Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NEW RELEASES: Nekromantik Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 7th from Cult Epics LIMITED

I haven't seen Nekromantik in years. I wasn't collecting when the initial release came out in the US on DVD, and had only caught it on VHS many years ago. I remembered its depravity and good sense of black humor, but most of all this thing has a cult following that has made it more than just a shock film. Nekromantik and the other works of Jorg Buttgereit are seen as legendary. After all we're talking about a guy who made a controversial movie in super conservative Germany during the 80's when gore was strictly forbidden much less a film that involved such a taboo subject.

Titan Video had touted a release earlier this year along with a signing at Chiller Theater, however that seemed to have fallen apart paving the way for the Cult Epics release with robust extra features and limited edition collectibility. This one will move fast. When it is gone who knows how long it will be until another official release sees the light of day. 

Check out the trailer and make sure you order the damn thing. 

Isn't this score just beautiful? Heartwarming... Romantic even. Necro... mantic.
Preorder your copy through DIABOLIKDVD:

Cult Epics

DVD (2-Disc Special Edition)
STREET DATE: 10/07/2014
SRP: 29.95 UPC: 881190013090 Cat: CE130
Run Time: 75 Minutes Language: German with English subtitles
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS 5.1 Surround Region: 1

STREET DATE: 10/07/2014
SRP: 34.95 UPC: 881190013199 Cat: CE131
Run Time: 75 Minutes Language: German with English subtitles
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS 5.1 Surround Region: A

Production Year: 1987 Genre: Horror MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt

The controversial horror film that shocked the world in 1987, when it was banned in Germany, censored in Japan and simultaneously became a huge underground hit in the US (now long out of print.) Nekromantik tells the story of Rob (Daktari Lorenz) who works at a street-cleaning Agency, who visits roadside accidents to clean up the scene. Incidentally Rob collects the body parts and shares them with his girlfriend Betty (Beatrice M.) When Rob presents a complete corpse taken out of a swamp, their undying love reaches its peak, but soon after Betty gets a more liking towards the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction. Cult Epics is proud to release Jorg Buttgereit's horror classic in High Definition and with new extras, including Jorg's debut short film Hot Love.

Limited Edition of 2000 copies that includes Nekromantik Collectible Artwork by Johnny Ryan & Nekrophilia photo of Beatrice M.

Bonus Features:
  • New Director's Approved HD Transfer (taken from the original Super 8mm negative)
  • New Grindhouse HD version (taken from the theatrical 35mm print)
  • Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit at the American Cinematheque (2013)
  • Never Before released short film Hot Love (1985) 45 mins
  • Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit and co-author Franz Rodenkirchen
  • The Making of Nekromantik
  • Nekromantik Featurette
  • Still Photo Gallery
  • JB Trailers
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1 comment:

  1. Hope this is a romantic and horror type movie. Though I have not watched yet. Now I am interested to watch this film. I want to take it in a DVD. For this I need a DVD duplication service.