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Saying that British director Alex Cox’s film career has been uneven is like saying the new Corvette has a few air scoops. While Cox received critical acclaim for his sophomore effort Sid and Nancy, his lack of piety for traditional takes on story structure – and even more so the machinations of the Hollywood movie industry – pretty much doomed his career here. Cox left Hollywood in the late eighties, choosing instead to make films first in Mexico and then Great Britain.

Of those few offerings before his run for the border, two stand out. The first is he aforementioned Sid and Nancy, which solidified Gary Oldman as an actor of note, and proved that Cox could make a film that even the un-hip could follow. The second was actually Cox’s first and that was Repo Man, which from the opening drumstick clicks in the title sequence is like nothing that has come before. Here’s that opening with the instrumental version of Iggy Pop’s Repo Man theme. Think about a plate of shrimp after the jump.

[youtube width=”720″ height=”582″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Z77BMm2X0[/youtube]

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12 Comments

  1. You know, I actually enjoyed Repo Chick, too. Not raving about it, but it's worth watching once. I haven't seen "Straight to Hell Returns" (in fact, I just learned of its existence while searching IMDB) but Straight To Hell was kinda fun, if only to see Zander Schloss revise the character that Napoleon Dynamite completely ripped off.

      1. All I could think of was the Kevin character in Repo Man. Kind of a guileless, mouth breathing, pathetic striver. Karl in Straight To Hell is kind of the same.

    1. I couldn't get thru the first 5 minutes of Repo Chick. I didn't even know Cox directed that thing until now.

    2. I absolutely LOVE Repo Man and thought that Alex Cox could do no wrong … then I watched Straight to Hell. Yeeesh. What a steaming turd. A critic wrote somewhere that it was like a movie made only for the benefit of the actors and with no intention of being released which summed it up perfectly. Also, Shane McGowan's rotten teeth were not CGI or makeup for any sad souls not fans of The Pogues.

  2. Ah, Repo Man, with two of my favorite actors, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tracey Walter.

    1. I swear only half of Harry Dean Stanton's characters live through to the end of the film. He's been in way too many films for me to test this theory, though. I wonder if there's a YerTubes montage of HDS dying in film after film…

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