'Soaked In Bleach'
(Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, Tyler Bryan, Tom Grant, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / MVD Visual)
Overview: 'Soaked In Bleach' details the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the PI hired by Courtney Love in 1994.
DVD Verdict: OMG! I've been waiting for over a year to see 'Soaked In Bleach,' and I can tell you right now, it was worth the torturous wait! It was way better than I actually expected. In fact, it was phenomenal. It was primarily documentary assisted by reenactments with actors, but even those were fantastic. The actual audio recordings that Tom Grant made were used in these scenes and were either dubbed over or blended with the actors' voices.
Sarah Scott nailed Courtney Love. She was totally spot on. August Emerson, who played Dylan Carlson, Kurt Cobain's best friend was so good that I could not tell the difference between his voice an Dylan Carlson's. These reenactments were impeccable! But my biggest surprise was seeing certain experts that I had no idea would be in the film. I don't want to give anything away, but I have never been so impressed with a documentary / film in my life. There. I said it.
It was absolutely spectacular and Benjamin Statler obviously made sure that every detail, down to the lighting and the music went with the mood of what actually occurred to make this film as accurate and authentic as possible.
In the lead up to its release, there were people (of course) who "staked their reputations" on this documentary being full of horse sh*t interviews! These people confidently put their reputations on the line to say this, to try and obscure what was being said by such a story. Well, I don't know about you, but to me, that screams credibility for the film right there! There are many powerful people who do NOT want you to see this film! Again, that alone gives it credibility in my book. There are likely those who may even randomly tear 'Soaked In Bleach' apart in reviews - both in print and online - even when they obviously haven't even seen it yet! Don't listen to them: dare to buy the film as you will NOT regret it. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:75.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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