Faces Of Death

Synopsis: A 'mockumentary' hosted by Dr. Francis B. Gross, a coroner. He is trying to show you the different 'faces' of people while dying. There are faked scenes of people getting killed intermixed with footage of real accidents. There are executions by decapitation (in an unknown Arab country) and the electric chair. One scene shows a group of tourists in Egypt smashing a monkey's head while still alive and eating its brains. There are shots of animals eating people and Satanic orgies using dead bodies. There is a segment that deals with an alligator that accidentally entered 'residential' waters. The local warden goes in his boat to get the alligator back into the sea when he accidentally falls over and becomes gator bait. The film ends with newsreel footage of people jumping off buildings and major accidents.
 
IMDB:
4.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
18%
NOT RATED
Year:
1978
105 min
38 Views

Paging Dr. Neil.

Paging Dr. Neil.

Dr. Anderson, room 381.

Dr. Anderson, room 381.

Dr. Philips, report to ICU.

Unfortunately, medical science

cannot always have success.

The moment death occurs,

my expertise is called upon.

When this organ ceased to function,

the result was death,

the one reality we cannot avoid.

I'm Dr. Frances Grss.

I work as a pathologist.

And over the past 20 years, I've compiled

a library of the many faces of death.

My travels have taken me

all over the world,

searching for the various situations

that have dealt with our ultimate end.

I've seen with my own eyes

a myriad of experiences

that have led me

to greater awareness of the living.

We have developed a world

that refuses to recognize our own destiny.

Many years ago,

I was plagued

with a recurring dream.

There were only two faces that I could

recognize - a young woman and a priest.

Everything was quiet

and the funeral seemed endless.

I had no reason for this dream.

It had resembled nothing

I had ever experienced within my lifetime,

just the constant

images of death,

existing within a silence

that would not respond to my questions.

I knew that this dream marked a beginning,

the beginning of journey

that would take me around the world

in search of an understanding of death.

My friends thought me

compulsive and insane,

while others said

I was a distorted fanatic.

You will be witness

to what I have discovered.

May you be the jury, but your verdict

will be one of self-conviction.

I know what I have witnessed.

Now it is your turn.

Prepare yourself

for a journey into a world

where each new step may give you

a better understanding of your own reality,

for I am sure you will gain a new

perspective from the many faces of death.

Mother Nature had a surprise for those who

died in the town of Guanajuato, Mexico.

When families could not afford to pay the

rental fees on their loved ones' grave sites,

the dead were exhumed,

revealing that they had been mummified

due to the rich minerals

in the earth.

Men, women and children -

their faces frozen with the final vision.

As I studied these mummies,

I had the feeling that each one

had a different story to tell

about their own death.

Death in sport is another area

I explored during my visit to Mexico.

Like a modern-day gladiator,

a matador's fame

will be determined by

the quickness of his sword.

In another part of this country, I discovered

what could be the most brutal sport of all.

Set in clandestine meeting places

because it is illegal,

pit bull trainers face their dogs

against each other in a battle to the death.

Trained from puppies,

these animals are bred to kill.

A dog fight can last

as long as two hours.

Bets are made

at the beginning of the brawl,

and a trainer can make

as much as $5,000 from a single bout.

A pit bull is capable of surviving

at least five fights within its violent lifetime.

If this appears inhumane, remember,

these animals know only one way of life.

They have been conditioned by man

to declare war on their own kind.

The Amazon jungle

in South America,

one of the last natural frontiers

left on the planet Earth.

Even in this untouched magnificence,

death becomes a mandate of survival.

As I observed

the various creatures of this jungle,

I realized that nature

has endowed each inhabitant

with its own special equipment

to survive.

There is no shelter

for the weak.

Territorial rights

must be observed.

One wrong move

can easily end in death.

When a creature becomes prey in

this wilderness, there is one conciliation -

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