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  • Actors: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber
  • Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Universal Home Video
  • Release Date: July 20 2010
  • Run Time: 232 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ZG98SW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,236 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are best friends and The Union’s most dangerous repossession men, reclaiming top-dollar organs when recipients fall behind on their payments. But after an on-the-job accident forces Remy to be outfitted with a top-of-the-line heart replacement, he finds himself in debt and unable to pay. Now, the hunter becomes the hunted as Jake will stop at nothing to track him down to finish the job.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 29 2010
Format: DVD
Repo Men takes place in a future where many people are facing crippling debt for their artificial organs. Two long-time friends (Jude Law and Forest Whitaker) are the best at repossessing these organs in a violent and deadly manner when customer accounts fall into arrears. Things get turned on their head when one of them ends up with one of their company's synthetic hearts and faces a sudden bout of conscience. I found this movie very compelling, full of ultra-cool violence and social satire. There is a really dark humour throughout that definitely won't appeal to everyone, but I loved it. Liv Strieber really stood out as the hilariously heartless boss who can't turn off his greasy salesman persona, even when dealing with friends. You could easily see this as a commentary on the current health care crisis, but I felt is was more a look at humanity. The repo men are so desensitized, so completely removed from reality and what they are doing that it is genuinely shocking. It is disturbing to see them enjoying a casual family barbeque after killing people without a second of remorse. An entertaining story that will make you think, while not taking itself too seriously.
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By Robert Badgley TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 20 2013
Format: DVD
Repo Men(released Mar/10)stars,among others,Jude Law,Forest Whitaker,Liev Schreiber and Alice Braga.If you think this is just another remake of the /84 film Repo Man,think again.This film goes beyond the simple concept of that film,whose premise about the world of the folks who repossess goods to pay back debts was both serious and funny.No this film is serious all the way,with a decidedly sharper edge to it.
The film's premise here is based around the two main characters of the film,Whittaker and Law.They are a couple of guys whose relationship extends back to public school,through the service and now as Repo Men.But this isn't modern day but 2025.The two work for a huge conglomerate whose main function is to offer VERY pricey body replacement parts to clients.Law and Whittaker go after those who default in their payments by literally taking possession of the replacement organs on the spot.The fact that the person more often than not dies,is of no consequence.Also the company actually prefers a default,as they end up making more money! A company with a heart.
The film follows these two amigos through their "routine" days.Law's marriage shows signs of severe strain and Law has openly suggested to his pal that he might be transferring off the street and into sales.However during a routine repo of a man's heart,Law's defib unit short circuits,almost killing him.When Law comes to he's laying in a hospital bed with one of his companies artificial hearts inside him.Law wants it out,but unfortunately cannot survive without it.
When Law leaves the hospital and goes home his wife coldly gives him his briefcase and he is out on the street.He heads to Whittaker's for a place to crash.Soon the two are back out in the street but something has occurred with Law.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I only assumed that I'd simply get the blu ray enhanced version of one of my favourite movies, but to my surprise it was full of so many extra scenes and extras that I was blown away. This is a fantastic buy if you've loved the movie and if you haven't watched it, I really recommend getting this to see it in all it's glory.
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By Daniel Mérineau on Sept. 24 2014
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Le film ¨Repo Men¨est un bon film que je recommande un peu futuriste.
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56 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Healthcare With An Inhuman Touch March 31 2010
By B. Merritt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
Being summarily clobbered by movie-goers and critics alike, REPO MEN will obviously not be for everyone. But it will be a great movie for the right person, and I was obviously one of those "right" people.

So who is this movie directed at and why? Well, it's a combination of a smart espionage thriller in a science fiction setting, with a little comedy thrown in for good measure. This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it is anything but. But is it right for you? That's a tough call. If you're in the medical field and are concerned about healthcare insurance, it will definitely pique your interest. If you enjoyed such films as Kill Bill and Bringing Out the Dead, this will be right up your alley.

So why did I rate the film so high? Let's look at it for a minute...

