The coronavirus pandemic prevented the April 10th theatrical release of Why Don’t You Just Die! But never fear, Arrow Video has just given the film a home release date. That’s not all, we’ve also got the first scene to share with you.
Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don’t You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story. The film’s inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again – but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed.” Sokolov stated ahead of the film’s release.”