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Repo! The Genetic Opera [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9146275
  • Release Date: 01/20/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 37)

    Special Features

    • From Stage to Screen featurette
    • Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman and actors Bill Moseley, Alexa Vega and Ogre
    • Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman, co-creators Darren Smith and Terrence Zdunich and music producer Joseph Bishara
    • Legal Assassin featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned


    Repo! The Genetic Opera
    Saw series mainstay Darren Lynn Bousman reunites with Twisted Pictures producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg for this futuristic shocker detailing a terrifying epidemic of organ failures. The denizens of planet Earth have been devastated by inexplicable and widespread organ failures, and as a result scientists begin planning a substantial organ harvest. Though an innovative biotech conglomerate subsequently offers the fearful public a means of maintaining their health by enacting a series of hassle-free organ payment plans, things begin to get messy when it's revealed that the financed body parts are subjected to legal default, and that failure to maintain proper payment will result in forceful repossession of the organs. Paul Sorvino and Spy Kids' Alexa Vega star alongside celebrity socialite Paris Hilton in the Lionsgate film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Anthony Head
      Anthony Head - Dr. Nathan Wallace/Repo Man
    • Paul Sorvino
      Paul Sorvino - Rotti Largo
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      Terrance Zdunich - Grave Robber
    • Bill Moseley
      Bill Moseley - Luigi Largo
    • Nivek Ogre
      Nivek Ogre - Pavi Largo

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



      I am a musical/theater guy and really wanted to see this when I saw previews for it. I rented it first and then ended up buying it soon after. Although it's definitely not one of the better "musicals" out there, I still enjoyed it and thought it was pretty interesting. This film is really not considered a musical, though, but rather a "rock opera." A rock opera has much harsher, darker, and louder music to it, sometimes with the songs lacking actual melodies. In a rock opera, the lyrics almost sound like they're spoken. This film is pretty graphic and is definitely not for kids. In my opinion, this shows more gore than "Sweeney Todd" did. It's about our world in the near future. Our planet has suffered from a major plague and many people have died from a mysterious illness. One company, Geneco, runs all the healthcare for everyone, so every person is at this company's mercy. This is the only company that can give you your kidney transplant or a new heart. However, the owner of the company decides to give everyone a break. He gives people their surgeries and transplants whenever they need it and they don't have to pay for them -- for a while anyway. When time comes to pay up and you don't have the money, you'd better watch your back. Repo Man will be on his way to collect back Geneco's property -- your organs. There are a few different subplots as well, but it would take forever to explain on her. There are a few relationship issues and twists throughout this film. "REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA" was made by the same companies that created the "SAW" franchise, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. "REPO!" stars Alexa Vega (SPY KIDS), Anthony Head ("BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER"), Paris Hilton (HOUSE OF WAX), Sarah Brightman ("The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS), and Paul Sorvino (ROMEO & JULIET). I wouldn't get the soundtrack to this flick, but some of the music is cool. There are some cussing and nudity in it, which really wasn't necessary at all! Over all, it was pretty decent and very unique. If you see this film, however, you must not have a weak stomach. Although some of the gore was purposely made to be fake-looking and humorous, there's still a ton of graphics in here that are pretty gross. With all that said, I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Greatest Rock Opera!!!


      An amazing and refreshing movie. When Hollywood's churning out legions of remakes, comic book adaptations, book adaptations, and work that's just so derivative as to be asinine; someone does something original. Contrary to one of the reviews; I'd say the music [and singing] was VERY high quality and very enjoyable. I must admit though, this movies isn't for everyone [If a horror-themed rock opera isn't your cup of tea; obviously this isn't for you! Most of the bad reviews seem to from people that can't appreciate this kind of work]. The one downside is that the creators had to cut a bunch of the sub-plots that made the story more dynamic because Lionsgate said the movie was too long. When they eventually break even on this [barely advertised] masterpiece; they're hopeful they'll be able to get Lionsgate to release an uncut edition. Buy the movie and the soundtrack to support the cause! The Blu-Ray edition includes some songs/scenes not released with the DVD. Be sure to listen to the commentaries, they definitely make you like the movie even more. You see that the creators actually wanted to bring something cool to the world rather than just make a quick buck.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Opera at its best!


