THE PLOT THUS FAR
Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park — a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revolution.”
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The FP” is a satire that goes out of its way not to clue in the mouthbreathers. The Trost Brothers are doing something here that could’ve turned into outright hipster parody. What they manage to do is capture the intensity of a Cannon Films action movie and slam headlong into Dance Dance Revolution. DDR isn’t the star here, as it only exists to give our characters something to grimace about and focus on. What we’re seeing is a celebration of masculine angst.
You’ll recognize a few people in this like Dash Mihok, Clifton Collins Jr and James Remar. Just don’t come in with expectations. I approached the film rather fresh and the sheer weirdness wrapped around me like a cult flavored piece of Filet Mignon. I’m not sure if that analogy makes me the bacon or not. I could live with that.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, collectible booklet and trailers. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with an amazing 1080p transfer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track continues the streak of amazing sounding Drafthouse Films arrivals on Blu-Ray. The collectible booklet features Rob Zombie and Neveldine/Taylor waxing poetic about the movie. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 06/19/2012