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3.9 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews

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Intensely grotesque and shocking as hell, Feed is a heavyweight thrill ride through the depths of depravity. A veteran of cyberporn investigations, Australian cop Philip Jackson is no stranger to the dangerous side of sexual fetishes. He may have found his sickest case yet when he discovers a sinister side to an American website devoted to fat-admiring men and obese women called "feeders" and "gainers." Could the man behind it all be force-feeding missing women to death? Tense, dark and deeply disturbing, director Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity) takes the crime-thriller genre to a twisted, gut-wrenching new level.

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" I could not tear my eyes away from Feed , one of the sickest films I have ever seen. " --Anthony Timpone, Fangoria

"A freakish, ferocious masterpiece of gleefully kinky, taboo-smashing obscenity." --Rue Morgue

"Intense, gripping...will test you, challenge you, force you to pick up the phone and order a case of Slim Fast." --Ventura County Reporter

"A freakish, ferocious masterpiece of gleefully kinky, taboo-smashing obscenity." --Rue Morgue

"Intense, gripping...will test you, challenge you, force you to pick up the phone and order a case of Slim Fast." --Ventura County Reporter

Special Features

  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Final Day Interview with Director Brett Leonard
  • Interviews with Alex O'Loughlin, Jack Thompson and producer Melissa Beauford
  • "Feed In Philadelphia: the North American Premiere" featurette
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Infomercial

Product Details

  • Actors: Alex O'Loughlin, Patrick Thompson, Gabby Millgate, Jack Thompson, Rose Ashton
  • Directors: Brett Leonard
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: February 17, 2006
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FP2YRM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,847 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Feed" on IMDb

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Feed is directed by Leonard who also brought us cyber-crime flicks The Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity. In Feed, he explores the world of Feeders & Gainers.

Alex O'Loughlin plays Michael Carter, a Feeder who films feeding women online and tracks their vital stats for placing bets as to when they will die. Det. Jackson (Patrick Thompson) finds the website and decides to track down Carter and prove he is a serial killer despite the fact the women are voluntarily fed.

I suppose the film leaves the notion of killing by weight gain up for debate. Both men have valid arguments while neither is truly right. Carter argues that he is helping the women by not judging them and allowing them to take whatever shape they want. He states that the ridiculous ideal woman in America now is an androgynous, hairless, waif that resembles a [...] boy. Det. Jackson argues that since the Gainers eventually die, it is murder. We would prosecute someone for starving another person, then why not for over-feeding her?

Another interesting contrast between the two men is their relationships with women. While Carter is perceived as a serial killer and therefore the Bad Guy, he showers the women in his life with attention and love (even the overweight ones). Det. Jackson is very hypocritical in his notion of saving women considering the abusive relationship he has with his skinny girlfriend.

I feel Carter is the perfect villain. He is sweet, handsome, and charming. He is a stranger you would trust talking to on a street. O'Loughlin plays the role well and can effectively sway from debonair to downright creepy.

Now to the gore.... I was disgusted in a way by the film. While there are scenes of overeating and food fed by a tube down a throat, these actually did not bother me.
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Wow! I stumbled across FEED thinking it was some type of schlock exploitation film of the Fat Admirers subculture, and it probably is that, but it is so much more. It has to be the most intelligent, engrossing film I have watched in a long time. The film uses shock to make you question your world and beliefs. It forces you to look at body image, sexuality, criminality and ultimately love in bold new ways. What really struck me was the way that it force-fed its audience the need to question their notions of consent. From the opening sequence of the two German men that the previous reviewer mentioned, the film twists the rhetoric of "My body, my choice" to levels I still can't resolve. Deirdre's complicity with her situation is especially well-portrayed by the actress.

The films' smartest moments derive from the blurring of boundaries between "perverts" and people obsessed with policing said perverts' "desires." As the previous reviewer mentioned, Phillip often seems more of an antagonist than Michael. The final scene is just brilliant: funny, shocking, moving. It cements Michael's indictment of Philip and upholds the notion that there is little difference between being obsessed with perversion and being obsessed with policing perversion. The "spirals of power and pleasure" that encompass Michael and Phillip are awe-inspiring. Never have I seen a film capture this cliched with such conviction.

The director called the film his "love letter to America" and I see it. The film attacks our consumption of our resources, and questions our obsession with being so "fat." The line about the cremation diamonds that Michael delivers to Philip is ingenious!

Obviously, I am in love with the film.
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WOW...At first I was uncomfortable watching the movie, especially that although it isn't a "true" story it is based on a lifestyle that has become "popular". Being someone that recently lost 100 pounds, I found this a great way to stay motivated! <lol> I have seen both sides of the track as to how people treat "fat" people and how they treat "thin" people. I, of course, prefer the treatment as a thin person, but find it sad how I was judged even though I am the same person no matter what my size...but society doesn't always recognize that. But this movie takes the idea of what is "beautiful" and what isn't to a different level. At first I was disgusted by the entire movie...but kept watching and was soon pulled in by it. Alex O'Loughlin's performance is fabulous! His portrayal of Michael Carter, a man that grew up with a possessive, overbearing, "fat" mother that lead him to this "out of the norm" obsession with fat women, is brilliantly acted. He draws you in and gives a hauntingly, chilling performance. His character is far from the recent clean cut, handsome Navy Seal Lt. Commander on H50. I'm not sure if it is for everyone. It deals with a subject matter that some people may be very uncomfortable with or disgusted by with a thriller twist...but I think the average open-minded thriller movie person would enjoy it. PLEASE NOTE: You WON'T want any popcorn or snacks while watching this movie! <smile!>
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You know, this is a weird movie. I'm not even sure for myself why I consider it to be 4 stars, but it is different and I appreciate that. There are scenes that are pretty gross and I may have cringed, but the idea behind the film was awesome. Not too sure on the acting and it seemed in scenes the sound was often too light to hear clearly but you could tell what was going on. Loved the ending though, and it isn't what you would expect by watching the film.
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