Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011 by David Chen
This week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley chat about the honesty of Universal chief Ron Meyer, praise the wonders of the Jurassic Park Blu-Ray, and critically evaluate A Serbian Film. Special guest writer/actor/producer Paul Scheer joins us for this episode.
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The film that could get you in trouble just for showing it, Srdjan Spasojevic‘s A Serbian Film, is actually going to be released in the United States. Invincible Pictures will release an edited version of the ultra-violent, controversial film in select theaters on May 13 and simultaneously release the full, unedited version, online. Read the full release and more about the controversy after the break. Read More »
At last year’s South by Southwest, one of the most talked about films was A Serbian Film. Directed by Srdjan Spasojevic, it’s about a former Serbian porn star who is seduced back into the business but gets in way over his head. From there, the film goes to some of the deepest, darkest places imaginable: pedophilia, necrophilia and worse. It’s sadistic, incredibly offensive and, looked at in a certain light, highly provocative.
Since the premiere at SXSW, A Serbian Film has been labeled unreleasable in many countries and thereby remained on the festival circuit, mostly in late night programs where it has actually garnered some acclaim. However, the October 2010 screening of the film at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain took the controversy over the top. Subsequent to the screening, a Barcelona prosecutor filed a complaint against festival director Angel Sala accusing him of exhibiting child pornography, and the details of the suit are now emerging. Read More »