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The Resource Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life, ID Films ; Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film GMBh ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog, (videorecording)

Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life, ID Films ; Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film GMBh ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog, (videorecording)

Label
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life
Title
Into the abyss
Title remainder
a tale of death, a tale of life
Statement of responsibility
ID Films ; Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film GMBh ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas 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), the filmmaker describes 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
Cataloging source
LPU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Mark Degliantoni
Dewey number
364.152/3
Language note
In English with Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned (SDH: subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing)
PerformerNote
Jason Burkett, Michael Perry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • -2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herzog, Werner
  • Perry, Michael
  • Burkett, Jason
  • IFC Films
  • Creative Differences Productions
  • Skellig Rock (Firm)
  • Spring Films
  • Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Runtime
107
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  • Perry, Michael
  • Death row inmates
  • Murder
  • Capital punishment
  • Burkett, Jason
Technique
live action
Label
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life, ID Films ; Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film GMBh ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
  • Features: scene selection, trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn778516778
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9780788614699
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306934594
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
9345
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780788614699
System details
DVD, NTSC anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life, ID Films ; Creative Differences and Skellig Rock in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film GMBh ; produced by Erik Nelson ; written and directed by Werner Herzog, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
  • Features: scene selection, trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn778516778
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9780788614699
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306934594
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
9345
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780788614699
System details
DVD, NTSC anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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