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Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life

Author: Werner HerzogErik NelsonMichael PerryJason BurkettCreative Differences Productions,All authors
Publisher: New York : IFC Films, [Orland Park, Illinois] : [Distributed by] MPI Media Group [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.' Herzog's inquiries  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures, United States
Motion pictures, Great Britain
Motion pictures, German
Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical films
Named Person: Michael Perry; Jason Burkett; Michael Perry
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Erik Nelson; Michael Perry; Jason Burkett; Creative Differences Productions,; Skellig Rock (Firm),; Spring Films,; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion,; IFC Films,; MPI Media Group,
ISBN: 9780788614699 078861469X
OCLC Number: 778516778
Language Note: In English with optional Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Mark Degli Antoni.
Cast: Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature thematic material and some disturbing images.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: Into the abyss (Motion picture : 2011)
Responsibility: Creative Differences and Skellig Rock, in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film, present ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson.

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Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.' Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths.

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