DVD365.net
Nekromantik (1987) artwork

Nekromantik (1987)

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the first UK Blu-ray and DVD release of the sordid and notorious underground shocker Nekromantik, arriving in time for Christmas on 15th December 2014.
Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt
Jörg Buttgereit
Arrow Video
1 hour 11 minutes
15/12/2014

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the first UK Blu-ray and DVD release of the sordid and notorious underground shocker Nekromantik, arriving in time for Christmas on 15th December 2014. One of 2014's most talked about Arrow Video releases, Nekromantik makes its Blu-ray debut in the UK as an exclusive 3-disc digipak featuring Blu-ray, DVD and CD Soundtrack. This exclusive set will be limited to a run of only 3000 copies only and comes with a set of 5 x exclusive 'Polaroid' postcard images and a 100-page book, alongside a behemoth of extra features and content.

This 3-disc set comes loaded with exclusive director-approved content including the main feature Nekromantik (1987) and director Jörg Buttgereit's previous short films Hot Love (1985) and Horror Heaven (1984). Alongside a wealth of archival content, this stunning new edition will feature brand new extras especially produced for this release, chief among them, the documentary Morbid Fascination: The Nekromantik Legacy, a new look at the impact of the film on the horror scene both in the UK and abroad, featuring interviews with numerous genre authorities such as critic Alan Jones and Marc Morris, producer of Video Nasties.

Alongside this, the disc will feature a newly-recorded interview with Buttgereit, an introduction to the film and an audio commentary with both himself and his co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen.

Other features on the discs include an archive Nekromantik featurette, which includes interviews with Buttgereit and Producer Manfred Jelinski and was produced for the film's 10-year anniversary German VHS release, as well as two short featurettes comprising footage filmed at the premiere of Nekromantik and Hot Love, respectively. A vintage behind-the-scenes documentary, The Making of Nekromantik, will also be included which comes with a host of on-set footage.

The disc will also feature the trailer for Horror Heaven which features outtakes from the film, alongside this are trailers for Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm and two Buttgereit-directed music videos: I Can't Let Go by Shock Therapy (1995) and Lemmy, I'm a Feminist by Half Girl (2013). To round this off, an extensive image gallery featuring behind-the-scenes stills and the rare, surrealist German-language Nekromantik comic by Berlin artist Fil, reproduced in its entirety will be included on the disc.

The 3rd disc in this deluxe set features the complete Nekromantik soundtrack composed and performed by star Daktari Lorenz and musicians John Boy Walton and Hermann Kopp, plus rare tracks from Hot Love.

Nekromantik is the one-of-a-kind shock classic from cult director Jörg Buttgereit, weaving the tale of Rob Schmadtke (Daktari Lorenz), a young man who finds himself competing for the affections of his girlfriend with a putrefying cadaver.

An employee of Joe's Streetcleaning Agency, a company which cleans up after grisly accidents, Rob takes advantage of his profession to indulge in his chosen hobby - the collection of body parts. Then, one day, Rob brings home an entire decomposing corpse, much to the delight of girlfriend Betty. There follows a twisted love triangle, resulting in some of the most shocking scenes ever committed to celluloid.

Nearly 30 years after its original release, Arrow Video is proud to present this classic of underground horror cinema - finally classified for UK release in its fully unexpurgated form.

A 100-page book Romance is Dead is also included within the set, this exclusive book features a new article on Nekromantik from critic Graham Rae, alongside pieces from writers David Kerekes (Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), Linnie Blake (The Wounds of Nations) and an archive interview with real-life necrophile Karen Greenlee, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills.

3-Disc Director-Approved Limited Edition Contents

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of three Buttgereit films: Nekromantik (1987), Hot Love (1985) [29 mins] and Horror Heaven (1984) [23 mins]
  • Optional English subtitles for all three films
  • Limited Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Individually-numbered #/3,000 Certificate
  • Set of 5 Exclusive Limited Edition Nekromantik "polaroid" postcards
  • 27 track Nekromantik soundtrack CD
  • Exclusive Limited Edition 100-page book

