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  ALL DVDS COME WITH HIGH QUALITY COVER ART! SPECIAL 50% OFF DEAL IF YOU BUY 10 OR MORE OF OUR DVDS! THERE ARE OVER 150 TITLES FOR SALE IN OUR STORE. IF YOU BUY ANY 10 OR MORE, THEY WILL ONLY COST $5 EACH! SIMPLY PICK OUT THE DVDS YOU WANT AND SEND US AN OFFER (PLUS SHIPPING COSTS). YOU WONT FIND A BETTER DEAL FOR THESE ULTRA RARE DVDS ANYWHERE ELSE.   The First Family of Satanism (director unknown, 1990) This insanely amusing video from wingnut-Christian video house American Portrait Films becomes infinitely more amusing when you realize that they're still using the tagline "LaVey and Schreck are the driving force behind Satanism's plans. If you don't know what's going on in the world of Satanism, you can't confront it." (As of this writing, anyway--December 1, 2008--it's still in the film's description on the American Portrait website.) In fact, that hasn't been the case since just after the film, which is actually an hour-long interview between Bob Larson, Zeena LaVey, and Nikolas Schreck, was made; LaVey and Schreck cut all ties with the Church of Satan in 1990, and have, in fact, reported that they've been harassed on and off by CoS members ever since. (The two, who have now been married for twenty years, joined the splinter group Temple of Set in 1995, stayed with them for a while, then split off yet again and have formed their own group. Ah, the purity of one's beliefs will never let one rest.) While LaVey and Schreck were members of CoS during the filming of this video, I've little doubt things have changed in the following eighteen years. And I've no doubt that those viewing this video now and assuming everything's the same as it was in 1990 would be surprised, if they did the research. (They wouldn't have to go too far; Zeena has appeared on Larson's radio show at least once since the split, right after her father's death in 1997.) In fact, Larson himself has interviewed Boyd Rice, who's much more in tune with the Church of Satan these days, numerous times. (You can find audio of these debates at Boyd Rice's website, but as usual, Amazon will redline this review if I link to external sources, so you will have to use your Google-fu.) You'd think American Portrait would want to get its facts straight. Oh, I forgot--they're interested in making money, not accurate depictions of current world events. In any case, the tape itself is a nightmare, a textbook on what not to do when you're interviewing a hostile guest. (And it should be noted that neither LaVey nor Schreck are in any way hostile, even during Larson's more obvious baiting techniques.) Larson obviously has his agenda, and more interestingly, LaVey and Schreck are perfectly happy to rise to the bait every time he tosses it out there. There's no evasion, no ducking of questions, no hesitation. Of course, oftentimes Larson doesn't get the answers he wants, but that doesn't stop him from continuing on his prescribed path. (And one wouldn't expect him to get so flustered when Schreck, as he is wont to do, quotes the Bible at Larson every time Larson singles out one of the Satanic Bible's more lurid quotes; one would assume Larson, who often hosts "undesirable" guests on his radio show, would be used to this sort of thing by now.) You can actually see him trying to find ways to twist words and shove them back in his guests' mouths. He fails miserably every time to anyone who's even remotely observant. (One assumes most viewers of this cassette do not fall into that category.) LaVey and Schreck take it all with aplomb and, oftentimes, bemusement. They really do emerge the winners of this debate, not necessarily because of anything thy say, just because they behave themselves better. Comedy gold. See this at your earliest convenience. Unless, of course, you actually think Bob Larson really does have it right. You lot will not get the humor here.