Here's an article I thought some of you interested in Lost Media would be interested in.
Ive seen that video on one of those FOD compilations though. Called Ultimate a Death or something like that.
Probably didn't make it to DVD, but I watched the VHS a lifetime ago. Can't be that hard for someone to track down a copy.
Didn't read the article, but I know for sure I've seen this on a death compilation video my brothers friend had in the 90s. It was super fuzzy even by VHS standards though so there's not much to see
It was called something like Ultimate Death - very generic title, but I'm positive the clip was there way back when. It was really shitty quality and the sound was all muffled. Sticks out in memory because our dad tried to give us a copy of Network so we could "learn something" when he confiscated the tape.
Lived in Southern MI at the time, don't really know how obscure the tape was. We didn't have anything more exotic than a Blockbuster and It's not like you could order those things off the internet back then
Seriously, if we want these threads to start getting more popular on /x/ to drown out the shitty spiritual and conspiracy crap, we're going to need to start posting new things. Every lost media thread just reads the same. No new content, no actual investigation work. I'm sure there's different stuff on the lost media wiki now.
Yeah, you didnt see it. There are tons of suicide videos, including one of the suicide of an old politician live on tv along with other tv live footage failures. The chubbuck suicide tape DID exist, there were I guess two copies, one that is being held by whatever tv channel she worked for at the time and her family's basement. Its actually really hard to think that someone would record it, at 9 in the morning, in an area of 300 watching the same channel max.
Okay, I looked it up. June 4, 1977. Nobody in the U.S. had a VHS in their living room prior to that date. Chubbuck died July 15, 1974. The only chance anybody else got this footage other than the station was if some dad was filming his family with a Super 8 camera while the suicide was on his TV in the background.
Oh, yeah. And fuck this meme.
On every fucking thread some guys says the exact same thing, noone, NOONE saw that shit, NO FILM COMPANY'S have the footage, let alone some obscure 90s short-lived company that made those gore movies from edited well known tragedy or wE.
I'm from southeastern MI. What part are you from and what video store did you rent it from? I know for a fact that Blockbuster Video did not carry the FOD franchise or anything like it so you couldn't have gotten it there.
Or maybe this?
Like "London After Midnight", it will never be seen again
>If you read the article, it says that the station owner's widow has the tape under lock and key. There is one copy.
Click on the link to that People article mentioned in the Vulture one. It's got an interview with Greg Chubbuck who says the master copy was given to his mother. Conflicting reports
He didn't say that, People said that, he said "To this day I don't know where it is, no one does..."
Christine's family immediately got an injunction preventing the release of the tape of her suicide. After it was seized as evidence by authorities, it was turned over to their mother, Peg.
"I don't know to this day where it is," Greg says. "But I know no one knows where it is and no one ever will if I have anything to say about it."
Why would there be an injunction placed on the station from releasing it if they didn't have the tape?
>He didn't say that, People said that, he said "To this day I don't know where it is, no one does..."
The implication is that they ascertained that information from him, since it's not reported that way anywhere else. I doubt they'd just pull that out of their asses without confirmation. Sure, he said he doesn't know where it is *now*, but at the time, it was given to their mother (according to him, I believe)
According to the guy who made the documentary:
Then, of course, there’s the strangest question of all: If you found the Holy Grail, what would you actually do with it? Robert Greene, director of Kate Plays Christine, says he came close — he could have called up Mollie Nelson while he was shooting and asked to see the video. But he chose not to because doing so would have “somewhat betrayed the spirit of the film,”
I doubt that a lot. He didn't even bother trying to reach out to confirm if she had it. When Abraham Riesman tried contacting her, she never replied. I'm still not convinced she has it.
Guess we won't know for sure for a while. I wish the Sundance films would come to streaming services or something, seems like they'd shed a bit of light (the documentary one in particular)
Well, the biopic might be get a nomination for Rebecca Hall, so I doubt we'll be seeing it any time soon, the documentary I'm not sure about. It all depends on what distributor decides to pick it up.
I didn't rent it- like I said, my older brothers friend had it along with a bunch of other gore/death tapes. Our dad confiscated and gave it to his mom after he walked in on us watching it.
That looks close, but I don't think it's it. The one he had had some blotchy cg flames over a black background
>Has thebdemand for the tape always been so conatant or did it devolpe over the years?
I'd say it's been developing over the years. The search for it seemed to ramp up in the mid to late 2000s
here is a transcript/description. if you dont want to read it all, the most interesting one (imo) is at the very bottom, from 30 min before the schooting
She had a guy that was interested in her but she turned him down because he was only a 6/10 and she wanted this 10/10 that she knew. The 10/10 turned her down so she killed herself.
Fuck this bitch.
I wouldn't even mind not seeing the actual tapes if the transcripts that were made available were a little more detailed.
There's segments like,
[Dylan and Eric discuss their political and philosophical beliefs, and briefly discuss music]
But then the transcripts continue verbatim when it comes to the really meaningless parts of their conversations. I want to know exactly, word for word, what their political and philosophical beliefs were, from their own mouths.
We're talking 20+ years ago, but my dad returned it to the mother of the kid who leant it to us in the first place- he was pretty pissed about our having it in the first place. The kid we got it from would be in his late thirties by now, but my bro still lives in Lambertville, so I could see if he still sees/talks to the guy or remembers the name of the video at least
I'm certain that this video exists somewhere online, purely because I recall, years ago, my brother telling me of a video he saw which followed this story exactly. He's not one to watch gore videos at all, one of his friends showed him the video and he wasn't aware there was any story behind it until I told him that I had heard about it and the dude was arrested.
I didn't know it was considered lost until now, but I have no source unfortunately.
Bizarre and offbeat vhs. I have a subcollection of obscure mondo/death tapes (over 200) and none of em have chubbuck on them.
I'd take pics but I'd moved recently and they're all still in boxes :-(