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  • Actors: Matthew Montgomery, Alexandra Billings, Derek Long, Rasool Jahan, Allie Rivenbark
  • Directors: Sean Abley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color, Dolby, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: July 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0011B9W74
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,565 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Socket" on IMDb

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Product Description

Dr. Bill Matthews is struck by lighting. While recovering at the hospital where he works, he begins an intimate relationship with Dr. Craig Murphy, who invites Bill to join a strange group of lightning survivors.

Review

Queer as Folk taking place in General Hospital but directed by David Cronenberg! --Mark Harper, Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

Customer Reviews

Unfortunately the very low production values seriously degrade this film.
astrorev
If you like independent movies, this one might be for you, but I think this is just a film you should rent in a video store, if you actually wanna see it.
rüsselpest
All I can say is do NOT buy this film... The only electrifying thing about this film is that it was ever made.
D. C. Mappin

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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By M. Mishkoff on March 18, 2008
Format: DVD
Tired of AIDS, coming of age, that first relationship, and campy fabulousness being the only subjects of queer cinema? Ready for a gay film where the sexual orientation of the characters is treated in a matter-of-fact manner and secondary to the actual storytelling? Do you like good ole fashioned sci-fi/horror genre entertainment? Then Socket is a movie you'll want to check out.

I managed to catch this at the LA G&L film festival last year, and I have to say it was a breath of fresh year. I'm gay, but I'm also a true blue geek who loves good sci-fi and horror movies. And let's face it, it's not like anyone is trampling over themselves to make movies for gay geeks. So to discover Socket, with it's quirky premise, solid writing, and great performances, that just also happened to have some super steamy sex scenes thrown in, was truly a nice surprise. I'm glad to see that the film secured a distributor so that more people will be able to see it - and I hope that it's a big success so that more movies like it will get made in the future.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Danimaniac on April 23, 2008
Format: DVD
I enjoyed this movie. Even though it's not the best movie of any of the genres it crosses, it certainly is not "the worst gay movie ever", as touted in the hyperbolic reviews which trash it. SOCKET has a unique premise and carries it out well. Without over-analyzing the physics or having a degree in engineering, I was able to sit back and enjoy a fun ride with likable characters and a light presentation. I was a little disappointed because, I don't know why, I expected more gore. I guess when I learned of the concept of the movie, I thought it sounded very David Cronenberg... so I imagined there'd be more gore. One of the positive aspects of the movie is that it is a movie with gay characters that isn't about being gay. I think it has cross-over appeal for a hetero audience not afraid of seeing men naked as much as we see Sharon Stone naked in her "thrillers". Also, the nudity isn't as gratuitous as other reviwews here would have you believe. This isn't one of those movies that's all about sex & naked gays with a loose story hung around it. Here, the story and characters come first. I think the problem other reviewers had with this movie was a preconcieved notion of what they were going to see. I was disappointed with the lack of gore when I was expecting buckets, but I realize it wasn't the movie makers' fault I expected that without knowing the movie well before seeing it. I guess the movie is at least unique in the fact that its premise has a lot of possibilities- I think it is worth a look with an open mind and few preconcieved notions.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Franklin Hummel on March 26, 2008
Format: DVD
*Note: There are minor spoilers in this review.* --- SOCKET is a good SF horror film. The disappointing thing is, it could have been a great one. --- This movie's creative concept is that some people who are struck by lightning are then able to become quasi-sexually stimulated by electricity. These few meet together in a small, secret group and give themselves electrical highs. --- SOCKET then becomes the horror cliché story of a Strange Thing (blood, brain parts, salt, lifeforce, etc.) That Becomes An Addiction and ends with another cliché, The Horror Still Lives! --- (The Strange Addiction theme can be done with greatness: watch Roger Corman's X - THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES.) --- This is a well-done movie even with a low-budget that had to be filmed in 9 days. Many of the actors are excellent; one reason I bought this DVD was for Matthew Montgomery, who I've followed since his appearance in a fan-made STAR TREK web episode. --- The main reason I bought it is I *really* love SF&F&H and if it's gay-related that's a *big* plus. --- Beyond its standard plot, there are several serious problems that make enjoying SOCKET difficult. First, the movie's transfer to DVD seems to have been done at a low audio level. Once the film began I had to turn my TV's volume to nearly twice it's normal level to make it audible. (After the end credits, I was blasted by loud music when the disc returned to the menu.) --- Next, of great importance in all speculative film/fiction is to have a consistent universe *within* its story. SOCKET fails this in two ways. There is the often presence of TVs with static-filled screens. I had thought the electrically-charged character's body interfered with electronics, but this was contradicted by his using a cell phone and computer without problems.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By astrorev on March 2, 2009
Format: DVD
The premise of this movie is intriguing and the allegorical parallels to drug addiction are actually well portrayed. Unfortunately the very low production values seriously degrade this film. Let's face it, open heart surgery in a dimly lit room that looks like it's in a warehouse basement??! I could go on and on with examples of not only poor sets, but of cheesy lighting, poor sound, and horror elements that are about as scary as shelling peanuts. The transfer quality to the dvd is pretty awful, too; washed out colors, & erratic volume. Perhaps this movie was more enjoyable on the big screen?? Two stars for the eye candy and maybe a half star for the effort...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lasha VINE VOICE on June 14, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have to admit after reading the reviews I waited until this movie went on sale to purchase it. I wasn't expecting much. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find I really enjoyed this movie. The two leads, Bill and Craig (Matthew Montgomery from "Gone, But Not Forgotten") had great chemistry together and the plot was extremely original.

Now I have seen better production values on a Sci-Fi channel Saturday night movie, but for a low-budget, sci-fi and gay-themed film this movie is far better than say "Boa vs. Python" or "Megasnake."

Take a chance on this film, I think you'll like it.
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