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Der Todesking (Limited Edition)
Der Todesking (Limited Edition)
  • Description

    The second feature film from German provocateur Jörg Buttgereit, director of Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2, Der Todesking (“The King of Death”) presents seven suicides across seven days of the week.

    As a chain letter from the self-proclaimed “Brotherhood of the 7th Day” circulates encouraging its recipients to end their lives, a series of grim murder-suicides unfold. In one vignette, a young woman massacres a room of concert-goers before turning the gun on herself; in another, a man, driven to madness by some unspecified mental disturbance, repeatedly slams his head into a wall before collapsing in a pool of his own blood… These are just some of depictions of death and despair that make up the tortured fabric of Der Todesking.

    Regarded by many as director Jörg Buttgereit’s most accomplished work, Der Todesking is an existential masterpiece - a powerfully haunting howl of rage from one of the genre’s most underrated filmmakers.

    3-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Director’s approved HD transfer from the original 16mm negative
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    • Original Stereo Audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    • Limited edition certificate featuring original artwork
    • Replica “Brotherhood of the 7th Day” Chain Letter
    • Der Todesking Soundtrack CD
    • Limited Edition 60-page book

    DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] – ‘DER TODESKING’

    • Audio commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
    • From Bundy to Lautréamont - Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with journalist Graham Rae at the 2016 Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films
    • The Making of Der Todesking - vintage production featurette
    • Footage from the original 1990 Berlin premiere
    • Corpse Fucking Art - 1992 documentary bringing together the making of featurettes of Nekromantik, Der Todesking and Nekromantik 2
    • Der Gollob (1983, 25 mins) - short film by Jörg Buttgereit, newly transferred in HD and viewable with optional director’s audio commentary
    • Two short films by producer Manfred O. Jelinski: Die Reise ins Licht (1972, 27 mins) and Geliebter Wahnsinn (1973, 7 mins)
    • Still Gallery
    • Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

    DISC 3 [CD] – ‘DER TODESKING’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

    • CD featuring the complete Der Todesking score
    • 60-Page Book – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
    • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film from Graham Rae and Kat Ellinger, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    18
    Director:
    Jörg Buttgereit
    Region:
    2, B
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    German
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    Run Time:
    74 Minutes Approx
    studio:
    Arrow Video

Der Todesking (Limited Edition)

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  • Description

    The second feature film from German provocateur Jörg Buttgereit, director of Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2, Der Todesking (“The King of Death”) presents seven suicides across seven days of the week.

    As a chain letter from the self-proclaimed “Brotherhood of the 7th Day” circulates encouraging its recipients to end their lives, a series of grim murder-suicides unfold. In one vignette, a young woman massacres a room of concert-goers before turning the gun on herself; in another, a man, driven to madness by some unspecified mental disturbance, repeatedly slams his head into a wall before collapsing in a pool of his own blood… These are just some of depictions of death and despair that make up the tortured fabric of Der Todesking.

    Regarded by many as director Jörg Buttgereit’s most accomplished work, Der Todesking is an existential masterpiece - a powerfully haunting howl of rage from one of the genre’s most underrated filmmakers.

    3-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Director’s approved HD transfer from the original 16mm negative
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    • Original Stereo Audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    • Limited edition certificate featuring original artwork
    • Replica “Brotherhood of the 7th Day” Chain Letter
    • Der Todesking Soundtrack CD
    • Limited Edition 60-page book

    DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] – ‘DER TODESKING’

    • Audio commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
    • From Bundy to Lautréamont - Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with journalist Graham Rae at the 2016 Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films
    • The Making of Der Todesking - vintage production featurette
    • Footage from the original 1990 Berlin premiere
    • Corpse Fucking Art - 1992 documentary bringing together the making of featurettes of Nekromantik, Der Todesking and Nekromantik 2
    • Der Gollob (1983, 25 mins) - short film by Jörg Buttgereit, newly transferred in HD and viewable with optional director’s audio commentary
    • Two short films by producer Manfred O. Jelinski: Die Reise ins Licht (1972, 27 mins) and Geliebter Wahnsinn (1973, 7 mins)
    • Still Gallery
    • Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

    DISC 3 [CD] – ‘DER TODESKING’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

    • CD featuring the complete Der Todesking score
    • 60-Page Book – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
    • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film from Graham Rae and Kat Ellinger, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    18
    Director:
    Jörg Buttgereit
    Region:
    2, B
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    German
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    Run Time:
    74 Minutes Approx
    studio:
    Arrow Video

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Incredible film

Everyone needs to experience this film you either see death in an optimistic light or a pessimistic one that Is your choice what jörg is doing is simply showing the many facets of death that occur in every day life sure we may never see death such as brutal as some of the deaths shown in this film but my god they happen this is the little optimistic bubble we live in and I dare you to pop that bubble and watch this film, jörg truly is a genius, for he isn't trying to push any message to the viewer he is simply displaying death as it occurs, gruesomely.

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