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The movies political voice lambasted against shallow people only worrying about social status and popularity (as illustrated with Billy's ex-girlfriend in the beginning). It also shows how the rich, literally, feed off the poor. This reminds me of how back in the Roman Empire, the peasants were heavily taxed, which was one factor of the Fall of Rome, where the poor revolted. There were clever puns thrown in that some people might have missed. The rich would eat and tear a person (well just one person) in an erotic orgy zombie-like attack, "rich feeding off the poor" - get it? There lots of references about how everyone would be "contributing to society" too.
Society has the oddness of "Jacob's Ladder" and "Nick of Time", the social satire of "American Psycho", and the gross effects of "Bad Taste" and "Re-Animator", only more emphasis on slimy repulsive sludge. Some people got dismembered in ways beyond my imagination. It wasn't bloody but it was gooey, I felt like some of the goop splattered on my face, as I stayed glued to the screen. This bizarre part makes up about the last 20 minutes of the film. Searching for answers made up most of the movie.
Other stuff I should mention: There's a little love story on the side mixed in. Film might feel like it ended a bit prematurely.Read more ›
Whitney is all-American, captain of the football team, soon to be President of the Student Body. With a Washington DC internship in the works and a Harvard acceptance letter in the hopper, what could be better for a teenager in love?
Everything. Bill Whitney is going through an awkward stage: he's got to contribute to Society, after all, but he doesn't fit in. He doesn't feel he belongs.
Worse, Whitney is convinced something is deeply, frighteningly wrong: how to explain the night terrors he has of walking through his own house, a house dark but hardly empty, the halls and rooms filled with whispers and shuffling? How to explain his sleepwalking, only to wake huddled at the base of the stairs clutching a butcher knife? How to fathom his surprise and revulsion when something---only for a fleeting instant---shifts beneath the ridge of his sister's shoulder blade, too sluggish for doubt, too quick for certainty?
How to dismiss his conviction that there are secrets being passed behind closed doors, deals being struck, sacraments carried out?
The rabid Brian Yuzna made his film debut with "Society", which takes teen angst anxiety, loads it up with cordite, and lights the fuse with a charming little message that will appeal identity-wrestling teens the world over: if you feel you're always on the outside looking in, then you could always turn yourself inside out. Literally.Read more ›
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Society is one hell of a strange movie but excellent though. I got a copy of this limited box set on amazon here shortly after release date cause I knew it would go oop soon after. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by brett
Cannot say enough good things about this film, and in particular, this release! Arrow Video has really been putting out lots of spectacular releases lately( not that they haven't... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Miggity
This is one of the great films for the nineties if you know anything about director Brian Yuzna you know what to expect he directed Return of the Living Dead 3 bride of Reanimator... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rivet headbanger
Society is a great movie, transfer was excellent quality. Bonus graphic novel really wasn't worth it, absolute rubbish. Perhaps just get the blu-ray.Published 2 days ago by CidJo
Grateful movie! Was very excited to find that arrow released a spotless blu-ray of this classic. Fast delivery, grateful sevicePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
The movies which draw my attention are the ones which incorporate some hidden truth in a story, thus providing the viewer with a particular perspective of an uncomfortable truth... Read morePublished 1 month ago by YZ_Guy
40.00 bucks foe arrow blurays? Omg...its almost the full price of an actual bluray.....and thw movies arent that great..blood rage was a mediocre slasher flick