Repo Chick

Repo Chick

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Alex Cox‘s gorgeously bugnuts punkrock 1984 sci-fi odyssey “Repo Man” entered my life at a late date. I was 30 by the time I saw it for the first time, and I loved it so much, I began to regret not having seen it at age 18, when it could have carried a great deal of my teenage sensibilities. But I did see it, and I’m glad to have done so. It sparked a marathon of Cox’s other films, and I became familiar with this stellar/mad mind, and was given a another cult password to whisper quietly to other initiates.


It was with understandable excitement that I approached his 27-year-after-the-fact quasi-sequel “Repo Chick,” which will be released on home video this week. I have viewed it and was thoroughly baffled and a little disappointed. The good people at Geekscape have read over my review, and published it on their site, which can be accessed through the link below.


Read it over, if you please, and learn about this oddity from a once prominant, always fascinating, and strangely diminished filmmaker.


I feel a little bad about giving “Repo Chick” a less-than-stellar review, as it was bad reviews that drove Cox into exile in the first place. I like to see him working in the underground, and I encourage him to continue to do what he does. I just hopehis next film is better than “Repo Chick.”

Published in: on January 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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