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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Repo! The Genetic Review


What do you get when you put the horror mastery of Terrence Zdunich with the exquisite voice of Sarah Brightman? 

You get the deliciously twisted, erotic musical: Repo! The Genetic Opera. It's the year 2056 and humans have taken to buying tissues, blood and organs on credit. It befalls upon Graverobber (played amazingly by Terrence Zdunich) to repossess the body parts from their non-paying hosts. 

A gentle ingenue Alexa Vega makes her grand appearance as Shilo Wallace the unsuspecting daughter of Nathan (played by Anthony Head). What can only be described as a voice from the heavens, Alexa (Spy Kids) shows off her pipes in a cavalcade of gritty songs. 

Sarah Brightman's voice shines in the gruesome darkness of this film. Paul Sorvino displays his singing talent as Rotti Largo. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will be thrilled to see Anthony Head in a creepy role as Nathan the Repo man. 

Blood, brilliant colors and costumes that rival any fetish party echo through the film. This movie is not for the faint of heart or those who don't enjoy musical theatre. 

Repo! The Genetic Opera also stars a little unknown actress; Paris Hilton. It is one of her rare performances that actually merits discussion. Her voice and personality shine through 'Amber Sweet', the wanna be diva. 

The film released in 2008 has found a home among the Cult Classics. The raw blood lust accompanied by the angelic voices make this movie a definite for any horror fan. 

The dichotomy between life and death, between good and evil stretch throughout the saga keeping the viewer adhered to the screen for fear of missing something.

I dare you to get the music out of your head once it is there!!!!

RAVENBRAN RATING: 4.5 out of 5 claws!!!!

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