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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ..

Ok, look, I've never seen this movie. Some say it's amazing and some say it's an unwatchable crapburger.

So let's see if we can get thru this.

Enjoy ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikipedia machine ...

"Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2008 horror-rock opera musical film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The film is based on a play written and composed by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. The film opened in a very limited release on November 7, 2008, on seven screens in Pasadena, Chicago, Mobile, Charlotte, Kansas City, Toronto and Ottawa.

The film took in an average of $3,250 per screen on its opening day. A 22-track soundtrack was released online on September 30, 2008, with an extended version containing 38 tracks released almost exclusively for download on February 20, 2009. The DVD and Blu-ray were released January 20, 2009.

To coincide with the film's release, Bousman, Smith and Zdunich, as well as various cast members, did a tour version of the film. Principal cast and crew also did extensive Q&A sessions following each screening. Because of strong ticket sales, a second and third touring session were added, in addition to a British tour across four locations. A Repo! Road Show was announced on January 28, 2012 in 10 cities. This show was similar to the Repo! Road Tour, except it was almost completely fan-run.

Repo! The Genetic Opera holds the record for the most songs ever composed into one film, with a total of 64. Some were cut from the final edit of the film. Joan Jett appears as a guitarist and Melora Creager of Rasputina plays cello on the soundtrack.

In 1996, Darren Smith had a friend who was going through bankruptcy and whose possessions were going into foreclosure. Inspired by this, Smith came up with the idea of a future where not only your property could be repossessed, but also your body parts. Smith and Terrance Zdunich collaborated ideas and plot lines to create The Necromerchant's Debt. The first version of Repo! was The Necromerchant's Debt, which told the story of a graverobber in debt to a Repo Organ Man. It was first performed at the John Raitt theater. After being such a success, creators Smith and Zdunich expanded on the universe to create all of the storylines that became Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Many changes were made, gradually, to the characters and music. For example, Rotti, in the earliest performances, was not the father to Luigi, Pavi, and Amber. Instead, he was a younger brother to Luigi and Pavi, while Amber was Luigi's daughter. Once Repo! was picked up by Lionsgate, shooting began on September 2007 in Canada. The film was scheduled to be released on April 25, 2008, but was pushed back to November 7. X Japan member Yoshiki Hayashi produced the soundtrack, along with composing one extra track for the film. He also serves as one of the film's producers. Due to Lionsgate's lack of promotion, director Bousman and creator Zdunich did much of their own promotion.

The film received generally negative reviews from critics; critics polled on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 32% 'Rotten' with the site's consensus saying, 'Bombastic and intentionally gross, Repo! The Genetic Opera has a unique style but lacks the wit and substance to be involving.' However, users gave the film a score of 72%. Kyle Smith of The New York Post concluded, 'There probably aren't enough futuristic Goth rock musicals, but Repo! The Genetic Opera is weak on a couple of things a musical needs: music and lyrics.'

Hilton's performance as Amber won her the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.

Repo! made $53,684 in its opening weekend, a $6,711 average per theater. The film's full 11-theater release earned $146,750 in the United States, and an additional $41,376 internationally, for a total of only $188,126 worldwide."

Steve's Snacks Of The Week:

Coffee
Pills
A Lot More Coffee
Asthma Medication
Some Pretty Good Popcorn
Vanilla Ice Cream
A Ton Of Coffee to get Thru this Turdburger
Random Chips
Sexual Frustration

... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! Because I rock. But before the show starts then lets go over a few theater rules.

First off, there's no talking in Steve's Theater during our feature presentation and talkers WILL be turned into racist Romney supporters. Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. No open flames. Dispose of all trash in its proper receptacle. And please ... NO TEXTING! Very serious about that one.


And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).


ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!


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