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Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 01/20/2009 Run time: 90 minutes Rating: R

Likening Repo! The Genetic Opera to its predecessors, Little Shop of Horrors and Rocky Horror Picture Show, conveys this film¡¯s high camp and operatic bursts of song, but does little to describe how absolutely bizarre Repo! is. Like Rocky Horror, Repo! was written for stage performance by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich, who stars as a Graverobber, dolled up in vampiric makeup to resemble Rocky Horror¡¯s iconic tranny, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Hiring newbie director, Darren Lynn Bousman, fresh out of film school to shoot this mutant movie, Smith and Zdunich clearly focused on writing comedy into extremely gruesome slasher scenes, which works with mixed results. Stills of comic strips contextualize each scene, telling the story of biotech corporation Geneco¡¯s repossessions of organs that they implanted into various patients to save human lives during a long history of operations. Organs, here, were bought on credit, and as the economy nosedives, citizens of this a makeshift Gotham City cannot pay bills, and must forfeit their lives to repo men make a killing around town, literally. Heading this enterprise is CEO Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino), who has two bickering sons, Luigi (Bill Moseley) and Pavi (Nivek Ogre), whose white facemask is third generation Phantom, borrowing directly from Winslow Leach¡¯s in Brian De Palma¡¯s Phantom of the Paradise. Central to the plot is head repo guy/slaughterer, Nathan Wallace (Anthony Head of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who hides his career path to preserve his sexy teenage daughter, Shilo¡¯s (Alexa Vega), innocence. As Shilo discovers her godmom, Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman), and the "Z"-addicted surgery slut, Amber Sweet (Paris Hilton), she embarks on adventures through an urban landscape constructed of metal gear, corpse piles, and S/M zombie girls, while dad straps people up in his torture chamber to take back body parts. Hmmmm. Since Repo! looks likes a Marilyn Manson video, its musical niche sensibility will only appeal to fans who like Goth and Industrial music. To anyone who doesn¡¯t go for that look, it does impress for its sheer dedication to choreography and song. In the least, Repo! The Genetic Opera is an anomalous glimpse into visionary horror. --Trinie Dalton

Customer Reviews:

  • astonishing movie
    the edition of this movie could be better with the extras and maybe some easter eggs, but it's very acceptable considering that the movie is astonishing every single minute of it. The best Anthony Stewart Head's performance ever!...more info
  • Music + Comic books + Producers of Saw = REPO!
    This is an awesome movie. The concept is delightfully disturbing and it's pulled of brilliantly by all the production team.

    The product itself (the DVD), though is a little disappointing. For anyone who has been as hyped on the soundtrack as I have, the sound quality is less than expected. It can be compensated for with a kickin sound system (as I have mooched for from friends) but on a standard TV, it does us wanting.

    I'm hoping that there'll be an extended edition re-release with better sound and extra goodies. In the meantime, enjoy Repo! the Genetic Opera....more info
  • Best Movie of the Year!
    This is by far the best movie of 2008. In November my husband and I drove to Berkeley to see it, stopping in Palo Alto on the way for Sprinkles cupcakes (about an hour out of the way).
    I thought that this movie was going to be horrible and I was going to hate it, but I was wrong. The only scene I did not like was the "Seventeen", and even that was alright in the grand sceme of things.
    The actors and talent in this movie are amazing.
    I say if you are going to buy this movie, go ahead and buy the soundtrack Repo! The Genetic Opera too. You'll want to be able to play the music and figure out if they truly are discussing bugs and what the future holds.
    My husband and I have seen this film four times now, and he only just caught some things the last time we watched it.
    It is deep and intense, and always leaves you wanting more. ...more info
  • A very unique movie
    First off, I am not a fan of Opera or musicals. I happened to catch the trailer when I rented Saw 5 and just the looks alone made me want to check it out. I must say this movie was quite enjoyable. one of the most creative movies I have seen in quite a while. I was familiar with a few people from the cast and I hate to say it but Paris Hilton was that bad either. I would highly recommend checking this movie out....more info
  • Incedible...but watch the trailer first!
    This is simple; if you liked the trailer, then you will love the movie. This movie stuck with me for quite a while. How I wish I could have seen it in theaters! When I shut it off (DVD at home) I was thinking "Meh. Good enough," but it stuck with me and has grown on me! The only other movie to impact me the same way was The Princess Bride...not bad company for a metal-goth opera!

