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Repo Men [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union".

The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival.

Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of- the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt.

But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job.....

Yep so the movie has ripped off other sci-fi classics, from total recall, to Brazil, but one cannot deny the intelligence and love that the makers of this film have put into it.

Law, as usual is great as the lead, questioning his own objectives once he gets his prosthesis, and forrest is always reliable as support.

It's a highly original movie, and yes, it doe's have connotations to some genetic opera, but the film is action packed, asks a lot of questions on the value of money, and most importantly, never gets boring.

Oldboy is riffed, Bladerunner is riffed, and numerous other genre movies are riffed too, but that is Hollywood for you.
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Repo Men (not to be confused by the eighties cult flick `Repo Man') is a new film, set in the near future, where people can buy replacement organs to either preserve or enhance their bodies (for health or vanity's sake). However, if you don't pay the full price on time, your organs are liable to be repossessed (in the most gruesome fashion) by a `Repo Man' such as Jude Law.

He's good at his job, but his wife wants him to quit. He's about to when - shock horror - something goes wrong and he's forced on the run by the very organisation he served.

So it's one of those on-the-run films where the protagonist is chased through a series of different venues by baddies and picks up a girl along the way. It's nothing special, but it's not that bad either. There's action, fighting and some cool `slow-mo' bits to keep the MTV generation entertained.

However, before I watched it, I made the mistake of reading some reviews and learned a little too much about the plot. Therefore, I went into the film expecting something. I'm not going to mention what it is, but let's just say there's an element of the film that seems to seriously be dividing audiences. Because of this, you'll either love the film, or hurl your popcorn at the TV.

Personally, I found the `surprise' acceptable. You may not. Be warned.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2011
Repo Men [Blu-ray][Region Free]
In the future humans have extended our lives through expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your survival. Remy is one of these organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement..

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All audio tracks: DTS 5.1 HD English / DTS 5.1 Canadian French, Latin american spanish/ DD 2.0 Audio Descriped English
All subtitles : English for hearing impaired, Canadian French, Latin american spanish
You have on the BluRay the theatrical version with a duration of 1h:53min AND
another extra 8 minutes of GORE footage
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2010
I first heard about Repo Men when I heard an advert on the radio for it coming to the cinemas. Although the plot and story sounded like my kind of film, I heard so little about it, that I never got round to seeing it in the cinema. I rented this movie, expecting the worst due to the lack of media attention, but i have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

If you read some of the other reviews, people will pick the movie to pieces for stupid things, such as Jude Laws English Accent and too much gore. Im sorry to say the film is an 18 and can be best described as a modern Total Recall/Blade Runner. The films in the 80s such as Total Recall and Blade Runner were not exactly the best stories or had the best acting, but were fun and enjoyable to watch, and this is exactly what Repo Men is.

The gore is refreshing to see in a movie, as from what I could see, it did not have too much Computer Generated blood and actually did it more the old fashioned way. People seem to think, because a film is set in the future, everything must be different, such as flying cars and cars which are concept ideas, but the cars in the film are mainly current vehicles which have been made to looked aged.

I loved this movie, and since, I have purchased it on Blu Ray. It offers a new concept for the future, and an enjoyable plot with some gruling moments. The twist at the end, is slightly predictable to a level, but you cant guess how it will be put into the movie, and the end is a big surprise for most. Id give it 9/10.

I can see why this is not for everyone as the gore is quite extreme in places, and the film may not have an over complicated plot, however if your a fan of a lot of the action/future movies of the 80s, you should find this enjoyable. Even my girlfriend enjoyed, it and has recommended it to friends.
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This movie truly is a gem, certainly one of the best this year, fantastic story very original and an interesting yet bleak vision of what could happen! Some of the scenery of the movie is very blade runner with its style, theres a hint of other films too but still has its own unique look, the union are in charge of replacing your body parts helping you live longer for a very high price and a long term set of instalments to pay, however if you dont pay and fall behind they send out the repo men to take them back! Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are awesome and work well as partners and both play a really great role. The level of violence and bloodshed is off the scale in this movie so its never a dull moment! There is a very clever twist to the movie too that you would never see coming and never even imagine, its very well conceived. overall its a film well worth every penny. Quality entertainment.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I liked this one despite Jude Law who played it like an extra from a Guy Ritchie gangster movie with a wide boy London accent. The movie borrows a lot from other films, futuristic visual ideas from 'Minority Effect' and desolate slums from 'Blade Runner' but the storyline is reasonable and there's plenty of action to keep you awake. Didn't get the bit about Law's love interest being his ex-wife at all and I didn't see the twist at the end which I thought was pretty cool, far more believable than what would have otherwise been the ending. The print transfer is excellent with the sharpness you expect from blu ray and the sound? I haven't seen a film in a while now that has really woken up my surround sound but this one does. The director makes excellent use of the directional soundfield even for small things like Jude Law's son's virtual aquarium where you'll hear the shark swimming right around your room, 5/5 for that but 4/5 for the movie. Pretty good selection of extras too if that is your bag.
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on 26 August 2012
theatrical version: ca. 1:59 hrs., english subtitles, better resolution
unrated version: ca. 1:51 hrs., no subtitles, "altered" (i.e. lower resolution?)
I watched the unrated version and as I only loved the movie towards the end, I had to review it - this time in the theatrical version.
As written by many here I thought the unrated version would be gorier - well to my opinion, and I watched closely, this is not the case. The splatter and gore is exactly the same in both versions.
The 8-minutes-cut made no sense to me. Mainly it was character-development, friendship-stuff and one character which were missing.
I feel the unrated version is superior, mainly because it has a much better rhythm.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2011
This is for the BD release. Worth getting this version for the slightly tougher and 8 minutes longer version of the film. I knew nothing about this film before I saw it, not even that it was a science fiction film (well, somewhat futuristic at any rate)... perhaps a far less cerebral take on the same world that GATTACA exists in, but what's happening more at the blue collar levels of society. Make no mistake, it is violent and bloody - but it is also extremely funny, in the blackest and best way. The hard sell of FULL THROTTLE ACTION smells of a marketing campaign that tried to sell it as something else, but there is enough action to keep that genre's fans reasonably happy. But wait! There's more! Its take on a future society, and in particular the medical world, is savage and somewhat sadly may not be too far from the truth. Worth getting the BD for the extra unrated version as well as the theatrical cut and the film's visual and sound effects definitely benefit for the ramp up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2013
The idea behind the film was excellent - the execution was poor. Could have been so much better. It's a 'watch it once and then forget it' film.
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on 11 July 2012
This film, is basically about two men that reposess artificial organs, organs that people can't afford to pay for.
The repomen, have the authority to literally cut the organs out of your body, and take them away. So the film is a little bit gory and gross sometimes, so this film might not be for everyone.
But there is a twist, so one of the main character's is being hunted by his work partner. I won't spoil it for you though. You'll have to wait and see, but it is worth it.
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