Friday 1 March 2013

DVD review: Game Over (2010)

Tina (Debbie Rochon), a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends (Raine Brown and Nicola Fiore) of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell! Game Over is co-produced, edited, written and directed by Timo Rose who also handles the special effects. The acting is good, but I´ll give special praise to Magdalèna Kalley as Sasha and Manoush as Amanda. The camerawork and editing is good. The pacing is nice, after the introduction of the characters and getting to know them it doesn´t take long for things to kick off and after that we get rape, degradation, sadism, gory kills, sleaze and even a twist. The soundtrack is good. It´s very violent and very gory, it´s good looking practical gore fx courtesy of Timo Rose. There´s only very brief female topless nudity in this, actually we get to see more of a mans ass. There are three rape scenes, (both female and male victims) one of which is graphic, and there is incest.
This review is based upon the region all (Region 0) DVD release from Cinema Image Productions.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. Timo Rose is back with a bang! Game Over is a very nice return to form by Timo Rose after a series of uneven movies. Game Over is somewhat reminiscent of his earlier effort Rigor Mortis - The Final Colours (Video 2003) in its unrelenting display of nastiness and graphic violence. Gorehounds rejoice, this one is for you! This is proof that the extreme german gore genre isn´t dead but very much alive and kicking. Thanks to a talented crew, gore and sleaze I will say that Game Over packs quite a punch. Make sure to check it out!!


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