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Sensational viewer review of Rez Bomb posted on amazon.co.uk (also onsale at amazon.com)

Here’s a sensational viewer review posted on the Rez Bomb page on Amazon.co.uk (the UK site)

5.0 out of 5 stars A red and white Ulysses as much as Romeo and Juliet, 14 Sep 2009
By M. Benis

Rez Bomb is a great independent film worthy of widespread attention. Billed as a Romeo and Juliet, it’s actually about two youths on a journey not to find but to re-find each other in a world that has lost love and its soul. It’s a kind of modern Odyssey that looks at the voyage from both the man and the woman’s point of view. This and the sense of a broken world also breaks time in some ways and so the scenes do not follow a strict chronology. Some may initially find this confusing, though they are helped by subtle shifts in colour that cue you into which stage of the story you are watching.

It’s not a reservation film or an Indian film, though people with an interest in either won’t be disappointed. The original (and significantly inferior) screenplay was in fact set in the tenements of Glasgow, so even at the outset this film which has been a decade in the making was interested in the lost and dispossessed. But the theme of genocide and loss which could equally have been explored in the Scots version surfaces subtly yet with greater vigour here with the Lakotah, partly because of the physical isolation of the reservation and partly because race constantly seems to inspire greater crass prejudice than class alone, not to mention the fact that – against all odds – the Lakotah spirit has survived. If that makes it sound as if the film will be preachy, don’t worry it: isn’t. It has an altogether wider and much more deeply human vision for that.

The performances are consistently excellent from professional and amateur members of the cast alike, making for compelling viewing throughout.

Highly recommended.

This DVD is outstanding value for money, with same great documentary footage and interviews of the high plains folk, both red and white, and how their life is changing. In addition there’s a great interview with American Indian Movement activist and Republic of Lakotah spokesperson Russell Means, who also apears in the film. For those interested in the Lakotah, the DVD is worth it for this alone.

If you’ve read this far, just get it!

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“I dont think I’ve enjoyed a film this much since The Dark Knight” fabulous blog review of Rez Bomb

Here’s a great fan blog on Rez Bomb at http://noimkara.blogspot.com/2009/09/rez-bomb-review.html

Rez Bomb Review
Monday, September 28, 2009

Ahh so this was meant to be posted a few days ago but I never got round to writing it. Anyway. Last week I ordered the film “Rez Bomb” off ebay (special edition), I’m kinda gutted that this film wasnt released in theaters because a film this good should be given a lot of credit. Rez Bomb is completely out of my comfort zone when it comes to films but I decided to give it a try as Trent Ford *swoon* stars in it. Boy am I glad I checked it out. Rez Bomb is a love story you can totally get lost in. Set in one of the poorest places in the US, the story tells the tale of Harmony (Tarmara Feldman) and her boyfriend Scott (Trent Ford) who are very much in love but get caught up in a world of trouble when Harmony owes a large amount of money to a dirty old dude called Jaws (Jaws?!!). In attempt to get Harmony off the rez they conduct a plan to get them “set up” only things dont go to plan. The film is a whirlwind of love, thrills and dark comedy and tells us of love thats on the run. Trust me I was on the edge of my seat when Scott goes in search for Harmony. I dont think I’ve been caught up in a film as much as I was with Rez Bomb. At first, when hearing about it, I was a little sceptical to buy it having not much to go on. But my love for Trent Ford took over and I found the DVD in my mail three days later. Rez Bomb is not what I expected. When I saw the trailer I thought it’d be all guns and shooting etc… buts its not. Its a film you cant fully understand until watching it in its entirety. Its ridiculously realistic in a way I didnt think any film could achieve and is just plain, darn, fantastic. I dont think I’ve enjoyed a film this much since The Dark Knight. I gave it a 8 out 10 on IMdb, just because I got confused some of the time – but maybe thats due to my blonde roots? Who knows. Anyway the story is compelling and hooks you straight away, Trent Ford looks totally hot with a capital H and is a gritty and realistic thrill ride. I just wish it was longer.
Want to escape reality? Watch Rez Bomb.

# A little shorter than I hoped but then I am meant to be studying. You just need to know Rez Bomb defines awesome.
That is all.

Our DVD’s are available at amazon or www.inyoentertainment.com where you can save 15% using the coupon code Blog15 to save 15% or Blog20 to save 20% when spending $60 or more. The closer we get to recovering our costs on our films the quicker we can start looking to invest more in other projects in Indian Country although it’s an uphill battle finding an audience

WONDERFUL VIEWER REVIEW OF REZ BOMB ON IMDB

Hi I just noticed this wonderful audience review recently posted on IMDB.com from a viewer of Rez Bomb. A wonderful review and beautifully written. It’s wonderful that film makers now can get such direct feedback from an audience.

RezBomb–A Fan Review, 19 June 2009

Author: Sol Fyre from United States
*** This comment may contain spoilers ***

I just finished watching my brand new copy of Rez Bomb this evening and I was NOT disappointed. Gritty is a great way to describe the film but, realistic is even better. Rez Bomb provides you with first person, narrative views of ‘the hustle’, its pitfalls and its resultant dangers.

Harmony, one of the main characters is in whole lot of trouble. She and her boyfriend owe a sizable amount of money to a dirty ol’ money peddler named Jaws. Jaws gets his kicks from terrorizing the local people of Pine Ridge Reservation. He has no fear of lawful retribution because the FBI won’t mobilize to enforce the law on ‘Indian’ land for a dead or beaten or raped Native man, woman or child–that would cost the U.S. government too much money. As a consequence, Jaws and his cronies have de-facto free reign on the rez.

Harmony and her white boyfriend Scott (played by Tamara Feldman and Trent Ford) have a plan to get them ‘set up’ and to get Harmony off the rez but,there is some trouble along the way. You root for Harmony and Scott throughout the entire film but, you especially root for Harmony. You respect her nerve, her tenacity, her cleverness and wit; you love her smile, her liveliness–her spirit. You want her to win and overcome and it is her character and the final outcomes that keeps you glued to the screen.

The film also accurately portrays the racial disharmony in U.S. society and the oppressor’s idealism that they are saving the rest of us; we are lazy, disrespectful and lost savages that need them or we will be lost forever. In addition you see the sense of entitlement and superiority that the oppressor has in regards to the environment and our lives.

On board for this gritty and realistic thrill ride is the veteran talents of Russell Means, and the most handsome and very likable talents of Moses Brings Plenty and Tokala Clifford. Russell plays Dodds who gets bilked for some cash in the first chapter of the film setting the tone for the dangers to come. Tokala Clifford plays Chilik (looking wonderfully Rez Boy Fresh as Harmony’s brother) and Moses Brings Plenty plays Johnny a drug dealer who is Scott’s friend and ally.

This is a great film to own whether you like blockbusters or indies and can easily hold its own against other blockbusters films such as Snatch and The Grifters. The story line hooks you and the actors do the rest. It is a solid film and I thoroughly enjoyed it.