The First Ever U.S. Release Of
Perhaps The Most Controversial Documentary In History
All of the film you are about to see is real, it begins. Nothing has been
In 1982, filmmakers Seldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader
(KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MISHIMA, BLUE COLLAR) created a graphic and
provocative examination of America's history with and penchant for senseless
violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder. It was condemned as exploitive
and obscene (The New York Times), acclaimed as among the most controversial
documentaries in the history of cinema (Fantasia Festival), and never
distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States.
Severin Films now presents this infamous shock doc fully restored, uncut and
loaded with exclusive Bonus Features including the even more unnerving Japanese
version known as VIOLENCE U.S.A. which remains one of the most profoundly
disturbing and still chillingly relevant documentary experiences of our time.