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American Mary [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Antonio Cupo    DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Antonio Cupo
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Xlrator
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Jun 2013
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 287,426 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative and fresh horror 11 Jan 2013
Mary Mason is an ambitious and focused medical student who is down her luck. Growing increasingly more broke, she desperately needs money and hits rock bottom when she applies to work at a strip club. During the sleazy interview, the club owner asks for her medical expertise when one of his associates is severely injured for an astronomical amount of money in cash. Of course, she performs the illegal surgery and feels sickened, but happy for the money. Later on, Beatress Johnson, a performer from the strip club who looks just like Betty Boop, approaches Mary for a business proposition involving extreme body modification. She refuses at first to focus on her studies, but after being traumatized and alienated by the teacher she truly admired and the medical field as a whole, she assents and throws herself full force into the dark and sometimes bizarre world of illegal body modification.

I have been itching to see American Mary since Jen and Sylvia Soska's panel from last year's San Diego Comic Con. I finally got the chance when the film was featured at LA's Screamfest and subsequently won most of the awards there, including best picture, best director, best actress, best makeup, and best cinematography The plot and execution of this film is more unique than the majority of the horror films I've seen over the last year. It's truly a breath of fresh air among all the remakes and sequels with twists, turns, and shocking moments. It subverts expectations at every turn and avoids the typical formulaic horror for an unpredictable plot that kept me guessing what would happen. For a movie about surgery, the use of blood and gore is quite restrained and the entire film is beautifully shot. I expected buckets upon buckets of blood, especially after Dead Hooker in a Trunk.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really great film! 20 Jan 2013
By Seb28
I'll readily admit that i'm not a big fan of gore and horror, but the subject matter of American Mary intruigied me. After watching a trailer, reading a few reviews and friend wanting to see it with someone, I bit the bullet and watched it. Boy am I glad i did! It surpassed my expectations and even though there is a lot of blood, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the film.

If you're looking for something a bit different that you can really sink your teeth into, all the while feeling a bit uneasy throughout, then this is definitely worth checking out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb film 29 Dec 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film has restored some faith for me in the dwindling quality of the horror market. Visually a very stunning film for me, slick and exciting. It has the knack of making you want to look away whilst having to keep your eyes locked on the action, and as a fair amount of the gore is implied it leaves a lot up to you and your imagination - for me often scarier than having it laid out for all to see. Definitely a favourite for me and I would safely say for most horror buffs out there looking for something new and refreshing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I agree with all the positive reviews. My only personal gripe was the strangely flat ending. It felt like a few things got rushed... and I don't mean the loose ends that remained unanswered.
It just felt like they edited out maybe five minutes of lead-up to the final scene - like they were over-budget or under time constraints?
However, as Lucky McKee showed with The Woman, you can create a brilliant low-to-mid budget "indie horror" movie and get the pacing and story arc delivered perfectly.
American Mary just needed a bit more of a lead-up to the final scenes. Sorry I can't be more specific but I don't want to give away any spoilers!
Well worth purchasing for the collection and giving it at least one more watch, but frustratingly an "almost-classic" for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Mary A+++ 5 Mar 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
expected a horror movie when bought this and got so much more. the plot is great, the acting wonderful. not all B movies are like this. good job soska sisters!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Hitting the same tongue-in-cheek marks as Teeth, Bad Biology and Frankenhooker, albeit with a better class of performer and a slicker look than these slightly kitsch body-horror movies, American Mary is a pro-feminist splatter-gore movie for lovers of the Frankenstein myth, with an extra dose of John Waters-style black humour running through it.

Fans of extreme body modification, piercing and tattooing will love this... It's made with a passion for the subject even if the results are horrific. The is a movie that delves into the world where the participants take altering themselves into another realm. Doll-like human barbies who want their nipples removed to give them perfect plastic looking breasts, obsessive Betty Boop fans who'll do anything to get the look they desire. Not to mention a twisted doctor who wronged the central character and ends up being a test subject for Mary's darkest experiments.

Highly recommended.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised! 21 Jan 2013
I went to see this film with some friends of mine who are proper horror buffs and I was initially a little reluctant as it didn't look like my cup of tea. But yeah as I said, I was really surprised how engrossing it actually was! My friends loved this obviously but I thought it was fantastic too. It plays out much more like a serious drama as opposed to a gore-fest which was refreshing. In fact, some of my female friends spoke about aspects of the film that I completely overlooked - the more feminist parts that looking back on make perfect sense now.

This is genuinely much more than a standard horror affair and I can't wait to see what the directors do next.

Highly recommended!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as gripping as expected
If you were drawn by the plot of the film then I'd suggest buying it or getting hold of a copy to have a watch. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Richard Lambourne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great second film from the Soska twins
If you saw Hooker in a Trunk, you'll love this up market horror full of the Soska with and gore.
Published 2 days ago by Bannism4
5.0 out of 5 stars American Mary
A very weird American horror film,very sexual ,viscious murders. A strange method of police detection See if you can get your head round this one
Published 27 days ago by Peter Brookman
1.0 out of 5 stars oh dear
OMG After reading some reviews i was expecting a brilliant film.The acting was very bad. The plot was very bad.I cannot say how bad the whole film is. Read more
Published 1 month ago by richard lumby
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't eat your dinner while watching this (Dexter + Breaking Bad)...
I heard this movie was great and so I rented it. I stupidly eating my sunday roast while watching this movie. Oh boy, what a bad mistake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
Watched this film after dead hooker in a trunk mary slot better a bit gory good story watchable glad certain people got killed
Published 1 month ago by the reader
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
I bought this film with high expectations, the reviews sounded great. I am a big horror fan so was really looking forward to it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sunni
4.0 out of 5 stars American winner
Delve in to the mind of a complicated, imperfect young woman whose ambitions as becoming a surgeon begin to go into extreme flux and danger great gore, freakily scary any horror... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Max
4.0 out of 5 stars Slice of Life
The ability to shock me with horror has been ground down so much over the years that I only have a tiny diamond sized kernel of fear left. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sam Tyler
2.0 out of 5 stars Boop boop-de boop....
Mary becomes increasingly poor, and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired.

The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
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