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‘Repo Man’ Released in the UK on February 20, 2012

Region-Free Blu-ray enthusiasts unite! Arguably the defining cult film of the Reagan era, the feature debut of Alex Cox (Sid & NancyWalkerStraight to Hell) is a genre-busting mash-up of atomic-age science fiction, post-punk anarchism, and conspiracy paranoia, all shot through with heavy doses of deadpan humour and offbeat philosophy. After quitting his dead-end supermarket job, young punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) is initiated as a “repo man” after a chance encounter with automobile repossessor Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). An illicit, high-voltage life follows, including an adrenalised search for a mysterious ’64 Chevy Malibu loaded with radioactive – and extragalactic – cargo…  With an iconic soundtrack (Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies), stunning Robby Müller cinematography, and iconoclastic direction, Repo Man remains one of the great debuts of the 1980s. 

 

Voted by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top-ten best cult films ever, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a definitive, director-approved Blu-ray and Ltd Edition Blu-ray Steelbook on 20 February 2012.

 

SPECIAL DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY FEATURES:

 

• New high-definition master in the original aspect ratio – 1.85:1

• Original mono soundtrack and 5.1 remix, both in DTS-HD Master Audio

• English SDH subtitles on the main feature

• Isolated music and effects track

• Audio commentary with Cox and executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora

• All-new 2012 video piece by Cox offering further thoughts on the film

• Repo Man (entire TV version) – this legendary variant, prepared by Cox for network television, incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity

• Repossessed – a retrospective video piece on the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude

• The Missing Scenes – a roundtable viewing of deleted scenes from the film with Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, real-life neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character “J. Frank Parnell”

• Up Close with Harry Zen Stanton – an extended interview with the legendary actor

• Original theatrical trailer

• A 48-page full colour booklet specially created by Cox, entitled The Repo Code and incorporating all manner of Repo ephemera

 

CINEMA SCREENING:

Midnight Movies will be celebrating their 4th birthday in true 80s style with a straight to video DJ/VJ set, 80s punk rocker dress code, cocktails and cake followed by a screening of Repo Man on 29 Feb 2012 at the ICA in London.  See Box Office for details www.ica.org & www.midnight-movies.co.uk

 

Order Repo Man on Blu-ray!

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

8 Responses to “‘Repo Man’ Released in the UK on February 20, 2012”


  1. Matt Blu-Man

    The remake was shyte.

  2. Gerard Iribe

    Remake?

  3. Aaron Neuwirth

    He made either a bad joke or an ignorant statement.

    Repo Man is really cool in a weird sort of way. I could go for this.

  4. Matt Blu-Man

    Oh, I got this mixed up w/ Repo Men.

    My bad…

  5. Sir Jordan

    I love this thread

  6. Matt Blu-Man

    LOL

  7. Gerard Iribe

    Love the soundtrack to this flick.

    “All I wanted was a Pepsi…”

  8. Aaron Neuwirth

    I knew it!