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12.29.09 11 Comments

This is the red-band trailer for Repo Men, but be careful because it’s NSFW for swearing and bloody and boobs and stuff.  It has nothing to do with Alex Cox’s 1984 cult classic Repo Man, though Cox thinks Universal changed the title from Repossession Mambo to punish him for making a kind-of sequel without them.

Instead it tells of a near future when human life spans have been greatly extended by expensive artificial organs created by a company called The Union. When people fail to make their payments for a fancy new liver or other piece of their gut, a team of surgical operatives are sent out to reclaim The Union’s property. The film follows two of these guys, played by Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. [/Film]

If you thought that sounded familiar, check out the synopsis for Repo! The Genetic Opera from 2008:

Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men.

I guess that’s not really a complaint, because once you remove Paris Hilton and awful goth music from the equation, I sort of forget what my objection was.  On another note, it looks like Forest Whitaker missed a few payments on that eye.  *tries to play rimshot, pokes self in eye with drumstick*

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