X (2022) Reviews [43] of Ti West slasher, Blu-ray and DVD news, plus three clips!

  

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Ti West’s X will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on May 24, 2022, A24 has announced. Special features:
“That X Factor” Featurette
“The Farmer’s Daughters” Extended Scene

Also, expect a Digital release date soon too. Meanwhile, the film is still showing theatrically and has earned $8,690,944 worldwide, so far.

Here’s our previous coverage of X:

‘Dying to show you a good time’
X is a 2022 American horror film about a group of skin flick filmmakers who encounter a strange family in rural Texas.

Written and directed by Ti West (The Sacrament; The ABCs of Death (segment ‘M Is for Miscarriage’); V/H/S (segment ‘Second Honeymoon’); The Innkeepers; Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever; The House of the Devil; The Roost).

The A24-Bron Studios-Mad Solar production stars Mia Goth (Infinity Pool; Suspiria 2018; Marrowbone; A Cure for Wellness), Brittany Snow (Black Water Transit; Would You Rather; Prom Night), Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi (Don’t Look Up; Creepshow series), Jenna Ortega (Studio 666; Scream 2022; The Babysitter: Killer Queen; Insidious: Chapter 2), Martin Henderson (The Strangers: Prey at Night; The Ring), Owen Campbell (My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To; Depraved; Super Dark Times), Stephen Ure (Ash vs Evil Dead; Deathgasm).

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X had its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival on March 14th 2022. During the Q&A afterwards, writer-director Ti West revealed that a prequel – titled Pearl – has already been shot in secret on location in New Zealand, is currently in post-production. In the prequel, Mia Goth reprises her X role as Pearl. Furthermore, a teaser trailer was shown!

Furthermore, West hinted to Bloody Disgusting about the possibility of a third movie. He discussed the influence of different eras of filmmaking on X and Pearl. Then, he teased, “If we do the third one, it will be affected by a different type of cinema.

Plot:
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make a skin flick in a barn in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast and crew soon find themselves in a desperate fight for their lives…

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Reviews:
“Perfect mix of classic horror fun and interesting commentary on aging and agency. A bit predictable but when you know you’re in for delicious fun, who cares if you can see it coming […] My one criticism is it was an odd level of humorous–not quite funny enough to be campy but a little too over the top at times to truly deliver a resounding scare.” Allanah

X’s exploration of the chase for youth is a riot, a cheeky splatterfest that blends nostalgia and while also showcasing his unique talent for taking cherished horror film tropes and techniques and giving them a modern, streamline spin. The expectations for West’s return to film were high, and luckily X brings this master of horror back with a bang.” The Austin Chronicle

“Ti West’s best films have explored the tension between old and new; his one-two breakthroughs House of the Devil and The Innkeepers were steeped in the form and technique of horror subgenres from decades past but executed with a skillful, contemporary sensibility. His new film, X, embraces that idea more literally and more confidently—and may be his most crowd-pleasing to date…” AV Club

“The setting and period make for easy comparisons to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and West uses that to lull viewers before pulling the rug out from under them. They share similar DNA and pure grit, but it’s a narratively different beast that demonstrates why West should be given full reign to go full throttle on deranged, savage, and intense horror-comedies more often. It’s a blast.” Bloody Disgusting

“What X brings to the table along with its well-written characters, great kills, and patient rhythm of storytelling is a genuine meditation on sex, youth, and our collective human terror around aging […] It doesn’t shy away from being a film about flesh and the ticking clock we’re all living under, no matter our gender, the color of our skin, or whatever phase of life we find ourselves in.” Cinapse

“While the film assuredly tackles heady themes like mortality and aging, it still offers some unsettling and traditional horror imagery. Though, keeping in tradition with West’s track record, it takes a full hour before anything overtly violent takes place. This allows audiences to truly connect with these characters and invest in whether they could really get this film made…” ComicBook.com

“Even putting the impressive technical and visual aspects aside, West’s script is far and away the most ambitious, exciting and downright bizarre of his career thus far, tackling huge ideas with gusto and keeping it as subtext rather than overt text, like all great horror films do […] But the movie is a crowd-pleasing horror film first and foremost.” Consequence

” …the tantalizing ideas West is grappling with throughout X remain somewhat thwarted in the ultimately uneven narrative. There’s a lot of style to the movie, but its tangible substance remains murky. Like some of West’s other chillers, including the supremely good House of the Devil, this is a successful exercise in tone and atmosphere that can still sputter at the end.” Den of Geek

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