An Ultraviolent Colour - CAT 4 Collective
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Monday, 07 May 2018
Severed Cinema Review of An Ultraviolent Colour from CAT 4 Collective

SEVERED CINEMA REVIEW OF AN ULTRAVIOLENT COLOUR

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Directed by: Sam Hel
Written by: Sam Hel, Alexis Rousseau, Adrian Baez
Produced by: Sam Hel, Adrian Baez
Cinematography by: Adrian Baez, Sam Hel
Editing by: Sam Hel, Adrian Baez
Music by: Stalaggh, Sadwrist, Sex-Android, Sander Cage
Special Effects by: Moses, Mercedes
Cast: Mercedes
Year: 2018
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color, Black and white
Runtime: 18min

Studio: Sugar Hell Productions, Sam Hel Productions
Distributor: CAT 4 Collective

 

The Suicide Trilogy, was initiated by Adrian Baez (My Perversion, Queen Wasp), who is no stranger to Severed Cinema readers. His first chapter, Entrails & Amour, follows a toxic relationship between two girls that brings out despair and carnage. The second in the trilogy, The Devil in Me, directed by Alexis Rousseau, follows an amateur adult performer, obsessed with metal and death, who dives into a deep depression. This brings us to An Ultraviolent Colour, the third chapter of the trilogy, directed by Sam Hel.

An Ultraviolent Colour, begins with our protagonist, Emily (Mercedes), as she lines her bathroom floor with painterís plastic. However, she definitely will not be painting that room. The film cuts back and forth between her bathroom, where the deed will be done, and her roaming the streets of LA, gearing herself up for what she believes has to happen. The next scene shows Emily walking a city sidewalk, documented by her videographer. ďIím not ready, fuck that.Ē she states. She wishes things were different, that her life was better.

Back in her bathroom, she washes her face and disrobes. Staring into the mirror she puts on a thin, white balaclava, or Luchador-style mask, and readies a utility knife. She licks the metal blade then swiftly digs it across her thigh (the blood spilled looks rather convincing). The film then cuts back to walking down an LA street as the soundtrack appropriately blares. ďYouíre here to edit. Only to document and deliver to the masses.Ē she emphasises to her videographer. Digging that knife into her leg cemented what she will do, thus initiating the beginning of the end for Emily.

There are several scenes in An Ultraviolent Colour that allow the viewer to completely realize Emilyís emotional anguish. Whether she is writhing, laying naked in her bathtub, or attempting to strangle herself with a belt, her facial grimaces highlight her deep emotional distress. The superb soundtrack choices for these scenes, perfectly amplify her personal turmoil.

We know Emily has had a life of abuse, but we donít really know what path brought her to this point of desperation. To some viewers this film will merely be a voyeurís glimpse into the life of psychological struggle. Other viewers who may be going through similar emotional suffering, may find this as a cathartic experience, rather than actually following Emilyís suicidal path.

An Ultraviolent Colour is an unflinchingly lensed, gloomy representation of a personís self-destruction and ultimate demise. The soundtrack is just as much an important lead character as is Mercedesís portrayal of Emily. Kudos are in order for the expertly chosen musical score, executed by Stalaggh, Sadwrist, Sex-Android, and Sander Cage of Bloodporn fame.

If youíre a supporter of independent, underground cinema, then An Ultraviolent Colour is available right now for DVD pre-order from CAT 4 Collective and is limited to 100 copies. Itís currently priced at $10.00 Ė you wonít be sorry.

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 RATING:
 MOVIE: 1 
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