Jason | Bend, OR United States | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After I purchased Banned from Television, I watched it four times straight. Reason I watched this documentary over and over is because after I was done watching it the first time I immediately called all my buddies and had them come over and watch it. There was many, many scenes that I had to rewind to see again.This video in not for the person with the weak stomach. This video is nothing like Faces of Death. This is all live footage with nothing made up. A few scenes will make you laugh and most others will make you say, "Man, glad I don't live in that country."Here is a brief description of some of the stuff you'll see:1) Hostages with guns pointing at their heads and sharpshooters coming to the rescue.2) Whenever you see the name of a city in "Brazil" at the bottom of the screen, prepare to see something devastating. It looks like Brazil doesn't believe in taking people to jail.3) In my opinion, the top two most eye-widening scenes are, one, when a man is tied to a tree then set ablaze and two, when a lady gets hit by a train.People who watch these videos are Not sick individuals. We don't get ammused or turned on by watching people die. Inside, all were looking for is something to "Wow" or "Woe" us. The video lives by its subtitle, "It Will Shock You!""
A must see.
J. R. Cheah | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well what can I say. Save from this is the greatest. My only critisism is that it's too short. It might be my own cynicistic mind but this is compelling stuff that everybody wants to see - Real life. I'll end now and leave a little message to those who haven't seen it yet. BEWARE OF THE END CLIP. IT STAYS WITH YOU FOR LONGER THAN A FEW WEEKS!! C'mon that's got to be intriguing!!!"
THIS SHOCKS...BECAUSE THE TRUTH HURTS
J. R. Cheah | Surrey, London United Kingdom | 08/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing so much about this DVD I just had to find out what all the fuss was about. Oh my god!!...I was totally shocked and amazed at some of the raw, graphic footage on show here. It brings to light some of the sad aspects of human life and how fragile we all really are..it also demonstrates the inhumanity of man to himself, as well as the stupid risks people take to impress others. I found myself stunned at the various faces of death and hope no one is unfortunate to suffer some of the very painful and sad images here. Anyone who is weak hearted should avoid this , otherwise it makes for a fascinating insight into the darker side of human nature."