- Actors: Henry Rollins, Steven Ogg, Booboo Stewart
- Directors: Jason Krawczyk
- Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Studio: Vertical
- DVD Release Date: February 2, 2016
- Run Time: 99 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 381 customer reviews
- ASIN: B016JB0JWC
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,527 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
He Never Died
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Jack (HENRY ROLLINS) is in a rut. His existence has been whittled down to sleeping and watching TV and he sees the human race as little more than meat with a pulse. When Jack suddenly finds his long lost daughter taken by the city's crime syndicate, he must combat his inner demons as he embarks on a bloody war path to seek revenge and save her.
Henry Rollins is a force of nature. --Nerdist
Fresh and Smart. --Cinapse
A bloody hilarious & smart slice of supernatural noir. --Film School Rejects
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The movie was clearly written for Rollins and he lived into it. If you know much about Rollins this movie is probably a much closer depiction of Rollins the introvert than anything he has done.
The story revolves around Jack, a man who cannot die, who has been around since the bible. He is a man who understands the past because he's lived all of it but is unsettled when he is confronted by a history he didn't know existed, a daughter. You'd expect him to wax sentimental, to do deep soul searching, he does no such thing. He tries to continue his existence with her in his space and is very logical and methodical when she is kidnapped for a crime he didn't commit ... or did he?
The awkwardness of interacting with other humans is balanced only by the ruthless and precise violence that he meads out not as justice but simply as part of life. And if you are a fan of violence you'll get your fair share.
This is not a story of redemption, you won't feel settled and happy at the end but it will turn out the only way it can and the only way it ever has in Jack's life.
I rented this because I was curious how good it would be and immediately bought it because of how good it was. Definitely worth watching if you are a fan of Rollins or this style of movie.
Jack is tightly-wrapped. He disdains human interaction and speaks in monosyllables. Then he gets a call from a woman out of his past, who wants him to make sure that his daughter - surprise! - gets home safely. This turn of events begins to drag him out his self-contained world. Also, his "dealer" - blood supplier - has problems with the local mob, who keep trying to take their issues with the dealer up with Jack.
We see that Jack is incredibly strong and apparently impervious to physical injury, and the start of the movie begins with two vertical scars appearing on Jack's back, but his character is essentially a cypher. Jack clearly has more going on than being a burn-out....and then he starts talking about all the jobs he's held, and it seems that he has a picture of himself as a World War I doughboy. Plus, he has a disturbing habit of eating people's body parts.
I liked the movie. Henry Rollins ("Jack") played his role with low energy and earnestness, which makes for an understated humor, until he decides to respond to the efforts to involve him in living. Moreover, by the end, and particularly at the end, when we get answers to the questions that have been posed during the movie, Rollins does a nice job of showing a desperation from a man who doesn't understand the rules he has been forced to play by.
A bit of comedy thriller/crime action cleverly conceals what is ultimately a very deeply intellectual movie. Popcorn enthusiasts may find the ending anticlimactic as the big surprise at the end comes as no surprise at all. On the other hand, people who enjoy movies that make you think may find the many unresolved issues delightfully rewarding as the unanswered questions can largely be put together by the viewer after the movie is over--and that's what will make you rewatch the movie just to see Henry Rollins give a perfectly ambiguous performance successfully presenting the first- and second-time viewers with a delightful and satisfying--yet completely different--depiction of both the bumbling and eternally jaded immortal.
I don't buy a lot of movies but this one is a must-own for me.
I really cannot say much about the movie without spoiling it but the brevity of the character's interactions with the world were surprising and enjoyable. The LOL moments were consistent through the whole movie and the female lead reacted in a believable way. When he remarked, "I thought you were leaving," and she replied, "I NEEDED A MINUTE!" hahaha. Good stuff.
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It would be impossible to match.
Bizarre plot, dark humor.
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