All of the film you are about to see is real,” it begins. “Nothing has been staged.”

In 1981, film­mak­ers Sheldon 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.

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The Killing of America Blu-ray comes ful­ly load­ed with exclu­sive Bonus Features includ­ing:

English Language Version New 2k Scan From Original Negative (95 mins.)

Japanese Language Version New 2k Scan From Original Negative (115 mins.) (Blu-Ray Exclusive!)

  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Sheldon Renan
  • Interview with direc­tor Sheldon Renan
  • Interview with edi­tor Lee Percy
  • Interview With Mondo Movie his­to­ri­an Nick Pinkerton

AUSTERE AND REMARKABLE…A bat­ter­ing-ram cav­al­cade of race riots, gen­uine assas­si­na­tion footage and inter­views with killers that strikes a pow­er­ful chord.” – The Guardian

A RIVETING FILM…Its trau­mat­ic imagery forces uncom­fort­able but crit­i­cal ques­tions about American pol­i­cy at home and abroad.” – Spectacular Optical