Remember Alex Cox’s 80’s cult-classic sci-fi comedy ‘Repo Man’? You know the one, the low-budget and extremely bizarre flick that starred Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton (and not to be confused with the recent ‘Repo Men’, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker). Well 25 years later and Cox is back with the ‘unofficial non-sequel’ ‘Repo Chick’. It debuted at the Venice Film Festival in September 2009 and now will finally hit US DVD shelves as well as screen in both New York and LA next January. Check out the full synopsis and screening dates below. Jaclyn Jonet (below) stars as ‘Repo Chick’ and she’s joined by Miguel Sandoval, Rosanna Arquette, Chloe Webb, Del Zamora, Alex Feldman, Xander Berkeley, Robert Beltran and Karen Black!
“Spoiled rich girl Pixxi De La Chasse has been disinherited by her family due to her numerous arrests for bad driving, her failure to get a job and her overall lack of some semblance of a responsible life. When her car gets repossessed, Pixxi ends up getting hired by repo men Arizona Gray and Aguas, and she soon becomes the best repo chick around with the help of her entourage – punk girl confidante, model-looks bodyguard and flaming stylist.
While she’s on the hunt for some antique railroad cars which carry a million-dollar bounty reward (also being sought out by a secret government agency!), a clueless Pixxi ends up on a wacky train ride which is actually a plot by a terrorist organization. If their demands for the criminalization of golf are not met, then the train (whose caboose is carrying long-missing growler bombs from the Soviet Communist era!) is headed straight for downtown Los Angeles. It’s up to Pixxi De La Chasse to save LA!”
‘Repo Chick’ will be showing in New York at the IFC Center on January 14 2011 and a week later in LA at the Downtown Independent. The ‘unofficial’ sequel will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray stateside from 8 February.
Jaclyn Jonet is ‘Repo Chick’
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