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Nekromantik (1987)

#51 Post by pointless » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:21 pm

From Blu-ray.com:
Independent U.S. distributors Cult Epics have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Jörg Buttgereit's controversial horror film Nekromantik (1987). The release will be available for purchase on October 7th.

Cult Epics is proud to release Jorg Buttgereit's horror classic in High Definition and with new extras, including Jorg's debut short film Hot Love.

Limited edition of 2000 copies.

Special Features:
  • New Director's Approved HD Transfer (taken from the original Super 8mm negative)
    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
    JB Trailers
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Re: Nekromantik (1987)

#52 Post by EddieLarkin » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:03 pm

New Director's Approved HD Transfer (taken from the original Super 8mm negative)
New Grindhouse HD Version (taken from the theatrical 35mm print)
Interesting. I wonder if the Arrow will have two versions as well. Any ideas as to why this is even necessary?

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Re: Cult Epics

#53 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:09 am

I guess the 8mm one is the original cut but in a lesser quality.

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Re: Cult Epics

#54 Post by Anthony Thorne » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:24 am

Since the film was originally shot on Super 8, the exact opposite should be the case.

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Re: Cult Epics

#55 Post by Cold Bishop » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:53 am

Yeah, I'm guessing "grindhouse" here means it's supposed to look awful.

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Re: Cult Epics

#56 Post by MichaelB » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:45 am

Cold Bishop wrote:Yeah, I'm guessing "grindhouse" here means it's supposed to look awful.
My understanding with regard to the Arrow release - so I assume this applies to the Cult Epics one too - is that Jörg Buttgereit is deliberately not cleaning it up too much, as the rough and grimy look was very much part of the original aesthetic.

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Re: Cult Epics

#57 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:05 am

And is it the case then that the Super 8 version won't be cleaned up too much either? Or is the inclusion of the 35mm blow up version necessary because the Super 8 version looks *too* good, and so they've included a more faithful version by going back to a beat up 35mm print? That's the only reason I can think of to include 2 versions.

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#58 Post by MichaelB » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:19 am

Absolutely no idea - you'll have to ask Cult Epics.

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Re: Nekromantik (1987)

#59 Post by Raymond Marble » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:08 am

pointless wrote:From Blu-ray.com:
Independent U.S. distributors Cult Epics have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Jörg Buttgereit's controversial horror film Nekromantik (1987). The release will be available for purchase on October 7th.

Cult Epics is proud to release Jorg Buttgereit's horror classic in High Definition and with new extras, including Jorg's debut short film Hot Love.

Limited edition of 2000 copies.
My copy of this came today, and there's a sticker on the front that says it's a limited edition of 10,000 copies, not 2000. Seems like an awfully big number for a film like Nekromantik...

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Re: Cult Epics

#60 Post by Ashirg » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:52 pm

Cult Epics is releasing Alberto Lattuada's Stay As You Are (Così come sei) on DVD and blu on May 12

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Re: Cult Epics

#61 Post by Ashirg » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:42 pm

Der Todesking on DVD and blu-ray on June 9
New Director's Approved HD transfer (taken from the original 16mm negative)
New Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit (2015)
Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit and co-author Franz Rodenkirchen
The Making of Der Todesking
Still Photo Gallery
JB HD Trailers
Corpse F##king Art (Documentary) 1983, 60 Minutes, HD transfer
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The first 3000 Blu-ray copies include Collectible Artwork
25th Anniversary (Silver embossed) Slipcover and Corpse F##king Art Postcard

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Re: Cult Epics

#62 Post by Ashirg » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:11 am

April 12 release dates -

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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 film: Horror Heaven HD with optional Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit
Short film: Blutige Exzesse im Fuhrerbunker (Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker) HD
Short film: Mein Papi (My Father)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround
Collectible new Blu-ray Artwork
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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.

Special Features:
New Director's Approved HD Transfers
Two versions of Nekromantik
Exclusive Introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgreit
Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit
Audio Commentaries
The Making Ofs
Featurettes
Still Photo Galleries
Jorg Buttgereit Trailers
Documentary: Corpse F*****g 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

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Re: Cult Epics

#63 Post by rockysds » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:52 am

Cult Epics have set up a Indiegogo centered around five titles:
Marco Ferreri's The Flesh, Nico B's 100 Girls by Bunny Yeager, Carl Andersen's Mondo Weirdo/Vampiros Sexos, Pim de La Parra's Obsessions, and Agusti Villaronga's Moon Child and supporting their future schedule more generally.

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Re: Cult Epics

#64 Post by AlexHansen » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 pm

Anyone else try to watch their Death Laid an Egg blu? I had to stop after about 15 minutes. Between that and the lackluster book, which is more of a glorified CE catalogue, it’s safe to say this was the worst crowdfunder I’ve contributed to (having successfully avoided the Manos incident).

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Re: Cult Epics

#65 Post by tenia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:24 pm

The US BD from Cult Epics is indeed a tremendous technical misfire and has been generally panned for these reasons. You're not alone there.

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