Pig/1334 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review)

Pig/1334 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review)

📅24 January 2013, 16:08


Pig/1334 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review)
Directed By: Nico B
Starring: Rozz Williams, James Hollan
Rated: UR/Region: A/1×33/Number of dics: 2
Available from Cult Epics

This combo pack gives us two very strange and bazar short films from Nico B. PIG (1998), a film depicting the relationship between a killer (Rozz Williams) and his victim (James Hollan), where all lines are crossed, blending fantasy and reality, in a transformation of the subconscious mind of a killer, graphically showing the manifestation of itself into abstract forms and material, all deriving from his suffering and desperation. And then the other film included goes as this, 1334 (2011), a ghost story that reveals the haunting disturbances that began to plague the ones left behind following the completion of PIG and the death of R.W., where reality turns into darkness, with the effect upon no return.

These shorts are just as creative as they are strange. But as a result of this being the case they are both destine for a life of being cult and underground favorites that might be too much for your average film watcher. Pig is already pretty infamous due to some of what took place after it was made, but the movie alone shows us some very hard to watch images, especially if you are a man with man parts. What we see really reminds a bit of stuff like Begotten, another black and white film with strange visuals. When this one wraps you might not know what you just saw, but it will stick with you.

1334 works as a sequel and is shot in the very same fashion as its predecessor. I don’t know if I’d call it as strange or as startling as the original. I do see it as a worth sequel overall and when watched back to back with the original flows pretty well to give us a more full length viewing experience. At the end of the day the films are going to be acquired taste for the majority. If you love strange and weird cinema that does push the limits, this one is for you. And I do think it’s even better that you get the DVD AND the Blu-ray because the HD transfer is a bit lacking due to the material.

– Booklet with Production Notes and Original Scripts




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