Search - Meth on DVD


Meth
Meth
Actor: Mark S. King
Director: Todd Ahlberg
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 32min

METH explores the rising wave of crystal methamphetamine use within the gay population. Through the stories and reflections of a dozen gay men across the US who range in age from 21 to 50 we learn of the drug s allure its ...  more »

     
?

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actor: Mark S. King
Director: Todd Ahlberg
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Cinema Libre
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

American Meth
Director: Justin Hunt
2
   NR   2008   1hr 15min
Meth in the City
3
   NR   2008   0hr 50min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Brokedown Palace
   PG-13   2000   1hr 40min
   
XXX
Full Screen Special Edition
Director: Rob Cohen
   PG-13   2002   2hr 4min
   
Dark Angel - The Complete First Season
Director: David Nutter
   NR   2003   16hr 5min
   
Roger Me
Director: Michael Moore
   R   2003   1hr 31min
   
How I Met Your Mother Season Two
   NR   2007   8hr 41min
   
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
Deluxe Edition
Directors: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones, Ralph Bakshi, Robert Clampett, Tony Collingwood
   NR   2008   1hr 40min
   
I Am Legend
Full-Screen Edition
   PG-13   2008   1hr 41min
   
A Haunting in Georgia
Director: Jeff Fine
   NR   2008   1hr 34min
   
Drag Me to Hell
Director: Sam Raimi
   UR   2009   1hr 39min
   
 

Movie Reviews

Stories and Reflections
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 12/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Meth"

Stories and Reflections

Amos Lassen

"Meth" is a documentary that looks at today's crystal meth epidemic in the gay community. It is a series of stories and reflections of twelve gay men from across the United States and they do not hold anything back as they relate their experiences with the drug. They speak of the allure of the drug and why it has become so popular. What is unfortunate is those that need this film will probably never see it.
We learn that the use of meth almost always begins as a thrill where the user finds himself on the top of the world and feels he has superhuman powers and is able to establish contact with those around him. He feels he is surrounded by opportunity and everything is brilliant. There are no feelings of insecurity, of loneliness and the user feels confidant that there is little that he cannot do.
However, as crystal takes hold, the drug takes charge of the situation and what was once fun becomes a burden. We see and hear from the guys in the film how their lives have changed. Some are still using and the only way they are able to relate anything is when they are under the influence of "Tina". We see how large and powerful the drug has become and how it creeps in and begins to control the users. They continue to use it even though they know it is destroying them.
There are others that are interviewed as well and they are the ones who formerly used "Tina". Some have lost everything because of it but they have managed to break away and have begun to ascend from the depths to which they once sunk.
There is hope expressed here, but there is also the staggering and mind-boggling statistic that less than six percent ever succeed in totally escaping the drug.
"Meth" comes to us on many levels and it can be understood from several points of view. For such a depressing subject, the documentary is beautiful to watch visually. The colors, the cinematography and the beauty of composition are in strict contrast to the evil that "Meth" causes. It is a tale of caution that holds nothing back.
"