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Format: DVD
Sku: 40717466
UPC: 658769531039
UPC 14: 00658769531039
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Set in the near future, this film focuses on Arnold Mosk (Neil Patrick Harris), a high school student caught using drugs. When he's put in a controversial isolation program nicknamed "The Animal Room", his life is threatened. It is a classroom where no rules apply, where the troubled youth have been isolated and where survival is the name of the game. Arnold is terrorized by the Animal Room's Gang leader Doug Van Housen (Matthew Lillard), a reckless delinquent with little care for life or the rules of society. When Arnold's childhood friend Gary, a popular school athlete, tries to save him all involved are caught in a cycle of violence bringing the film to a near-apocalyptic conclusion.

"For those who found "A Clockwork Orange" too preachy and moralistic...  Guilty Viewing Pleasures
"...a tight, tense thriller that looks much bigger than its independent budget.  Joseph B. Mauceri, FearsMag

Editor's Note
In the near future, a student is caught using drugs. He is then put in a controversial rehabilitation program called the "Animal Room" where his life is threatened by the anarchistic youths already there. A violent and apocalyptic movie in the tradition of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, complete with some scenes of graphic violence.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/30/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 5310
Video UPC UPC: 00658769531039
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amanda Peet
Video Cast Info Lori Heuring
Video Cast Info Matthew Lillard
Video Cast Info Neil Patrick Harris
Video Cast Info Catherine Hicks
Video Cast Info Amy Vincent - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Craig Singer - Director
Video Cast Info Craig Singer - Writer
Video Cast Info Craig Singer, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Georges N. Krivobok - Production Designer
Video Cast Info John A. Gallagher - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Sabine Hoffman - Editor
Video Cast Info Craig Singer - Producer
Video Cast Info Sabine Hoffmann - Editor

Professional Reviews

The Onion AV Club 5 of 10
A slapdash mixture of Z-grade exploitation and laughable pretension, Animal Room takes place in a nightmarish dystopia where teenagers drink and use drugs, no one pays attention in school, and violence can strike anywhere, even during low-budget recording sessions for the post-Danzig Misfits. - Nathan Rabin

The Onion A.V. Club 6 of 10
Set in a future that looks almost exactly like the present, Animal Room is a Clockwork Orange knockoff, originally filmed in 1995, about an LSD-loving malcontent (Neil Patrick Harris) placed in the titular room as part of a high-school program for juvenile delinquents. It's a controversial program--in part because it seems to entail nothing more than sticking a handful of hoodlums in a room with a VCR--that brings him into conflict with the leader (Matthew Lillard) of a gang of toughs. A slapdash mixture of Z-grade exploitation and laughable pretension, Animal Room takes place in a nightmarish dystopia where teenagers drink and use drugs, no one pays attention in school, and violence can strike anywhere, even during low-budget recording sessions for the post-Danzig Misfits. When not stealing blatantly (and badly) from A Clockwork Orange--in one scene, Lillard and his gang terrorize a wheelchair-bound man and his pretty wife--writer-director Craig Singer alternates shakily between brutish nastiness and pathetic attempts at social commentary...Camp aficionados should appreciate the handful of scenes in which Harris wigs out on acid inside an empty theater, in part because his trips look and feel like orange-tinted White Zombie videos, but Animal Room fails even as camp. - Nathan Rabin

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Product attributeActor:   Peet,Amanda
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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