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Product Overview

Hip-hop meets horror in this wildly unpredictable urban tale directed by Kamal Ahmed (Jerky Boys). An up-and-coming white rapper Rapturious (Robert Oppel) tempers his music career and a shady past with a steady dose of mind altering drugs. But when his dealer gives him "something special," the blond dreadlocked singer soon has a series of murderous hallucinations. Are they really tricks of the mind or is Rapturious really committing these blood-splattered crimes? With a wicked supporting cast including horror film maven Debbie Rochon and Joe Bob Briggs, this slick and stylistic urban tale twists and turns until the demonic truths are uncovered!

Specifications

Studio Tla Releasing
SKU 205148190
UPC 807839003062
UPC 14 00807839003062
Format DVD
Release Date 7/7/2009
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.77:1
Actors
Name Oppel,Robert
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Artie Lange - Executive Producer
Debbie Rochon - Actor
Denny Bess - Actor
Joe Bob Briggs - Actor
Kamal Ahmed - Director
Kamal Ahmed - Writer
Kamal Ahmed - Producer
Kamal Ahmed, et. al. - Original Music By
Robert Oppel - Actor
Scooter McCrae, et. al. - Editor
Tom Agnello - Cinematographer
Reviews
ReviewSource IFC Quarterly Review
Review Featuring a convincing lead performance by Oppel, Rapturious also boasts a cast of such talents as horror movie icon Debbie Rochon as the rapper's manager, Cinque Lee as a local music journalist, Joe Bob Briggs as a psychologist investigating Rapturious' case as well as Ahmed himself in a brief cameo as a taxi driver unsure of which accent to commit to. While the film contains shades of explicit, slasher-like horror, it works more effectively as a supernatural thriller as the majority of violence occurs not in the real world but within Rapturious' own tortured psyche...With an opening sequence out of an old Western movie juxtaposed against an urban, New York sprawl, Rapturious is an interesting melange of both hip-hop and horror. Directed with a steady hand and featuring performances that you remember once it's over, Rapturious is an enjoyable horror film for those fans who like their movies a little off-kilter. With both this film and his previous directorial efforts behind him, Kamal is steadily shedding his Jerky Boy image and starting to step up to the plate in making films that are both entertaining and jarring to the viewer.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Todd Konrad
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Oppel,Robert
Label Tla Releasing
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
CreatureCorner.com Pretty bloody and twisted!
Russ Rutter, BloodTypeOnline.com ...Ahmed has made a horror film that delivers in every possible category and should keep fans of horror and film in general anticipating what he has up his sleeve next.
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