(RINF) – There’s only so much information you can squeeze into a 90 minute documentary, and considering the independent investigation that led to its creation has spanned over 20 years, presenting compelling evidence that suggests the death of Kurt Cobain was homicide is no mean feat.
This is exactly what ‘Soaked in Bleach’ does, and it also manages to do it with credibility, compassion and integrity.
Prominently focusing on the findings of former L.A. detective and highly respected private investigator Tom Grant, ‘Soaked in Bleach’ resists the temptation to sensationalize the death of an icon, and instead chooses to present evidence that cannot be disputed – and listen carefully because this bit is important, cannot be disputed in a court of law. It contains actual telephone recordings between Tom Grant and Courtney Love.
Which perhaps answers the question that many have wondered; considering the volume of book sales, media reports and insinuations made against her, exactly why hasn’t Courtney Love sued Tom Grant or producer Benjamin Statler.
That question becomes more disturbing when Courtney Love’s legal representatives recently issued a cease and desist order against every movie theatre that planned to screen the documentary. A largely failed attempt on her part, as only a small number caved to the empty threat.
What is more puzzling, is how the IMDB listing was seemingly attacked with negative ratings – before the film was released.
Somebody does not want you to watch this movie.
The efforts to sabotage the film have largely backfired and have served to generate more interest in the documentary.
Here’s a brief run-down of what the film covers, although from having read Tom Grant’s books, the film is by no means all there is to this case, the books actually contain enough for a secondary documentary. Some of the evidence ‘Soaked in Bleach’ explores includes:
- Kurt Cobain was filing for divorce
- He was about to change his will
- He feared for his life
- The validity of his ‘suicide note’ is widely disputed by experts
- He was injected with 3 times the lethal dose of heroin
- The final position of the shotgun shell is impossible
This, and much more of the information contained in the film is already publicly available, as it should be, however there is an additional plethora of analysts, experts and specialists weighing in with their thoughts on the evidence – a wise move by Benjamin Statler which lends even more credibility to this slick production.
If guilty, Courtney Love not only has the blood of Kurt Cobain on her hands, but the blood of at least 68 kids who tragically paid homage to Cobain by way of copycat suicides, and it is ultimately for them and their families that justice needs to be served.