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Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being ... See full summary »

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Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being tortured. Written by Alan Eisinger <aeisinger@macalester.edu>

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Apart from the music videos for "Wish" and "Happiness In Slavery" that can be found on Nine Inch Nails' video compilation/documentary Closure (1997), the movie has never seen an official release, mainly due to the fear of the public mistaking the realistic violence for an actual snuff film. The videos for "Help Me I Am In Hell" and "Gave Up" on Closure (1997) were actually not included in the movie, but are alternate versions. It is a common misconception that the entire movie can be found on Closure (1997). Trent Reznor has hinted heavily that the movie will make it's way onto the DVD release of Closure, and clips from it were shown on the official promotional 'Collected' DVD released in May, 2005. See more »

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5 March 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I recently got a copy of this unrealesed gem and have watched it at least 5 times. The movie is very shocking, and I don't think that anybody with a weak stomach should view this movie. It actually comes off looking like a 'snuff-film' because of its grainy film quality. The thing that gives it away is the dramatic camera angles, as another reviewer pointed out.

The music videos on here are very well done, and it has all of the videos from the Broken e.p. Happiness in Slavery is disturbing, but not as bad as some people make it out to be. The finalie set to Gave Up is by far the most disturbing part you'll find on this video, because of the footage of the killer killing the victim with knives, a blowtorch, his hands, and finally, a chainsaw. In my opinion it is one of the most shocking events to be put on film. It has no more gore than you would find in a good slasher movie, but it is delivered with a gritty, true to life, feeling and that is what makes it disturbing.

So if you hunt for a copy, and you find one, by all means get this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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