Into the Abyss (2011)

Into the Abyss was released on DVD on April 10, 2012
Into the Abyss cover


In his fascinating examination of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill—and why a state kills. In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (who was scheduled to die eight days after his interview with Herzog), the filmmaker achieves what he describes as “a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.” Herzog’s inquiries also extend to the other convicted killer, Jason Burkett; his father, also incarcerated; a woman who lost both her mother and brother in the crime; as well as a chaplain and former executioner who’ve been with death row prisoners as they’ve taken their final breaths. As he’s so often done before, Herzog’s investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.

Reviews & Ratings:

7.3 User Reviews (0)


US DVD Release Date April 10, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 107 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date April 10, 2012
Actors Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry
Directed by Werner Herzog
Studio IFC Films
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images)
Gross $216,262
Genre(s) Documentary
Watch Movie Trailer
Into the Abyss Trailer
Where to Rent
Netflix Redbox

Tells us what you think about "Into the Abyss"