Repo Man is a 1984 US Sci-Fi comedy action film by Alex Cox. See IMDb
See 2012 Eureka Masters of Cinema (Uncut + Melon Farmers TV Version) Blu-ray at UK Amazon for release on 20th February 2012.
This Blu-ray will include as an extra, the inspirational BBC TV Version.
This is the legendary variant, prepared by Alex Cox for a BBC showing which incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity. In particular, ‘melonfarmers’ for ‘motherfuckers’
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From publicity material
Arguably the defining cult film of the Reagan era, the feature debut of Alex Cox is a genre-busting mash-up of atomic-age science fiction, post-punk anarchism, and conspiracy paranoia, all shot through with heavy doses of deadpan humour and offbeat philosophy.
After quitting his dead-end supermarket job, young punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) is initiated as a repo man after a chance encounter with automobile repossessor Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). An illicit, high-voltage life follows, including an adrenalised search for a mysterious 64 Chevy Malibu loaded with radioactive — and extragalactic — cargo…
With an iconic soundtrack (Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies), stunning Robby Muller cinematography, and iconoclastic direction, Repo Man remains one of the great debuts of the 1980s. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a definitive, director-approved Blu-ray.
- New high-definition master in the original aspect ratio — 1.85:1
- Original mono soundtrack and 5.1 remix, both in DTS-HD Master Audio
- English SDH subtitles on the main feature
- Isolated music and effects track
- Audio commentary with Cox and executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss, and Del Zamora
- All-new 2012 video piece by Cox offering further thoughts on the film
- Repo Man (entire TV version) — this legendary variant, prepared by Cox for network television, incorporates deleted material and surreal overdubs in place of profanity
- Repossessed — a retrospective video piece on the making of the film, featuring Cox, producers Peter McCarthy and Jonathan Wacks, and actors Del Zamora, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude
- The Missing Scenes — a roundtable viewing of deleted scenes from the film with Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, real-life neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen, and character J. Frank Parnell
- Harry Zen Stanton — an extended interview with the legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton
- Original theatrical trailer
- A 44-page full colour booklet specially created by Cox, entitled The Repo Code and incorporating all manner of Repo ephemera