Disc 1 [Blu-ray] and Disc 2 [DVD] Nekromantik Jörg Buttgereit Short Films

  • Nekromantik audio commentary with Jörg Buttgereit and co writer Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Hot Love audio commentary with Buttgereit
  • Horror Heaven audio commentary with Buttgereit
  • Director's introduction to Nekromantik
  • Alternative "Grindhouse Version" of Nekromantik, newly-transferred for this release from the only existing 35mm print [Blu-ray only]
  • In Conversation with The Death King - A brand-new 2014 interview with Buttgereit conducted exclusively for this release
  • Morbid Fascination: The Nekromantik Legacy - A brand-new 2014 documentary looking at the impact of the film on the horror scene both in the UK and abroad, featuring interviews with genre critic Alan Jones, Marc Morris, producer of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Parts 1 & 2, and Buttgereit biographer David Kerekes
  • Q&A with Buttgereit recorded at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (2014)
  • The Making of Nekromantik - A vintage documentary featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage, newly-transferred in HD and viewable with two different audio tracks: an English commentary with Buttgereit, co-author Franz Rodenkirchen and David Kerekes, and a German-language audio track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and producer Manfred Jelinski
  • Nekromantik Featurette - A look back at the film's production, featuring interviews with Buttgereit and Jelinski, produced for the film's 10-year anniversary German VHS release
  • Nekromantik Premiere - A short featurette comprised of footage from the film's premiere in Berlin, January 1988
  • "Das Letzte" - A short featurette comprising footage from the 1985 premiere of Hot Love
  • Horror Heaven trailer featuring outtakes from the film
  • Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: 'I Can't Let Go' by Shock Therapy (1995) and 'Lemmy, I'm a Feminist' by Half Girl (2013)
  • Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm
  • Extensive image gallery including behind-the-scenes stills and the rare, surrealist German-language Nekromantik comic by Berlin artist Fil, reproduced in its entirety

Disc 3 [CD] Nekromantik Soundtrack: Ultimate Edition - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • 27-track CD featuring the complete Nekromantik soundtrack composed and performed by star Daktari Lorenz and musicians John Boy Walton and Hermann Kopp, plus rare tracks from Hot Love

100-Page Book "Romance is Dead" - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring a new article on Nekromantik from critic Graham Rae, alongside pieces from writers David Kerekes (Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), Linnie Blake (The Wounds of Nations ) and an archive interview with real-life necrophile Karen Greenlee, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills
  • None or TBC

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Blue Planet II artwork

Blue Planet II

DVDBD4K-UHD14/11/2017

Using cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to explore new world, taking viewers on a magical adventure across the greatest, yet least known parts of our planet - our oceans - Blue ...
Transformers artwork

Transformers

DVDBD3D-BD4K-UHD07/11/2017

American Made artwork

American Made

DVDBD4K-UHD02/11/2017

The Simpsons artwork

The Simpsons

DVD21/11/2017

Gunpowder artwork

Gunpowder

DVDBD20/11/2017

Jungle artwork

Jungle

DVDBD22/11/2017

Victoria & Abdul artwork

Victoria & Abdul

DVDBD21/11/2017

Queen Victoria finds unexpected companionship with a humble servant in the heartwarming and uplifting story, Victoria & Abdul, coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures (UK).
Detroit artwork

Detroit

DVDBD22/11/2017

Jabberwocky artwork

Jabberwocky

BD21/11/2017

Jumanji artwork

Jumanji

BD4K-UHD21/11/2017

Henning Wehn artwork

Henning Wehn

DVD21/11/2017

Home Again artwork

Home Again

DVDBD21/11/2017

Just Like Heaven

Review30/04/2006

A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment and together they decide to find out why she is haunting the apartment.

Lord of the Rings

Review17/11/2002

A young Hobbit called Frodo has inherited an ancient Ring. It is the one ring that would give evil the power to rule the world of middle-earth and its evil owners want it back!

Baby Driver

News01/11/2017

An action thriller unlike any other, a young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game in Baby Driver, the newest explosion of genre-crossing excitement ...
"I am a fan of cinema that creates an entire alternate universe that you could escape into for a couple of hours."
Christopher Nolan

Blade Runner

4K-UHD21/11/2017132

Rise Of The Footsoldier 3

DVDBD21/11/2017105

Dan TDM on Tour

DVD21/11/2017103

My Cousin Rachel

DVDBD21/11/201799

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES20/11/20173425

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES19/11/20171545

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES22/11/20171425

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES19/11/20171371

Racing Stripes

DVD09/11/20172222

Austin Powers

DVD14/11/20171293

The Simpsons

DVD08/11/2017778

Adam Hills

DVD05/10/2017

Dan TDM on Tour

DVD25/09/2017

Sean Lock

DVD13/11/2017

Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill