Benjamin Statler’s Groundbreaking Docudrama Explores The Controversial Death Of Kurt Cobain
“A persuasive argument that Cobain’s death should be re-investigated”
“Soaked In Bleach stops short of flat-out stating what it wants to…which is somebody – murdered Kurt Cobain.”
“Even if one is not a fan of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, the film is powerful in what it suggests”
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Shock Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed and controversial docudrama, Soaked in Bleach, on DVD on October 7th. Marking the directorial debut of Statler, the film explores the controversy surrounding Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death.
The film Soaked in Bleach reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain‘s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. Narrated by Grant (played by Lost’s Daniel Roebuck), the film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artefacts from the 1994 case.
“The primary message of this movie is that the justice of a fair investigation which was due to Kurt had been soiled with gross negligence, doused in mud, and this botching of the investigation had been whitewashed with misinformation which continues to this day by the media, it was soaked in bleach.” explains director Benjamin Satler on the origins of the film and the impact the death of Cobain had on his life.
Soaked In Bleach was released in U.S.cinemas earlier this year. It is available for the very first time in Australia through Shock Entertainment on 7th October. For more information, click here. Review coming shortly www.whatmyscene.com