Rent The ABCs of Death (2012)

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2h 3min
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Synopsis:
This explosive film is comprised of 26 individual "chapters" on the topic of death, each helmed by a different director assigned to a specific letter of the alphabet. Provocative, funny, and shocking in equal parts, this anthology is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Get ready to learn your ABCs!
Actors:
, , , , Alejandra Urdiaín, , Greta Martinez, , , Juanita Ringeling, , Riley the Dog, , George Marquez, , , Imogen Mcaulay, Eddie Griffith, Matt Bowler,
Directors:
,
Producers:
Simon Boswell, Petter Lindblad, Andrew Starke, Claire Jones
Voiced By:
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Writers:
Ant Timpson, Nacho Vigalondo
Studio:
Monster Films/Fusion
Genres:
Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/07/2013
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A, B, C, D, H, I, J, R, T, V, W - A selection of Behind the Scenes Featurettes
  • Making Ofs
  • Deleted Scenes
  • AXS TV - A look at The ABCs of Death
  • Feature-length Commentary
  • Trailers
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/07/2013
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A, B, C, D, H, I, J, R, T, V, W - A selection of Behind the Scenes Featurettes
  • Making Ofs
  • Deleted Scenes
  • AXS TV - A look at The ABCs of Death
  • Feature-length Commentary
  • Trailers

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The ABCs of Death review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

A twenty-six film anthology the ABC’s of Death immediately reminded me of the popular Sue Grafton novels, the Alphabet Murder’s, unlike Grafton’s long standing work however the ABC’s of Death is more of a swift flash in the pan with many of the shorts gunning for the biggest shocks rather than any real depth.

An interesting idea the film presents a series of shorts with seemingly no limits, other than a budget of 5K each the films range in subject, strength and even language, veering across the globe as the various directors create what they perceive as the epitomise of body horror.

Unfortunately for many of these films what they really end up with is a short narrative-less (sometimes literal) hack job, with poorly executed violence, pointless and extremely sexless and graceless nudity and several death’s without context. Some of the shorts stand out more than others, a particular favourite being Y is for Youngbuck a throw back to eighties action cinema by Hobo with a Shotgun’s director Jason Eisener. Whilst others, such as Ti West’s M is for Miscarriage hinge on bloody shots of toilets and vaginas.

My recommendation to horror fans who are considering watching the ABC’s is to do your research first, several of the directors have provided a little insight into the story and context of their shorts which helps to make some far more interesting and enjoyable, whilst my only other recommendation is to be sure to have your remote by your side as some of the shorts are simply better watched on fast forward.

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