    Do yourself a favor and watch the commentaries, as well. Great insight and info in the extras on this DVD...

    Here's hoping they made enough money for the sequel and prequel mentioned in the extras!!!...more info
  • POS
    Holy G-d in heaven! This really takes the cake on the worst movies I have ever watched thus far. Everyone involved in this movie needs to be horse whipped. I only watched it all the way through BECAUSE it was so bad to begin with....more info
  • Is it the next Rocky horror? Maybe, maybe not
    Paris Hilton, Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sarah Brightman. Yeah, those are three people I never expected to see together for any purpose.

    The movie itself was ok. The plot was pretty standard - and even had some pretty major holes, but the overall quality of the film was excellent. The songs are infectious and leaves you wanting more (kind of like Zydrate).

    As far as the cast, all top notch. Anthony Stewart Head really shows how good of an actor he has become. And here's a stretch - Paris Hilton plays a spoiled heiress addicted to plastic surgery. Imagine that!...more info
  • I wish I could give a NEGATIVE star rating, but I can't...
    What trash and what a real waste of time this DVD proved to be! I bought REPO! to see Sarah Brightman - and her footage does not disappoint - even though she digs her own eyes out with long metal "fingernails" at the conclusion of the opera scene. I find Sarah charming and strange and ethereal and here she all but chews the scenery - it's a great performance from a performer who rarely (if ever) does film roles. She understood her role and the material and had a point-of-view - would that all the film could have reached that mark. Stupid, witless, poor, amateur lyrics and an even more egregious script makes this thing a monumental waste of time and a complete bore. Comparisons to ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW do a GREAT disservice to ROCKY HORROR. This cannot even be compared to SHOCK TREATMENT - which now looks like CITIZEN KANE when compared to REPO! Anthony Head wasted his time - why? - did you see his OTHERWISE ENGAGED in London? The man can captivate a theatre of 1000 individuals - hold them rapt - here he is simply slumming - and don't get me started about Paul Sorvino. He should have known better! Period! The images are horrible and excessive - witless and idiotic - displaying no craft, no intelligence. It's all DARK with no HUMOR! Even the make-up is wrong-headed and poorly wrought. Please don't waste your money here or better yet spend it on DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG - that one at least warrants a second viewing!...more info
  • Very cool
    I only watched this in the theater because Anthony Stewart Head (ASH) was one of the stars. I had no idea what to expect when me and a couple of my friends went. We were three of the four people in the theater...I didn't think that boded well. After getting over my initial reaction of WTF, I very much enjoyed the movie. I thought the whole production was well done and engaging. Everyone (including Paris Hilton) did a good job with the singing and the acting, though I wish Sarah Brightman had a bigger role. I think it compares very favorably to Rocky Horror in terms of being a rock musical. Oh! I should mention that it's not for everyone though. Not at all. It's very gory and bloody with dark undertones. In my opinion it's cartoonishly bloody and the dark humor is funny, but I know that some people are sensitive to that sort of thing. If you know that you don't enjoy that sort of thing, be strongly cautioned. ...more info
  • Repo-Genetic Opera
    I bought this because of Sarah Brightman.
    Unfortunately, she has a relativly small part in the movie.
    The music is fair, as is the acting.
    The plot is quite interesting.
    Other than Sarah, the singing is not that good.
    Overall, I rate this as Fair....more info
  • Andrew Lloyd Weber and Marylin Manson had a baby...
    ...and they called it "Repo! The Genetic Opera." Adapted from a cult stage play by Saw II man Darren Lynn Bousman, "Repo!" tries mightily to cover the same territory as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but misses the target. I really, really wanted to like this; it has all the elements for being amazing. After all, where else would you find a cast that includes Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton, Sarah Brightman and Ogre from Skinny Puppy?

