The main feature is under an hour, I believe 55 minutes. Unfortunately, unlike the title: 'Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television,' which indicates at least somewhat an equal sharing of comics and TV, ends up as roughly 50 minutes comics and 5 minutes TV. Yes, the comic book majority of the documentary was interesting, though hardly anything I haven't learned before I grew up on Superman and other comic books and any documentary on the subject always seems to speak of the other (horror) comics out at the time (and their rise/fall.) But, if you haven't heard of the blast of horror in the mid-20th Century and their eventual trials and fall, then this might be for you. Heck, it's only 55 minutes. I just wanted more on the media/entertainment side. Wasn't there almost 100 episodes of the HBO series for about seven years? Isn't any of that worth mentioning beyond roughly 5 minutes? Granted it was an awful abuse of power to abolish the freedom of speech during the Great Horror-Comic Debates, but what they showed as what was printed and shown to kids even I would compare the ideas of these comics to those candy cigarettes. I have to admit: these were extremely gory/violent comics and probably should have been reserved for adults. (I'm not about to show my 12-year-old nephew pornography for the sake of "art" or "free speech.") However, I think it should be up to parents and not power-hungry, so called God-fearing individuals to make the decision for kids. And I never agree with Nazi-like book burning. How far have we de-evolved? Overall it keeps interest, and thankfully, under an hour, it's worth a viewing.
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