Louis Theroux The Odd the Bad and the Godly
Louis Theroux, our favourite BAFTA award winning journalist once again returns to the small screen in this excellent six part documentary showcasing some of the strangest ideologies and most bizarre people and institutions from around the globe. Even though Theroux has been accused by some to twist his interviews into making the subjects seem more nefarious or down right stupid, this is definitely not the case.

Rather, Theroux is only just a catalyst and his thoughtful and sometimes provocative questions often lead the interviewees to highlight their extreme views which generally verge on the unbelievable and or the ridiculous. With that said, the success of Theroux is definitely his fish out of the water style of journalism that in the Odd, the Bad and the Godly lead to some amazing situations, theories and topics that will leave you craving for more.

All in all, Louis Theroux the Odd, the Bad and the Godly is a very insightful yet disturbing documentary about some of the world's darkest corners and secrets that truly makes you appreciate the country that we live in. Although Australia is plagued by its own problems, it pales in comparison to what Louis Theroux has carefully crafted together. This collection is definitely some of Theroux’s best work and comes highly recommended!

2 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 350 minutes | 7.60 Gb + 6.51 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

The first film in this series is perhaps the most shocking. America’s Medicated Kids casts sharp focus on the families and doctors of Pittsburgh as they sweep to judgement on children as young as six by medicating them onto anti-depressants and suppressants in order to curb their alleged “disorders”. Theroux keeps at a far more objective distance than such documentarians as Michael Moore would and as a result those responsible for their charges are damned by their own actions rather than any direct political rhetoric.

Law and Disorder in Lagos -
Louis visits Lagos, a place where its not always the police who hold the power but also gangs of young men known as Area Boys. Louis spends time with the gangs as they patrol their turfs, clash with local rivals and keep the peace in a brutal and haphazard fashion. Lagos is a world in which the forces of law and of disorder are not always readily distinguishable and nothing is quite what it seems.

The Ultra Zionists -
Louis Theroux spends time with a small but very committed group of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. He discovers a people who consider it their religious and political obligation to populate some of the most sensitive, disputed and religiously significant areas of the West Bank, often resulting in violent clashes.

Return To The Most Hated Family
Louis returns to the Westboro Baptist Church, spending time with the Phelps family as they controversially picket and antagonise communities with offensive slogans and anti-gay placards. However, there are signs of disarray in the Phelps clan when a series of defections by family members shakes up the church.

Miami Mega-Jail Parts 1&2 -
Louis spends time inside Miamis mega-jail, where dangerous inmates awaiting trial sleep 24 to a room and live life behind bars under a strict code with severe and often violent punishments for those who break the prisons unwritten laws.

Download Louis Theroux - The Odd, the Bad and the Godly: America's Medicated Kids (2010), Law and Disorder in Lagos (2010), The Ultra Zionists (2011), Return To The Most Hated Family (2011), Miami Megajail (2011) 2 x DVD9:



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