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Keanu Reeves cult classic JOHNNY MNEMONIC hits Blu-ray this April (NEWS)

Releasing on 25th April, Robert Longo and William Gibson's cyberpunk classic JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995), title 025 on the 101 Films Black Label, released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Adapted for the screen by visionary writer William Gibson from his own short story, and starring Keanu Reeves in a role that paved the way for his lead role in THE MATRIX series, JOHNNY MNEMONIC is a futuristic thrill-ride that will blow your mind. This limited edition release includes special packaging and a booklet with new writing on the film, in addition to two commentaries, the Japanese cut of the film in SD, short film TOMORROW CALLING, based on a short story by William Gibson, and extensive archive extras.

Synopsis: It’s the year 2021 and Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier with a secret: he is carrying a dangerous stash of information in his mind and must race against time, money and gangsters to deliver the package and save himself. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses

Brand New Extras: • Audio commentary by film critic Rich Johnson • Limited Edition Booklet: Features 'Future Proof: A Cyberpunk 101' by Rich Johnson and 'The Semiotic Ghosts of William Gibson' by Brian J. Robb • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork by Lucas Peverill • Set of art cards - reproductions of Spanish lobby cards

Additional Extras: • Tomorrow Calling (1993), a short film adaptation of William Gibson's short story The Gernsback Continuum • Commentary with director Robert Longo • Japanese Director's cut (SD) • Featurette • Behind the Scenes • Interviews from the shoot • Music video • Trailer

Available on Limited Edition Blu-ray on 25th April 2022

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