'Charles Manson Superstar'
Though Nikolas Schrek's controversial documentary Charles Manson Superstar originally came out in 1989, it wasn't released on DVD until 2002 after alleged fallacies were criticized for making the film "pro-Manson." Schrek filmed face-to-face interviews with Manson from inside the San Quentin Prison. He links the sensationalist media around the Manson murders to the capitalized branding behind his popularity, starting with the iconic photo on the cover of Time in 1969. Schrek goes deep into how the Manson mythology plays into the American media's particular desire for fear. The 1989 film features Manson's original music, including the songs "Clang Bang Clang" and "Mechanical Man" off Manson's 1970 psychedelic folk album, Lie: The Love and Terror Cult, that was distributed after Manson's arrest by record producer Phil Kaufman. Conspiracy theorists will enjoy the interview segment with James Mason regarding the Universal Order.