BLUE MOVIE was the most controversial and talked about Dutch film upon theatrical release – a sensation that brought millions of visitors to cinemas. Produced by Pim de la Parra (FRANK & EVA, OBSESSIONS), and directed by his partner Wim Verstappen, BLUE MOVIE was a breakthrough commercial hit for their company Scorpio Films – and the start of the Golden Years of Dutch cinema, also known as the “Dutch Sex Wave.”
Arguably the most insanely idiosyncratic giallo ever directed, DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968) is a true wayward masterpiece of kaleidoscopic Italian counterculture cinema
THE FLESH (La Carne) is a romantic black comedy about a divorced piano player named Paolo (Sergio Castellitto) who meets and falls in love with a most beauteously busty woman (bombshell Francesca Dellera), who uses her special powers to turn the man into her sex slave. The film depicts the oftentimes torturous nature of carnal desire and the erotic power of women in a cinematic work where Francesca becomes a symbolic representation of male desire, with her voluptuous figure and sex appeal being intoxicating to Paolo. While he is completely taken by his desire for Francesca, she eventually gets bored with him and decides to leave. Unfortunately for Francesca, Paolo loves her and has no intention of allowing her to go.
This gritty, psychedelic Hitchcockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion. When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film’s German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door.
Cult Epics presents Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit a collection of his four horror underground films; the necrophilia classics Nekromantik & Nekromantik 2, the death and suicide anthology Der Todesking (The Death King) and the premiere of the serial killer film Schramm on Blu-ray. Includes exclusive Soundtrack CD’s of the films and a 40-page booklet containing interviews and photos with Jorg Buttgereit and collaborators. Fully Uncut & Uncensored versions
Cult Epics presents Jorg Buttgereit’s last directed horror feature SCHRAMM. Uncut, Uncensored in new High Definition and with new bonus features, including the early horror short films by Jorg Buttgereit.
Tinto Brass’ personal and faithful adaptation of John Cleland’s Fanny Hill, is a sexy comedy from the 90s, at the height of his erotic career. Cult Epics presents the US premiere of PAPRIKA in a new High-definition transfer, Uncut and Uncensored version for the first time on Blu-ray & DVD with a newly produced Featurette among other bonus features.
Erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass is here at the height of his powers, crafting an unforgettable fable of sexual desire. The music by Riz Ortolani is seductive, the set designs are sumptuous, and the photography is as stunning as Hitchcock,s, and the lead performers, Franceso Casale and Katarina Vasillissa (a Polish photomodel) are eye-catching. Cult Epics presents in New High Definition the Uncut version with both the Italian language track, and the newly mixed English language track.
Cult Epics presents for the first time since its original release, the Uncut, Uncensored (optically restored tunnel murder-scene) in HD, with painstaking bonus features; including a new Interview with Erwin Leder, and Audio Commentary and an Interview with director Gerald Kargl conducted by Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and an Introduction by Gasper Noé (director of Irreversible, Enter The Void, Love), who cited Angst as an influence, ‘one that I have watched more than 40 times’.
Der Todesking, available for the first time on Blu-Ray, is presented Uncut and Uncensored in a new High Definition transfer, including the bonus Shockumentary Corpse Fucking Art; an in-depth look behind the scenes of Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2 and Der Todesking.