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December 27, 2018

Netflix releases surprise trailer for full-length Black Mirror movie, out Friday

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The promo art for "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" features scenes from past Black Mirror episodes.

The Twitter account for the hit Netflix tech-dystopia show “Black Mirror” has been almost terrifyingly dormant this year as fans awaited news about its fifth season.

So when it shared a tweet early Thursday morning that would otherwise be innocuous, fans started rubbing their hands Birdman-style because nothing the show does is innocuous:

Sure enough, an hour later the show tweeted a surprise trailer, in more ways than one. Not only was the trailer out of the blue, but it teased a full-length movie rather than a new season of the show.

Here’s a first look at “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"

Oh, and the movie is available on Netflix starting Dec. 28.

The two-part Twitter release also referenced the classic Frankie Goes To Hollywood song, “Relax,” which is featured prominently in the movie’s trailer.

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Somehow, I worry part of Black Mirror’s targeted audience might be too young to know how good “Relax” is — and I’m only 24 years old. In case your memory needs a jog, here it is in all its glory:

It’s a pretty great song.

It’s also probably not a coincidence that the song came out in 1984, and the movie is set in 1984, considering the obvious inspiration Black Mirror has drawn from George Orwell’s dystopia.

When "Bandersnatch" hits Netflix, you’ll be able to watch it here

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