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Taint, The 
Written by: on November 29th, 2010


Theatrical Release Date:
Date: USA, 2010
Directors: Drew Bolduc, Dan Nelson
Writer: Drew Bolduc
Cast: Drew Bolduc, Colleen Walsh, Ariel Canton, Cody Crenshaw, Kenneth Hall

DVD released: 2010
Approximate running time: 70 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: English SDH
DVD Release: Bolson Media Alliance
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $10.00


Synopsis: A tainted water source turns all men who drink it into misogynists killers.

Content wise this film is a well balanced horror / comedy hybrid that features an abundance of misogynists with raging erections that are either spewing gallons of white goo or being castrated via shotgun blasts to the genitals.

The plot revolves around a High School boy named Phil O’Ginny, who quickly finds himself one of the few men that have yet to be contaminated by the water supply which turns men who drink it into misogynists. Along the way he meets a shotgun totting young woman named Misandra, whose only objective is to rid the world of the contaminated men. As if having to contend with a world overrun with misogynist men was enough to contend with. Phil and Misandra encounter a non contaminated group of men, who’s leader is Phil’s homosexual psychical education teacher. They narrowly escape being gang rapped. When a masked wearing disfigured man named Ludas peels off Phil’s PE teachers face. From there they join up with the Ludas, who takes them to his parents basement. Where he reveals that he is the one responsible for creating the chemicals that were released into the water supply.

This is the type of film that it is best enjoyed if one does not try to make sense of the chaos that ensues and just enjoy the ride. There is never a shortage of WTF moments with some of the most memorable being a coat hanger abortion, internal shots of penises in vaginas and penis through a woman’s skull. Thankfully the violence in this film is depicted in a cartoonish and there is a crudeness to the special effects that makes the carnage that unfolds easier to digest. Pacing is never an issue as things move along briskly. And the plot does a good job alternating between present day and the past. And while some may find the performances lacking. They are more than adequate in the overall scheme of things.

The DVD:

The Taint is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors look vibrant, black levels look very good and details look crisp throughout.

This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English and removable English SDH subtitles have been included. The audio sounds clear and consistent throughout.

Extras for this release include a teaser, a trailer and an audio commentary with the directors and the cast. For more information about The Taint go here.

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