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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.