While the kinetic style, use of flashbacks, innovative and sweeping camera movements that punctuate "REPRISE," may feel too unusual for some viewers, those who give the film a chance, thus meaning hanging on past the first 25 minutes, will become caught up with its underlying power. The plot revolves around two aspiring authors, with dreams of changing the world through their craft. While the opening sequence paints a idealized portrait of the power of fame and even irrelevance, as the story continues, deeper themes revolving around love, relationships, and suffering for one's craft achieve a deeper resonance with the viewer, that will last long after the film has ended. "REPRISE" is the kind of film that is seldom made by any studio or even as an independent film, when "indies" were a growing norm. It's a film that will have trouble finding a mass audience, but those who give this one a chance will more than likely be won over by it.
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are often subdued, and while blacks are deep, there's a consistent grain running throughout the film, affecting its ability for detail. It's a decent transfer, without artifacts, and in keeping with the "indie" style of filmmaking it best resembles.
BUENA VISTA offers a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix that, while not aggressive, makes creative use of music and ambient effects. It perfectly compliments the tone and style of the film's image and narrative.
Several featurettes and deleted scenes are offered.