It's topical without being "in your face." It never tells you to believe that private insurance carriers are "bad" and simply shows us a ridiculous possible future where organs are built in factories and everyone who needs a pancreas, a liver, an ear, or whatever, can get one ...for a price. The Union is run by an unscrupulous business man named Frank (Liev Schreiber, Defiance). He's basically a used car salesman trying to get you to sign on the dotted line for organs you desperately need. But make sure you don't miss any payments after you've gotten your new kidney. Why? Because if you don't pay the exorbitant prices and interest rates, your organ will be repossessed. Oh yes, even if it's your heart. How will you survive without it? You won't.

Remy (Jude Law, Closer) and Jake (Forest Whitaker, Where the Wild Things Are) are two of these Repo Men and they're very good at their jobs. With surgical precision, they can track and excise overdue organ owners with gory efficiency. But when Remy is forced to get a new heart and begins falling behind on payments, he begins to see the other side of his previous life.

This sounds like a pretty straightforward premise. A sort of Darth Vader understanding where his son was coming from plot. And that is only partially true. Jude Law does an excellent job playing a tough-guy with absolutely no conscious about ending a person's life if their delinquent on their bill. He is absolutely believable as a disconnected man only interested in money and being a great contract employee for The Union. This is seen early on when we witness him retrieving a liver in a rapid manner, making a beautiful incision and ripping the organ out. He heads to the previous owner's sink, rinses it off, packs it up, and heads out while stepping over the now probably lifeless man. Impressive. The gore is essential here to show the audience exactly HOW disconnected Remy is from humanity.

Jake, his partner, is even further gone than Remy. He enjoys his job so much that he's willing to do anything to anyone in order to ensure he and Remy can keep working together.

In the midst of Remy's life is a relationship that's falling apart and a son who is the only thing that keeps him remotely grounded. But when Remy suddenly needs a heart replacement, things rapidly change. You can see the wheels spinning in the back of his head after he returns to work. Would a Repo Man come after him if he failed to pay? What does it mean to have a piece of metal in his chest where his heart used to be? Does this make him less human? Or, in some bizarre way, does it make him more human? These are questions that are left up to the audience to decide.

The ending was telegraphed just enough to give it a fun twist without coming out of the blue. I kind of picked up on it after a significant fight sequence, and you might to if you pay attention. It is enough of an "a-ha!" moment that'll make some film watchers gasp.

With the current, raw, political climate I think this film was excellently timed to hit the big screen. Think about where our healthcare is going and who you want to control it, and this film will cut into you, too.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
REPO MAN Oct. 24 2010
By Kenyatta Malachi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is an excellent blu ray movie with excellent futuristic visuals set in an ultra modern metropolis. Based on a credit system, if you have an organ transplant, and have not payed your bill on time, instead of paying a late fee, a repo man is sent to repossess the organ while you are still alive! You either die on the spot, or if you have other means for a quick transplant, you better do it before it's too late! Imagine if that became your future, with black market donors being a refuge for those who can't afford it. This movie is insanely excellent with two men whose job is to rip your insides out for pay!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Oh my Gosh Jan. 30 2011
By Trinity - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
We're 50+ and we thought this was about repo-ing cars.....
I popped it in and we sat to watch it while we had dinner.
oh boy- oh boy- oh boy!
So it was a bit of a shock at the beginning when it turned out to be something more. Hey, I was on a bit of a spending spree for DVD movies looking to stack up some entertainment for our evenings and snagged this one.

How many of you reading this that have seen the movie are laughing your butts off right now? more than a few I'd say....

Lucky for us, we rolled with it and at the end decided we liked it.
If you're a Scifi fan and you don't mind some gore and appreciate a little moral quandary in your entertainment, my guess is you'll like it.

We've gotten to the point where we WANT something different, something out of the ordinary. Just one thing....this is NOT about two guys going after cars that haven't been paid for. It's not Tokyo Shock which we like on occasion....
but we definitely were surprised.

I saw it had a wide variety of ratings and thought...ok it'll probably be something different. It is NOT a trip to Mamby Pamby Land or for those for whom the color yellow makes them sad. There's even one scene you'll probably back up and play a couple times while you laugh with tears rolling down your face.
"Don't Taze Me Bro!!!"

