Martyrs DVD

French director Pascal Laugier's Martyr's is both impressive and questionable, its mix of revenge horror and torture porn takes it right out on the limb, with only a few other films. Smarter and better than Saw and Hostel it is, one should not however fall into the trap of saying American / Hollywood "bad torture porn", European cinema "justified explorations of human depravity". This is pretty exploitative for all its esoteric and existential justification, and while fans of extreme cinema and the aforementioned "torture porn" style movies can probably stomach it well enough, I personally would be a bit cautious if you are not naturally a fan of that kind of cinema.

Martyrs is available on shiny discs unrated in the US on April 28th and uncut in the UK on 25th of May. From The Weinstein Company and Optimum Home Entertainment respectively.

Martyrs - Trailer | Website (thanks rude-e)