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We Are The Flesh Blu-ray Review

We Are The Flesh

“We Are The Flesh” is pretentious drivel.

Set in a seemingly post-apocalyptic world, the story revolves around a creepy, unstable, grinning, loner (Mariano) who has created his own lair so to speak. One day a brother (Lucio) and sister (Fauna) stumble upon his hideout and opt to stay there as they have nowhere to go. In order to stay there, however, Lucio and Fauna must engage in unspeakable acts (to put it mildly) at the demand of the mad Mariano.

Some film fans may find this arty piece of Mexican horror cinema to be a boundary pushing visionary story about moral corruption. I am not one of those film fans. Truth be told, I am not sure which is more nightmarish, the content or the experience of watching this movie. To say “We Are The Flesh” is not for the faint of heart is an understatement. While not rated, this film would easily garner an X rating due to its content which includes (but is certainly not limited to) scenes of graphic sex, murder, cannibalism, and incest.

“We Are The Flesh” feels like the type of repulsive movie that merely sets out to shock people. I’ve never been a fan of those types of unsettling films as they come off as trashy, exploitive, and, above all, pretentious. Personally, I have nothing against filmmakers like “We Are The Flesh” director Emiliano Rocha Minter who want to tell disturbing non-mainstream stories, but that doesn’t mean I want to endure deeply deranged cinematic works like this either.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? This is generally a really dark  film, but the 1080p certainly helps the movie visually.

Audio Tracks: Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Uncompressed LPCM 2.0. How do they sound? The tracks aren’t likely to wow anyone but they do the job.

Extras:
* A booklet featuring credits, an essay by film critic Anton Bitel, photos and a note by producer Julio Chavezmontes.
* “We Are The Flesh” trailer and behind-the-scenes stills gallery.
* Individual interviews with Emiliano Rocha Minter, Noe Hernandez, Maria Evoli and Diego Gamaliel.
* “Virginie Selavy On We Are The Flesh”- Film critic Virginie Selavy’s 36 minute video essay on the film’s themes, subjects, influences, style, the ending, etc.
* “Dentro”- A nearly 13 minute B&W short film involving two men in the woods working on some sort of project.
* “Videohome”- Another short film by Emiliano Rocha Minter about the activities of various men. Note: This is a very graphic short.

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March 12, 2017 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

1 Comment »

  1. No argument here. I felt like I needed a shower afterwards.

    Comment by Dave Anderson | March 12, 2017 | Reply


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