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Seed (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | 3 November 2006 (Canada)
After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

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Uwe Boll

Writer:

Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Detective Matt Bishop
Will Sanderson ... Max Seed
Ralf Moeller ... Warden Arnold Calgrove
Jodelle Ferland ... Emily (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
Thea Gill ... Sandra Bishop
Andrew Jackson ... Dr. Parker Wickson
Brad Turner ... Thompson
Phillip Mitchell ... Simpson
Mike Dopud ... Flynn
John Sampson ... Ward
Tyron Leitso ... Jeffery
Michael Eklund ... Executioner
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... Witness
Vincent Walker Vincent Walker ... Inmate #1 (as Vince Walker)
William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart ... Inmate #2 (as William 'BIGSLEEPS' Stewart)
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Max Seed, a mass murderer, is scheduled for execution at the hands of Warden Wright. Before the executioner throws the switch, Wright steps in front of Seed, "Do you have any last words?" Seed, " I'll see you again." After three attempts to electrocute, complete with boiling blood that steeps from his eyes, he's still alive. The executioner, Wright & the doctor collectively agree, that the breathing Seed be pronounced dead. He is bound and buried alive. After biting & clawing his way to the surface, Seed, the blood soaked, enraged madman, is now bent on vengeance. The reign of violence that follows will redefine the boundaries of extreme gore, physical & mental torture explored through cinema. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Seed - Asesino serial See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.85 : 1
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During production, they filmed so fast that they were wrapping after 8 to 10 hours. During a night shoot, they ended up wrapping an hour before lunch. See more »

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All convicts given the electric chair must have their hair shaved to prevent them from catching on fire. See more »

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Davis: I want you to find him, I want you to KILL him, and I want you to put him in the ground so he can never come back again.
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Pour Me Out
Music by Robert Bartha, Lyrics by Mark R. Polak
Performed by Mark Polak
Published by Robert Bartha Music Publishing and Edition X-tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
Produced by Robert Bartha
Courtesy of Music2Gold Records Ltd
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Boll has balls.
21 October 2012 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Director Uwe Boll is commonly regarded as a terrible film-maker, and his sick psycho killer flick Seed is unlikely to radically alter this general perception, being an absolute mess in the script department; however, if nothing else, it does prove that Boll has balls.

Packed full of sadistic, no-holds-barred violence, the film is truly nasty stuff from start to finish, the director clearly not intending to make any new friends; as a result, I can't help but feel a sneaking admiration for this movie maverick, a man for whom the words 'quit', 'diplomacy' and 'restraint' obviously do not exist.

During the opening credits, Boll even has the nerve to show PETA footage depicting real-life atrocities perpetrated on defenceless animals; I can only guess that this was an attempt to show the viewer just how inhumane people can be, but it comes across as a cheap tactic to shock the audience.

Thankfully, everything from here on in is achieved through special effects, although with numerous graphic murders, a baby among the many victims, it's still definitely not for the easily offended. A prolonged hatchet attack on an elderly woman is perhaps the film's most nauseating moment (although as this particular spot of carnage escalates, the somewhat iffy CGI makes it slightly less effective).

Yes, Boll sure knows how to upset and disturb; all he needs to do now is perfect telling a decent story (one that isn't so obviously flawed), hire a decent lighting technician (some scenes were way too dark), and he might be able to silence his critics without having to punch their lights out.

4.5/10, rounded up to 5 for IMDb.


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