Blu-ray, DVD Release: Excision

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 16, 2012
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Anchor Bay


Excision movie scene

AnnaLynne McCord loses it in Excision.

The 2012 film Excision is a mash-up of coming-of-age movie and horror film and has already become a cult favorite, garnering much attention at festivals around the world this past year after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January and prompting the Sundance Channel to proclaim that the film is, “without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.”

Excision follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord, TV’s 90210). Pauline, with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords, Zack & Miri Make a Porno).  While dealing with both being an outcast teenager and having an obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes increasingly deranged as her fascination with surgery and flesh and blood grows into something compulsive and demonic.

Based on writer/director Richard Bates, Jr’s short film of the same name, Excision co-stars Ariel Winter (TV’s Modern Family), Roger Bart (Law Abiding Citizen), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and features cameos by Marlee Matlin (TV’s The L Word) and filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray).

The unrated Excision, a DVD premiere, holds a 94% “want to see” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so there are those out there who are game to jump into the viscera and splatter that the film promises!

The sole bonus feature on the Excision Blu-ray and DVD is an audio commentary with writer/director Bates and actress McCord.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.