Full marks to Darren Bousman: if there's a book to be written about DIY film marketing then Bousman must surely be the man to write it. After generating a small fortune for Lionsgate by helming a string of cheap and profitable Saw sequels Bousman set out to create a little passion project, a moderately budgeted sci-fi horror musical titled Repo: The Genetic Opera, a film seemingly destined for cult hit status. But despite curiosity and fan interest running high from day one Bousman has been victimized by one of the oldest games in Hollywood: the studio regime change in which the new guy decides to make himself look better by ensuring all of the old guy's projects fail miserably. This is why Lionsgate released Midnight Meat Train only in dollar theaters. It is why Lionsgate is currently burying JT Petty's The Burrowers in the deepest hole they possibly can. And it's why Repo has received a whole lot of nothing in terms of studio support. But Bousman hasn't taken it lying down, he cares to much about this film to simply let it die and so, in the absence of studio support, he's been mounting his own grass roots campaign, releasing the soundtrack, traveling the festival circuit - most recently playing to a sold out crowd at Toronto After Dark - and will soon be taking the film out on a city-to-city tour to make sure fans get to see it.
But enough of that ... I promised a clip and a clip I shall deliver. This is a full on musical number, one that shows off the unique aesthetic of this odd little picture. You'll find it along with the proper trailer below the break in the ScreenAnarchy Player.