    Yet for a rock opera, the music is the least interesting thing about the movie. There isn't a single song that leaps out at you, but seeing Spy Kid's Alex Vega belting "Seventeen" like Joan Jett is pretty cool, and the final ballad ("I Didn't Know I'd Love You So Much") has potential. The mass of the songs however, are one dimensional industrial rock and start bleeding into each other (pun somewhat intended).

    The bloody plot is that Rotti Largo (Sorvino) has saved the world from an epidemic of organ failures by creating GeneCo, a designer body parts company. Yet - as do most of the rich and powerful - he is not satisfied. He hates his children, ain't too crazy about the population in general and has just been informed that he's dying. There's a dirty secret that he has forced upon Dr Nathan (Tony Head) and his daughter. Even nastier, Rotti convinced the government that falling behind on your surgical payments can be...murder. He orchestrates his final revenge on all of them at the final performance of his "Genetic Opera."

    There are all the right elements for 100% coolness here, but the film just doesn't take advantage. There are no successful attempts to get the potential black humor to stick (save from the latest tired effort to deface Paris Hilton), and as previously noted, the songs are not particularly memorable. "Repo! The Genetic Opera" seems so darned intent on becoming a midnight movie that it overshoots the target. It's one thing to be charmingly oddball, but "Repo!" shreiks LOOK AT ME! I'M OFFBEAT!" with every quirky move. Which, sadly, makes the film more generic than genetic....more info
  • Greatest Organ Rock Opera Ever!
    This movie is flat out amazing. A must buy if you want to add some intrigue in your film collection.

    I reccomend this movie to anyone who enjoys any one of the following (but not necessarily all of them): Music, gore, opera, original storyline, and great movies!...more info
  • Every hero has a dark side
    The movie starts a tad sluggish, but it was important to set the background and character motivations. The ending moved me. Anthony Head played the character of Nathan amazingly and showed not only his skills as a singer, but really his flexibility as an actor. Repo followed all the elements of a traditional musical or opera, but with a dark and gory futuristic world. The story in Repo captivates and leaves you routing for your favorite character. Everyone is part hero and part monster....more info
  • TESTIFY!
    This movie is one of my new favorites. I saw it in theaters and just loved it. I wish there had been more special features on the DVD but the movie is still marvelous. So many different actors from diverse genres coming together to make a gory, beautiful piece of art. I hope the sequel and prequel get made! EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY! TESTIFY!...more info
  • welcomed return of a neglected genre
    Finally!
    After only managing only a slight theatrical release with little or no money being spent on advertising general audiences are finally getting a chance to check out this exciting rock opera and it was certainly worth the wait.

    Slightly grown up Spy Kid Alexa Vega stars as Shilo. She is a rather frail young girl whose delicate immune system keeps her trapped indoors. Thankfully she has a loving, doting doctor father played by Buffy's mentor Anthony Stewart Head who tries to protect her from a world which could kill her. But Dad's secret side job, repossessing organs from people who have fallen behind in their payments could lead to everything falling apart.

    Sure the premise is rather silly but the movie has a interesting look and the novelty of little to no spoken dialogue. Everything in the movie is sung by the cast that does an excellent job of handling both the drama and the musical numbers. Head, Vega and the brilliant Sarah Brightman excel in their roles but the biggest surprise is that Paris Hilton does not bring the film crashing to the ground. When I saw her name, I automatically feared the worst but she actually does a solid job.

    The film does get a little gruesome at times but that should not come as too much of a surprise considering that it's directed by the man who has guided the Saw franchise from episodes 2 thru 4. The gore gives the movie a surreal touch that works nicely with the musical numbers.

