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We Are The Flesh (2016/MVD Visual/Arrow Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: C

There are certain films that are so disturbing you can only watch them once in a great while. (For me it's Requiem For A Dream). We Are The Flesh (2016) is one of those films. The bold first film by Emiliano Rocha Minter, it only consists mainly of three characters, all of which are giving into their darkest desires and exploiting their sins into depraved insanity. Part horror movie and part art house film, We Are The Flesh isn't for those who mind gratuitous nudity, necrophilia, and incest and isn't afraid to gross out its audience in every which way you can think of.

The film stars Noe Hernandez, Maria Evoli, and Diego Gamaliel.

A homeless brother (Gamaliel) and sister (Evoli) stumble upon a weird creepy Hermit (Hernandez) who is squatting in a abandoned building. Having no place else to go, they strike up a deal with him to stay there, only in return they have to help him build a bizarre womb-like structure made of sticks and tape. Feeding them eggs and gross meat, the Hermit pits the siblings against each other and in the meantime convinces them into acting out his perverse fantasies. From there, things just get weird(er).

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a nice sounding, lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 Spanish Surround track with English subs, the presentation on the disc is fine. This is a very colorful film and has a lot of nicely shot sequences that are clear and highly defined. The sound design is very atmospheric and there are several standout sequences where sound is a key element. The score wasn't anything to write home about, but fit the film fine.

Special Features:

A new video essay by critic Virginie Selavy

New interviews with director Emiliano Rocha Minter and cast members Noe Hernandez, Maria Evoli and Diego Gamaliel

Two short films by Emiliano Rocha Minter: Dentro and Videohome

Original theatrical trailer

Stills gallery

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

All in all, I found We Are The Flesh to be visually arresting but gratuitous and a bit too pretentious in its storytelling. This definitely an 'acquired taste' of cinema.

- James Lockhart



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