      I love this movie! I got the soundtrack months before the debut tour that hit a total of eight cities nationwide; then I dressed up and attended the show! :) I am a fan of obscure movies and dark comedies and the like have a special place in my heart, I love movies like "American Psycho" and "Shaun of the Dead," however I also enjoy chick flicks; "Two Weeks Notice" is one of my favorites :3 It is safe to say that I have a very wide taste in films. Honestly at first glance I was turned off of this movie because of two main discrepancies: Paris Hilton and Darren Lynn Bousman (who directed Saw's 2-4 which I was not impressed with) HOWEVER after getting hooked to the soundtrack and then seeing the movie I was turned into a devoted fanboy! The directing was ingenious, that coupled with brilliant acting by those such as Alexa Vega and Anthony Stewart Head and the amazing operatic vocals of none other then Sarah Brightman brings forth a cult classic that has the potential to last through the ages! My only problem with this movie is simply the fact that it is so obscure that many won't bother to give it the chance that it deserves! I hope that all those who stumble across this post and have even the slightest taste for the peculiar will go and check this out. I HIGHLY recommend this product!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Coolest, most unique film I've ever seen!


      I drove 2 hours out of my way to be able to see this movie in theaters and it was AMAZING! I ordered the blu-ray for the additional stuff that doesnt come on the dvd special features, plus I'm sure the picture/sound for a movie with this kind of imagery will be stunning on blu-ray. The commentaries are good and the making of featurettes are pretty stadard fare... I wanna see the deleted scenes though, and they only come on the blu-ray version. The cast is great (even Paris Hilton) and the music is AWESOME. the overall feel of the movie comes across very well. It's very futuristic without being TOO futuristic. The story is very unique and very well acted/directed. Darren Lynn Bousman (of the SAW sequels) does an amazing job of visualizing everything. The end product of this movie is astonishing considering they had a budget that could barely buy shoestrings! I recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies that are different... but not if you don't like singing. Every word of this movie is sung... because, hey... it's an OPERA!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everybody testify!


      My friends couldn't believe that i hadn't seen this film. In fact, I had no idea it even existed until a few months ago. The plot is original and the score is as diverse as the cast. Even the characters are something new and different. Even if you don't like music, this film will draw you in and refuse to let go. The music has been stuck in my head for months and I love Repo! so much that I keep it in my DVD player to fulfill any sudden urge I get to "testify" or in case I have a friend over who hasn't seen it yet. I had no idea that Paris Hilton was in the movie until someone told me it was her. Also it's important to note that, contrary to previous reviews for this DVD, this is by NO MEANS a family film. It is rated R for a reason. Actually, several reasons. Drugs, murder, violence, adult situations, more violence, gore, violence and more drugs, and there's even a scene that uses the same profanity about five times within thirty seconds. For adults, it's fantastic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      If ignorance is bliss, then Floridajpr must be the happiest person on earth. This movie is filled with great music and lyrics and they are sung by some very talented singers. No, the producers didn't get people from bands trying to break into show biz. Obviously some critics don't know who Sarah Brightman is or didn't bother to look into the back ground of the actors in the movie. Anthony Stewart Head and Alexa Vega are mainstream actors that have a heavy background in music, Terrance Zdunich has a fantastic baritone voice, and Sarah Brightman is a consumate professional soprano opera singer... this movie was actually her first experience with acting. All in all... if you're looking for something fresh and entertaining, and you enjoy rock opera type movies, please check this one out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Bold New Opera


      The movie was fantastic. I am afraid I fell into the typical "What is w/ all this singing?" For the first half hr. of the movie or so, but once Anthony Stewart Head began sining Legal assassin, I instantly knew this movie was something beautiful. It is an opera in the truest since and the fact that it was so far yet so close to the classic style of an Opera is amazing. The movie is sung from beginning to end w/ the exception of about 10 min.s strung about through out the entire movie. The characters all serves their roles brilliantly. Paul Sorvino plays the singing villain wonderfully, Paris Hilton plays... well basically herself and the commentary tracks actually changed my view on her after hearing about all the love she put into this movie. If I had to chose one word to describe this movie, it would be Love. The movie, both in it's inception and it's creation, is all about love.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Extremely entertaining


      This movie was incredible I originally got it because I'm a huge Anthony Stewart fan and it did not disappoint it had everything action drama glory murder scenes and of course musical numbers to the beat of people getting their hearts ripped out lol not saying this film is for everyone if you're like me and have extremely warped sense of humor it will definitely entertain make you laugh and leave you with a feeling of what the hell did I just see lol all in all I am extremely happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend this film to everyone including the people who would not get it at all because it's just funny seeing their faces when they're like did that really just happened =)

      I would recommend this to a friend

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