A man (Rudolf Martin, NCIS) wakes up alone in the desert with a black hood over his head and his hands tied behind his back. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a name written down in his pocket, leading him to Los Angeles. The more he discovers about his past, the less he understands, until he stumbles upon something bigger and more unusual than he could have ever imagined.
Ultimately it comes down to watching a man try to figure out who he is and how he came to be in a strange situation. You know, we call that Saturday post Goldschlager martinis. Each step he takes is a new clue. Ready for a mystery? Then maybe Pig is your movie though you should expect a slow pace. A slow quiet walk through the mind of the unknown. Watching a movie like Pig requires peace of mind, but I'm also not sure that I found the shocking end all that shocking.
Now this Horizon disc is actually a nicely loaded package. Director's Commentary, deleted scenes, kickstarter video, lonely boy video, Nashville film Festival video and Q&A, Sci-Fi London Q&A and the trailer. Not bad for an independent release. I definitely give Horizon a nod for creating a potential worthwhile fan experience.
Note: 16x9 1.78:1
You can order a copy of Pig now. Fans of somewhat surreal, artistic self-reflective Nancy Drew stories will appreciate this. Hell, fans of Memento really might love this one. Be prepared for a slow moving vehicle toward the shock. Maybe enjoy with a cup o' Joe.