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Soaked In Bleach
Soaked In Bleach
Actors: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, Tyler Bryan, Tom Grant
Director: Benjamin Statler
NR     2015     1hr 30min


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Actors: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, Tyler Bryan, Tom Grant
Director: Benjamin Statler
Studio: Mvd Visual
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/14/2015
Release Year: 2015
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Reviewed on 1/27/2020...
This documentary is an incredibly disturbing and worrying exploration of the possibility that Kurt Cobain, frontman of Nirvana, was murdered by his wife, and did not actually kill himself.

The topic is treated with seriousness by the creators of the film, but I don't think they present the best case they could, now that I've read Tom Grant's full report of the Cobain case (which can be found for free on Google, just type "cobain case pdf tom grant" and you should find a copy like I did. Here's a download link, which may or may not be working:

I watched this film before reading the case report and the film did not fully convince me that murder is a likely possibility. What it did do was convince me that Courtney Love is a psychopath who was emotionally abusing her husband. Her smug comment "Kurt doesn't have any friends" was incredibly alarming, knowing that abusers typically work to isolate their victims from loved ones (and based on my own research, this is exactly what she was doing to him--I've found quotes from her where she was trash-talking his bandmates, who were his best friends, trying to convince him that they were out to get him and telling him to kick them out of the band).

The fact that the former head of the Seattle police department (who speaks in this film) thinks that the case should be reopened is enough to convince me that it should. But if you want to be convinced yourself, I recommend reading the entire case report, available above. There is a lot of stupid misinformation being spread on the internet by attention-hungry morons who haven't read the case report, yet are pretending to know something about Tom Grant's investigation. Don't listen to these fools. Learn the truth for yourself. Grant debunks a bunch of common myths in the case report, like the idea that Allen Wrench was involved.

I was pretty sceptical before I actually read the report, since there's a lot of convincing evidence that Kurt was indeed suicidal (pictures of him posing with a gun in his mouth, "I hate myself and I want to die", etc), but once I read the report, I could see that Tom Grant is no clown and is actually very serious and professional about his investigation. He lays everything out in great detail, and just the sheer amount of work he put into researching suicides and their relationship to heroin addiction should be enough to convince anyone of his sincerity, to say nothing of the rest of the document. This man is on a mission because he believes he has a real cold case on his hands and that an innocent person was murdered for his money.

My own idea is one I haven't seen talked about much: Perhaps both sides of the story are true, and Kurt *was* actually suicidal, but since he was planning to divorce Courtney, she decided she didn't want to wait for him to off himself, and did the job herself before Kurt could change his will to remove her (which he had contacted his attorney about shortly before he died). This makes the most sense to me. But decide for yourself! The case needs to be reopened, and the more people there are who demand that it happen, the sooner it will happen.

This film gets 4 stars for trying to spread the truth.