Repo! The Genetic Opera Road Tour Details Revealed!
by Alex Billington
September 24, 2008
Although it may not be the most talked about horror film of the year, Repo! The Genetic Opera is definitely one of those cult classics in the makings that true cinephiles need to see before everyone else. At the world premiere during Fantastic Fest, director Darren Bousman announced that he was putting together a tour for the film. Bousman and star Terrance Zdunich are traveling across the US to a total of 7 cities throughout November to premiere the film to fans. If you're wondering why they're doing this, I'll go into a bit more of the back story below. But for those who are already anxiously looking forward to Repo! The Genetic Opera, check the list below and see if it'll be stopping by your town.
The "Repo! Road Tour" will be traveling to Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Orlando starting on November 10th. Specific dates and locations haven't been announced yet, but you can head over to RepoRoadTour.com to stay updated and find out when you can buy tickets and more. If the film isn't coming to your city during the tour, don't fear, because Lionsgate will be putting it out in very limited theaters around the US starting on November 7th anyway. However, as the flyer below says, this tour is "not just a movie… it's an event!" I can guarantee you that seeing this with Darren and Terrance at one of these 7 big events will be well worth it if you're excited for the film at all.
So I've actually seen Repo! The Genetic Opera and would say it's a rather weird, but remarkably entertaining movie. It's like nothing you've ever see before in your entire life. It's not a musical, it's an opera, and it's an exploration into the world of everything horrific, stylistic, and even sometimes over-the-top goofy. Would I suggest it? Only if you really know what you're getting into. However, I think it could be on its way to becoming a cult classic. Darren Bousman has had so much trouble dealing with Lionsgate that he's decided to put this tour together on his own. He's paying his own way and carrying the print with him on the airplane. He's pleaing for the help of all the fans out there and asking everyone to spread the word about this tour. If you're in one of those 7 cities, I'd suggest you make sure you attend this event.
You can listen to a sampling of songs from the film and soundtrack over at notyourparentsopera.com.
Repo The Genetic Opera! is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw II, III, and IV, and is written by first-time writers Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. The film stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton, Nivek Ogre, and Sarah Brightman and features musical contributions from Richard Patrick (Filter), Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), Sonny Moore (First to Last), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), and Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie). Repo! The Genetic Opera is currently set to arrive in limited theaters starting on November 7th this fall.