Final Poster for Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera
by Alex Billington
September 17, 2008
In lieu of the impending premiere of Repo! The Genetic Opera at Fantastic Fest, the final US poster has been unveiled over at AICN. I wanted to feature this today because within a few days I'll have finally seen the film and will be able to comment on it and I'm honestly a bit nervous. I was excited when this was first announced two years ago, but since then, I've grown weary. I'm hoping it's the newest cult horror classic, but I'm also afraid that it's going to suck, a lot. Even after watching the trailer, I still don't know what to think. I'll be going into the screening this weekend quite optimistic, but also cautious, just in case my worst fears are realized. Until then, take a look at the final poster for the film and sound of with your thoughts.
I don't think a lot of people really care about this movie anymore, because it's been delayed for so long, and it seems to look worse with every new photo. But then again, it could be a cult classic that no one has seen yet. I really hope it is and I'm curious whether there are more people out there who are as optimistic as I am? Who really wants to see a horror rock opera? I do, if it's done well, but maybe that's because I've got a little bit of that Darren Lynn Bousman fanboy left over from the Saw III days. What about you?
For more info and samples of some songs, head over to the official website: repo-opera.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.
I am very excited to see this movie, i am just gutted there hasn't even been an announced UK Release Date so if you get to see it i am very envious. After seeing the panel at Comic-Con, Darren & Co re-enforced just how much i really want to see the Rock Opera, and i am confident it is going to be fantastic.
Stuart Mellor on Sep 17, 2008
I really hope this film doesn't disappoint. Ever since I saw the trailer I was eager to see it. I hope it turns out for the best...let us know what you think of it.
Luminaire on Sep 17, 2008
This looks so bad and the poster really put the final nail in the coffin for me.
Ryan on Sep 17, 2008
For once, living in Montreal is useful. We had the world premiere this summer at the Fantasia Film Festival, with all the cast and crew...and man. The theater was ultra sold out, so sold out they had to send those with VIP passes home, to make room for those who actually bought tickets. And the movie.... WAS AMAZING. So much fun. If you're not entertained, I don't know what to say. This was GREAT. *hehe, really proud to have seen this before a lot of people. Go see it. Its great.
ariel on Sep 17, 2008
Alex, don't worry to much. I saw this at Fantasia back in July and absolutely loved it. Paris is brilliant, well they all are, but she actually stood out for me. They all do a great job though. Bousman is a genius! I cannot wait to see what he gives us next. To bad this film is getting such a shitty release Nov. 7. I HATE LIONSGATE!!!
Hurmoth on Sep 18, 2008
This looks terrible. I won't even rent this bad boy.
Atomic Popcorn on Sep 18, 2008
I don't understand why anyone is excited for this pseudo-goth-hot-topic-musical. It looks like fucking garbage.
tuwhitt on Sep 18, 2008
@tuwhitt: You are a real arrogant asshat. Just because you don't like something, or it doesn't interest you doesn't mean you have to insult the people who are interested. People like you really make me want to drown a bag of kittens.
Hurmoth on Sep 18, 2008
I saw this last week at the Atlantic Film Festival. It was amazing! The whole cast worked really well together, and the music was really well done. I can't wait until the soundtrack is released so i can listen to all the songs over and over again. I also plan on buying the dvd the day it comes out.
Jamie on Sep 19, 2008
@8 ... just stating an opinion. I really don't understand why anyone would be excited, cause to me it looks pretty terrible. There's no insult intended to the people who are interested.. they can like what they like, it's all opinions. yes I used some harsh language, and looking back maybe I shouldn't have. But in my opinion this looks pretty bad.
tuwhitt on Sep 19, 2008
@tuwhitt: I need to apologize. I was to harsh myself. I understand you don't like it and that's your opinion. I personally loved this film, saw it in Montreal at the Fantasia Film Festival and it was absolutely brilliant.
Hurmoth on Sep 19, 2008
Alex, are you going to post a review for it?
Alliey on Sep 20, 2008
I just saw this last night and it really exceeded my expectations. The only complaint I have is that it seemed too short because the movie flowed so well and there was never a slow, dull moment.
Ryan on Sep 20, 2008
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