Tuesday, October 26, 2010
DVDebut: the Deagol Brothers' MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE is a love story with a twist
MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE, the two-year-old film from an entity known as the Deagol Brothers (try finding a photograph of this pair!) that opened in a very limited release in Los Angeles (November 2009), in New York (August 2010), and arrives today, October 26, on DVD and Blu-ray. There is a zombie in the movie; in fact, she very nearly has the lead and probably a majority of the screen time (and the actress who plays her -- Shellie Marie Shartzer -- gives one of the best zombie performances ever). But so what? This is first (and in every other way) a tale of crossed (star- and otherwise) lovers and of the inability of human beings to find the right mate. No one in the movie connects with his or her true love; in fact, every relationship we see is wrong.
Jordan Lehning), the swimming pool scene (someone must have seen Skolimowski's Deep End) -- that you'll have no trouble staying interested. Provided you don't demand too many answers.
As the movie year draws to its close, I suspect this is one of the films that will be part of my list of "specials" at season's end. In any case, Make-Out With Violence (think of it as Deadgirl set amidst a much kindlier, classier crowd) is a film you should not miss. Available via Factory 25, you can rent or purchase it starting
today, October 26.