    Although not a masterpiece this film fits in quite well on your DVD shelf with such titles as 'Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Shock Treatment'. If you have heard about Repo and are interested than you will probably enjoy it.
    ...more info
  • Repo--interesting
    The rreason I bought it was because Sarah Brightman played Blind Meg in it.
    I found the story line good and rather engrossing, but I didn't like the graphic inserts. To me they detracted from the story and added nothing to the plot. I thought the singing excellent. It alone made the purchase worth while.
    The acting was good, though I did find Paris tather over the top. She didn't seem comfortable using the f-word, which her character did a lot.
    I'm glad I bought it, just as a sort of curious example of horror movies.
    Jane Gaschke...more info
  • Clever, enjoyable, even thrilling...but deserves to be a better film.
    (This review is for individuals who are unfamiliar with REPO!, and are approaching it for the first time. Just thought I'd get that out of the way.)

    Set in the proverbial "not too distant future," REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA tells the saga of Shilo Wallace, whose father Nathan is the Repo Man. What does the Repo Man do? Well, he's something like the boogeyman; if you've got an organ from organ-making company Geneco (and you do, everyone does), then the Repo Man is the individual they send out if you don't make your payments. And trust me, you don't want to miss a payment. 'Cause the Repo Man likes his job, and he's just looking for an excuse to take back your kidneys...

    I know there's a whole cult thing behind REPO; a friend of mine is a big fan. He's the reason I watched the film. I'm not too keen on rock operas, but I do love a good horror story, and REPO has a killer one. It's timely and gory, a great combination. The story itself is fantastic; the humor is sharp and even subtle at times. The acting here is pretty good for the most part (Anthony Head steals every scene as the titular character, and Alexa Vega is pretty good as his daughter), though Paris Hilton really shouldn't have been cast; I'm not saying that to jump on the "bash Paris" bandwagon, I mean she seriously cannot act. Or sing. It's rather confusing why she's in a rock opera in the first place.

    Sure, some of the songs aren't very clever; some of them ARE good (real good), and they more than make up for the ones that lag behind. And sure, certain things are cliched, and certain people (ahem! Paris) can't act worth a crap. What really gets me about the film is the direction. Many--dare I say most?--scenes are shot like an extended music video. One scene between Shilo and her father, that takes place in her bedroom, reminds me of too many Lindsay Lohan videos. The film deserves to be shot as a film; or, barring that, a stage musical. There's a great story here, and some pretty good acting (Head is worth the price of admission alone), but the way it's shot and cut is just damned frustrating, and that's a shame.

    Of course, all this is said with a caveat: If you're a cult fan of the tale, then you won't give a damn. And you shouldn't. I'm sure this will satisfy you....more info
  • Zydrate Comes In A Little Glass Vial...
    I wasn't a huge fan of the Darren Lynn Bousman Saw movies. I really dug Saw II, but only because it was the only of the Saw films that had any potential. I mean, it picked up right after Saw 1 ended, which was necessary considering how that film ended. But after two and the ridiculous plot twists they started to take, I gave up on the series. I did see 3 and 4, but to be honest, I don't remember really anything about them- that's how forgettable they were. And no, I have not seen Saw 5 and am not particularly excited to.

    So naturally I was a bit apprehensive about Repo. I thought the plot was stupid, and what the hell was a 'rock opera'? I had never heard of anything like that before, and with such a strange storyline (not to mention Paris Hilton), I had planned to never see this film. But one night, I was sitting around, bored as hell, and flipping through movies on demand when I saw Repo. I had been told be a friend just how amazing Repo was, and I figured 'what the hell. If it sucks, it's only $[...] and and hour and a half out of my life.' So I watched it. And am I glad I did.

    Like most people, it took me a while to comprehend exactly what it was that I had just watched. I was confused, amazed, excited, and surprised- like most people that saw this film. And after seeing it four times now, I think I can make a pretty safe review about this film.

    It rocks.

    I'm not going to rehash the story. If you want to know what it's about you can either look it up or read the other reviews. I'm going to get into the meat of this review- the music.

