Love & Death (Blu-ray) Arrow

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Controversial, crazy, shocking, disturbing… Using any of those words to describe horror director Jörg Buttgereit’s output would be putting it mildly! Over the years, the Berlin based filmmaker has created some of the genre’s most graphic and twisted films and cemented his reputation as one of cult cinema’s grisliest auteurs.

Arrow Video invites you to feast your eyes upon four of Buttgereit’s most infamous works: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm.

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Special Features

4-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of four films by Jörg Buttgereit: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm
Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 audio for all films and additional Mono audio option for Nekromantik
Optional English subtitles
Special Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx and reversible sleeves featuring artwork by Godmachine and Gilles Vranckx

DISC ONE: NEKROMANTIK
Two additional short films by Jörg Buttgereit: Hot Love (1985) [29 mins] and J.B.’s Horror Heaven (1984) [23 mins] with optional English subtitles
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, transferred from the only existing 35mm print
In Conversation with The Death King – an interview with Buttgereit
Morbid Fascination: The Nekromantik Legacy – a documentary looking at the impact of the film on the horror scene both in the UK and abroad, featuring interviews with Buttgereit, genre critic Alan Jones, Buttgereit biographer David Kerekes and others
Q&A with Jörg Buttgereit recorded at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts
The Making of Nekromantik – a vintage documentary featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage, viewable with two different audio tracks: an English commentary with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and 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 comprising footage from the film’s premiere in Berlin, January 1988
“Das Letzte” – a short featurette comprising footage from the 1985 premiere of Hot Love
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 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 TWO: DER TODESKING
Audio commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
From Bundy to Lautréamont – Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with journalist Graham Rae at the 2016 Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films
Todesmusik – composer Hermann Kopp on his numerous collaborations with Jörg Buttgereit
Skeleton Under the Skin – journalist and Buttgereit fan Graham Rae on Todesking tattoo culture
The Making of Der Todesking – a vintage documentary viewable with both an English-language and a German-language audio track with English subtitles
Eating the Corpse – footage from the original 1990 Berlin premiere
“The Letter” – alternate English-language chain letter insert used for the original UK VHS release
Corpse Fucking Art – 1992 documentary comprising the making of Nekromantik, Der Todesking and Nekromantik 2
Two short films by producer Manfred O. Jelinski: Die Reise ins Licht (1972, 27 mins) viewable with optional audio commentary, and Geliebter Wahnsinn (1973, 7 mins)
Der Gollob (1983, 25 mins) – a short film by Jörg Buttgereit, viewable with optional director’s audio commentary
Extensive Image Gallery
Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

DISC THREE: NEKROMANTIK 2
Audio commentary with Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
Introduction to the film with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and producer Manfred Jelinski
Masters of Life and Death – a documentary looking at the film’s production and release history, featuring interviews with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and Jelinski
City of the Loving Dead – a walking tour of some of the original Berlin locations with Reeder and Jelinsk
Necropolis: Jörg Buttgereit’s Berlin – film scholar Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the significance of the German capital as the backdrop for Nekromantik 2
The Making of Nekromantik 2 – a vintage documentary viewable with two different audio tracks: an English track comprising audio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and Monika M., and a German track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, with optional English subtitles
Nekro Waltz: The Music of Nekromantik 2 – actor and composer Reeder discusses his work on the film’s score
Outtakes Reel
Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – footage from the 20th anniversary Nekromantik 2 concert, with Monika M. and friends performing the live score
Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – the complete 20-track audio recording of the concert [BD-ROM content]
Two Buttgereit short films: Bloody Excess in the Leader’s Bunker (Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker, 1982) and A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein (2012)
Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: ‘Rise Up’ by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and ‘Die Frau in der Musik’ by Stereo Total (2007)
Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers
Extensive image gallery

DISC FOUR: SCHRAMM
Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Koerner Von Gustorf and Monika M
The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
Q&A with Jörg Buttgereit, producer/cinematographer Manfred Jelinski, Monika M. and David Kerekes, author of Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit, filmed at a 1994 UK screening of Schramm
Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt (2019, 8 mins) – animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan
Making Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt – a brief look behind the making of the short film
Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt premiere featurette
Schramm: Redux – option to watch Schramm and its sequel Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt as a single, continuous feature
Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – author Kier-La Janisse on the strange and fascinating story behind one of Schramm’s most memorable props
Buttgereit: Into the Mind of a Cult Filmmaker – Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
Mein Papi (1981-95, 8 mins) – short film by Jörg Buttgereit offering a highly personal account of the life and death of his father, viewable with optional director commentary
Jesus – Der Film (1986, 1 min) – a short piece directed by Jörg Buttgereit as part of a 1986 experimental movie of the same name by German filmmaker Michael Bynntrup
Two short films by Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970, 31 mins) and Ein Ku’ze’ Film übe’ Hambu’g (1990, 5 mins)
Extensive image gallery
Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

Format

Bluray

Label

Arrow