Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit Blu-Ray Review

Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit (2016) Cult Epics

Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit

IMG_5018The name Jorg Buttgereit is infamous in the horror genre. Known the world over for being a shock filmmaker, with gory and disturbing films, yet his gritty, stylish form of filmmaking has a much overlooked artistic value to them. Jorg often gives his characters a realistic life struggle like depression or schizophrenia but a lot of the time these things are over shadowed by murder and necrophilia. With that being said there is a lot more to Jorg’s films than just corpse fucking. The four films in this set which are his most well known and most notorious movies are some of IMG_5014the most sophisticated and artistic that the genre has to offer, in my opinion. I believe he and his films really paved the way for some of the more shocking films you see today such as The Human Centipede series. I am fairly positive that without Jorg a lot of this stuff wouldn’t be out today.  

Thanks to Cult Epics, Jorg’s four standout films; Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2 Der Todesking  and Schramm are now available on BD in the U.S. for the first time. Cult Epics has released all four individually over the last year or so. But if you haven’t picked up the individual release you can IMG_5016snag this killer set. I am not going to review each film because we have already done so on Exorcast.

Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit is a four disc BD set containing; Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm. You get the soundtracks of all four films in a 2 CD set, also included is a 40 page book with an introduction by Nico B. of Cult Epics, interviews and exclusive images.

This is one of those sets that every horror collector needs in their collection. All four disturbingly beautiful films in one place, uncut and uncensored. The set will only set you back about $65.00 on IMG_5017DiabolikDVD.com. Well worth the price of admission for all that you get.

Special features include; Two versions of Nekromantik, new introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgereit, Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit, audio commentaries, making ofs, featurettes, still photo galleries, trailers, documentary: Corpse Fucking Art, short films, music video: Half Girl by Jorg Buttgereit and a live concert of Nekromantik 2.

Nekromantik

Nekromantik tells the story of Rob (Daktari Lorenz) who works at a street-cleaning Agency, and visits roadside accidents to clean up the scene. Incidentally Rob collects the body parts and shares them with his girlfriend Betty (Beatrice M.) When Rob presents a complete corpse taken out of a swamp, their undying love reaches its peak, but soon after Betty gets a more liking towards the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction.

Nekromantik 2

From director Jorg Buttgereit comes Nekromantik 2, the gore horror sequel to his 1987 classic Nekromantik. Monika (Monika M.) is a beautiful necrophiliac who lives alone in Berlin. By day she works as a nurse. By night she prowls through cemeteries while searching for fresh corpses. When she reads about the suicide of Rob (Nekromantik’s Daktari Lorenz) she finds his grave to dig up his body and brings it home. Mark (Mark Reeder) lives across town and makes his living dubbing “sex films”. After meeting Monika, romance blossoms and they fall in love. But all is not well in Monika’s world. Her relationship with Mark begins to falter and she has to make a final choice between loving the living or the dead.

Der Todesking

Cult Epics presents the third release in the series Corpse Fucking Art; Jorg Buttgereit’s powerful masterpiece Der Todesking (aka The Death King), made in between Nekromantik (1987) and Nekromantik 2 (1991). Seven stories on Death and Suicide, each taking place on a different day of the week, enframed by the decomposition of a human body.

Schramm

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.

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Episode 129

Episode 129

On this episode of Exorcast, Chuck and I discuss Cult Epics new blu-ray release of Jorg Buttgereit’s Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer. We are then joined by The Newsfinder General as we talk about Arrow Video’s Bride of the Re-Animator Limited Edition blu-ray. We also get off subject and talk about other things as well and Chuck drags out the end of the show with nonsense for about 30 mins. Enjoy that.

 

***the helicoptor noise was identified from last weeks episode but not until around the 49min mark. You should not hear it again from now on***

SCHRAMM ON BLU-RAY AND SEX MURDER ART BLU-RAY SET FROM CULT EPICS

 

Cult Epics April 2016 New Releases

Schramm
DVD
Label: Cult Epics

Pre-book: 03/08/2016 Streets: 04/12/2016 SRP: 29.95 UPC: 881190014493
Cat: CE144 Run Time: 65 Minutes In German with English subtitles
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Region 0
Horror Not Rated Production Year: 1978
Director: Jorg Buttgereit
Cast: Florian Koemer von Gustorf, Monika M.

