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Smash Cut (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 25 September 2009 (USA)
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After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice, and the director always gets final cut.

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Lee Demarbre

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Ian Driscoll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hess ... Able Whitman
Jesse Buck Jesse Buck ... Isaac Beaumonde
Michael Berryman ... Philip Farmsworth Jr.
Ray Sager ... Reverend Roscoe Boone
Sasha Grey ... April Carson
Jennilee Murray ... Georgina Carson / Gigi Spot
Michael Dubue Michael Dubue ... Alan Dackman
Barry Blake Barry Blake ... Armand Parys
Parisa Kasaei Parisa Kasaei ... Intern
Peter Michael Dillon ... Oswald 'Ozzie' Kohlberg
Meghanne Kessels ... Mitzi Jackel
Jeff Lawson Jeff Lawson ... R.L. Smith
Mercedes Papalia ... Doctor / Stripper
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Fred Sandy / Radio Announcer
Cinthia Burke Cinthia Burke ... Starla
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Storyline

Frustrated with his most recent film doing poorly, film director Able Whitman finds himself at a strip club where he meets and takes home one of the strippers, Gigi Stops. They have an accident on the road which kills Gigi leaving Able to figure out what to do with the body. He conveniently decides to "disguise" the body parts as set pieces to his new horror film. When this new design style is met with much praise, Able decides he needs more parts to fulfill his new "project". Written by rivethead808

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Lights ... Camera ... Body Parts

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Comedy | Horror

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zontano ptoma See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Zed Filmworks See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This film was shot in 20 days. See more »

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In the final part of the film, when they're at the theatre to watch at the screening of "A Trilion Leaning Towers" it's clearly dark, but when they get out, after only a few minutes, there's daylight already. See more »

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Fred Sandy: Ladies and gentlemen, the announcement we are about to make has been made only three times before in motion picture history. Each time, it has preseated that the showing of motion pictures that have become reguarded as the most unsual of their type ever filmed. And now... we make this announcement for the fourth time. We are about to show you a new movie which is called Smash Cut. Watch if you must. But remember... you were warned.
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Smash Cut from beyondthegore
27 March 2012 | by beyondthegoreSee all my reviews

Two things might attract you to this movie; if you're like C, it's the prospect of seeing adult film actress Sasha Grey doing something other than swallowing massive meat (although why you would want to see her doing anything but that is a mystery to me), or you're like myself, and want to see a movie that is a tribute to the life and works of the God Father of gore H.G. Lewis.

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The gore, or lack of it, is another disappointment. The effects aren't really the problem, I realised that they were obviously fake to mimic some of the questionable gore props used in the 60s and 70s however I distinctly remember most of Lewis' gore being quite revolting and of bad taste. In 'Smash Cut' they are all played for a laugh which was a bit of a shame. In addition to this, and contrary to much of Lewis' ethos, many of the gore scenes are remarkably weak, nothing much is shown. On occasion the gore is there with some guts and plenty of blood, but certainly nothing which sticks in your head like in Lewis' movies.

'Smash Cut' delivers an experience which is occasionally close to the great Lewis movies of old, too often though it forces the formula too far, with the 'bad acting' coming off a little to camp, and many of the jokes coming too close to seeming like a bit of a micky take. There are many aspects of the movie which fall short, but overall, the main problem remains that for a movie attempting to pay homage to the God Father of gore, it's not anyway near gory enough.

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