Arrow Video Announces 'Love & Death: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit' UK Blu-ray Box Set


A few years back, Cult Epics released Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit, a 4-film Blu-ray box set that collected the German filmmaker's most iconic works, Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2, Der Todesking (The Death King) and Schramm. It's a stunning, must-own ser that I had the absolutely pleasure of reviewing last year.


Now, the folks at Arrow Video are giving Buttgereit's UK fans a chance to snag a very similar Blu-ray collection with Love & Death: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit, which is also a 4-film set containing the same films mentioned above.


"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."


4-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of four films by Jörg Buttgereit: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm

  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 audio for all films

  • Optional English subtitles

  • Special Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx and reversible sleeves featuring artwork by Godmachine and Vranckx

DISC ONE: NEKROMANTIK

  • Two Buttgereit shorts: Hot Love (1985) and J.B.'s Horror Heaven (1984)

  • Audio commentary

  • Alternative Grindhouse version of Nekromantik

  • In Conversation with The Death King

  • Morbid Fascination: The Nekromantik Legacy

  • Q&A with Buttgereit

  • The Making of Nekromantik

  • Das Letzte featurette from the premiere of Hot Love

  • Two Buttgereit 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

  • Image gallery including rare German-language Nekromantik comic by Berlin artist Fil

DISC TWO: DER TODESKING

  • Audio commentary

  • From Bundy to Lautréamont Buttgereit in conversation with Graham Rae

  • Todesmusik composer Hermann Kopp on his collaborations with Buttgereit

  • Skeleton Under the Skin Todesking tattoo culture

  • The Making of Der Todesking

  • Eating the Corpse footage from the original premiere

  • The Letter English-language chain letter insert used for the original UK VHS release

  • Corpse Fucking Art documentary

  • Two shorts by Jelinski: Die Reise ins Licht (1972) and Geliebter Wahnsinn (1973)

  • Der Gollob (1983) Buttgereit short

DISC THREE: NEKROMANTIK 2

  • Audio commentary

  • Masters of Life and Death documentary

  • City of the Loving Dead walking tour of the Berlin locations

  • Necropolis: Buttgereit's Berlin Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the significance of Berlin as the backdrop

  • The Making of Nekromantik 2

  • Nekro Waltz: The Music of Nekromantik 2 Reeder discusses his work on the film's score

  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert footage from the 20th anniversary concert

  • The complete 20-track audio recording of the concert [BD-ROM content]

  • Two Buttgereit shorts: Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker (1982) and A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein (2012)

  • Two Buttgereit music videos: Rise Up by Die Krupps (1997), and Die Frau in der Musik by Stereo Total (2007)

DISC FOUR: SCHRAMM

  • Audio commentary

  • The Making of Schramm

  • Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt (2019, 8 mins) animated short sequel to Schramm

  • Making Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt

  • Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt premiere featurette

  • Schramm: Redux option to watch Schramm and Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt as a continuous feature

  • Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll Kier-La Janisse on the story behind one of Schramm's most memorable props

  • Buttgereit: Into the Mind of a Cult Filmmaker

  • Mein Papi (1981-95, 8 mins) Buttgereit short

  • Jesus Der Film (1986, 1 min) Buttgereit short

  • Two Jelinski shorts: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku ze Film übe Hamburg (1990)

Set to release on October 12th, Love & Death: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit is now available to pre-order via Amazon.



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