Repo! The Genetic Opera Soundtrack, Cast Recording
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REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Produced by Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate
Written by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich
Starring Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton, Anthony Head, Bill Mosely, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich and Sarah Brightman, (cameo by Joan Jett)
In the no-so-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GENECO, a biotech company that offers organ transplants...for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by THE REPO MAN. By fusing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and BLADE RUNNER, this futuristic tale of horror modernizes the rock opera genre with original music and rich, dark production design.
This rock opera boasts an entirely original soundtrack that blends equal parts goth and punk rock to form an eerie and powerful musical narrative. All of the actors performed their own songs, and the music was provided by an all-star lineup that features performances from Richard Patrick (Filter), Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Army of Anyone), Brian Young (David Lee Roth's band), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), Sonny Moore (First to Last), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets), Blasko (Ozzy Osborne), Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie's band), Melora Creager (Rasputina). Also lending her voice to the soundtrack is the edgy pop star Poe. Japanese musician and composer Yoshiki Haysahi (of the legendary rock band X-Japan) co-produced the music with Joe Bishara to create one of the most diverse soundtracks in movie history.
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Top Customer Reviews
The soundtrack plays alternately like a gothic/industrial album [Legal Assassin, Zydrate Anatomy], a quirky piece of novelty comedy [Mark It Up, We Started This Op'ra S**t], and moving musical tragedy [Gold, Genetic Emancipation]. The elements of traditional opera somehow manage to mesh with hardcore guitar riffing. It's an eclectic music fan's dream. All the players, especially Terrance Zdunich [and even Paris Hilton] deliver vocally, and the production is nearly impeccable. [It's easy to see why Yoshiki jumped on this project, since it plays essentially like Violet UK: The Musical.]
I don't normally rave so consistently about records - let alone soundtracks - but I have nothing bad to say here. REPO is amusing, moving, and deliciously dark. Like Dexter with sopranos, or Sweeney Todd discovers distortion. Beauty meets degradation in a truly fascinating way.
Courtesy of Sarah Brightman and (especially) Paul Sorvino little operatic phrases fill otherwise Gothic-style Rock/Pop Rock tracks which offers a unique experience we haven't seen in musicals before (not that it is unheard of in music in general, think Nightwish). But at times it's hard to tell whether shifts in genre are intentional or the result of poor arrangements. A strange transition from the gothic (albeit ringtone repetitive) "Things you see In a Graveyard" " to "Infected" comes to mind which would not sound out of place in a typical teenage girl pop-rock band - although it is quite catchy and here Alexa Vega proves she can sing. Perhaps if I saw them within the context of the film (and in the correct order), I would appreciate the tracks even more - but it doesn't appear Lionsgate thinks the movie is commercially viable to have a wide release.
Still, even without the movie there are many notable tracks: "Legal Assassin" is a great rock number performed very well by Anthony Head, the rhythmic "Mark it up" and the deepish "21st Century Cure" are also among my favourites. "I didn't know I'd Love you So Much" and "Genetic Emancipation" are contrasting and (especially the former) moving tracks that hold their own, even if a little pop-ish.
The two bests tracks are though, in my opinion "Zydrate Anatomy" and "Gold". Paris Hilton is actually not that bad either and I feel without her the former would lose something (not that she has a big part).Read more ›
I don't understand why people buy soundtracks if they haven't seen the movie. I further don't understand why people buy soundtracks if they HAVE seen the movie and dislike it.
This movie has a huge following of underground lovers, and RHPS(Rocky Horror Picture Show) enthusiasts, as well as independent movie lovers. If this doesn't sound like you, then OF COURSE YOU WON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SOUNDTRACK! It's a fricken musical, people! You don't go buy the soundtrack to Rent or Spring Awakening without understanding the plot and think it's the best **** ever, what makes you think that will happen here?
Some people will not like this movie, or the soundtrack. Fine. Some people bought either or both without knowing what they were buying. I say, it's your own fault for spending your money without knowing what you were buying. I for one, loved it. 'nuff said.
But back to the cd after watching the movie. So when I bought the cd I was certain I'd be completely happy. While I love the songs still I am vexed by the way the cd was cut. The songs are not in the order of the movie, very dissappointing. And worse they cut out so many perfect song moments!! You get 2 or 3 songs not shown in the movie but what's the point. I would have rather they extended the other songs and left those off. Like 'Bug a Needle'. Without seeing what this song was supposed to be about, it made no sense at all! They left out the start of the Night Surgeon where Rotti is forcing Nathan to remember. Come on guys that was beautiful work!!! Why wasn't it on the cd?? And why wasn't Gravdigger's last song on the cd. It was a very important message. The 'dummy's' part is not included in Thankless Job, I can deal with that better. Because I just end up singing that part. hehe
Either way this is a phenominal musical and if you haven't given it a try you should. But warning you will either LOVE IT or HATE IT!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
...All you one-star people. First of all, most of you are buying the soundtracks based on good customer reviews and without having seen the film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MisanthropicGirl
I'm a big nerd of a bunch of different fandoms including, but not limited to, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Supernatural. Repo! Read morePublished 4 months ago by WillowGirl313
I love it I love the movie as well Amazon you have everythingPublished 8 months ago by Jessica Gauthier
This was brilliantly mixed. Me and my kiddo love belting these tunes out in the car.Published 8 months ago by CatSoup
Awesome CD, had all the music from the movie I wanted. Tracks not in exact same order as appearance in movie but not a big deal.Published 8 months ago by greener
Love, love , love this! Anthony Steward Head has a wonderful voice and all the emotion of his character comes through on the soundtrack. Very entertaining - highly recommend!Published 8 months ago by Hope in CT
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|IS this a burned cd?||
Yes- right now it is only available online because the parent company of the movie is giving it such a limited release. (Hopefully if enough people buy the ST and go see the movie, it will get a wider release.)
So according to Amazon their CD is "manufactured on demand using CD-R... Read More
Oct 13, 2008 by D. Herr | See all 5 posts
|I can't f*cking wait||
I knowwwww. I wish it was getting a bigger release. I'm in love. I'm smitten.
I'm jealous of places hosting the release. Grr and persnicket.
Sep 29, 2008 by Alluvial | See all 3 posts
|So . . . What's worse?||
I think the whole thing is silly. I mean, I guess I can see it from both sides.
Torrenters don't believe they should have to pay for something; if they don't know if they are going to like it. Which does make sp,e sense. I would hate to buy a movie on impulse only to find out I hated it. But... Read More
Oct 3, 2008 by Joshua T. | See all 4 posts
|Where's the extended version of the soundtrack?||
I heard that it was supposed to be out Feb. 17, but that didn't happen. there are 64 songs in the movie, just have them release a box set with all of them so we can finally be happy!
Feb 19, 2009 by Taylor Hamilton | See all 7 posts
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Slipknot? lolololol. Way to fail, kid.
Oct 8, 2008 by Joshua T. | See all 8 posts