Repo! The Genetic Opera Rocks on Blu-ray

From the producers of Saw comes a futuristic and ambitious rock opera to the Blu-ray format.  Lionsgate has announced the will debut Darren Lynn Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Rock Opera on Blu-ray January 20th.  The release will see a BD-50 dual layer presentation with a 1080P AVC MPEG-4 video transfer and a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 7.1 surround track.

The following supplements have been announced for the Blu-ray disc: 2 audio commentaries, 4 featurettes (“From Stage to Screen,” “Zydrate Anatomy: Amber Sweet: Addicted to the Knife,” “Chase the Morning: Blind Mag: The Voice of GeneCo” and “Legal Assassin: A Repo Man”), select scene audio commentaries (which includes Paris Hilton), deleted scenes and video sing-alongs.

With Paris Hilton in the cast the movie has to be good!  Right?

Read below for the full press release issued by Lionsgate just days ago.


Repo! The Genetic Opera
From the producers of the Saw franchise and director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV), and based on a screenplay by Darren Smith & Terrance Zdunich from their original stage play, comes the new cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera.  A futuristic tale of horror that modernizes the “rock opera” genre with original music and rich, dark production design, the film features an eclectic cast that includes Anthony Stewart Head (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Sarah Brightman (Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids Movie Trilogy), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses) and Paris Hilton (House of Wax).  The blend of Moulin Rouge style with The Rocky Horror Picture Show theatrics results in a unique viewing experience that comes to life on DVD and Blu-ray.  At the core of this entire project, however, is the music, which is born of many influences.  This rock opera boasts an entirely original soundtrack that blends equal parts Goth and punk rock to form an eerie and powerful musical narrative.  The DVD contains in-depth special features that include cast and crew audio commentaries and featurettes while the Blu-ray Disc includes those features plus video sing-a-longs, additional featurettes, deleted scenes and a bonus audio commentary with Paris Hilton and director Darren Lynn Bousman.  

Repo! The Genetic Opera was an Official Selection of the Fantasy Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Edmonton Film Festival and Austin Fantastic Film Festival and was hailed by horror fans and critics nationwide. The film was declared “a spirited, absorbing, astounding, thought provoking futuristic fulsome fable” (Horror.com), “fresh, unique and exciting…remarkable” (Bloody-disgusting.com),  “an instant cult classic” (Fearnet) and “absolutely mind-blowing on a visionary level” (Horror-Movies.ca).  

In the not-so-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet.  Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants…for a price.  Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by the villainous Repo Men.  In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history.  After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.  


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