    I'm not going to lie, I had my doubts about the music when I first saw the film. It wasn't exactly catchy, but it wasn't terrible to listen to. It's one of those things that has to grow on you, and the more I watched the movie the more I started singing along with the songs. The one that stuck with me from the get go was Zydrate Anatomy, which is catchy, strange, and just fun to hear. The Graverobber, by Terrance Zdunich, is a valuable asset to the soundtrack. I know he can't really technically sing, but I find his voice to be an interesting, fun addition to the soundtrack. Alexa Vega shows us here that she can sing, something I never knew about her, and she is damn good at what she does. She plays Shiloh, the innocent, naiive girl, to a T. Anthony Head is really great in his part and even sings really well, especially in the song Legal Assassin. Even Paris Hilton doesn't do a half bad job, aside from one agonizing note in Zydrate Anatomy.

    However, some of the songs are less than memorable. Golds falls flat, in my opinion, and the others I can't even remember the names of. But I really loved the ballad 'I Didn't Know I'd Love You So Much', because it was sung so emotionally between Anthony and Alexa. It really touches a chord.

    No review would be complete if you didn't talk about the truly wonderful way that this film was shot. The sets are gorgeous and Darren uses some amazing filters and camera tricks to pull off some of the shots. True, it's not that much of a departure from the Saw films (look out for an abundance of yellows and blues), but the way this film is shot, even though we've seen it before from Darren, feels completely new.

    However, the DVD falls flat. I know that Lionsgate tried to push this movie underneath the carpet and kind of screwed it, and I'm glad I at least have it on DVD, but this is the WRONG place to go for special features. It's even more bare than the 2 disc edition of The Dark Knight. We get a 10 minute Stage To Screen feature, and a featurette about the Legal Assassin, and a trailer, some commentary- that's it. It's a bare bones DVD, again, from Lionsgate Pictures. Thanks for screwing us again Lionsgate!

    But if you just want the movie, you got it here. If you have been curious about the movie, rent it. It does no harm, and it's a fun, great film to watch. But, it truly is only for certain people. But there's no harm in watching it....more info
  • Fantastic and Addicting
    Some excellent performances (Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino, and Sarah Brightman in particular), plenty of random gore, an excellent dystopian set with some steampunk thrown in... I don't really have complaints here, except with LionsGate for not giving it a wider release. I am disappointed that Paris Hilton's Come Up And Try My New Parts was cut, since she's hilarious and awesome in this (and, trust me, I've never, ever considered myself a fan of Paris Hilton).

    If you like Dead Alive, Rocky Horror Picture Show, things with the suffix '-punk' and enjoy music, this is definitely something to check out....more info
  • A sure treat for anyone into blood, musicals, and dark goodness.
    As a fan of musicals and creepy things, I figured Repo! The Genetic Opera was right up my alley. It is a very addictive movie. I wish I had been able to see it in theaters, but I listened to the soundtrack months before the DVD release and was hooked. However, I must warn you that it's not for everyone. You have to either have a very open mind or have very specific interests in order to like it. I highly recommend you give it a chance, and probably two because it could take some getting used to. I urge you to not listen to harsh reviews!!!

    That said, Repo! is very original, and created by people who really cared about and put tons of effort into the project. The imagery is marvelous and well done (I'm sure it looked amazing on the big screen), and the casting is spot on as well (Paul Sorvino and Sarah Brightman especially! Such powerful characters). The story is very fast-paced, a plus, and one thing that I found especially appealing was that the gore wasn't particularly gratuitous to a pointless degree. And the music! The music is a mix of many different styles, but mainly industrial. It's hard to pick favorites off the soundtrack, but as far as the movie sequences go "Things You See in a Graveyard," "Thankless Job," "Chase the Morning," and "Chromaggia" are among the top for me.

