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Rating: 6.5 stars


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Seen on: 06/21/2013

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The ABCs of Death (2013)

Directed by Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Jake West, Noboru Iguchi, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Andrew Traucki, Anders Morgenthaler, Marcel Sarmiento, Adam Wingard, Ti West, Adrián García Bogliano, Yudai Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Nacho Vigalondo, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Simon Rumley, Ben Wheatley, Kaare Andrews, Jason Eisener, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jon Schnepp, Timo Tjahjanto, Jorge Michel Grau, Srđan Spasojević, Lee Hardcastle


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An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational ABC books, the film comprises 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Rated NR | Length 129 minutes


Peter Pedrero | Hiroko Yashiki | Jon Øigarden | Demo Tanaka | Chems Dahmani | Ingrid Bolsø Berdal | Adam Wingard | Michael Rogers | Erik Aude | Fraser Corbett | Yoshio Komatsu | Arata Yamanaka | Miguel Insua | Seminosuke Murasugi | Takashi Nishina | Lee Hardcastle | Arisa Nakamura | Matías Oviedo | Juanita Ringeling | Iván González | Orn-Arnin Peerachakajornpatt | Dallas Malloy | Lucy Clements | Darenzia | Sarah Bonrepaux | Je$$ica | Eva Llorach | Greg De Cuir | Hozake Yamada | Xavier Magot | Manon Beuchot | Joshua Diolosa | Honoka Murakami | Kurumi Ochiai | Sadashi Matsubayashi | Katsuyuki Miyake | Tomomi Sugai | Atsushi Hiroki | Match | Kim Richardson | Epy Kusnandar | Gary M. Iskak | Kyra Zagorsky | Wiwat Kongrasri | Johnson Phan | Kelly Tandiono | Johanna Katharina Riebesam | Hiroaki Murakami

Viewing Notes

Lots of average stuff that was interesting but not all that compelling. Glad I didn’t make a trip down to Denver to see this at the Film Society when it played there, but also glad to have finally caught it on Netflix Instant.

On first blush, my favorites, in no particular order, were Toilet, Quack, Unearthed, Miscarriage and Orgasm. Ben Wheatley’s Unearthed felt like the one with the highest production values and felt the most in keeping with his other work.

Bogliano’s episode was probably the most sobering (especially if you pay attention to the message in the end credits).


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