Gesichter des Todes V (1991)
AKA: Faces of Death 5
Directed by: Countess Victoria Bloodhart, Wesley Emerson, Stelvio Massi
Country: Germany, Effed Up German Movies
Language: German (No Subs)
Genres: Documentary, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Killers, Trafficking
Gesichter des Todes V, literally German for Faces of Death 5, was marketed as a continuation of the series, but has no connection with FOD. It’s more like a ‘best of’ from earlier works of the filmmakers, and also includes a few scenes you’d have already seen in Faces of Death or Traces of Death. The title was probably chosen to capitalize on FOD-4 that had come out a year earlier.
This one shocks early on, by emphasizing on dead children including (drug) mule babies, the Lindbergh case and killer Albert Dyer. Murder scenes from other killers like Robert Nxon, Otto Stephen Wilson and Adolfo Constanzo are also in here. And then there’s the usual trope of accidents, religious and political violence from around the world that’s probably dated now, 30 years on.
In celebration of the holiday, here’s a couple of quick little tales…. In the summer of 2017, we get a call – possible suicide, GSW (gun shot wound). We get there with lights and siren a blazing, breach the door, and there’s the guy sitting in an easy chair. His head is slumped, his chin is resting on his chest, his shirt caked with clotting/drying blood. In his right hand is what looks like an old cop’s gun – a .38 revolver. No movement. No response. No obvious sign of life. The first thing we’re required to do is secure the weapon for safety reasons, which I move to do. I very gingerly grab the barrel of the weapon and start to pull it from his hand… and as I do his head pops up and he starts trying to talk. You should have seen my partner and I jump. From the amount of blood… from the smell… (the guy shit himself) we were certain the guy was dead… but it turns when he put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, instead of angling the weapon upwards, sending the bullet thru his brain, he fired strait back into the back of his mouth. The bullet went right thru his neck and lodged in the wall behind him. The guy lived but is severely disabled. He can’t speak or eat normally. Liquid thru a tube…. 2.) Last March, we get a call for “Crack Central” , a notorious… Read more »
I do apologize but I neglected to mention in #2 that the kid on the second call at “Crack Central” OD’d… but I’m sure all you smart mofo’s could figure that out.
Happy Halloween to all… and to all, no matter how tough the situation might be, it’s not worth taking your own life. Let someone else do it. =)
I have found new respect for u. Your job is tough and not for the squeamish and when u go home after your shift, u have to seperate yourself from the crap u see everyday. I too have seen scenes similar to yours in my work and must detach myself from them or else I would lose my mind. Its a dirty job but someones gotta do it, but at times it can be rewarding when a life is saved. Thats one reason I do what I do just as u do what u do. There are some things that always stick with me such as dead kids and bloated floaters and anything to do with CP, I dunno what your pet hates are but I am sure u have yours as well. I wish u good luck and health. Cheers, Zed.
Zed… I gotta say, I too have a new found respect for you. It takes one hell of a man to offer the words you did, which I appreciate more than you know. I apologize unreservedly. I really really do. I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have cause you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future. If you weren’t half a world away I’d buy you a pint or three. You’re a good man and I’d be honored to be your friend. May the sun always shine on your face, and may the wind always be at your back.
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Movie really could have used some sub-titles. Seemed like there was some good info kinda lost with no translation. Otherwise thanks for the murder porn.
De ce e votat asa slab? E bunicel.
I’m just happy that Dr Lecter and Zedman finally came out.
Stunning and brave. Stunning and brave.
Anybody yet mentioned the fact that they are doing a REMAKE or REIMAGINING of this as we speak?
It will have a Meta Movie kinda turn on the original but man….creativity nowadays really must be a dryland for someone to come up with the idea of remaking FACES OF DEATH. 😀