Der Todesking (Arrow UK Limited Edition CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Region B)

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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.

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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
Todesmusik composer Hermann Kopp on his numerous collaborations with Jörg Buttgereit
Skeleton Under the Skin journalist and Buttgereit fan Graham Rae on Todesking tattoo culture
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

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Weight 16 oz