Not for the squeamish, this documentary opens with prison surveillance camera footage ofTroy Krell and Eric Daniels stabbing Lonnie Blackmon to death. After that little bit of snuff TV,the hour-long program gets down to interviews with Krell and authorities about the culturethat produces these events. The topic is certainly worthy of examination, but the cheesy heavymetal score and tabloid-TV stylistic flourishes (black-and-white, slow motion, etc.) Could havebeen dispensed…with.
The disc is in stereo surround, but this is relevant only when the music plays. These areinterviews, after all, effects are beside the point.
The transfer is very good, and the picture quality depends on the medium being used. Thus,prison videotape is iffy, and there are other moments where heavy grain is used deliberately.
Nothing at all. Not even chapter stops.
An interesting piece of work, but I wonder how many people will want to shell out for a single episode of a television series on DVD.
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