Studio: Image Entertainment/Drafthouse Films
Rating: Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material
MSRP: $29.97, but Amazon has it for $15.99.
Running Time: 83 minutes
What’s Going On?
In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park (‘The FP’) in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revelation.” After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. Featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear.
Who’s In It:
The Trost Brothers, who’ve worked on films you’ve seen before, but behind the camera. This is their on-screen debut.
If You Like…:
This is a thinly veiled sports film, and it commits to it’s premise in much the same way a sports comedy like Baseketball does.
- - Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished: The Making Of THE FP
- - Costume Designing THE FP: Interview with Sarah Trost
- - Scoring In The FP: Interview with Composer George Holdcroft
- - THE FP In The FP: A Return To Fraizer Park
- - Audio Commentary by the Trost Bros.
- - Special collector’s edition booklet with introduction by directors Rob Zombie and Brian Taylor & Mark Neveldine
- - Motion main menus for both Blu-ray and DVD
The Technical Gist
While the video is presented in a very sharp quality. The audio leaves a little bit to be desired. It mixes bright and dark scenes very well, and it’s got a wealth of colors to really put your television to the test.
This is a…special film. It’s an interesting premise and the great thing about this film is that it’s got a succinct 20 minute opening that will either sell you on the film or make you turn it off. You also get the gist of the film during that opening. It’s a QUEUE rating, because if you watch it and love it, you will want to buy it. If you watch it and hate it, well you’re completely within reason. But Drafthouse Films managed to put together a very good Blu-ray. I look forward to what they’ve got coming out in the future.