Shot for $2000 by “James Dillinger” aka James Robert Baker, a playwright-novelist-anarchist who was once described as “the world’s angriest gay man,” BLONDE DEATH is a major triumph in the shot-on-video universe. This movie wages war on suburban America, attacking the concepts of family and love with murderous wit. BLONDE DEATH draws possible dismissive comparisons to early John Waters, but it’s as strong as Waters’ best. At the age of 51, Baker chose to end his life via carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage (exactly how two of his lead characters perish in BLONDE DEATH). This was his supreme bird-flip to the world. Though we wish he could be alive to experience this praise of his work, the brilliant and overlooked James Robert Baker — to his credit — wouldn’t care.
Produced by legendary Los Angeles underground art collective EZTV, BLONDE DEATH was heavily bootlegged, but never released widely on home video. BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO’s release has been transferred from the original 1" master tapes, making it the best looking-and-sounding version of BLONDE DEATH that has ever been available.
New transfer from the original 1" master tape!
Video Interview with star Sara Lee Wade.
12x16" Fold out poster.
Archival interview with EZTV founder John Dorr
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BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO is dedicated to sharing unreleased (or barely released) movies with the world. Partnering with Mondo, the art boutique of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO specializes in ultra-obscure, no-budget horror and exploitation movies from the 1980s and 1990s. For more information, visit BLEEDINGSKULL.COM.
ABOUT VERBODEN VIDEO
VERBODEN VIDEO is committed to restoring and presenting the forgotten and forbidden gems of cult cinema in never-before-experienced quality. For more information, visit VERBODENVIDEO.COM.