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  • Actors: Erik Aude, Kyra Zagorsky
  • Directors: Ti West, Jason Eisener, Adam Wingard, Nacho Vigalondo, Ben Wheatley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BU0L882
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,236 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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AN ALPHABETICAL ARSENAL OF DESTRUCTION This explosive film is comprised of 26 individual "chapters" on the topic of death, each helmed by a different director assigned to a specific letter of the alphabet. Provocative, funny and shocking, this anthology is the deffinitive vision of modern horror diversity. Get ready to learn your ABCs!

Customer Reviews

Too much going on at once, too many different ideas, just too much.
Raul Archuleta
While the themes and subject matter provide viewers with a wide range of different styles, it is perhaps too varied and inconsistent to work.
Carl Manes
This is less of a horror movie and more of a collection of short films made by university students.
Richard

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Neil M. Lomeli on June 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This movie is a lot to digest--due to the diverse, yet oddly large creative minds that make up 26 shorts. I could take this movie too seriously, because many of the shorts are just so bizarre, sadly, I would have liked more diversity it seemed a rotation of directors/writers being from either Japan or Spain. One problem is the transition from film to film is non existent, so you jump from humor, to disquieting, to campy, to terror, and the pace never seems to truly fit. This was definitely fun to watch, might have been better with a group to discuss, but something is missing...I sure had some favorites (Letters C,D, K,L, N, Q, T, X), when you think that only 1/3 of the films you actually enjoyed compared to the 2/3 that were forgettable, you have to wonder what happen. Some of the movies are so bizarre you wonder why anyone would ever make or want to watch such celluloid trash, it would have been nice to replace some of the less enjoyable shorts with something watchable. I no doubt think any horror fan should check this movie out, but I wouldn't rush out and buy it unless it was on clearance. Be prepared for letters (F,L,X,Y,Z). Some of these films are just disturbing or maybe just plain asinine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Donovan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 2, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Nine Things About the Movie "ABC's of Death" (2013)

1. This is perhaps the most unique movie of 2013.

2. It's an interesting setup. 26 directors from around the world were given a letter of the alphabet. They picked a word starting with that letter, and then made a short film about that word that incorporates death. They were given complete artistic freedom to make whatever they wanted.

3. The movie spans cultures, times, countries, and topics. Some are more conventional, and some are pretty extremely out there. Some are serious, some are funny.

4. The movie has been criticized for being too uneven. I'm not sure that's a legitimate criticism. We have 26 different movies by 26 different directors. Each one has its own style and technique. Now having said that, some films were definitely better than others.

5. There are some minor masterpieces, absolute gems, sitting in this infernal alphabet. Some are burned into my mind, whether I want them there or not.

6. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but there seems to be a thread involving toilets, poop, or farts weaving its way through the films.

7. There were more giant penises than I expected.

8. If there was an award for "weirdest film" in this anthology, it would definitely go to Japan. Of course. No other country is quite in touch with their inner freakiness as them.

I don't recommend this to most people - it's pretty violent, bizarre, and it goes to bad places that no mainstream film would ever consider. But for those with more... unusual tastes, this can be a good time.
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By The Brock Lesnar of Reviewing - The Most Hated on February 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I love horror anthologies but "The ABC's Of Death" is doing a little too much. Its hard to find satisfaction in 26 different 5 minute (or shorter) horror shorts especially some that are as bizarre as this bunch, I definitely would have liked some of them more had they been longer and I'm sorry to say but allot of the shorts are down right stupid and I mean stupid.

I really don't want to give away any of the shorts since they are only 5 minutes a piece but I will give you a few I thought were really below the mark!

"F is for Fart" was so weird it almost made me stop watching, the whole concept was horrible and downright.....I don't have a word to explain, its bad.

"G is For Gravity" was another straight out dumb short, someone drives to the beach with a surf board and backpack full of bricks, goes out into the ocean and I guess drowns? Probably the plainest short of the bunch.

"Z is for ???" I don't even know how to spell the word given let alone explain what the short was about! All I know is that some Japanese girl had a huge penis which had a blade that came out of the tip, it is by far the weirdest short of the bunch!

Those are a few examples of bad shorts, others I felt were horrible were "E", "F", "G", "H", "K", "M" and "O" but I won't spoil them for any potential viewers as I'm sure there's probably a few that could find them to they're liking.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tsuyoshi on September 11, 2013
Format: DVD
There is something misleading about the tongue-in-cheek title of "The ABCs of Death" (which is of course inspired by the "Ant and Bee" books). The short films (each about five minutes long) shot for this death-themed anthology does not have to be horrors. Some of the works here are comedies (mostly dark ones) or bizarre, experimental stuff. You just cannot expect something like "Masters of Horror" here.

Like most anthologies, some pieces are great; some not so much. Segment "D" is all shot in slow motion. "K" and "T" are animated films. "G" and "U" employs a first-person viewpoint. Some are disturbing. Some are plain weird, especially three sections by Japanese directors "F" "J" "Z."

Here is the list of the names of 26 segments and directors who have contributed their pieces.
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