Rent The Beta Test (2021)

3.1 of 5 from 89 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
A ruthless, manipulative, and soon-to-be married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter inviting him to an anonymous sexual encounter. After some uncertainty he accepts, but euphoria turns to paranoia as he becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lies, infidelity and murder.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Natalie Metzger, Matt Miller, Benjamin Wiessner
Writers:
Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/05/2023
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by directors Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe
  • Sex, Lies and Purple Envelopes, a visual essay by author and film scholar Alexandra Heller Nicholas
  • Trapped. Hiding. Boom, a visual essay by author and critic Guy Adams
  • The Making of 'The Beta Test'
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • A two and a half hour collection of short films from the Sundance Award-winning filmmakers behind 'The Beta Test' including: 'Cory Comes to Christmas', 'Parent Teacher', 'The Stop', 'Marty Loves Katie', 'Native Stand Up', 'The Robbery' and 'Us Funny'
  • Also includes a look behind the scenes and two hilarious short 'documentaries' about attending the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Short Films
- Special Features

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Reviews (1) of The Beta Test

Flawed Satirical Drama - The Beta Test review by GI

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25/10/2023

A satirical drama that kicks off with a shocking domestic murder setting the bar very high and peaking your interest but then ultimately heading down some wrong roads. As a condemnation of a branch of American society where sycophantic executives essentially prostitute themselves to get a good deal or secure a promotion this, for the most part, hits the mark. But when it eventually drifts into mystery story territory it loses its way and the conclusion is disappointing. Jim Cummings, co-director and co-writer, stars as Jordan, a shallow executive constantly putting on airs and graces to ingratiate himself with clients and bosses but who carelessly puts down his employees. He's engaged but still becomes increasingly interested in a strange letter he receives inviting him to a mysterious sexual encounter in a hotel room. Eventually of course he weakens and goes along for a bit of illicit sex but soon the experience has him obsessing over who arranged it all and who was the mystery woman. As an attack on the 'system' and those in thrall to it this has some interest but it's a flawed film that pushes the reactions to infidelity a little too far and deviates into a plot that is unsatisfying.

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