God Told Me To Kill
|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Deal of the Day: Select DC titles on Blu-ray and DVD
Save on featured DC Comics titles including all season 1s of The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham. This offer ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 25, 2016. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
- Audio Commentary with writer/director Larry Cohen
- TV Spots
- Poster & Still Gallery
Top Customer Reviews
As with nearly all of his films, this 1976 outre opus from writer/director Larry Cohen is no ordinary low-budget genre film. Though the premise of GOD TOLD ME TO is undoubtedly outlandish, the characters that Cohen creates in the film are vivid and memorable, their dialog very realistic, and the situations in which Cohen places them are so authentically and convincingly drawn that an audience is quickly convinced to suspend their disbelief. In addition, Cohen is a master at creating subtle subtext, and GOD TOLD ME TO is riddled with it. As the primary narrative progresses, things go on ?below the surface" that force viewers to evaluate, even if only subconsciously, their concepts of things such as marriage, sex, gender, religion & faith, family & genetics, security, and authority. Most Cohen fans regard GOLD TOLD ME TO as the auteur's most cohesive, articulate, and thought-provoking work.
A number of genre fans and critics alike have cited GOD TOLD ME TO as the precursor to the television series THE X-FILES.Read more ›
The Blue Underground DVD is the usual immaculate treatment, with plenty of great tidbits offered in the Lustig/Cohen commentary track. Now this guy knows how to record an audio commentary! His movies on DVD are always enjoyable. B+
I think I'd call this a "high-end B movie", because its production and acting are mixed; sometimes both are terrible (such as a shooting scene where a couple of people are 'shot' before you hear gunfire- inexecusably bad effects, there!) and other times there are really nice, low-tech photographic techniques and shots. Also, there are a couple of names in here, and Deborah Raffin's wardrobe was by Halston, so there must have been money in this movie at one point. Other times, it feels very cheap, especially owing to some wobbly camera work, although that could've been due to location shots and existing technological limitations.
Cronenberg fans will appreciate the 'alien vaj' imagery (not for me, though)and anyone who's a fan of supernatural themes and 70s movies will enjoy this one. It goes on a bit longer than it needs to, but this is really a cut above the average horror film of its time in terms of its weird plot. Truly a unique script.
Also, the Andy Kaufman cameo is fun, too. If you're expecting hi-tech effects and realism, this isn't for you. But if you lower your standards a bit and embrace the weirdness, you will be rewarded.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bizarre combination of sci-fi and religion. if you liked this movie and you want to take it to the next level get THE VISITOR.Published 2 months ago by D. kruso
Weird movie, but I like it. Good picture quality for blu ray.Published 2 months ago by Samuel R. Jennings
I liked the feel of the movie , and some scenes were entertaining, but the plot was all over the place and kinda confusing.Published 5 months ago by Jesse Deforest
I saw this movie years ago and had only brief memories of it. When I saw it on late one night at some obscure time, I knew I had to see if it was available on DVD. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ignatius Malibu
Excellent, kind of ahead of its time. The truth only began to dawn on me slowly. Well done drama.Published 13 months ago by Edward T. Moore
Was Ok, but the disc I got had some areas that skipped. I missed some of the story that mattered.Published 13 months ago by Paul Schnae
a weird, completely original film by larry cohen. totally watchable and never dull. sometimes it betrays its low budget and guerrilla style of filmmaking.Published 14 months ago by alan levine
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Blue Underground
- Movies & TV > Fully Loaded DVDs > DTS
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Horror
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Indie & Art House
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy