A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human ...
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Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's ... See full summary »
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »
A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human race, spiritualism, religious dogma, UFO's, the end of the world, and the group's figurehead, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. Written by
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The video begins with a disclaimer/warning that lasts several minutes, and covers such things as mental health, plant growth, the behavior of pets, operation of machinery, gas mileage and a warning that there is no side two of the video tape. That warning is followed by; "However, if you DO discover one...DON'T look at it!" See more »
Do not attempt to flip the tape when you reach the end of side one, no matter what you are told by later instructions on the tape. There is no side two. However, if you do discover one, don't look at it.
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How many videos do you know that warn you of the sensory assault they are about to bombard you with? This is one sign of the intricate, complex, and occasionally incomprehensible media barrage that is ARISE, a.k.a. SubGenius Recruitment Film #16. Using clips edited together in a fashion similar to The Atomic Cafe," you will be entranced and held fast by the fascinating life of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the rise of the cult he founded, the Church of the SubGenius. In fact, you may not be able to finish the entire video in one sitting!
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