I love Leslie Nielsen, and admire his dexterity at both drama and comedy. Of course he's now remembered more for the latter, but no matter how good he is he can't save a sinking ship. (He tried in "The Poseidon Adventure" too.) That's how I felt about "Repossessed"; it had a lot of references to the 1980s that will be lost on younger viewers, and even people who do recall the '80s are likely to find much of the script and acting phoned in here. The film is an obvious spoof of "The Exorcist", complete with Linda Blair as the leading lady, Nancy Aglet. The film is littered with cameos, some of which are funny and some of which aren't. My favorite was Robert Fuller as Dr. Hackett, effectively parodying his famous role from "Emergency!" Jesse Ventura's small role was also amusing as he moderates the fight between good and evil. The good cameos are the only things that led me to give the film two stars, as they're the only bright moments in an otherwise dismally unfunny film. (Jack LaLanne's cameo, however, is agonizing.)
Part of the issue is the lack of focus: Director Bob Logan (who also wrote it) gets most of the blame here as he takes a very broad-brushed swipe at everything he can think of, frequently devolving into pathetic jokes like a street address being given as "733 Sex Drive". Oh the hilarity. The number of sophomoric contrived puns is beyond belief (Nielsen plays Father Mayii. I bet you can't see the comedy bonanza that sets up for the next 90 minutes.) There are other offenses here too that just don't work: the awkward lecture format linking device, a rapping priest (groan), Ned Beatty's pink pet poodle in a wood chipper, a golf cart chase, and finally a rock band named "Salvation" which I found absolutely painful. From what I gather, some people consider this the height of comedy in the film, but I found it to be one of the worst scenes ever, particularly as Nielsen dresses and performs as artists as varied as Billy Idol and Michael Jackson. I thought the idea to skewer the over-the-top televangelists could have worked, but the premise was better than the execution which wore out its welcome quickly, like the rest of the film.
The DVD comes with a trailer and a trivia track. I watched the trailer and it's fine; I tried watching the trivia track but found it boring and frankly didn't want to sit through the film again. The entire principal cast has been in better movies, in some cases orders of magnitude better. Certainly Nielsen, Beatty, and Blair have done much better work, and I recommend you check out one of their other movies.