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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NDT9TG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,347 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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4.4 out of 5 stars

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Divine_Insanity on 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.

Overal::
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nikki on 14 Sept. 2013
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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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Robin Sheldon on 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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By J. Richardson on 12 Sept. 2013
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This movie is genuinely outstanding.

If you love music, you'll love this film. If you love film, you'll love this film. If you love gore...yup. I had heard of this film, a couple of years ago, from a good friend, but for a while it sat on the "Films I wanna see, but have never gotten around to" list. After finally purchasing and watching this film, I only have good things to say about it.

But please, don't go into this film uneducated. While watching it, one does have to bear in mind, this is an opera, although it's a rock opera, it has to follow a few things for it to be an opera, such as 99.9% of the dialogue being sung, or wonderfully over the top characters.

It's a wonderfully deluded, lewd and gory view into a future where organs are purchased on finance, by a company with an ulterior motive, and a complete domination of the market. Grave robbers, and prima donna's, surgeons and stiffs, and of course the daunting Repo man, this movie has everything that anyone with even a slight taste of gothic and gore can really sink they're scalpel into.

So with this in mind, if it sounds like your cup of tea, take it off of my aforementioned list, and give "Repo! The genetic opera" a shot. You will not regret it!
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