Faces of Death is infamous and has been only released in the UK previously cut by about 30 minutes. Here, it is missing only two scenes, and only one is obviously cut. This is a magnificent release of the cult classic that is Faces of Death.
But, the film itself? Well, it starts off bloody, becomes disgusting and then deteriorates near the end when it starts making points about society. The worst parts of the film are the scenes of animal slaughter, few of which are cut because they are all set in slaughterhouses or such places. Cows and sheep have their throats slit, a cow is punctured with a spear and then skinned, a chicken has its head cut off and it runs round the yard headless and a monkey is blowdarted, only to be cooked on an open fire. Face scenes involve a monkey having its head carved open (partially cut), a guy having his head chopped off, numerous autopsies, two executions, numerous shots of dead bodies, and unrealistic alligator, bear and terrorist attacks. However, while it is disgusting in parts, Faces of Death is also very powerful and it remains compulsive viewing throughout.