stypee wrote:I must say that I've been on the fence about seeing this film but after reading the very well written and insightful review, I feel as if I should see it... Just going to wait for the initail release here in the states...
Thanks for the kind words on the review.
I've been keeping an eye out for info on a US release, and dug up an article which suggests Invincible Pictures is looking to release A Serbian Film in the US, in its uncut form, theatrically; still can't find anything concrete on a DVD release.
I'll be honest, I had a great deal of trepidation about buying the movie, and even once I'd loaded it into my player, I was fully prepared to turn it off if it all got too much. But once the film started, the thought never crossed my mind. In fact, most people will likely build the film up in their minds to be worse than it actually is. What really has hit me in the week or so since last seeing the film, is how angry a piece of film making it really is.
If you're intrigued enough to see it, then go for it. I've certainly not been traumatized or scarred by it. A big part of writing the review was to offer an non-sensationalist account of the film. So many write-ups seemed to focus on the disturbing imagery, and end with something like, "I can handle this kind of film, but you can't so avoid at all costs." Hopefully this came across.
That being said, it's no coincidence that a lock was put on my DVD closet the day I purchased the DVD.