LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/69
TitleCults
DateMay 1995
ExtentPart of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB) & 1 VHS and 1 mp4 (8.1 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
DescriptionTwo copies of a colour advert with sound promoting a three part series on cults in the Observer Lifemagazine:

a. Shows black and white footage of a man having his head shaved. Ends on a colour shot of a copy of the Observer Life Magazine, along with the newspaper, surrounded by half burned candles.

Commentary: "Mysterious cults were behind the tragedies at Waco, Oklahoma and Tokyo, but what about those you haven't heard of? Why do seemingly rational people join them? Is it sex, obsession or fear? What characteristics do we all have that make us viulnerable? Find out in 'Cults', the three week series starting this Sunday".

The advert starts at 18.51 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a) on a separate' VHS and mp4 file. The advert starts at 0.08 on the mp4. Duration: 30 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala) Also included on the 'Historical Reel, 1985-1995' VHS and mp4 are Observer adverts; OBS/9/1/1/19, OBS/9/1/1/20c, OBS/9/1/1/21/1a, OBS/9/1/1/21/2a, OBS/9/1/1/23a, OBS/9/1/1/24/1b, OBS/9/1/1/24/2b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3d, OBS/9/1/1/26c, OBS/9/1/1/27j, OBS/9/1/1/28, OBS/9/1/1/30a, OBS/9/1/1/31d, OBS/9/1/1/32a, OBS/9/1/1/33a, OBS/9/1/1/36b, OBS/9/1/1/37/1a, OBS/9/1/1/37/2a, OBS/9/1/1/38/1a, OBS/9/1/1/39, OBS/9/1/1/40a, OBS/9/1/1/41, OBS/9/1/1/42a, OBS/9/1/1/43a, OBS/9/1/1/44/1a, OBS/9/1/1/44/2a, OBS/9/1/1/45a, OBS/9/1/1/47-61, OBS/9/1/1/62/1a, OBS/9/1/1/62/2, OBS/9/1/1/64/1a, OBS/9/1/1/64/5, OBS/9/1/1/ 65a, OBS/9/1/1/66a, OBS/9/1/1/67, OBS/9/1/1/68a and OBS/9/1/1/70.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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