Saturday, March 5, 2016

SCHRAMM and SEX MURDER ART Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 12th

Cult Epics has been given the keys to the Buttgereit kingdom... or rather they have released Nekromantik, its sequel and Der Todesking on Blu-ray to critical acclaim over the last couple of years. They continue their effort to bring a controversial and beloved cult filmmakers library to disc in beautiful HD with Schramm. While Schramm is not the most well known film in Buttgereit's catalog, it has all the hallmarks of his more popular fair while displaying some almost avant garde qualities that make it  truly unique and shocking piece of cinema.

You'll be able to pick this one up through DiabolikDVD as well as the previous releases from Cult Epics that are filled to the brim with extras and excellent transfers of the films.

It's been quite some time since I've had the chance to enjoy this one. Full review up soon.

From Cult Epics:

SCHRAMM The story of a deranged serial killer from the director of Nekromantik. Lothar Schramm (Florian Koemer von Gustorf) is dying, face down in a pool of his own blood. Behind his closed eyes, fractured memories repeat themselves. He runs by the sea. He lusts after the whore (Nekromantik 2's Monika M.) across the hall. He staggers through life uncertainly. He kills. Schramm is the story of the notorious Lipstick Killer Lothar Schramm's last days on earth. Revealed in a series of tightly constructed flashbacks, the film offers an unflinching look into the mind of a serial killer. Uncompromising in its depictions of violence and perversion, Schramm is a poetic masterpiece of horror guaranteed to make you squirm.

Cult Epics presents Jorg Buttgereit's last directed horror feature SCHRAMM. Uncut, Uncensored in new High Definition and with new bonus features, including the early horror short films by Jorg Buttgereit. My favorite feature for each of these releases is the inclusion of the memorable soundtracks.

Bonus Features:
  • New director's approved HD transfer (taken from the original 16mm negative)
  • Exclusive introduction by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Audio commentary by Jorg Buttgereit and writer Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Audio commentary 2 by actors Florian Koemer von Gustorf and Monika M.
  • The Making Of Schramm
  • Still photo gallery
  • JB HD trailers
  • Short films: Horror Heaven HD with optional audio commentary by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Blutige Exzesse im Fuhrerbunker (Bloody Excess In The Leaders Bunker) HD
  • Mein Papi (My Father)
  • Original motion picture soundtrack
  • New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround
  • Collectible new Blu-ray artwork


Sex Murder Art is a truly special release that is a must for the Jorg Buttgereit fan. THIS is something of legend. All four of his major releases: Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2, Der Todesking and Schramm all in gorgeous HD! Together! That's an instant collection of some of the grittiest films every made (with dark comedic sensibilities of course).  Haven't seen these movies before but enjoy shocking cinema? Well, this is your chance to test your boundaries.

The taboos are waiting for you, well loved by Cult Epics who has done a phenomenal job with the Buttgereit catalog and complete with extras that will actually take you longer to enjoy than the films themselves.

You can order this set from DiabolikDVD now. Available April 12th. 

I've included the full release notes from Cult Epics along with the trailers for each of the movies:





From Cult Epics:

Cult Epics presents Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit a collection of his four horror underground films; the necrophilia classics Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2, the death and suicide anthology Der Todesking (The Death King) and the premiere of the serial killer film Schramm on Blu-ray. Includes exclusive Soundtrack CD's of the films and a 40-page booklet containing interviews and photos with Jorg Buttgereit and collaborators. Fully Uncut & Uncensored versions.

Bonus Features:
New director's approved HD transfers
Two versions of Nekromantik
Exclusive introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgereit
Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit
Audio commentaries
The Making Ofs
Still photo galleries
Jorg Buttgereit trailers
Documentary: Corpse Fucking Art
Short films: Hot Love, A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein, Horror Heaven, Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker, My Father
Music Video: Half Girl by Jorg Buttgereit
Original motion picture soundtracks
Live concert of Nekromantik 2
BD exclusive new art design by Silver Ferox
Exclusive CD soundtrack of Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2
Exclusive CD 2 soundtrack of Der Todesking & Schramm
BD Exclusive 40-page perfect-bind booklet with interviews & exclusive photos

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