US fans of Nekromantik 2 were treated with a fairly solid Blu-ray release of the film by Cult Epics earlier this year. But now, Arrow Video UK has announced that they will be releasing the title, fully uncut, on the 2nd of November. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Cult Epics release, but if you’re a region-free Arrow collector, you know what to do. According to Arrow, there will be a 3-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION, jam-packed with bonus content, in addition to a standard Blu-ray/DVD combo. Below you can see a listing of the confirmed extras, with more to be added at a later date.
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 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] – 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
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!