The Killing Of America…1981 USA / Japan gun crime documentary by Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader, informally banned in the US for 35 years, set for UK/US DVD and Blu-ray release on 24th/25th October 2016

Posted: 8 October, 2016 in New Releases, US News
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Killing America DVD Chuck Riley The Killing Of America is a 1981 USA / Japan crime documentary by Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader (uncredited).
Starring Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris and Thomas Noguchi. BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2016 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th October 2016
  • 2016 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th October 2016

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th October 2016
  • 2016 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th October 2016

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US censorship

Not formally banned but the film was never released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA, from when the documentary was produced in 1981, until released on home video by Severin in 2016.

The film was however released in Japan and the UK where it was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2000.

Promotional Material

In 1981, filmmakers Sheldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MISHIMA, BLUE COLLAR) created a graphic and provocative examination of America s history with and penchant for senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder. It was condemned as exploitive and obscene (The New York Times), acclaimed as among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema (Fantasia Festival), and now available for the first time ever on Blu-ray.Severin Films now presents this infamous shock doc fully restored, uncut and loaded with exclusive

Bonus Features. Special Features

  • Audio commentary with director Sheldon Renan
  • The Madness Is Real: Interview with with director Sheldon Renan
  • Cutting The Killing: Interview with with editor Lee Percy
  • Interview with Mondo Movie historian Nick Pinkerton
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