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

Author: Werner Herzog; Erik Nelson; Michael Perry; Jason Burkett
Publisher: [Australia] : Madman Entertainment [distributor], 2012.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in 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
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical films
Documentary 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
OCLC Number: 980695824
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
SBS1525.
Includes bonus four part series by Werner Herzog.
Credits: Directed by Werner Herzog; produced by Erik Nelson.
Cast: Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry.
Target Audience: M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Offensive language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (DVD) (105 + 220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD region all ; PAL.
Other Titles: Into the abyss (Motion picture : 2011)

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"In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in 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.

DEATH ROW In this four-part series produced at the same time as Werner Herzog's documentary "Into the Abyss," the internationally renowned filmmaker embarks on a dialogue with death-row prisoners and lets them express their views on life and death. Four men and one woman locked up in a Texan prison for murder and other crimes. As Herzog looks deep into these individuals, their stories, and their crimes, his penetrating journey into the human soul also becomes a plea for humanity and understanding.

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