You’ve been imprisoned by a shadowy government project and your identity has been erased; the only question is why. Welcome Home.
In a dystopian society where severe laws are in place to regulate the media you’re allowed to view, anyone and anything can be erased. Most people get their information and entertainment from the Knowledgebase -- a computer network dubbed the “sum total of human knowledge.” But forces are at work to edit and shape the Knowledgebase as they see fit -- suppressing dissident thoughts and behaviors. Their clear target: a group of rebels who hide in plain sight and call themselves the Transhumans -- people who remote into androids illegally, and whose goal is to eventually transplant a human consciousness into an android.
In the middle of this stands 77, a prisoner who’s been asked to repair a broken android for his captors. Once he solves the mystery of this android, he may find the truth behind the Transhumans, the elusive Knowledgebase architects, and the erased.
The Erased presents a near-future parable for the media age, where the march toward merging with technology comes at a terrible price.
The Six Types of Writers
30 minutes of rare live and behind-the-scenes footage of NIN from 1994-1997. Originally compiled as bonus footage for the unreleased Closure DVD. Includes backstage footage, live performances, music video shoots, in-studio footage, and performances from Woodstock ‘94. The first part of this feature, with footage from 1989-1991, can be found here.
Happy Birthday, Orson Welles, (May 6th, 1915 - October 10th, 1985)
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
**WARNING: CONTAINS EXTREME VIOLENT AND SEXUAL CONTENT**
This 1993 short film, directed by Peter Christopherson, collects the videos from the NIN Broken EP and ties them together as a “snuff” film. It was never officially released due to its graphic content, but was leaked in the 90s, and became a widely-traded VHS bootleg. A high quality burnable DVD version has since leaked onto torrent sites.