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The Killing of America (1981)

Thursday 27th October 2016

Filmmakers Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader graphic and provocative examination of America's history, The Killing of America, will be released in the UK for the first time on Blu-ray on 31st October 2016 from Severin Films.
Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi
Sheldon Renan
Severin Films
1 hour 55 minutes
31/10/2016

Described as "among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema, Sheldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader's (Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Mishima, Blue Collar) The Killing of America is a graphic and provocative examination of America's history, complete with senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder.

Never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States, this provocative documentary now arrives in the UK, courtesy of Severin Films, in a fully restored edition. It premiered at FrightFest 2016 and on 31st October 2016 the first ever UK Blu-ray release of the infamous 'shock doc' arrives loaded with exclusive special features - including the even more unnerving Japanese version known as Violence U.S.A. - which remains one of the most profoundly disturbing and still chillingly relevant documentary experiences of our time. A DVD version and digital version will also be available.

With gun crime at an all-time high in the USA and the UK, and increasing year on year, the film is as relevant today as it was in 1981. At the time of the film an attempted murder happened every three mins and a murder every 20 minutes. The film looks at the staggering violence in explicit detail and features alarming archive footage of brutal violence from massacres to assassinations and beyond.

The Killing of America features interviews with police, coroners and mass murderers including Ed Kemper and Wayne Henley, as well as exclusive footage of some the World's most prolific serial killers from Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Son of Sam David Berkowtz, to the Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi and Sidewalk Sniper Sam Brown. It features footage and reports of some of the most high-profile assassinations including John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Martin Luther King and John Lennon.

The shocking scenes reflect a violent nation, although little has been done since it was made more than 35 years ago - it is estimated that the US population still own a whopping 300 million guns of all sizes and shapes - almost enough guns for every man, woman and child in the population. And figures suggest that since 1968, there have been 1.4 million deaths caused by firearms - more than the total killed in wars fought by America from the Independence battles through to Iraq...!

The Killing of America lays bare the tragic and brutal history of one of the most powerful nations in the world.

  • Audio commentary with director Sheldon Renan
  • The Madness Is Real: Interview with director Sheldon Renan
  • Cutting The Killing: Interview with editor Lee Percy
  • Interview with Mondo Movie historian Nick Pinkerton

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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