May 20, 2018

Black Metal - A Documentary

This is a raw but excellent documentary on the European Black Metal scene from the mouths of the musicians themselves. .

 There is no narrator, only opinions expressed by the musicians to occasional questions asked by an interviewer (largely unseen). Topics discussed include satanism, origins, religion, church burnings, racism, Dead's (of Mayhem) suicide, etc. Interviewed musicians include Cronos of Venom (best, most insightful and funniest interviews in the documentary), Celtic Frost, King Diamond, Dark Funeral, Enslaved, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), Abbath of Immortal, Gorgoroth, Fenriz of Darkthrone, etc. 

Also includes clips of Immortal, Merciful Fate/King D., and other bands in concert

Feb 6, 2013

Street Punk Moscow (2005)

"The film observes the young punk group living in the outskirts of Moscow in concrete blocks, built Communists. They can not cope with the expectations of adults. They, lost between yesterday and tomorrow, living principle - get drunk, have fun!"

Jan 26, 2013

BTK Confessions (2006)

Runtime: 78 min

Ako tražite savršen primer psihopate međ' serijskim ubicama, onda je to definitivno Ted Bandy, bez premca, ali moramo priznati da je BTK ipak dig'o sranje na i te kako viši nivo, jer za razliku od Bandija bio je totalno organised, i to do najsićušnijih detalja, i jedino što ga je sjebalo na kraju je to vreme koje ga je nažalost pregazilo, inače ga nikada, ali bukvalno nikada ne bi navatali. Dakle, kada kažem žešće zajebani serijski ubica, mislim pre svih na BTK-a i tu nema boga. Ta hladnkrvnost, taj stav, to je upravo onaj X faktor o kome svi toliko pričaju. Znači, šauma jednom rečju. Je-zi-va ispovest!

"He was dubbed "BTK" because he bound, tortured and killed his victims. He operated with impunity for thirty-one years - a serial killer police thought they might never find, might never stop. But when he was finally caught, this killer's identity was a shocker: Dennis Rader, a mild-mannered father, husband and church president.

Everyone wondered: how could this man commit such shocking crimes?

In this feature-length NBC News documentary, originally seen as part of Dateline NBC, the "BTK Killer" speaks out in his own words about what drove him to kill. This exclusive interview was conducted by Harvard neuropsychologist Robert Mendoza, who was hired by Rader's defense team to assess his sanity. In it, Rader chronicles the growing obsession inside him, his cat-and-mouse game with police and the media, and finally, his willing confession.

Includes never-heard-before details about these crimes, and is a unique, startling, and in-depth journey inside the darkness of a notorious criminal."

Jan 24, 2013

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Runtime: 76 min

"In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence."

Dec 5, 2012

The History of Hardcore (2002)

Martin Morrison 

Runtime: 52 min 

"A Television documentary commissioned by BBC Channel Four. The programme charts the history of hardcore pornography on film, dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Utilizing rare vintage archive, and original interview material of British and American pornographers, this documentary explores the parallels between mainstream cinema and hardcore porn, underlining the changes that have taken place in the industry since the advent of video, and following a veteran pornographer onto the set of his latest video offering. The focus here are the effects of x-rated movies released in Britain and censorship issues in the 60's and 70's in the US."


Nov 21, 2012

Betty Page: Bondage Queen (1998)

Irving Klaw

Runtime: 113 min

"Cult Epics presents the complete volumes of the bondage, fetish and catfight films on DVD featuring Bettie Page and other glamour girls.Bettie Page (in her films credited as Betty Page) famous for her pin up modeling also appeared in bondage photos and short films. These unique classics are the first film sources of today’s fetish and SM scene and appear nowadays surreal, tender and joyful."

Nov 16, 2012

Would You Convict? - Seventeen Cases That Challenged the Law (1999, PDF)

"A police trooper inspects a car during a routine traffic stop and finds a vast cache of weapons, complete with automatic rifles, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and black ski masks-a veritable bank robber's kit. Should the men in the car be charged? If so, with what?


Nov 5, 2012

Show Business Homicides: An Encyclopedia, 1908-2009 (PDF)

"A companion volume to the author's Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases (2002), this reference work chronicles 298 cases of what can be broadly defined as "celebrity" homicides from the early twentieth century onward. Cases are drawn from the realms of film, theatre, music, dance and other entertainment fields. In each instance, the person was either the actual or suspected perpetrator or the victim of a murder. Included are entries on such well-known personalities as film comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actress Sharon Tate, music producer Phil Spector, rap artist Notorious B.I.G., and superstar Michael Jackson. Each entry covers the crime, its legal disposition, and the subject's personal and professional background, comprehensively documented with notes and a separate bibliography."


Nov 2, 2012

The Columbine Massacre - In the Killer's Minds (2007)

Runtime: 52 min 

"It was in april 20th, 1999, at a Colorado high school. Two apparently quite harmless students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, arrived at the school armed to the teeth and proceeded to butcher 15 of their fellow students, wounding dozens of others before both commit suicide. The state of Colorado and the entire world were stunned and shocked. Since then, the Colorado police has published previously unseen documents and an exclusive report on the massacre (900 pages of personal diaries, school work, drawings, music, computer files). This documentary, like a police investigation, follows the adolescent murderers' suicide mission week by week, examining the most crucial and alarming events of the months preceding the drama and to which no one paid any attention. The case will be revisited through the unique and exclusive testimony of the killers' parent's lawyer, their friends and teachers, and victims families. How did they end up at that bleak and tragic point in their lives? Could it have been foreseen? What conclusions have been drawn by the psychiatrists and police officers who have investigated the case and studied Harris' and Klebold's private writings? Everything we previously knew about this affair is false. But the truth could be even more chilling than the myth. In the United States today, there are hundreds of websites devoted to these young killers, and thousands of young Americans see them as veritable cult figures."

Nov 1, 2012

Sex in a Cold Climate (1998)

Runtime: 50 min


"Interlocking interviews of 4 women interred in various Magdalene asylums and/or orphanages because of out-of-wedlock pregancies, being sexually assaulted, or just being "too pretty" (believe it or not)."

"This is the documentary that inspired the film: The Magdalene Sisters. It is an expose of the cruelty and abuse suffered by the inmates of Ireland's Magdalene laundries where woman who were thought to be 'fallen' were made to work 12 hours a day, six days a week, for no pay. Four former inmates, overdubbing quaint old footage of Ireland, narrate the film. This juxtaposition shows us how such injustice could go on: to the outside world these institutions seemed good, even idyllic, places to put these young girls."