Exploited have been a firm favourite in the UK horror video scene for some time now and now they're launching themselves onto the DVD scene with some admirable releases.
First up they bring the DVD debut of the legendary shockumentary film 'The Killing of America'. A US/Japan collaboration, the film follows the rise of violence in the good old US of A where freedom rights often translates into murder,death and carnage - american style.
The film is a 'who's who' of psychotic violence covering everything from the assasinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King to the carnage of Nam and the legendary serial killers Manson, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. No stone is left unturned in this very graphic depiction of the american way of life.
Rarely seen and fully uncut on DVD for the first time ever, Exploited should be congratulated for this very worthwhile release. While the print is not pristine pin sharp in presentation, it's definetely the best that has been made available to date. Clear enough for this reviewer to gag at the detail on some of the horrific moments that unroll before you (and I've seen many bootleg versions over the years that didn't deliver the horror so well).
Some may complain that the film is now slightly dated in content, but it really is a thought provoking piece that should be viewed by all (especially our American friends). Check out the statistics that the film delivers, then look at the carnage stats that are going on stateside these days - Makes you wonder. This really is a film that will stay with you for some time to come.
Also included on the disc is the short taster documentary 'A Brief History of Mondo Movies' which (although is way too short) is both highly informative and great warm up to the main attraction.
A recommended change of pace from the fantasy of horror fantasy and a great slice of real Mondo cinema - check it out !!
|Directed by Sheldon Renan|
|Released by Exploited|
|Region '0' PAL - Rated 18|
|Ratio - fullscreen|
|Running time : approx 90 mins|
|Short docu 'A Brief History of Mondo Movies'|