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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

UF Update: Repo! The Genetic Opera

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Darren Lynn Bousman and Alexa Vega

Alexa Vega and director Darren Lynn Bousman

A movie that has been on our radar for some time now has officially gotten a DVD and Blu-ray simultaneous release date. The film has had its share of troubles getting properly released thanks to Lionsgate - according to the director Darren Lynn Bousman. It's great to hear a director like Bousman be open about what is happening in the film industry, and how it's good to be different some times and make creatively challenging choices for films.

Lionsgate seems to not have known how to promote the film, a rock opera musical horror film. Then again, they do not know how to promote anything... just look at their box office numbers. Movies that should totally annihilate the competition often aren't given a fighting change.

That's why I respect Bousman (former SAW director) for fighting to get his film released, getting to know the fans and their thoughts on it, versus the critics who do not know what to make of it.

Repo! The Genetic Opera will be released January 20th, 2009 on Blu-ray and DVD, only two months after its theatrical release.

We'll have the review and more news as it becomes available.

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