Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 7, 2014
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Drafthouse
- Note: 45-min interview with Oppenheimer on Democracy now! Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Werner Herzog and Director Joshua Oppenheimer
- Vice presents: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris on The Act of Killing
- Deleted scenes
- 40-page booklet featuring an essay by Errol Morris
- Digital download
- Director's Cut
- DTS HD Master Audio - Indonesian
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 07/25/2013
"It's a mind-bending film, devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we're not used to being disturbed, raising questions about the nature of documentary..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/26/2013
"[This] may be one of the most horrifying films you'll ever see, and one of the most edifying."
Washington Post - 07/26/2013
4 stars out of 4 -- "The brilliant, unnerving documentary THE ACT OF KILLING investigates 1960s death squads in Indonesia."
New York Times - 07/18/2013
"This is not a movie that lets go of you easily."
Empire - 01/17/2014
"[A] riveting and fiercely original piece of cinema -- the bravest and most disturbing film of 2013."
Celebrated documentary filmmakers Errol Morris and Werner Herzog act as executive producers on Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn's deeply chilling documentary exploring mankind's frightening capacity for violence. Desperate to understand the rationale behind the mass killings of Communists in Indonesia during the 1960s, Oppenheimer and Cynn present former Indonesian death squad leader Anwar Congo with a unique opportunity -- reenact his savage crimes for the camera in the style of his favorite Hollywood films, and allow him the opportunity to speak candidly about his memories and motivations for committing mass murder. Later, as Congo recalls the various methods he and his followers used to intimidate and slaughter scores of Communists, the reality of his heinous transgressions begin to set in, and vivid nightmares fill his nights with unspeakable terror.