Friday, July 15, 2016

SCHRAMM (Cult Epics Blu-ray) Buttgereit for the Masses

We've had great luck with Cult Epics offering up the works of Jorg Buttgereit on Blu-ray with tremendous extras, quality transfers and a product that is the final word in German shock cinema. While Schramm is not my favorite Buttgereit work, I'm glad to see it released with all the bells and whistles including the soundtrack and a bunch of short movies. 

Given the climate in Germany during the time of its release, we are fortunate that a movie like Schramm exists giving scope to the Euro Censor crazies that spread from Video Nasty to Violent Shit. We can look at Schramm as an art film. It's quite beautiful even in its flaws. While this transfer is special, the original film does show sign of wear. The budget was low and the production distinctly independent. For a thing of beauty it also disgusts and disgusting things are best served raw. You won't find an overabundance of digital correct or alteration here. 

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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.

Run Time: 65 Minutes In German with English subtitles

Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Region A

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

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