One of the sickest, most twisted movies ever, A Serbian Film, will get its uncut, uncensored Blu-ray release. As if the theatrical version wasn't already creepy enough!
The movie premiered 10 years ago, and it tells the story of a struggling porn actor who agrees to participate in an "art film." He then discovers that he has been drafted into a snuff movie with pedophilia and necrophilia. . The film stars Serbian actors Srđan Todorović and Sergej Trifunović.
Though brutal, this horror is a metaphor, as director Srđan Spasojević explained:
"A Serbian Film does not touch upon war themes, but metaphorically deals with the consequences of postwar society and a man that is exploited to the extreme in the name of securing the survival of his family."
Though the scenes are disturbing, it's not just another horror movie. It's a representation of a fallen society and everything that happened in ex-Yugoslavia. Sort of like Get Out is a horror movie, but it speaks about racism.
Understanding these movies makes them even harder to digest, from a sociological point of view.
A Serbian Film did well at many major movie festivals. However, it was banned in numerous countries due to extremely graphic scenes of violence, rape, pedophilia, and more.
What to expect from the Blu-Ray release?
The Blu-ray/DVD release will be available on January 19, 2021. It will include commentary with the director, Joe Lynch & Adam Green of The Movie Crypt, then Q&A from Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, an exhibition honoring the movie, A Serbian Documentary Preview, and more.
A controversial movie is definitely a unique watch. With an uncut 4K HD, feature-packed Blu-ray and DVD release from Unearthed Films, it will surely open the door to further discussions.
If you thought Joker was too much for your stomach, don't come near this movie. However, if you want to hear some great music, and be depressed for days, give it a go. It really has very little to do with a country, though it's inspired by the events in Serbia and the region.