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[OMFG] Nine Inch Nails Releases Incredibly Rare “Broken” Video!!!

Trent Reznor is embracing the power of the Internet like no other, using it to continually engage fans of Nine Inch Nails, and his new project, How to Destroy Angels.

Bloody’s Jonathan Barkan recently shared his top NIN music videos, which prompted me to re-watch them all. It also had me obsessing over the unreleased “Broken” short, a bootlegged video that resides in my old room in my parent’s house in Chicago.

Thanks to Reznor, I won’t have to wait until August to watch. The Academy Award winning musician has uploaded the never-before-released “Broken” short to Vimeo so everyone can enjoy the 1993 masterpiece.

This 1993 short film, directed by Peter Christopherson, collects the videos from the NIN Broken EP and ties them together as a “snuff” film. It was never officially released due to its graphic content, but was leaked in the 90s, and became a widely-traded VHS bootleg. A high quality burnable DVD version has since leaked onto torrent sites.

It’s is warned, though, that it was never officially released due to its graphic content (VERY NSFW).



  • sweetooth

    It’s been released as a torrent (full dvd file) for ages. He did it at the same time as he “leaked” the closure dvd because his old manager John A Malm Jr was causing legal problems with that release.

    The torrent description on pirate bay was hilarious. “fuck you john a malm jr”

  • huntermc

    “Sorry this video does not exist.” That didn’t take long to get pulled.

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  • grossgreg

    The last time I saw this I’m pretty sure I downloaded it using a 14.4k modem. It took a few days to download, and my friends and I all huddled around the monitor of my Packard Bell to watch it. Ah, the good old days…

  • halocrowned

    I was one of the lucky ones who had the VHS. This little gem made me tons of cash! LOVE IT!!!!!

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