Primer heading back to cinemas for its anniversary later this year

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Mixing time travel, science fiction and things that need a lot of explaining, Primer is set for a re-release towards the end of the year.

Few films hurt the head quite as much as Shane Carruth’s science fiction drama Primer, a movie that cost a modest amount to make and paired its physical production budget with a large dose of intelligence and complexity.

Carruth, after all, has a background in engineering and a degree in maths, and chose not to make the language and explanations of his film simplified. As such, this is a film dealing with time travel that’s built up quite a reputation.

The film first debuted in 2004, and got its UK release in 2005. And now we learn that plans are afoot for a special 15th anniversary reissue for the movie. The film has popped up on the UK release schedule for a fresh cinema outing – assuming cinemas will be open – for later in the year.

The date that’s been earmarked is Friday 20th November 2020, and as things stand, it’s a small cinema reissue that looks like it’s leading to a new disc release. 101 Films is behind the new release, and as we hear more on a new disc outing for the movie, we’ll let you know.

Just don’t ask us to explain the movie to you…


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