Bound by Flesh

Bound by Flesh

DVD - 2014
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Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins who rose to superstardom at the beginning of the twentieth century as sideshow attractions. Ruthlessly exploited by their managers, the sisters ultimately sued for their freedom, which they won at a terrible cost.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
ISBN: 9780788618550
0788618555
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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ManMachine
Oct 16, 2018

They say that - "Within every black cloud there is a silver lining" - Well - After viewing "Bound By Flesh" - I, for one, don't believe that this flippant, little expression holds much water.

Through archival footage, countless stills, and informed interviews - "Bound By Flesh" is an intriguing, thought-provoking documentary that takes a close-up look at the highs and the lows of the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton who were conjoined twins.

Born in Brighton Beach, England (1908) - Daisy and Violet were already being exploited because of their "abnormality", as freaks, at the super-young age of just 1 month.... And the worst was yet to come for these 2 very vulnerable, naive, and gullible girls.

Impressively directed by Leslie Zemeckis - "Bound By Flesh" is, without question, a very sad, eye-opening, real-life human-experience that is guaranteed to stay with you long after the final credits have rolled by.

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Derringer
Sep 12, 2018

"Bound By Flesh" is the "sad/happy/sad/happy/sad" real-life story of conjoined twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton who were ruthlessly exploited for their "abnormality" almost from the very moment that they were born.

Containing lots of archival footage and informed interviews - This well-researched documentary is certainly worth a view. It is especially interesting to see how these ill-treated twins handled taking legal action in order to take back their lives and try to live as regular people do.

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Orangeted
Mar 31, 2015

This is an awesome doc about the Hilton Sisters. There is so much good stuff about them as well as circus/carnival/freak shows. Definitely worth a watch. I loved it. Highly recommend

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