There have been several documentaries released since the death of Kurt Cobain back in 1994, but this is by far the best one that I have ever seen.
This film was released back in 2015, and Courtney Love has done everything in her power to try and get this film removed from existence. She has threatened cinemas with legal action since before this film was even released, and also made an attempt to deter people from watching it by providing hundreds of fake negative ratings. Coincidence? I think not. Thanks to Netflix, this documentary is now available for the world to watch and it is up to you to decide what happened.
The documentary leaves no stone unturned. It takes you from Cobain’s birth and childhood all the way to his death, featuring childhood friends and top caliber forensic investigators with their opinion on the case. The film’s main focus is on Tom Grant, a private investigator hired by Courtney Love, and his account of the days leading up to Cobain’s death. Grant was hired to investigate possible infidelities in the marriage, but ultimately ended up uncovering staggering evidence and a without a doubt motive for murder.
Soaked in Bleach isn’t like any other documentary that I have ever seen. I love documentaries, but I will admit, they are sometimes very boring and painful to watch. This film, on the other hand, isn’t just full of interviews and one-sided opinions, but it kind of reminds me of the old “Unsolved Mysteries” that we all loved back in the 90’s. It flashes back and forth between re-enactments (with a great cast) and actual recordings and footage. Tom Grant doesn’t leave anything out, or hold back any of his opinions on in this film, and it is up to you to decide if this was a suicide, which this case was quickly and unethically ruled, or was this actually murder?
Soaked in Bleach
Director: Benjamin Statler