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Darren Lynn Bousman - Repo! The Genetic Opera [DVD]

Darren Lynn Bousman    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NDT9TG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,910 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Opulently blood-spattered sci-fi gothic rock opera. In the near future, humankind is suffering a worldwide epidemic of organ failures. In the midst of the crisis, a multinational biotech corporation called GeneCo launches a finance programme for organ transplants. But there's a catch: those who miss their monthly payments are hunted down and 'repossessed' by the dreaded Repo Men, who are out to retrieve their property as quickly - and as painfully - as they can. Alexa Vega stars as Shilo Wallace, an over-protected young girl seeking answers to her own rare disease and her family's mysterious history. Will her questions finally be answered at the eagerly-anticipated, flamboyantly spectacular Genetic Opera? Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton co-star.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Instantly Became My Favourite Movie! 16 Jun 2009
When I first heard about Repo! The Genetic Opera, I was quite excited by the idea of it, a gore-filled rock-opera, what could go wrong. Then one by one I heard the songs and my anticipation grew until the point where I had to see the movie. Finally my friend brought the DVD and I sat down to watch it and I can safely say that I fell in love with the movie.

So let's break the movie down a little:

The Songs:
With music being the key element in this movie, the songs had to be good, and thankfully they are. There is a good mix of different genres which keeps things from going stale. All vocal performances are to a decent standard aswell and as far as I'm concerned, they were all good.

The Acting:
Everybody in this movie was brilliant, special mention going to Terrance Zdunich (His first feature movie and he stole the show completely), Anthony Head (His portrayal of a Jekyl and Hyde character was perfect), Alexa Vega (Finally breaking free from the image she created for herself in the Spy Kids movies and proving she is a legit actress) and shockingly enough, Paris Hilton! (Nobody else could have played Amber Sweet as far as I'm concerned, Paris rocked the house as Amber)

The Story:
The story to this movie is very interesting, the whole idea of a company that loans people organs and reposesses them if debts aren't paid is a scary concept because with the way that modern technology is moving forward, this could one day be a reality. All of the individual character's stories were handled well and I genuinely sympathised with them.

The more I watch this movie, the more I love it. All I can do now is to show it to as many as people as possible and live in hope that one day the full 2hrs 30mins version will be released so we can get the FULL story to Repo!, not just the version present here.

And last but not least, I shall say...BUY THIS MOVIE NOW!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best film of 2008 9 Jan 2009
With a unique style and not what you expect from a typical horror film, this is deffinatley a 'love it or hate it' movie. It seems to be cross between 'Rocky Horror' and 'Saw' and oddly enough it works really well, after all 'Sweeney Todd' was a horror/musical and not many people would doubt how well it worked considering.

The plot of the film follows Shilo, locked away from the world due to a cruel illness, with the world outside a modern dystopia. Organ failure is rife and buying new organs seems the only way to overcome illness and death, however if you miss a payment then the Repo-Man comes to repossess the organ you brought. Maybe not the best plot ever but was 'Friday 13th' or 'Halloween' anymore deep?

The acting is simply amazing (including scarily enough Paris Hilton) and the music is brilliant. Zydrate Anatomy is perhaps the catchiest tune, the equivilant to 'Rocky Horror's 'Time Warp', but with a mix of music of all genres such as punk-rock with Seventeen and classical opera such as Chromaggia it proves to be very artistic and something for everyone. There's plenty of gore for the horror fanatics too, and the sets seem Tim Butron-esque in style.

It's deffinately a film worth watching and probably the best you'll see all year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Nikki
Absurd, disgusting, offensive, macarbre... I LOVE this!

I picked this movie up in the sale section of HMV - I'd never even heard of it before. I was blown away.

Quick summary: The world has gone to hell following an epidemic of organ failures. GeneCo: A company specialising in organ replacement and elective surgery, has risen to dominance, and pushed through a bill legalising organ repossession. The story follows GeneCo's founder and his search for a worthy heir (certainly none forthcoming among his children), their head Repo Man Nathan (a man with plentiful skeletons in his closet), and his daughter Shilo who is kept away from the world by a debilitating blood disease.

No matter what I write here, it will not give you an accurate impression of the sensory experience that Repo! is. One of the Co-Creators describes it in the special features as "Rocky Horror meets Blade Runner". Drop a couple of E's, watch the two simultaneously with the volume up full, and you're somewhere in the ballpark.

On a serious note, every part of this film is master-crafted. The sets, the costumes, the acting are all spectacular. And the MUSIC... rock, opera, punk, jazz and broadway are all used to maximum sensory and storytelling effect. Standout performances from Sarah Brightman, Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino and (no-one was more surprised than me) Paris Hilton, but there isn't a poor performance in the house. Despite the short run-time, the plot isn't rushed or oversimplified, and the ending plays out fantastically.

This is not a film everyone will love as passionately as I did, many will hate it. But if you like sci-fi, musicals, Tim Burton-esque macabre, and you want a jolt to the senses, you'll find it here. In a little glass vial (a little glass vial?) a little glass vial.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love it 5 Aug 2013
By Aaron
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This is one of those love or hate things and I am happy to say I absolutely loved it.

It has very powerful scenes and songs that will stick in your mind for many, many months long after you've watched it. I don't think I'll ever get the Zydrate Anatomy song out of my head. Thought Paris Hilton was good in it, as well :) To be fair, I didn't think anyone was bad in this. It was just brilliant from start to finish.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 12 days ago by Michel
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift.
My partner wanted to own a copy of this for a while and he thoroughly enjoyed watching it multiple times, it arrived well on time.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great no hassle service
Fast + efficient service.Great condition, great price .Wud highly recommend, especially 4 those films that are harder 2 get hold of
Published 4 months ago by kerry holden
5.0 out of 5 stars love this film, arrived quickly, very reasonably priced A+++++
I ordered this film for my sister a few years ago and we both loved it so I decided to get a copy for myself, it arrived very speedily and wasn't expensive at all, very happy... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Chelsea L. Triscott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
If you love Rocky Horror then this film will be right up your street. I personally enjoyed seeing such an alternative take on rock opera, quite gory so if you are squeamish I would... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rowan
1.0 out of 5 stars The very worst thing I have ever seen
Out of curiosity and study, I've seen a few video nasties like "Driller Killer"; I've seen ET and "Mystery Men" I've even seen the Tom Cruise version of "War of the Worlds" as... Read more
Published 8 months ago by harpoon guns to 'safe', please
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This is the best gothic movie of all time, for me it even tops Rocky Horror, and that is hard to do.
Published 8 months ago by Nicola Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I remember the first time I saw this film it was at a mates house I fell in love it so decided to buy myself a copy
Published 8 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
I just fell in love with this movie!
The story is like nothing I've ever seen before. You just have to see this film!
The shipping time/cost was really good
Published 9 months ago by Marie Delanghe
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite.
This is my favourite musical, and I only use that criteria because it's the only opera that I like.
It is pretty much what it sounds like -Goth rock opera. Read more
Published 10 months ago by S. H.
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