    My only lament is that I wish the DVD had as many features as the Blu-ray version. Other than that, this is a great addition to your cult/horror/musical collection....more info
  • repo! rock opera
    If you like gore (or maybe can simply stomach it - no pun intended) and if you dig movies that are eccentric and weird and dark and musical, check out Repo! The Genetic Opera.
    This film is amazing. It's the most original piece of work to come from a Hollywood director in nearly a decade. Darren Bousman is the director - a man of sequels and low-budget gross-out horror flicks. I hated the SAW films and I was a little apprehensive going into Repo! because I didn't know if I could handle the gore. But Repo! is an entirely different monster. It couples gore with absurd sound effects (kazoos, rubber bands snapping, comic-like effects) and musical numbers that are either moving or equally ridiculous. The lyrics, though somewhat awkward at moments, are THE movie's dialogue - they help move the story forward. Let me reiterate: THE LYRICS -ARE- THE DIALOGUE. This is an opera! Every word is basically sung, true to opera form.
    You can thank creators Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich, who envisioned a macabre opera about the underbelly of a society plagued with the need for plastic surgeries to perfect themselves and replace their dying organs - thanks to Neuro Overstimulation Syndrome, for this unique film.
    It started as a stage play and while much of the story is lost on translation to film due to budget limitations, it's a decent beginning to what will hopefully have more pieces put into the puzzle. The comic-book style panels are entrancing and help move the story along, giving the viewer a sort of auditory intermission. They help make up for what couldn't be filmed - again, due to limitations - and provide the film with another unique aspect.
    With players such as Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton, one can only wonder what the hell Darren was thinking making this film. HOWEVER, these two names are NOT the star players in the film! Paris has only 12 minutes of actual screen time and Paul is merely a key background player, the villian of the story, a scorned lover bent on revenge. The real stars are Alexa Vega of "Spy Kids" fame, who lends her voice to many different styles of singing (punk rock, lamentation, jazz, etc) throughout the movie and holds her own as Shilo Wallace and Terrance Zdunich who plays the Graverobber and narrator. Graverobber has far too little screen time; much of the mid-story narration came only after filming was wrapped and added in to the film post-production. His vocals, while incredibly impressive, leave something desired if you've heard his stage play renditions of songs like "21st Century Cure." He doesn't display his vocal talent to it's full potential, but he does a fantastic job nonetheless holding his own against seasoned actors like Bill Moseley and Anthony Stewart Head.
    There won't be another film like this one unless it gets a real fan base going, so if you see it and want to see more, tell your friends to check out the DVD or blu-ray. Get the word out! Let's see more original films and less remakes....more info
  • Surprisingly good!
    I really enjoyed the music. I've been a Sarah Brightman fan for years, but was surprised at the performance given by Paris Hilton. Good role for her. I liked the plot and how intertwined everyone was. Overall great show!...more info
  • A Breath of Fresh Air (May Contain Spoilers)
    During a time when it seems like there are no new ideas for movies and the film industry is filled with remakes, sequels, and adaptations, REPO! The Genetic Opera is a welcome breath of fresh air. Though it is, techically, an adaptation of what started as a 10 minute two person opera, it has evolved into a brilliantly original film. The movie is a full fledged rock-opera with hardly a word of unsung dialogue. And don't let that put you off. This movie, while admittedly not for everyone, is a masterpiece of music, visuals, and wonderful actors and does have at least a little something for almost everyone. It is gothic, it has music, it is dark and twisted and has some gore, it has a touching story of a father's love for his daughter, it has comedy. It flows rather fluidly for the ammount of story being told and has a wonderfully diverse cast ranging from opera singer sarah brightman, to child actress Alexa Vega, to rock musician Ogre, to classicly trained actor Anthony Head, even to heiress Paris Hilton (who does a surprisingly good job with her character) The music is catchy, The story is original, the visuals are dark and astounding.

