5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Interesting and macabre,
This review is from: ABCs of Death, The [DVD] (DVD)
Everyone who knows me knows that I love drabbles. Drabbles are stories that are exactly 100 words long, this film is like a collection of drabbles. Inspired by the ABC books you read as a child this is a collection of films from different directors all over the world about death. Each film is quite short, only a few minutes each.
As with any collection of short stories these are a varied bunch leading to an uneven watch. Some of the stories are superb, others not so great. With each story being so short it's really a sequence of grim tableaux. And for the most part they are very grim and pretty gruesome to watch.
A few of the stories stand out from the rest. One of the early ones about a dog is a poignant watch. Some are funny, some are sad, the whole spectrum of emotions connected with death can be found here. Be warned that some are quite horrific, XXL where a fat lady trims her weight down is a good example.
It's always tricky rating something like this, many people would be turned of due to the format, which would be a shame. The range of quality also makes it tricky, when it's good it's awesome, for other occasions it is merely ok. If you have a macabre mindset then I'd say this is a fun and worthwhile watch.