Absurda, Industrial Entertainment and First Look Studios will release My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done on DVD September 14. The film is the first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog. Academy Award nominees Michael Shannon, Chloë Sevigny, and Willem Dafoe headline this psychological thriller, written and directed by Herzog, produced by Lynch, and featuring Grace Zabriskie, Udo Kier, and Brad Dourif.
The extras include: 5.1 Dolby sound, commentaries by Herzog, writer Herb Golder and producer Eric Bassett; interviews with Golder and Herzog; plus behind-the-scenes footage. The bonuses include “Plastic Bag,” a short film by director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) that traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag voiced by Herzog.
My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done is loosely based on the mysterious true crime story of a young stage actor who, obsessed with a Greek tragedy he’s rehearsing, slays his own mother with a sword. Shannon, who will star in HBO’s new “Boardwalk Empire” this fall, perfectly inhabits the role of Brad Macallam, a man terribly at odds with the world around him. His story emerges in a series of flashbacks that take us on a journey that includes the Peruvian wilds, an ostrich farm, a Mexican border town and a quiet San Diego neighborhood where the drama unfolds.
You can watch an exclusive clip from the film below: