If you didn’t get the chance to see the psychological sci-fi thriller Sound of My Voice at the numerous festivals it played, or when it finally hit theaters this past May, you’ll soon be able to rectify that situation. Fox plans to release the indie picture on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2nd.
Watch the first twelve minutes of the film here:
Sound of My Voice was written by new indie it-girl Brit Marling, and Zal Batmanglij, who also made his directorial debut with the film. It is part of a late movement of independent films that approach science fiction in a roundabout way, and fits in with movies like Another Earth (another Marling film, which I hated), Earthbound, and Safety Not Guaranteed.
At its core, the story is a cautionary tale about cults, obsession, and redemption, framed within a time travel narrative. A filmmaker (Christopher Denham) and his reformed party-girl girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) set out to out an enigmatic, and increasingly dangerous, cult leader (Marling), who claims to be from a ruined future. Sound of My Voice is a subtle, quiet kind of sci-fi that relies more on ideas, characters, and story than special effects, and it is a tight, twisting little film that you should check out when you get the chance.
From the look of things the home release won’t come with much in the way of bonus material. There will be a making-of feature, a pair of Blu-ray-only behind the scenes looks—one with Batmanglij, the other with Marling—and the trailer. It’s an underwhelming package, but the film should be enough to make this worth a rental.