    The movie is set in the year 2057 during an epidemic of massive organ failures. Thanks to GeneCo people could finance organ transplants, but failure to pay means a visit from the Repo Man, the legal assain. The story is that of Shilo (Alexa Vega of Spy Kids), a 17 year old girl with a rare blood disease who is kept locked in the house by her over-protective father, Nathan Wallce (Anthony Stewart Head from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) so that she doesn't have to face the cruel world that lies outside her window. Little does she know that he is also GeneCo's head Repo Man. The complex story line emerges as GeneCo's founder Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino) discovers that he is dying and needs to find a worthy heir to inherit the company since he deems his own children, Pavi (Ogre of Skinny Puppy), Luigi (Bill Mosely), and Amber Sweet (Paris Hilton) unworthy of his legacy. To top things off, Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman), The leading Opera singer of the day, has decided that she cannot go on supporting a company that she does not believe in and decides to leave the genetic opera, much to geneco's dismay. But, a clause in her contract reads that if she leaves GeneCo she forfeits her eyes. Its a beautiful struggle for Shilo to finally break free of her father and try to save her hero Mag all while discovering the horrible truth about her father and herself. Throughout the events of this one night of discovery the character of Graverobber (co-creator Terrance Zdunich) narrates the story with wit and also has one of the most catchy and memorable songs in the whole movie.
    ...more info
  • Beautiful...and bloody creative!!
    First and foremost this film is a feast for your eyes. It is completely original, and acted to the nines by all involved.(Yes even Paris Hilton is really good in this)The soundtrack was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE and is very very deserving of that nomination..if not a win. I love musical theater. I have seen Phantom at least ten times, Les Mis at least seven, Rent four times, and so on and so on. I love Horror/splatter films, and the idea of the two wedding blissfully has never crossed my mind. I watched repo with no expectations but to see a "Horror Rock Opera" what ever that means. Well it means REPO. it was just brilliantly done. The music ranges from Classic rock, to punk rock to goth rock..and all in between. The only thing I have heard REPO being compared to was "The Rocky Horror Picture show" and though I love Rocky Horror..it is not a fair or true comparison..as this film takes itself seriously..deadly seriously
    If you like film, Musical theater, horror..or just want to have a good time watching something new with some friends...then REPO ALL THE WAY!!...more info
  • A Breath of Fresh Air (May Contain Spoilers)
    During a time when it seems like there are no new ideas for movies and the film industry is filled with remakes, sequels, and adaptations, REPO! The Genetic Opera is a welcome breath of fresh air. Though it is, techically, an adaptation of what started as a 10 minute two person opera, it has evolved into a brilliantly original film. The movie is a full fledged rock-opera with hardly a word of unsung dialogue. And don't let that put you off. This movie, while admittedly not for everyone, is a masterpiece of music, visuals, and wonderful actors and does have at least a little something for almost everyone. It is gothic, it has music, it is dark and twisted and has some gore, it has a touching story of a father's love for his daughter, it has comedy. It flows rather fluidly for the ammount of story being told and has a wonderfully diverse cast ranging from opera singer sarah brightman, to child actress Alexa Vega, to rock musician Ogre, to classicly trained actor Anthony Head, even to heiress Paris Hilton (who does a surprisingly good job with her character) The music is catchy, The story is original, the visuals are dark and astounding.

