, and creative camerawork came together to create a collision between the present day and 1960s time periods.
  • On the Streets of Soho: The cast and crew discuss the importance of shooting on location in Soho and the complexity of transforming the city streets back in time.
  • Time Travelling: A look into how the music, costume design, and production design of the film work together to immerse the audience into the world of 1960s Soho.
  • Deleted scenes
  • Animatics:
    -First dream
    -Shadow men
    -Murder
    -Final confrontation
  • Hair & makeup tests
  • Lighting & VFX tests
  • Wide angle witness cam
  • Acton Town Hall Steadicam rehearsal
  • “Downtown” music video
  • Trailers

The DVD will include the commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and animatics.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.