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Return of the Loving Dead

Monika isn’t like other young women. She shares her small flat with Rob, a recently disinterred corpse which serves the object of her affections. But then the good-natured Mark comes into her life, and she finds herself torn between the prospect of a ‘normal’ life with a living partner and her overwhelming love for her rotting bed-fellow.

Once prosecuted in its native Germany for “glorifying violence”, Jörg Buttgereit’s follow-up to his ground-breaking Nekromantik is just as shocking as its reputation would suggest. But it’s also a profoundly moving (if decidedly twisted) love story, and a thought-provoking meditation on death – that most mysterious aspect of the human condition.

3-Disc Director-Approved Limited Edition Contents:

  • New High-Definition transfer of the feature from the original 16mm camera negative, supervised by producer Manfred Jelinski
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Individually-numbered #/3,000 Certificate
  • Exclusive Limited Edition 100-page book

Disc 1 & Disc 2 - Nekromantik 2

  • Audio commentary with Jörg Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen, and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
  • Brand new interviews with Buttgereit and Reeder
  • The Making of Nekromantik 2 – vintage documentary featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage, viewable with two different audio tracks: an English commentary with Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen, Monika M. and Buttgereit biographer David Kerekes, and a German-language audio track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, subtitled in English
  • Outtakes Reel
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – footage from the 2011 live performance of the film score in Berlin, featuring Monika M.
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – the complete 20-track audio recording of the Berlin concert [DVD-ROM content]
  • A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein – Jörg Buttgereit short film
  • Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: ‘Rise Up’ by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and ‘Die Frau in der Musik’ by Stereo Total (2007)
  • Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm
    Extensive image gallery

Disc 3 (CD) – Nekromantik 2 Soundtrack - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • CD featuring the complete Nekromantik 2 soundtrack

100-Page Book - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing on Nekromantik 2 from Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy alongside archive pieces, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
102 mins approx.
Director:
Jörg Buttgereit
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Monika M.

Mark Reeder

Lena Braun
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1991
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
3
Series:
Nekromantik
Region:
B

2

Nekromantik 2 - Dual Format (Includes DVD & CD)

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Return of the Loving Dead

Monika isn’t like other young women. She shares her small flat with Rob, a recently disinterred corpse which serves the object of her affections. But then the good-natured Mark comes into her life, and she finds herself torn between the prospect of a ‘normal’ life with a living partner and her overwhelming love for her rotting bed-fellow.

Once prosecuted in its native Germany for “glorifying violence”, Jörg Buttgereit’s follow-up to his ground-breaking Nekromantik is just as shocking as its reputation would suggest. But it’s also a profoundly moving (if decidedly twisted) love story, and a thought-provoking meditation on death – that most mysterious aspect of the human condition.

3-Disc Director-Approved Limited Edition Contents:

  • New High-Definition transfer of the feature from the original 16mm camera negative, supervised by producer Manfred Jelinski
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Individually-numbered #/3,000 Certificate
  • Exclusive Limited Edition 100-page book

Disc 1 & Disc 2 - Nekromantik 2

  • Audio commentary with Jörg Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen, and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
  • Brand new interviews with Buttgereit and Reeder
  • The Making of Nekromantik 2 – vintage documentary featuring a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage, viewable with two different audio tracks: an English commentary with Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen, Monika M. and Buttgereit biographer David Kerekes, and a German-language audio track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, subtitled in English
  • Outtakes Reel
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – footage from the 2011 live performance of the film score in Berlin, featuring Monika M.
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – the complete 20-track audio recording of the Berlin concert [DVD-ROM content]
  • A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein – Jörg Buttgereit short film
  • Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: ‘Rise Up’ by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and ‘Die Frau in der Musik’ by Stereo Total (2007)
  • Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers: Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm
    Extensive image gallery

Disc 3 (CD) – Nekromantik 2 Soundtrack - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • CD featuring the complete Nekromantik 2 soundtrack

100-Page Book - Limited Edition Exclusive

  • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing on Nekromantik 2 from Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy alongside archive pieces, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
102 mins approx.
Director:
Jörg Buttgereit
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Monika M.

Mark Reeder

Lena Braun
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1991
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
3
Series:
Nekromantik
Region:
B

2

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Nekromantik 2

Crazy edition, so much extras and nice booklet.