Everyone else has covered just about everything else in their reviews.
It was good entertainment for an evening as an inexpensive used movie.
'nuff said.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Better than expected. Aug. 25 2010
By R. White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
After having seen a couple of reviews before I bought this I was pleasantly surprised to find this film to be much more entertaining that expected. The ending was also a big plus in my opinion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Repossession is Nine Tenths of Jude Law May 24 2011
By Quinn Blackburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were able to replace vital organs as needed with no complications? Who wouldn't want to be able to see better, hear farther, live longer, ease the burden of things like Alzheimer's from our loved ones? But nothing comes free, right? In today's consumer-driven society, people generally appear to have great difficult grasping the difference between "necessity" and "desire". However, you better be very clear in your own mind about what both of those things mean to you, as well as possessing a definitive understanding of exactly what you are willing to pay to fulfill either. You better be able to pay in full too, or at the very least, keep up your payments faithfully. Because in this subtly dystopian future, The Union will send repo men to reclaim their products if you don't!

Remy (Jude Law) and his best friend Jake (Forest Whitaker) were soldiers once. Perhaps that made it too easy for them to make the transition into the private sector as repossession agents for The Union. Repo men once recognized by the general public, are most definitely viewed with a fearful respect that is anything but flattering. In fact, this biased view of a jaded society is not only causing Remy to doubt his career choice, it is seriously upsetting the happy apple cart of his marriage.

Still, repossessing the mechanical hearts, livers, eyes, and other essential bits manufactured and sold at exorbitant rates to a mostly willing public is better than trying to finesse a reluctant customer into signing the purchasing contract, isn't it? Those salesmen like Frank (Liev Schreiber), seem like heartless soulless demons devoted to the almighty dollar in comparison. From Remy's point of view, the people who sign those contracts are well aware of what they are getting into, and if they choose to break the law by not paying what is owed in a timely fashion, then surely it is his noble duty to enforce the law by reclaiming the company's property.

He can't understand why his job causes his wife such anxiety or inexplicable anger, or his son discomfort at school and disturbing dreams at night. It's just a job, right? Remy loves his family, but discovers that love isn't always enough to fix what's broken. Now that it's his name on the dotted line, will Remy get his priorities straight before a repo man shows up at his door?

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, and written by Eric Garcia and Garret Lerner, this film provokes thought, and is complex enough to support multiple viewings. At a run time of 111 minutes, it can feel like it takes it's time getting to the point though, and some viewers will certainly feel as if "the point" becomes meaningless or over-developed as we watch the characters Remy and Jake take form. Perhaps the balance works better in the written work, Repossession Mambo (2009), also written by Eric Garcia, but I have yet to read it for comparison.

If you don't read the subtle clues along the way correctly, the film's plot twist at the end is a good one, sure to dazzle some and disappoint others. The fight scenes were quite well done and entertaining, if not terribly important to the story. Potentially humorous moments fall rather flat as these are not characters given easily to humor or an easy compatibility with their fellow man. Rated for mature audiences due to scenes of a graphic nature, sexual content, language, and violence, Repo Men's overall look is rather slick and edgy.

Ultimately I was entertained, but felt that the overall presentation lacks a few vital elements to really give soul to this work. The focus is so strongly riveted to the dissociative in society, and the tale itself rather choppily delivered, that I feel audiences might have difficulty associating with main characters or really caring about how the story will end. Repo Men is a subtly horrific sci-fi drama made more complete with thoughtful imput from the viewer.

This film displays the potentially bleak existence possible in a society driven by commercialism, trendy surgical upgrades, and unreasoning desire. This is not a happy tale, nor will love, unrequited or otherwise, conquer all. This is an unlikely romance between a man and the dream of what his life could become; a rather Gothic reminder that only death and taxes are true certainties in life, and all too often our greatest dreams become our worst nightmares.

Final Thoughts:

Thought provoking, interesting tale, good cast, great effects and fight scenes.

Potentially disorienting, depressing or off-putting to viewers.

Entertaining, but does not sucessfully fulfill its potential


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