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The Killing of America (Blu-ray)

A stunning eye-witness experience of the growth of violence in the United States
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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Run Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 5, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Severin
  • Note: Audio commentary with director Sheldon Renan
    • The Madness is Real: interview with director Sheldon Renan
    • Cutting the Killing: interview with editor Lee Percy
    • Interview with Mondo Movie historian Nick Pinkerton
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

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User Ratings: 120
Rating: 9/10 -- The Killing of America manages to be harrowing today as its stark warnings have gone unheeded. The killers it showcases have gone on to become pop culture and the editing of them alongside scenes of violence truly cuts to the quick. Full Review
Sep 12, 2016
both a patchwork history of America's low points in the 60s & 70s, & an exercise in negative nostalgia - but it is also, maybe more importantly, a troubling account of the beginnings of an American decline that has not been halted in the meantime. Full Review
Projected Figures
Aug 29, 2016
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Whilst it may not be the sharpest piece of sociological analysis, The Killing Of America has an important point to make about the level of brutality Americans have come to take for granted. Full Review
Eye for Film
Aug 29, 2016

Product Description:

While qualifying the United States as a "land of one million murders," director Sheldon Renan may have had too large a mass to handle in 90 minutes. Footage covers actual killings, interviews are conducted with killers like Sirhan Sirhan, and scenes of crazed hostage-takers are lifted from news broadcasts. Rather than an in-depth study of the reasons for and effects of the rising murder rate in the U.S., the director has chosen to emphasize the violence and the need for gun control to help lower the appalling amount of mayhem that distinguishes the U.S. from its European counterparts.


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