Joey Strange gives us a glimpse at what he's seen and it's not for the faint-hearted.
This is not specialty for the masses -- this is a real look into a subculture that is at once painful and fascinating. Hook suspensions, branding and other self-inflicted flavors of torture are shown, but through the eyes of those who are truly into what they're doing. There's no sex and little nudity, but the way the suspensions are presented, especially during an outdoor scene where the participants are hung from trees, are artistic in their presentation and bring to mind the Lakota rite of the Sundance and, as high-minded as it seems, representations of Christ on the crucifix.
Retailers who carry this disc should be aware, and make their customers aware of, the depictions of activities that will probably be disturbing to some. Couples fare it isn't, but it is interesting for those looking for something different.
The transfer for this title is well done, and is clear in scenes where distortion is usually evident.