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General Massacre

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The story focuses on a veteran (the General) who served the military during WWII, Vietnam and the Korean War. He has quite a few alarming conceptions about warfare ("politics are the extension of war", "Civilians are as much the enemy as men in uniform"…) When he returns to his estate in Antwerp, he continues to live under the impression of being in command of his troops and hikes into the nearby woods fully armored. This leads to a couple very disturbing and repulsive scenes that made this production the ultimate nightmare for critics and film committees. Once sequence in particular, in which the General sees an ordinary cow as the "enemy" and butchers it, caused this to movie to be forbidden in several European countries. Granted, the cruelty often is pointless and overly explicit. The above mentioned sequence even looks too realistic…if you know what I mean. But the message "General Massacre" brings is far too impressive to be left untold. War too easily gives deranged people an excuse to feast their perverted world perspectives and the authorities only find out when it's too late! "General Massacre" almost completely is a one-man-project by Burr Jerger who directed, produced, stars and adapted the screenplay from his OWN novel. That's impressive to say the least. This is an unhinged authentic cult film, totally unknown to the world. IMDB

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Director:Burr Jerger
Year:1973
Language:English, Dutch subs.
Format:W
Audio Quality:8.0
Video Quality:7.5
Starring:Burr Jerger Christine Gish Tiffany Tate Tsai Al Grundy

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