Nine Inch Nails are no stranger to the censorship of their content, from Apple prohibiting the band’s iPhone app because of content issues to the classic “Scene Missing” place-cards in their heretofore creepiest, most disturbing video for “Closer.”
This bootleg copy of the 20-minute short film for Broken EP might just take the prize as their most provocative and graphic video ever. According to the official Nine Inch Nails Tumblr, this 1993 short film, directed by Peter Christopherson, collects all of the videos from the Broken EP and ties them together as a “snuff’ film”. Because of the explicit nature of the movie, it was never aired on TV, but had been traded around in bootlegs and torrents for some time. Now, it has a permanent home on NIN’s official Vimeo channel.
Check out most of the songs from the Broken EP, including “Wish”, “Happiness in Slavery”, and “Give Up” in the incredibly violent and sexual horror film below. This probably goes without saying, but just in case: This is categorically and definitively NSFW.