In case you wade deep sufficient in the course of the scummier facet of exploitation house video choices, you’ll ultimately face-plant smack dab into the ground of the barrel: the 6th installment of “Faces of Death.” Most effective, “6th installment” is not if truth be told essentially the most correct description of what “Faces of Death VI” has to be offering.
Figuring out the dishonesty of this nomenclature will lend a hand to solidify the movie’s deserving place behind this listing. See, whilst its name would possibly recommend a brand spanking new collection of tasteless morbid vignettes, “Faces of Death VI” is, in reality, a “spotlight” reel (if you’ll be able to name it that) of earlier entries within the collection. Launched in 1996, this compilation options clips from scenes proven within the authentic “Faces of Death,” “Faces of Death IV,” and, maximum ridiculously, re-recycled photos from “Faces of Death V,” which is additionally a spotlight reel. Prior to now-seen clips come with the monkey-eating eating place scene, the heart-ripping ritual, and the cannibalistic cult exhibit (that includes a cameo from Schwartz, the longtime “Faces of Death” collection mastermind).
As one LetterBoxd person aptly sums up, “In case you’ve considered the primary 5 then you have got considered this one. The whole thing is only a rehash.” “Faces of Death VI” does not simply reproduction the extra widespread entries’ homework, it is a utterly superfluous money clutch that are supposed to best be regarded as if (and provided that) you might be not able to get your sinful, grubby little mitts at the authentic 1978 movie. If a movie is completely made up of reused photos, no doubt even the strictest of completionists ought to be spared the torture.