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A Serbian Film (2010)

Srdjan Todorovic , Sergej Trifunovic , Srdjan Spasojevic  |  NC-17 |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic
  • Directors: Srdjan Spasojevic
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Serbian
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NC-17
  • Studio: Invincible Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ER6SNM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,264 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The most disturbing thing we had ever seen. --Eugene Novikov - Moviefone.com

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

Product Description

Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife and son in tumultuous Serbia. A sudden call from his former colleague will change everything. A leading role in a new production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. The director and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything

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500 of 512 people found the following review helpful
By Hudson
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I recently found out that a new "uncut" version of this sick, twisted, and totally brilliant film had been released. There have been a few "Uncut" versions of this film on DVD and all of those versions have, in fact, been cut heavily... despite the releases being named "A Serbian Film - (Uncut)". But when I saw that the running time on this new version was 104 minutes, I decided to roll the dice and ordered it so that I could finally own a decent copy, and for all intents and purposes, this new version is the best one available so far. Here's what you should know:

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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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible cuts! March 18, 2011
A SERBIAN FILM was my fav horror film of 2010, and as a Faustian thriller it pulls its sadistic and mind blowing depravity off very well. Top marks for the actors and the super effective soundtrack, possibly one of the most seedy industrialised yet amazing music that fits the film so well, and adds a huge amount of atmosphere to complete the films promise of an almost machiavellian plan to use the subject of the ultimate victim.
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.
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134 of 162 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS: IT IS THE CENSORED VERSION October 16, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
Send a message to the spineless distributors that we won't accept censored movies. As if anyone who is ok with watching the cut version wouldn't also be ok with watching the uncut version... The ending of the cut version loses all its power. Just find the real version online somewhere.
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106 of 128 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Cut. October 25, 2011
Format:DVD
The two most essential scenes are missing from the film. Total runtime is 103 minutes. Deeply disappointed. Not because I'm a sick bastard, but because they've completely undermined the point of the film, and the suffering of Milos and his family. I'm only giving this three stars because of the picture quality (which is quite good).
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Life of a victim" November 27, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A brainy meta-flick containing shocking gore, razor-sharp socio-political symbolism, heart-annihilating family-drama, A+ Production values and at least 4 of the most disturbing, sexually aberrant scenes ever shot, A SERBIAN FILM is exactly what everyone says on BOTH sides of the argument: Depraved and shameful exploitation meets infinitely watchable cult-classic awesome-ness. Love it or hate it, you cannot dispute the overwhelming power and off-the-charts quality control at work.

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 graphic violence and bodily violation 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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fifty thousand miles under your brain!
A hard film to watch. No doubt it. It exploits until unbearable visuals the limits of the unthinkable and the unspekable. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Hiram Gomez Pardo
5.0 out of 5 stars sex and violence at its finest!
I finally got a chance to see this film, and I'm not a shame to admit that I liked it! Milos a retired pornstar is low on funds and he then takes a job doing porn, but porn in a... Read more
Published 18 days ago by George Carabetsos
4.0 out of 5 stars FOR ADULTS ONLY! This is the first version I've ...
FOR ADULTS ONLY! This is the first version I've seen and I've heard about heavily censored cuts. But this is the December 2013 uncut version and it may be the real deal. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror Junkie's Review: A mind blowing, nerve wracking, mind...
I didn't bother leaving a review when I first got this. Not sure if the cover has changed but my DVD (uncut of course) came on a piece of brown cardboard (as it was supposed to,,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Renee Blue
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe it
Unreal off the wall movie got the good one not censored. Will not watch it again ever and I like sick movies but this one wow
Published 2 months ago by pjo
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging
This is the most intense movie ever made! It's worth the price just to see if you can make it all the way through to the end. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BookBuyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint of heart.
This is one rough film to watch. That said, I think it's brilliant. But then again no one really takes my foreign film viewing all that seriously.
Published 2 months ago by Anthony J. Suszczynski
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint of heart nor is it for kids.
I ordered this film a few months ago and tonight I just watched it. All I can say is whoa. It's very well made and very well acted. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Marie Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars If you don't walk away from this film feeling sick,
you either weren't paying attention or you are so desensitized that you have become a waste of humanity and need to seriously re-evaluate some things in your life.
Published 3 months ago by Chief Lewal
1.0 out of 5 stars I get it...you're trying to to be artsy, edgy and controversial...
Generally, I understand the point in these types of movies and I have a fairly high tolerance for gore and exploitation... even if it is just for shock value. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AmarasMama
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