Plot: What’s it about?
Arrow Video is one of the most interesting film distributors. I love receiving their films and getting a chance to review them. When I received We Are The Flesh, I was excited to see a Mexican film from last year had made the cut. I didn’t know anything going into it, so I had no set expectations going in.
The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic city. A brother and sister come upon a hermit who will allow them to live there and eat eggs from next door, but they must help him turn the rundown building into essentially a giant womb. Oh, and he wants them to have sex with one another.
I have no idea what the hell I just watched. It is truly hellacious and strange. It is well-shot but extremely graphic and shows actual intercourse and fellatio. My recommendation would just be to steer clear of this one unless any of this sounds up your alley. This is one seriously deranged and horribly off-putting art film.
Video: How’s it look?
This film was shot on digital film so, as can be expected, the MPEG-4 AVC encoded image is digitally pristine. The film is well-shot and looks great technically, even if you just want to look away at all the horrible stuff that is going on on-screen.
Audio: How’s it sound?
The audio treatment of We Are The Flesh is very good. There are two tracks to choose from, an LPCM 2.0 track and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The 5.1 surround track is much more immersive than the stereo track, but both service the film well.
Supplements: What are the extras?
- Dentro – (1080p; 12:39) a short film by Emiliano Rocha Minter.
- Videohome – (1080p; 10:55) another short film.
- Virginie Salévy on We Are the Flesh
- Interviews – Members of the cast and crew are profiled.
- Emiliano Rocha Minter
- Noé Hernández
- Maria Ivoli
- Diego Gamaliel
- Theatrical Trailer
- Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
The Bottom Line
I love Arrow Video. I did not love this movie. I would highly recommend avoiding this one. It is certifiably insane and grotesque. Technical merits and supplements are strong for fans of the film, but I couldn’t bring myself to watch any more of it after watching the movie.