REPO! The Genetic Opera...
A Film that did not get the release it should... I had the pleasure of seeing this masterpiece at the only screenings at the Toronto After Dark with a Q&A session after wards with one of the composer/writers/stars of the film Terrence Zdunich. I had been waiting 2 years for Repo! to get a general release after reading great things about it on Dread Central, my source for Horror Reviews and news, after it played Fangoria. But to my great disappointment Repo! Never got a wide general release Lionsgate Films instead oped to show it on less then 20 screens world wide opting instead to hoist yet another tired Saw Sequel on us (Jigsaw's Dead Already LET HIM REST WITH THE LITTLE DIGNITY THE SERIES HAS LEFT!!!). So when I heard the Repo! Would show @ Toronto After Dark I ordered tickets the day they went on sale... Good thing too as it sold out FAST. The first film to ever do so at Toronto After Dark and this has been the Phenomenon at every screening Repo! has had.
PS: Repo! was directed by non other then Darren Lynn Bousman from the first 3 Saw films.
Great Cast: Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy), Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Diva Sarah Brightman and even Paris (Hotel) Hilton shine in this off-Broadway Opera brought to screen about a man who hides his other life as an Organ Repo-Man form is daughter. An opera in the the true sense of the word Every line of dialouge is sung with a few minor exeptions from beginning to end.
REPO! is not for everyone it is a Horror film at it's base with a heavy rock opera score to it. It's Bloody. It is an opera- The Music is great I am not a real fan of industrial progressive rock which is the influence for much of the films score but I was blown away. By far the best performances were Anthony Head (REPOMAN/Nathan Wallace), and young Alexa Vega (Shilo Wallace), even Hilton herself did an amazing job, of course you can't get nothing but gold from an operatic performance by Sarah Brightman. But the fan Favorite by far was Zdunich as GraveRobber!
REPO! The Genetic Opera is my choice for Best Film of The Year That I saw and Hope now that it it released on DVD/Blu-Ray it get's the recognition it deserves at this years Scream Awards!