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Red Cockroaches (2005)

Leila J. Babson , Ed Band  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Leila J. Babson, Ed Band, Peter Brensinger, Sarah Brensinger, Anna Cody
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Heretic Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AS1KWY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Red Cockroaches" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Trailer
  • Making of Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Director Miguel Coyula and Stars Adam Plotch and
  • Jeff Pucillo
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Short Film by Director Miguel Coyula
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

RED COCKROACHES is one of the most astounding and impressive debut films you will ever see! Shot on digital video, with editing and visual stylizing and effects done on director Miguel Coyula’s Apple G4 computer, the seamless visual effects, distinct colorization, and stunning visual imagery makes the film feel like some sort of comic book alternate reality come to life. No shot is repeated in the entire film, and every scene has subtle or not so subtle digital visual effects.

Set in a New York of the near future, complete with flying cars and glowing red cockroaches, RED COCKROACHES is a mind bending and morally ambiguous astounding visual experience.

A man in his twenties meets a mysterious young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on an obsessive-destructive journey revealing dark family secrets and forbidden desires.

Mysterious and seductive, often disturbing, this unclassifiable piece of cinema offers very few answers as it plays with our genre expectations, taking us on a surreal journey with a devastating climax.

Review

"One of the most delighting suprises of the year." -- Extraordinary Movie and Video Guide

"Red Cockroaches is one of the most amazing, surreal microcinema features I've experienced." -- Microcinema Scene

"undeniably inventive, visually stunning...a triumph of technology in the hands of a visionary with know-how, Miguel Coyula" -- Daily Variety, June 8, 2004

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will not believe what you just saw! August 30, 2005
By MA
Format:DVD
This film is truly unique. Cult classic is a term that is often overused, but Red Cockroaches is a film that leaves a lasting impression and I strongly feel will have staying power. Love it or hate it you will think about it long after the movie is over.

The film is full of dazzling visual imagery and stunning colorization...it feels at times a bit like Sin City, other times more like Mulholland Drive, and other times like nothing I've ever seen! The editing is incredibly creative, the acting is strong, and the movie grabs your attention from the opening shot of a futuristic NY skyline all the way to a very jarring climax.

This movie is creating a lot of buzz and after seeing the film I know why. Do yourself a favor and check this movie out!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is independent Filmmaking at its Finest October 4, 2005
By D. Holt
Format:DVD
RED COCKROACHES is a disturbing movie because of the subject matter and it makes a really big statement. A movie does not have to have millions of dollars or big name Actors to be really good.

When you consider how Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/ComposerMiguel Coyula made this movie for only $2000, the man is nothing short of a brilliant filmmaker. I'm in awe of his talent and skills and of the talented Actors in the film. GREAT JOB! A fantastic, surreal, disturbing, odd, artistic gem of a film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Technical Interest Only March 5, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The fact that this was made with consumer equipment and has bigger budget look makes it worth watching for the aspiring no-budget Feature maker but the plot is nothing more than shock masquerading as a compelling story.
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