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

Author: Michael PerryErik NelsonWerner HerzogJason BurkettIFC Films.All authors
Publisher: New York : Distributed by MPI Media Group, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his exploration of a triple homicide case iin Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why a state kills. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Michael Perry; Jason Burkett; Michael Perry
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Perry; Erik Nelson; Werner Herzog; Jason Burkett; IFC Films.; Creative Differences Productions.; Skellig Rock Productions.; Spring Films.; MPI Media Group.
ISBN: 0788614797 9780788614798
OCLC Number: 785430435
Language Note: In English; with optional Spanish subtitles; subtitled in English for hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011; released in 2012 (IMDb).
At head of title frame: Sundance select.
Credits: Cinematography, Peter Zeitlinger; editing, Joe Bini; music, Mark Degli Antoni.
Cast: Jason Burkett ; Werner Herzog ; Michael Perry.
Awards: British Film Institute Awards, 2011: Grierson Award (Werner Herzog). National Society of Film Critics Awards, 2012: NSFC Award in Best Non-Fiction Film. Torino International Festival of Young Cinema: Gandhi Glasses Award for "approaching the theme of the death penalty and the violence of the prisons with sobriety, witnessing the absolute value of life" (Werner Herzog).
Target Audience: Rated: PG-13; for mature thematic material and some disturbing images.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray; region A; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or PCM 2.0 sound formats.
Responsibility: Creative Differences and Skellig Rock ; in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film present ; a film by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog.

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In his exploration of a triple homicide case iin Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why a state kills. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.

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