    The movie is set in the year 2057 during an epidemic of massive organ failures. Thanks to GeneCo people could finance organ transplants, but failure to pay means a visit from the Repo Man, the legal assain. The story is that of Shilo (Alexa Vega of Spy Kids), a 17 year old girl with a rare blood disease who is kept locked in the house by her over-protective father, Nathan Wallce (Anthony Stewart Head from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) so that she doesn't have to face the cruel world that lies outside her window. Little does she know that he is also GeneCo's head Repo Man. The complex story line emerges as GeneCo's founder Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino) discovers that he is dying and needs to find a worthy heir to inherit the company since he deems his own children, Pavi (Ogre of Skinny Puppy), Luigi (Bill Mosely), and Amber Sweet (Paris Hilton) unworthy of his legacy. To top things off, Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman), The leading Opera singer of the day, has decided that she cannot go on supporting a company that she does not believe in and decides to leave the genetic opera, much to geneco's dismay. But, a clause in her contract reads that if she leaves GeneCo she forfeits her eyes. Its a beautiful struggle for Shilo to finally break free of her father and try to save her hero Mag all while discovering the horrible truth about her father and herself. Throughout the events of this one night of discovery the character of Graverobber (co-creator Terrance Zdunich) narrates the story with wit and also has one of the most catchy and memorable songs in the whole movie.
    ...more info
  • Love! this movie.
    I saw this movie back in November and knew within the first five minutes that I HAD to purchase it. It was a bit unfortunate that it did not get a widespread release. Luckily, it's out on DVD now and anyone who thought about seeing it can. I 100% recommend buying this movie. The songs are all well written and the performances by everyone on cast were right on target. This is definitely one of those movies that you can watch again and again....more info
  • Amazing
    I love this movie, it was orignal and very well played out. I recomend it to anyone who is a ASH fan, or just wants to see something new and intersting. it is a rock opera where pretty much every line is sung, which only makes it better to me. the characters are intersting and how the cover back story makes me smile. there are some gore sceens (not bad, but as he is a Repoman for orgens you see a heart here or taking out intestiance) not overly bloody, really well handled i thought....more info
  • Repo--interesting
    The rreason I bought it was because Sarah Brightman played Blind Meg in it.
    I found the story line good and rather engrossing, but I didn't like the graphic inserts. To me they detracted from the story and added nothing to the plot. I thought the singing excellent. It alone made the purchase worth while.
    The acting was good, though I did find Paris tather over the top. She didn't seem comfortable using the f-word, which her character did a lot.
    I'm glad I bought it, just as a sort of curious example of horror movies.
    Jane Gaschke...more info
  • Being a Sarah Brightman fan, not what I expected.
    Being a Sarah Brightman fan, it was not at all what I expected. I started watching the video and disappointed. Also the music is too "new" for me. But we all have to try something new from time to time....more info
  • A very unique movie
    First off, I am not a fan of Opera or musicals. I happened to catch the trailer when I rented Saw 5 and just the looks alone made me want to check it out. I must say this movie was quite enjoyable. one of the most creative movies I have seen in quite a while. I was familiar with a few people from the cast and I hate to say it but Paris Hilton was that bad either. I would highly recommend checking this movie out....more info
  • Beautiful...and bloody creative!!
    First and foremost this film is a feast for your eyes. It is completely original, and acted to the nines by all involved.(Yes even Paris Hilton is really good in this)The soundtrack was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE and is very very deserving of that nomination..if not a win. I love musical theater. I have seen Phantom at least ten times, Les Mis at least seven, Rent four times, and so on and so on. I love Horror/splatter films, and the idea of the two wedding blissfully has never crossed my mind. I watched repo with no expectations but to see a "Horror Rock Opera" what ever that means. Well it means REPO. it was just brilliantly done. The music ranges from Classic rock, to punk rock to goth rock..and all in between. The only thing I have heard REPO being compared to was "The Rocky Horror Picture show" and though I love Rocky Horror..it is not a fair or true comparison..as this film takes itself seriously..deadly seriously
    If you like film, Musical theater, horror..or just want to have a good time watching something new with some friends...then REPO ALL THE WAY!!...more info
  • Awesome and Refreshingly different, yet "I can't feel nothing at all!"
    OMG I went and saw this at the theater on a whim, had no idea what I was in for but I heard the names Anthony Head and Sarah Brightman, then heard Paris was in it and I was unsure. I fell in love and pre-ordered it the very next day along with the sound track. Well I am sure of this with all the talent in it even Paris can shine. Personally I think she found her nitch, sure she was essentially playing herself. Anthony surprised me again he's ability to change character was awesome. What can I say about Sarah she is stunning and I melt everytime I hear her sing. I hope they make the sequel and the prequel I have faith they can do it again. ...more info