DVD Review: Erasing David

Review By: Boo Allen

In this compelling documentary, British actor and filmmaker David Bond uses Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” approach and uses himself to make a statement about the trail of information individuals unwittingly leave behind them. Bond hires and then has filmed a private investigation firm to track him and possibly find him when he leaves his London home, wife, and baby. He then goes on the run, filming himself, like Spurlock, in various discursive monologues. In several flashbacks, he sets the stages by interviewing security experts, a former member of the East German secret police (the Stasi), and others. Like Spurlock’s expose, this one also proves unsettling.

Not rated, 80 minutes. The DVD holds four cast and crew interviews, a filmed interview with Bond, and five short films.

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