Titan Video has announced the impending return of Nekromantik to American DVD, to mark the film's 25th Anniversary. Directed by controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit, Nekromantik depicts a bizarre love triangle between a boy, a girl and a rotting corpse. The low-budget film has developed a cult rep for its graphic depiction of necrophilia and copious amounts of gore and squishy corpse stuff, and it secured a rebel reputation for Buttgereit, whose films have been banned, censored and otherwise repressed in many countries (including his native Germany).
The Nekromantik DVD package comes with alternate cover art (versions shown above) and includes the following features:
- New 1.33:1 digital transfer mastered from producer Manfred O. Jelinski’s 16mm inter-negative
- German language with removable English subtitles
- Full running audio commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-author Franz Rodenkirchen
- Featurette with outtakes and interviews with Buttgereit and producer Manfred O. Jelinski.
- The Making of Nekromantik documentary featuring behind the scenes footage
- Still gallery of over 100 stills from the collection of Jörg Buttgereit and Manfred O. Jelinski
- Liner notes by director Jörg Buttgereit, former Deep Red Magazine writer Graham Rae, and Combat Shock director Buddy Giovinazzo
- Limited edition VHS of Buttgereit’s Super 8 short film Hot Love
A Signature Edition, signed by the director and limited to 100 copies, will be available exclusively at the Chiller Theatre convention April 26th-28th.
More details are coming soon from Titan Video, so stay tuned!