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DEATH IS JUST THE BEGINNING
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.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Bluray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of three Buttgereit films: Nekromantik (1987), Hot Love (1985) [29 mins] and J.B. s Horror Heaven (1984) [23 mins]
- Optional English subtitles for all three 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, transferred from the only existing 35mm print [Blu-ray only]
- In Conversation with The Death King a brand-new 2014 interview with Buttgereit 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 Jörg Buttgereit recorded at Glasgow s Centre for Contemporary Arts (2014)
- The Making of Nekromantik A vintage featurette including behind the scenes footage, viewable with two different audio tracks: an English commentary featuring Buttgereit, co-author Franz Rodenkirchen and David Kerekes, and a German-language audio track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and producer Manfred Jelinski, viewable with optional English subtitles
- 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 short featurette comprised of footage from the film s premiere in Berlin, January 1988
- Das Letzte 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, Schramm
- Extensive image gallery including behind-the-scenes stills, rare promotional material and the German-language Nekromantik der Komik, from Berlin comic artist Fil, reproduced in its entirety
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Godmachine