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The Original Faces of Death: 30th Anniversary Edition
The Original Faces of Death 30th Anniversary Edition
Actor: Frances B. Gross
Director: Conan Lecilaire
Genres: Horror, Documentary
UR     2008     1hr 45min

The Original Shockumentary Is Back With a 30th Anniversary Edition DVD — It began as a graphic exploration of the one destiny we cannot escape. It would soon become the most controversial, critically reviled and fastest sel...  more »


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Actor: Frances B. Gross
Director: Conan Lecilaire
Genres: Horror, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Horror, Documentary
Studio: Gorgon Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Don't waste your time or money
Stuk N. Time | Dark Side of the Moon | 01/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"When it was first released on vhs (1980ish?), it was a shocker. And utterly believable. Until this dvd came out (in my case, blu-ray), it was revealed that all the scenes were staged. And watching it was a chore. I only watched all of it just to get my "viewing dollars" worth. Can't wait to resell it try to recoup at least a couple of bucks back. Even on blu ray, video quality is at best a muddy blurry vhs. If you're looking for the real thing, stick to youtoob type sites, and the video clips that friends email to you. There is NOTHING for you here."
Faces of death
John Michel | 12/17/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up watching faces of death and was very excited to see they had made a 30th anniversary edition, blu-ray at that. Once I started watching it I was disappointed. If you are interested in buying this atleast save alittle but of money and get the dvd version instead of blu-ray."
A True Horror Collectible
Brian Lueth | Chicago, IL United States | 09/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Gorgon's newest Hi-Def release of Faces of Death looks great, sounds terrific and still manages to thoroughly disturb but the true beauty of this release is the audio commentary by writer/director John Alan Schwartz (as Conan Le Cilaire), a featurette featuring interviews with FX creators Douglas J. White and Allan A. Apone and a featurette on the editing. Folks, this is the absolute best reason to purchase this disc, period. If you're a true fan of this series, this is one release you should positively add to your collection. The information given by Schwartz on this series is priceless and it sheds an incredible amount of light on the creation of the series as well as the urban legends and legal issues that plagued the productions.

If you haven't seen FOD and you're wondering whether it's a good film or not, well, that's subjective. I'm passionate about Mondo films so my opinion of this film may be far more generous than some might feel it deserves but in the end you'll just have to see it for yourself and make up your own mind; you'll love it, hate it or not give a diddle either way. The clips of slaughterhouses, dog fights, seal hunts, autopsies, mass murder, animal attacks and natural disasters are still just as troubling as they were in the early-eighties so prepare yourselves and your fellow viewers before just jumping in blindly; it's not for the faint of heart.

You either both love and own this or you don't, if you do love this film and you don't own this, grab two copies, one on DVD and the other on Blu-Ray. I was so happy to see this release and the awesome extras that I recall giggling when I got it in the mail. Yeah, giggling. Faces of Death is a childhood memory that I'll never forget and Gorgon, along with Red Shirt Pictures, have done a commendable job on this release, showing it the love and attention it deserves."
Just as bad as the original!!!!!!!
Edgar Betancourt | WI | 03/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is just as awful as the original but now it looks even more fake and dorky due to Bluray. I don't recommend this movie to anyone that hasn't seen it or that has no idea what its all about. However, to those that grew up with the stir that this "underground" video caused around the world knows exactly why it is impossible to resist adding this movie to your "classics" collection. A cult film at its best!!!!! As I pointed out Bluray does not improve in any way what is essentially a VCR camera production, it lays bare all the horrible filming and editing of this totally crappy production. This movie SUCKS but, THAT IS THE WHOLE IDEA :)"