Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Der Todesking: Corpse Fucking Trilogy

Director: Jörg Buttgereit

Cast: Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber, Michael Krause

Cult Epics / Region A / Unrated / 1.33:1 fullscreen / Dolby Digitial 5.1 and 2.0 German / English Subtitles / 76 minutes

Extras: New Introduction by Jörg Buttgereit (2015) / Audio Commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-author Franz Rodenkirchen / The Making of Der Todesking / Still Photo Gallery / Jörg Buttgereit HD Trailers / Corpse Fucking Art (Documentary) 1983, 60 Minutes, HD transfer / Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / 25th Anniversary (Silver embossed) Slipcover and Corpse Fucking Art Postcard (first 3000 pressed)


In between his two most famous movies, NEKRomantik and NEKRomantik 2: Return of the Loving Dead, German underground filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit made one of the most depressing and dark art house movies I have ever seen; Der Todesking aka The Death King. The film is a loosely connected anthology of sorts held together only by a chain letter sent to each person, presented on each day of the week and all of the vignettes contain the same subject matter; death and suicide. Each of the chapters are broken up by the extremely graphic eventual decomposition of a human body.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Death-scort Service: The Original Nudie Slasher

Death-scort Service
Director: Sean Donohue

Cast: Krystal "Pixie" Adams, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Cayt Feinics, Bob Glazier, Joel D. Wynkoop

The Sleaze Box / Region 1 / Unrated / 16x9 widescreen / Stereo / 79 minutes

EXTRAS: Her Kowalski visits the set / Behind the scenes / Deleted scene / Trailers



The slasher sub-genre lends itself beautifully to being sleazy. One of the mainstays of slasher flicks is a deranged killer, usually a dude, is running around all sneakily hacking and slicing his way through teenagers. A lot of those teens are usually hot chicks who are generally in various stages of nude. And those overly-hormonal young people are usually also involved in some sort of sex, drugs or, if you're lucky, both at the same time. In the seedier, grimier examples like Lustig's Maniac or Fulci's New York Ripper, there is also the unfortunate side effect of misogyny running wild. That tends to throw a heavy blanket of mean-spiritedness on the whole atmosphere which, for some, isn't necessarily a bad thing. But what if you want your sleazy slasher with a tone of playfulness while still being a splatter-iffic, sex-filled good time?
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