Category “Crime”

Frank Matthews

It is said that Frank Mathews was richer than the "American Gangster" Frank Lucas, more powerful than the Mafia and in 1973 he managed to skip bail, dropping off the face of the earth with a staggering, 15 million dollars, never to have been seen again. Over 40 years have now passed since his disappearance and how Mathews managed to evade the law for so long long still remains a mystery. In this film we see rare archival footage which includes interviews with several sources who have previously never spoken on camera and we get a glimpse into how Mathews became immersed into the life of...

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Murder: No Apparent Motive

"4000 a year dead, killed by total strangers, it's an epidemic of murder in America, murder with no apparent motive" - Released by in 1984, this rare documentary explores the increase in recreational murder seen throughout the United States, primarily focusing on notorious killers such as Henry Lee Lucas, Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy. The film itself even features an exclusive interview with Kemper and presents us with archival footage of Bundy throughout. Due to the film having been released back in 1984 we hear complaints from law enforcers with regards to how hard it can be and the...

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Deep Web

The Deep Web is vast, thousands of times larger than the "Surface Web" i.e. the searchable web that we all know and love. The Deep Web itself is not a place it just simply accounts for all of the unindexed content stored online, this includes banking data, administrative code for governments, corporations and universities. Over time people began using the Deep Web via special browsers, one such browser is known as Tor. This feature documentary by Alex Winter explores the Deep Web, primarily focusing on the trail of Ross Ulbricht, the apparent creator and administrator of Silk Road, a...

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Downloading the Devil

In this 40 minute documentary we see the bizarre events surrounding the murder of Jennifer Blagg and her daughter Abby by Michael, Jennifer's husband. Michael, it turns out had an unusual craving for pornography which was initially satisfied by imagery of women being dominated. This in itself isn't very out of the ordinary in 21st Century America, but for God-fearing Christians like the Blagg family, it was a bit more out there. Michael Blagg himself reported his wife and daughter missing when he supposedly came home from work and walked into a crime scene with a blood soaked floor...

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One Night in Vegas

On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is to boxing what Tupac is to Hip Hop. That night however, having been sitting ring side witnessing Tyson become champion, Tupac was later brutally gunned down in the street. In this film with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, we hear the story of that infamous night and also of the remarkable...

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The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

It is said that around 47,000 works of art go missing each and every year, this being said it seems to be that we old ever hear of heists that involve the more valuable paintings. High-profile or not once a painting is stolen typically it will never be recovered. In this BBC film art critic Alastair Sooke examines the dark world of art theft, looking into some of the mysteries surrounding such...

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India’s Daughter

On the 16th of December 2012, at around 8:30pm a 23 year old medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend. The couple boarded a private bus which was going their direction, her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back of the bus, where she was gang raped by six men as the bus drove round and round the highways. According to the latest government figures a women is raped in India every 20 minutes, but most of these are unreported. This particular rape however, lead to unprecedented protests erupting across India. The silence has been broken. The...

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Don King, Unauthorized

If Don King were a city he would be Las Vegas, flamboyant, awake 24 hours a day, driven by money, routed in gambling and the mob. In March of 1991 reporter John Newfield went to Vegas searching for Don King, the man himself is bigger than boxing, he is a cultural phenomenon, he's been on the cover of just about every national magazine and Newfields purpose was to get beneath the electrified hair and mesmerising personality, but after asking Don King his first question he exploded in anger. The public may see him as a benign rouge but his roots go back to a violent past in Cleveland, Ohio...

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Strangeways: Britain’s Toughest Prison Riot

Twenty-five years ago nearly 2,000 inmates broke out of their cells and took over strangeways prison in Manchester, the worlds media caught every moment of the rooftop siege, but what made strangeways remarkable was that cameras has already captured the brutal conditions that existed inside the prison, a stark warning of what was to come. When this hidden world finally erupted men died and hundreds were injured. Now for the first time the riot leaders, the inmates who followed them and the prison officers who fought them take us inside Britain's toughest prison...

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