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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: Toronto : Mongrel Media, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his fascinating 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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
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 (Firm); Spring Films.; Mongrel Media.
OCLC Number: 796020557
Language Note: In English, optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features include theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Mark Degliantoni.
Cast: Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; NTSC, region 1, 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 ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog.

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"In his fascinating 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. 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. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory"--Container.

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