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This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the living they leave behind. Our senses are shown no mercy as we witness the brutal execution of a Phillippine Guerrilla. We are literally taken inside a cremation chamber while a human body melts and finally crumbles into nothingness. We witness-first hand- doctors trying to save a victim of multiple stab wounds, all close up, in graphic detail leaving nothing to the imagination. For those who think they have seen it all, Of the Dead, dares to be seen. Written by Anonymous

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Mortuary 101
8 July 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is not going to please fans of shockumentaries. And the mainstream shouldn't even try.

This is what happens when the "Faces Of Death" series actually gets fans. The inspiration for this was all those and similar. But they gave it a dose of education too.

How do different cultures handle death? That's the question.

It's answered here in all it's colorful glory. And it's graphic glory as well. We see it all. Mummies, accidents, funerals, cremations, you name it.

It doesn't move as fast as docs of its ilk, but it won't scare said fans away either. This is one that doctors, historians, and those in the funeral business might be clued to.

But it IS a shockumentary. Forget that at your own risk.


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