Mr. Death

The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr

DVD - 2003
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Mr. Death
Provocative and chilling true story of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the son of a prison worker and a self-taught execution expert who consulted with prisons across the country to make capital punishment more humane. When Leuchter is called in as a high-profile expert in a sensationalistic Canadian trial, his ego, bravado and absurd testimony reaches nation media prominence. Ironically, what Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career - only ruins it.

Published: [S.l.] : Lion's Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781588178152
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.6609 MIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Aug 08, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An electric chair consultant, and all-round stupid guy, is hired as a Holocaust consultant. His discovery of his German heritage is moving, in a perverse way. Mr. Death is a documentary, not an Eastern European farce.

Aug 01, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mr. Death is a riveting documentary about corrupted ideals, flawed scientific logic, and the fragility of truth.... American, Fred Leuchter Jr., a self-taught engineer and often-consulted expert on execution devices all the across the USA, is hired in 1988 by Canadian, revisionist historian, Ernst Zundel, to "prove" that there were no gas chambers present in the Polish, WW2 concentration camps at Auschwitz.... Mr. Death is a complex yet lucid character study that inevitably evolves into a meditation on the roots of evil.


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