|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 Repo man!|
"...an instant cult classic... Joseph McCabe, FearNet
"...guaranteed to attain [cult status]... Michael Gingold, Fangoria
"Stunningly original...a mind-blowing experience! Paul Fischer, Dark Horizons
"Piles on the glam-rock spectacle and coal-black comedy... Sean O'Neal, The Onion A.V. Club
Editor's NoteBegun in 2002 as a Los Angeles stage production by writers Darren Smith and Terrence Zdunich, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA was designed as a gory, comedic Grand Guignol to appeal more to club goers than fans of musical theater. One fan, aspiring director Darren Lynn Bousman, who has since worked on the SAW franchise, vowed to one day direct a film version of the show. Six years (and five SAW films) later, he has made good on his promise with a bizarre, gory, and unique piece of work that is as sure to entertain as it is to polarize its audience. In the year 2056, following an epidemic of human organ failure, the GeneCo Corporation--owned by the mafia-like Largo family--grows and installs new organs on a massive scale. The business, though, necessitates the employment of repo men to reclaim the organs from clients who miss their payments. Repo man and single father Nathan Wallace (Anthony Head, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) keeps his job a secret from his terminally ill daughter, Shilo (Alexa Vega), doing it only to pay for her costly medication. Nathan also has a secret history with GeneCo patriarch Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino)---and their connection is about to become public knowledge on the night of a concert from popular singer--and GeneCo client--Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman).Compellingly strange, REPO! resembles a comic book-influenced goth dinner theater production set within a dystopian video game. Musically, the score concentrates more on libretto-like sung dialogue than memorable tunes (save Vega's pop-punk "Sixteen" and Brightman's chilling "Chromaggia"), but the cast appears to be having a blast. Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre lends some underground cred as the most twisted member of the Largo clan, but Brightman gives the comically bloody proceedings true legitimacy. A surprising casting choice, she's an almost regal presence, and her goosebump-inducing soprano soars stratospherically above this fun cult film in-the-making.
Repo! The Genetic Opera - DVD Review
By: Blake Matthews Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/21/2009 2:48 PM
|Repo! The Genetic Opera is a rock opera with horror and science fiction themes. The film takes place in the near future, where GeneCo offers organ transplants to the masses after an epidemic of organ failures threatens the world's populations. But there’s a catch – if the patients don’t make their payments then GeneCo can repossess the organs. GeneCo uses Repo Men to collect their property, by literally cutting the person open and yanking out the organ or organs the person has defaulted on. The head Repo Man is Nathan Wallace played by Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) who works for CEO Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino) and his three children Luigi (Bill Moseley), Pavi (Nivek Ogre) and Amber Sweet (Paris Hilton)....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Mark Burg - Producer|
|Terrance Zdunich - Music|
|Darren Smith - Screenwriter|
|Daniel Jason Heffner - Producer|
|Oren Koules - Producer|
|Terrance Zdunich - Screenwriter|
|Darren Smith - Music|
|Joseph White - Director of Photography|
|Carl Mazzocone - Producer|
|Darren Lynn Bousman - Director|
Customer Reviews of Repo the Genetic Opera
Did not like this movie10/5/2012
I went into this movie thinking it was another movie called Repo men that came out around the same time. It seemed to match the ads I saw for Repo men but was more horrifying. I guess I might have liked it better if I was not expecting some thing else. I told the people who recommended it to me that I didn't like it and they told me I watched the wrong movie.
Great Movie with great music.4/18/2012
This movie was really entertaining and had one of the best music soundtracks I have ever heard. Alexa Vega was great as Shiloh and I actually liked Paris Hilton's role as a plastic surgery addicted girl named Amber Sweet. The setting was very creepy as well which I liked.
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