A Serbian Film
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You would look at it as you would ogle a car crash. --Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
I admire and detest it at the same time. --Scott Weinberg - Fearnet
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1.) The film is uncut. That's the main point.... The official release date on the one I ordered was May of 2012, and THAT'S the one you need to buy if you want the truly uncut version of this disturbing film.
2.) If you do order this new version, the film will satisfy you (provided that you are a fan...), but you WILL be disappointed with the packaging. I didn't read anything about the packaging before I bought it, and was certainly skeptical when the DVD arrived in a slimline CD jewel case, attached to a DVD-sized piece of cardboard.... When I say "DVD-sized", I mean the horizontal and vertical measurements, NOT the width, which is about half the width of a normal DVD case, made from a cut piece of cardboard.... seriously. The picture on Amazon looks like a normal type of cover if you just glance at it from a distance, but the only art to be found in the packaging is a typical plot description, like the backside of a DVD cover. But the plot description is in fact smaller than a DVD cover, and is merely pasted onto one side of the cardboard cutout. The packaging has all the makings of a bootleg, BUT, at this point, I'm happy to finally have an uncut version on official DVD media.
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Most importantly, ASF addresses a question relevant to all fans of extreme-cinema: Why on Earth does any person want to watch another's suffering and obliteration for Entertainment? The lunatic Vukmir is correct that brutal torture and murder sell like crazy in our world. If you're on this product page reading this review, you're likely interested in watching fictional graphic violence from "the comfort of your arm-chair." To feel the thrill of horror with none of the consequences.
A SERBIAN FILM is super-smart sadistic art and, just as the delicious "bread-spread" Vukmir speaks of, perfect beauty derived from filth.
The director's point of this destruction is to resonate his life in Serbia and i quote "We are raped in birth, we are raped in life and we are raped in death. This is what this movie is about".
BUT the cut version is AWFUL - it loses its point, it loses its atmosphere and it loses the audiences perception of the characters, which is essential to the film. With 4mins and 17secs gone it has a huge impact on the film. It cuts almost every remotely violent scene to the extent where even the music is altered because of the heavy, and brutal editing, ripped apart by the BBFC. Their arguement is that the children used in the film could have been exposed to the actual subject of the film, and any scenes with kids is cut ruthlessly, and one main scene of the death of Milos' ex wife is completely mutilated beyond recognition.
i know that the director was furious about the cuts and i dont blame him. Many films these days often cross lines and as a extreme horror fan A SERBIAN FILM has nothing new, except its context and atmosphere.
So please if you are an extreme horror fan (and anyone else that isnt a fan i would advise to stay away from it), avoid this version and wait till we finally see the release of the uncut. As far as im concerned the cutting of this film is a travisty, and the very fact that they mutilate and hack away at the editing of the film is revoltingly ironic considering the film's context.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cutest movie you will ever see....NOT! Well........maybe cute in a SAW, HOSTEL & A CLOCKWORK ORANGE sort of way. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Nathan Greenwood
My only gripe is that this version of the film leaves what happens at the end (without giving away any spoilers here) - the thing that gives this film its notoriety and an... Read morePublished 14 days ago by MB
This movie was not what I was expecting based on other reviews. I did not find it as disturbing as many others did. I actually found it a little boring and slow moving. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Doesn't deserve one star. Two hours of snuff porn based bs. Not entertaining just plain stupid.Published 1 month ago by Omegatheundying
If you are looking for a sickening and disturbing film then this is it. If you are not looking for a movie that might ruin your year then don't watch this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sulfen
first off this blu ray is edited. the 2 most messed up scenes (newborn porn and him doing his son) a few seconds of each are gone from those. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven Martin