Michael Carr - Debra Byrne and Michael Carr Sydney, Australia - Danielle Spencer, wife of Russell Crowe, hosts a fund-raiser at the State Theatre for the Australian Childrens Music Fund which her father Don Spencer founded in 2002 Monday 22nd August 2011
Not quite a snuff film, Faces of Death -- and its five sequels -- is a supposed documentary but has often faced accusations of being nothing but a sham, courtesy of some clever Japanese fans of low-budget gore. Now collected in one of the most disturbing box sets ever, the first four FoD movies along with the 1999 documentary Faces of Death: Fact or Fiction? and The Worst of Faces of Death (exactly what you expect it is), this seven-hour collection is the definitive shock-cinema set for every teenage boy who hustled his way to the video store the day he turned 17 (or old enough to look 17) in the hopes he could scar his brain forever with this junk. Consistently awful yet bizarrely compelling, its narration by "Dr. Francis B.Gröss," actually Michael Carr, harkens back to the narration on a fourth-grade filmstrip.
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I'd try to explain but I'm not sure that's possible. The story involves two guys who encounter a small town where a series of killings have been occuring. Then there's something about a waitress and a scary-looking blond man and some vampire something or other... I dunno, this is put together so badly I'm surprised the movie ever got made and I'm utterly dumbfounded that Artisan deemed it appropriate for a DVD release.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.