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***

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!

Arrow Video Announces The Visitor & Nekromantik!

The Visitor & Nekromantik: Coming Soon from Arrow Video!

Arrow Video is extremely proud to unveil not one but TWO as yet-unannounced forthcoming titles! SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL: from the master Italian schlock, Ovidio G. Assonitis, the barmy 1979 sci-fi horror mash-up THE VISITOR and – for the hardened cult movie freaks amongst you – the infamous 1987 underground German shocker NEKROMANTIK!!!

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock in recent months, THE VISITOR is the ultimate experience in B-movie madness from Ovidio G. Assonitis, shlock producer extraordinaire and director of such deliciously guilty pleasures as Beyond the Door and Tentacles. Described by various sources as “one of the most mind-altering cinematic experiences of the 1970s” and “the Mount Everest of insane ‘70s Italian movies”, THE VISITOR brings together an astonishing ensemble cast (Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters and Mel Ferrer to name but a few) in a hallucinatory intergalactic tale of a demonic little girl and her pet hawk. In the words of one astute reviewer, THE VISITOR is “the most fun you can have in a movie theatre without risking permanent brain damage”!

Next up on the chopping block, it is with immeasurable pleasure that we can finally announce our upcoming release of Jorg Buttgereit’s inimitable girls (and guys!) ‘n’ corpses flick NEKROMANTIK. Never released on home video in the UK (distributors didn’t even dare submit it for classification), NEKROMANTIK plunges the viewer into a depraved world of nihilism and necrophilia – weaving the tale of Rob, a young man who finds himself competing for the affections of his girlfriend with a putrefying cadaver. So prepare yourself for Arrow Video’s full, uncut version of NEKROMANTIK – the film once seen, never forgotten!

What’s more, we’re deliriously happy to reveal that both films will form part of the core programme of this year’s SCALARAMA, which was unveiled last night at the inaugural event in London’s Horse Hospital. Over the month of September, SCALARAMA will bring together screening venues up and down the UK in a nationwide celebration of all things cinema! Keep your eyes peeled – screening details (as well as more title-specific news) to follow.

Trailer for The Visitor

Trailer for Nekromantik