Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Jörg Buttgereit's 1987 horror cult classic will be getting a limited Blu-ray release this October.
In an early announcement to retailers, Cult Epics says 'Nekromantik' is coming to Blu-ray on October 7.
The controversial horror film that shocked the world in 1987, when it was banned in Germany, censored in Japan and simultaneously became a huge underground hit in the US (now long out of print.) Nekromantik tells the story of Rob (Daktari Lorenz) who works at a street-cleaning agency, who 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 starts liking the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction.
The release will be limited to 2000 copies and features a new director's approved HD Transfer (taken from the original Super 8mm negative and will include: New Grindhouse HD Version (taken from the theatrical 35mm print); Introduction By Jorg Buttgereit; Q&A With Jorg Buttgereit At The American Cinematheque (2013); Never Released Before Short Film - Hot Love (1985) 45 Minutes; Audio Commentary By Jorg Buttgereit And Co-author Franz Rodenkirchen; The Making Of Nekromantik; Nekromantik Featurette; Still Photo Gallery; and JB Trailers.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Nekromantik' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under October 7.
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