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Cheap (2005)

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An explicit thriller detailing the feasibility of producing and distributing snuff films, which are still only considered to be an urban legend. Driven mad by his failure to sell a ... See full summary »

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An explicit thriller detailing the feasibility of producing and distributing snuff films, which are still only considered to be an urban legend. Driven mad by his failure to sell a profitable film to the porn industry, a director decides to create authentic snuff films with the assistance of two teenage runaways and a perverted cameraman. When the films bring in a profit through an amateur internet production company, they begin to see the film industry for what it really is: a world of backstabbing and double crosses. The group of twisted filmmakers then extract their own form of graphic revenge on the very people who made them successful. Written by anonymous

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Was originally two hours and twenty minutes according to Brad Jones on his commentary but felt it was too long so he re cut it to its current running time. See more »

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[first lines]
Natalie Nichols: I'm... I'm Natalie Nichols. I mean, I used to be Natalie Nichols. I'm washed-up, Max. I need something. I need something bad. You know I'll do anything for you, Max. This is where it started and this is where I want it to end. You want kink? I'll give you kink. You want anal? I'll give you anal. I'll do dogs, I'll do goats. I'll do rape, I'll do gangbang. Is, is that what you want from me, Max? You know I'm your number one girl. I'll do anything, Max. You give it to me, I'll give ...
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Theme from A Summer Place
Lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner
Performed by Percy Faith
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What if someone started actually distributing snuff films?
15 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cheap is a film about an amateur porn director who decides that there is no more innovation in the world of erotic film. He has a stroke of inspiration--actual snuff films. The dialogue in this movie is spot on, but the acting is hit and miss. There are good actors, and there are bad actors in this movie. The picture quality is poor, but I think that lends to the charm and is thematically appropriate. The audio is a bit quiet and a little crackly and fuzzy. This again, is appropriate to the sleazy cheap film theme. It is explicit and sleazy and showcases the dark side of humanity unlike any pulp novel you may have read. It disturbed me a time or two and that is saying something. Likable characters are few, but that is of a necessity. We're not dealing with a mainstream film here.

Overall, I was entertained throughout. I didn't get bored. I don't exactly like the movie though. I do not mean to say it is without merit, but it is not my kind of story. Were I the target audience, I would rate it higher. This is a movie by Brad Jones, a proclaimed lover of exploitation films, and it is made for fans of exploitation films. As it is, I'll break it down.

Cinematography and camera work is solid. It does precisely what is needed. 3/5.

Dialogue and writing is good. The characters behave in a believable fashion, and talk like real people talk. The dialogue is engaging, even though the characters are rarely likable. 4/5.

The soundtrack is a very nice touch. The music is bubblegum 50s pop rock and it creates such a contrast to the story as to be downright jarring, yet at the same time it makes sense. People are achieving their dreams and you feel their excitement. 3.5/5.

Overall, I give Cheap a solid 3/5. I recommend it, even if you only watch it once. Shadowdancer out!

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