"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw." --Kerrang (October 2003) "The staggering energy ... See full summary »
In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.
The week before Kurt Cobain was found dead from a single gunshot, he went missing. His whereabouts for that week has remained a mystery until now. But for the first time, the story of what ... See full summary »
Reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.Written by
Factual, Backed Up By SPD Reports, Taped Calls & Expert Testimony. This Is Not Fluff!
Soaked In Bleach is a solid 10. Please ignore the very many 1* reviews from blatant supporters aka minions of Courtney Love, this is now their desperate and pathetic attempt to sabotage this release. The expert testimony was AWESOME, lead by Dr Cyril Wecht (world leading forensic pathologist) who proved that it was scientifically IMPOSSIBLE for Cobain to have shot himself. Furthermore, the explanation of the grip on the shotgun was new to me, and proved impossible for Kurt to have shot himself. These two facts are strong enough alone to convince the most uninformed. Anyone attempting to outwit these individuals are frankly morons. To top it off, Norm Stamper cemented it all. Soaked In Bleach covered all the bases, and i am confident people will be encouraged to read The Cobain Case manual and/or Love & Death for further details. Credit must be given to Statler and team for the great cinematography, and cleverly weaving the taped calls in to the dialogue. I look forward to seeing how this case unravels; here is hoping someone with the right conscience and power to step forward and set the ball rolling for an independent reinvestigation. It's the very small justice Kurt Cobain deserves.
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