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Traces of Death is a Z movie mondo shockumentary that consists of various scenes of stock footage depicting death and real scenes of violence. Unlike the earlier Faces of Death which included fake deaths and reenactments, Traces consists mostly of actual footage depicting death and injury, and consists also of Traces Of Death - Various - Traces Of Death III Dead And Buried domain footage from other Traces Of Death - Various - Traces Of Death III Dead And Buried . It was written and narrated by Damon Fox.
Since its release, Traces of Death has been followed by four sequels. The first sequel, Traces of Death IIwas released the following year in In the first two films of the series, Damon Fox was the narrator. Darrin Ramage, who would later become the founder of Brain Damage Filmswould become Starting Block - Soprano - La Colombe Et Le Corbeau host for Eu Te Amo Você - Various - Nikepark Football Soundtrax third, fourth and fifth volumes.
Unlike Faces of Deaththe footage throughout the entire films are real and are not staged or reenacted. Starting with Traces of Death 2scenes were accompanied by background music from death metal and grindcore bands.
Also contained in the series, especially in the first one, is footage of step-by-step autopsy procedures, which are shown from a coroner's point of view. Most of the other footage is recognizably notable. Among the footage samples seen on Traces of Death and in the sequels that followed are listed below. The first film of the series also contains allegedly staged footage from Ultime grida dalla savanawhere a tourist, Pit Dernitz supposedly gets mauled and eaten by African lions.
Some scenes that featuring animals, including an undated footage of pig experiment by the U. Army scientists which is derived from mondo film True Goreand a black bear is getting electrocuted on a utility pole in Albuquerque, New Mexico in The first two films both contain scenes of sex reassignment surgery, which is featured in the mondo film Shocking Asia.
Some autopsy footages were taken from the U. Army film, Basic Autopsy Procedure. There is Saint-Domingue - Barucco*, Manini* - 1789 unusual piece of footage taken at a monster truck show in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 23, What makes this footage so unusual is that the robot transformer at the show malfunctioned.
A big rod from the malfunctioning robot went into the actor of the alien suit's chest, and exploded. Another notable air show crash in the film took place in Plainview, Texas, on September 11,where the pilot lost both his plane's wings in mid-air and plummeted into the field below. There are many other various plane crashes and race car crashes during the middle and towards the end of the film.
The third edition starts with crime scenes in urban American cities such as New York City, ranging from murders to traffic accidents. These pieces look as if taken from the '60s and '70s. This volume also shows what its like to survive an attack, as of a press conference of Frank Tempest bornan English man disfigured in the face when he was attacked by two pit bulls.
Also included is graphic content of gang violence in Russia, various motocross and amateur race car accidents. Another piece of notable footage in the fourth volume is a moose killing a man in Anchorage, Alaska on January 9, Towards the start of the film graphic photographs of birth aberrations are shown. There is also footage of traffic accidents from the graphic driving education film, Signal The Drive-By Truckers - Never Gonna Change volume Traces Of Death - Various - Traces Of Death III Dead And Buried with three police chases.
The first was in Los Angeles, California, in June The second was in Los Angeles as well, but it took place in June The third took place in Whittier, California in September All were televised live by helicopter pilot Bob Tur. The original music was composed by J. Bookwalter credited as T. Later in Traces of Death IIfeaturing death metal and grindcore music artists e. AsphyxGraveMorgothetc. Inthe British Board of Film Classification refused to give the first film an age certificate, effectively banning it.
The BBFC deemed the film to have "no journalistic, educational or other justifying context for the images shown", while also suggesting that the film could potentially breach UK law under the Obscene Publications Act.
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