Death Wish Live on E4 (UK TV)

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  1. dcv macrumors G3

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    :eek:

    Is anybody else watching this right now? It's insane

    Here's the deal:
    So tonight some escapologist bloke is going to try to survive being hanged or something :confused:

    They showed him "in training" earlier, which basically involved him lying on a trolley in a car park, with a noose around his neck, tied to the back of a car, with his father driving the car around the car park.

    Mental.
     
  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I've seen all the ads for this & read quite a bit about it, but as I've only got crappy normal telly, I can't watch this :mad: . Nevermind, I'm sure it'll be repeated on Channel 4 at some point.

    I'm quite interested to see how many (if any) complaints this is going to get. If Derren Brown can get loads for his Russian Roulette and Seance programs, then this should get a fair whack too.
     
  3. dcv thread starter macrumors G3

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    HOLY ****!!!! :eek:

    Ok so the guy didn't manage to make the stunt but he is still alive!


    Basically here's the stunt: guy standing on gallows, with his hands handcuffed to his belt (belt turned around with buckle at back so he can't cheat), noose around his neck.

    There's a bath filling with water, which in 30 seconds time will tip over and the displacement of this weight will cause the rope to pull up and hence hang the guy.

    So the guy's got 30 seconds to free himself from the handcuffs.


    Well, he didn't make it... you saw his body go flying up in the noose and his mate had to cut him down... so you saw him crash land into a pile of cardboard boxes, then a medical crew came running in. :eek: Then E4 put a big annoucement on the screen saying "Death Wish Live will be back shortly" (it's "live" but actually being screened about 5 mins behind) :eek: :eek: OH MY GOD!

    Thankfully then a few secs later they cut to the presenter who reported that the guy is ok and still alive!

    Nutter.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I thought that if someone was pulled by a noose more than about 4ft, there was a high % chance that they'd break their neck and be killed.

    The fact that he went flying and didn't makes me a little suspicious that it wasn't just a set up to be better TV. Maybe, I'm just cynical but talking to people round the watercooler about a stunt that nearly caused death is more likely to get people to watch next week than someone escaping from handcuffs that most people have seen contortionists manage many times before.
     
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    I'm afraid my cynical mind thought the same thing. Having said that, I'm a little peeved we don't get E4 though!
     
  7. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    yeah i want to watch this! lol

    damn US censors :rolleyes:
     
  8. iGav macrumors G3

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    About as real as Derren Brown's Russian Roulette stunt.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    ah, I missed it. still out of the ones I was told about the noose one looked least interesting to me. gonna be a mad week for sure :D
     
  10. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Alice Cooper was hanging himself nightly on tour in 1977 I think, the next year he used an electric guillotine to cut his head off... every night.

    It's the drop that kills you and the position of the knot at the side of the neck, gravity does the rest.

    This is a stunt, nothing more, the "Back shortly" notice is a fake and it was all planned for the ratings.

    Meh.

    Still, if Japanese cable TV can have live competitions where the prize is that a member of the audience gets f*cked by a porn actor live on TV then I guess it's not far to Battle Royal, Rollerball, Deathrace 2000 or the Running Man is it?

    I thought Space Cadets took a nasty turn, as it was very deliberately humiliating contestants rather than allowing them to do it themselves with their own stupidity ala Big Brother.

    Reality TV? My arse.
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    This BBC article on how close the most tasteless reality TV show they could thingk of came to being made, is scary. Let's Have a Baby which would put people in a house, with the general public voting sufficient people out until there were two couples left who would then race to have a baby, had willing contestants, prospective worldwide purchasers of the TV rights before they admitted it was a spoof.
     
  12. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Never underestimate the stupidity of the general public...

    The very fact they had to admit it was a fake shows how far we have fallen.

    Irony, wither art thou?
     
  13. Metatron macrumors 6502

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    It's things like this that make me want to be a monk. :)
     
  14. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    Yes! that's it the latest reality show will be about monks at a priory featuring nudity and prayer.

    *runs off to channel 5*
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    yup, 99% of TV is bad. But I always watch episode 1 of Big Brother just to see what idiots got on this year. the only news I'll get about it will be thanks to the media.
    Not even the Daily Mail is safe from Big Brother :eek:
     

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