Repo! The Genetic Opera (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 20, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Director and Cast
      2. Filmmakers
    • Featurette:
      1. Webisodes
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Art:
      1. Art Gallery

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Music by &
Screenwriting by &
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten40%

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Total Count: 60

Upright73%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 27,781
I hated this movie.
At the Movies
Nov 10, 2008
Andrew Lloyd Webber meets SAW! Full Review
Sci-Fi Movie Page
Jun 2, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- The lowbrow and highfalutin collide in an orgy of upscale disembowelment as director Darren Lynn Bousman gives uneasy birth to the gore opera. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Feb 16, 2013
What I love most about Repo! is how fun the music is. While not everyone is a trained singer, they all bring an electric energy to the performances. Full Review
The Mary Sue
Oct 24, 2018
I don't know if words can describe just how awful and disgusting and insulting this movie was to watch. Full Review
At the Movies
Nov 10, 2008
Falling somewhere between Rocky Horror, Moulin Rouge! and Eyes Without A Face (with songs!), Repo! The Genetic Opera is the filmic equivalent of what architects call a 'folly'.
Little White Lies
Mar 6, 2009
Rating: 2.5/4 -- As it has evolved from a 10-minute cabaret piece, through a short film Bousman made in Toronto, to the big screen, Repo! The Genetic Opera has gained in both guts and gusto. Full Review
Toronto Star
Nov 21, 2008

Product Description:

Begun in 2002 as a Los Angeles stage production by writers Darren Smith and Terrence Zdunich, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA was designed as a gory, comedic Grand Guignol to appeal more to club goers than fans of musical theater. One fan, aspiring director Darren Lynn Bousman, who has since worked on the SAW franchise, vowed to one day direct a film version of the show. Six years (and five SAW films) later, he has made good on his promise with a bizarre, gory, and unique piece of work that is as sure to entertain as it is to polarize its audience. In the year 2056, following an epidemic of human organ failure, the GeneCo Corporation--owned by the mafia-like Largo family--grows and installs new organs on a massive scale. The business, though, necessitates the employment of repo men to reclaim the organs from clients who miss their payments. Repo man and single father Nathan Wallace (Anthony Head, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) keeps his job a secret from his terminally ill daughter, Shilo (Alexa Vega), doing it only to pay for her costly medication. Nathan also has a secret history with GeneCo patriarch Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino)---and their connection is about to become public knowledge on the night of a concert from popular singer--and GeneCo client--Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman).

Compellingly strange, REPO! resembles a comic book-influenced goth dinner theater production set within a dystopian video game. Musically, the score concentrates more on libretto-like sung dialogue than memorable tunes (save Vega's pop-punk "Sixteen" and Brightman's chilling "Chromaggia"), but the cast appears to be having a blast. Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre lends some underground cred as the most twisted member of the Largo clan, but Brightman gives the comically bloody proceedings true legitimacy. A surprising casting choice, she's an almost regal presence, and her goosebump-inducing soprano soars stratospherically above this fun cult film in-the-making.

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  • UPC: 031398106418
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