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.

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

Schramm
Blu-ray
Label: Cult Epics

Pre-book: 03/08/2016 Streets: 04/12/2016 SRP: 34.95 UPC: 881190014592
Cat: CE145 Run Time: 65 Minutes In German with English subtitles
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Region A
Horror Not Rated Production Year: 1978
Director: Jorg Buttgereit
Cast: Florian Koemer von Gustorf, Monika M.

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.

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

Sex Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit
Blu-ray (4 Blu-rays + 2 CDs)
Label: Cult Epics

Pre-book: 03/08/2016 Streets: 04/12/2016 SRP: 99.95 UPC: 881190014691
Cat: CE146 Run Time: 319 Minutes In German with English subtitles
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Region A
Horror Not Rated Production Years: 1987/1990/1991/1993
Director: Jorg Buttgereit
Cast: Florian Koemer von Gustorf, Monika M., Beatrice M., Daktari Lorenz, Mark Reeder

Cult Epics presents Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit a collection of his four horror underground films; the necrophilia classics Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2, the death and suicide anthology Der Todesking (The Death King) and the premiere of the serial killer film Schramm on Blu-ray. Includes exclusive Soundtrack CD’s of the films and a 40-page booklet containing interviews and photos with Jorg Buttgereit and collaborators. Fully Uncut & Uncensored versions.

Bonus Features:

  • New director’s approved HD transfers
  • Two versions of Nekromantik
  • Exclusive introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit
  • Audio commentaries
  • The Making Ofs
  • Featurettes
  • Still photo galleries
  • Jorg Buttgereit trailers
  • Documentary: Corpse Fucking Art
  • Short films: Hot Love, A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein, Horror Heaven, Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker, My Father
  • Music Video: Half Girl by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Original motion picture soundtracks
  • Live concert of Nekromantik 2
  • BD exclusive new art design by Silver Ferox
  • Exclusive CD soundtrack of Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2
  • Exclusive CD 2 soundtrack of Der Todesking & Schramm
  • BD Exclusive 40-page perfect-bind booklet with interviews & exclusive photos

Episode 119

Episode 119

This week we have a jam packed show for you. We start off with Vincent Dawn a.k.a. Bruno Mattei’s Mondo Cannibal from Intervision/Severin Films, we then dive into Blue Undergrounds newest blu-ray release of Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To! We get a bit side tracked as per usual, but we jump into one of the goriest love stories ever made, Jorg Buttrereit’s Nekromantik 2 (The Return of the Loving Dead) on blu-ray from Cult Epics and since it’s been looking like Christmas outside every where with all this damn snow everyone has been getting I decided why don’t we just take a peak at the blu-ray release of Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) from our pals at Vinegar Syndrome! It’s a fun episode and Chuck pushes me to the boiling point, I hope you all enjoy it.

Episode 108

Episode 108

This week on Exorcast we pull a Dead Air and talk for what seems like forever, but we also have some great reviews to go along with it! First up we take a look at Wild Eye Releasing’s co-release with PollyGrind, Play Hooky! Up next we have Cult Epic’s blu-ray release of Jorg Buttgereit’s cult favorite Nekromantik and last but definitely not least we take a look at Blue Underground’s newest spaghetti western Companeros’ directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero! We also announce a killer contest for Halloween!

Episode 94

Episode 94

We are back this week with a blast from our past, The News Finder General is back! This week Chuck had to bail out last minute, that’s why his name is in the intro but he isn’t on the show. Regardless, this week we take a look at Full Moon’s Tourist Trap blu-ray, Scream Factory’s release of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, Wild Eye Releasing’s indie anthology Treasure Chest of Horrors 2 and George Barry’s Death Bed: The Bed That Eats sent to us by Cult Epics! There is also a not so special message from Vincent Renfield at one point in the show.