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Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (Arrow Video Blu-ray)

Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993’s deeply disturbing Schramm.

Lothar Schramm, the so-called “Lipstick Killer”, lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes – his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door (Nekromantik 2’s Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.

Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit’s Schramm – with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia – comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.

Release date: July 29, 2019

Available at Amazon.co.uk

SPECS

  • Director: Jörg Buttgereit
  • Starring: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel
  • Country: Germany
  • Production Year: 1993
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 CD
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 65 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.33:1
  • Audio: German
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Schramm
  • Studio: Arrow Video (UK)

2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited edition certificate
  • Set of 5 exclusive Schramm “polaroid” postcards
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Limited edition 60-page book

DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] – ‘SCHRAMM’

  • Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
  • Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) – brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
  • Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
  • Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
  • The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Mein Papi – Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
  • Jesus – Der Film (1995) – short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
  • Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku’ze’ Film übe’ Hambu’g (1990)
  • Extensive image gallery
  • Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

DISC 2 [CD] – ‘SCHRAMM’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • CD featuring the complete Schramm score

60-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills

Notice: The picture quality of this video does not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.

 

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