Release Date: Available on BD/DVD December 12th (Australia), January 2013 (Sweden)
Country: USA, Australia.
Written by: Morgan O'Neill and Paul Leyden.
Directed by: Morgan O'Neill.
Starring: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Dallas Roberts, Mae Whitman and Sonia Walger.
Shot in 2008, and shelved indefinitely thereafter, The Factory is one movie that seemed like it would never see an actual release date.
Fast forward 4 years, and the John Cusack Cop-Thriller looks to finally be seeing the light of day, though it will only be on BD/DVD, and only in released in a few countries.
For the life of me, I will never fully understand film distribution, and why it seems to be such a complicated mess.
At least it's being released. That's something I suppose.
John Cusack plays Mike Fletcher, a hard-boiled Detective on the hunt for a local killer of whores. His partner Kelsey (played by Jennifer Carpenter) is also hard-boiled, but way hotter. She's on the case of the Hooker-Killer too, and looks exceptionally cute in a beanie. She doesn't smile a lot though. Seems angry.
|"Did you just call me cute?"|
|... or maybe he's not.|
|This is not what it looks like?|
Were not only suckers for Cop vs. Serial Killer flicks around here, but set one of them in a snowy, cold locale, and we're double hooked. Something about dark subject matter unfolding across a bitter cold and snowy landscape just sucks us in.This is a well made movie with a palpable atmosphere, and we enjoyed it aesthetically.
We also love John Cusack. Sure, he's far better suited to comedy, but he pulls off a troubled Cop rather well here. Jennifer Carpenter is one of our faves too, and she does her thing here just as she does it in everything else she's in. She's truly underrated. for the record, the rest of the cast does a good job here too, and is filled with great underrated talent.
|She's always playing a cop.|
|John Cusack's "I want answers!" face.|
The Factory isn't anything amazing, but it's a solid little Cop-Thriller that absolutely could have made some money on BD/DVD since 2008, so what gives? There's an ever-steady stream of God-awful junk that gets released on home video on a weekly basis, and I find it hard to believe that many of those movies would out-sell/rent this one. Here's my bold statement: The Factory could have made a few million in U.S. Theaters, made a decent amount in Foreign Theaters, and been an average seller on Home Video. Sounds crazy, right? It's not.
|"At least you have Dexter."|
Hottie action in it, even if a lot of it involves captive teenage girls locked in a basement sex-prison. Who are we to judge though?