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THE RETURN OF THE LOVING DEADMonika isn√ït like other young women. She shares her small flat with Rob, a recently disinterred corpse which serves as the object of her affections. But then she meets good-natured Mark, and soon finds herself torn between the prospect of a √înormal√ï life with a living, breathing partner and her overwhelming desire for her rotting bed-fellow.Once prosecuted in its native Germany for √íglorifying violence√ì, J≈°rg Buttgereit√ïs follow-up to his ground-breaking Nekromantik is just as shocking as its reputation would suggest. But it√ïs also a profoundly moving (if decidedly twisted) love story, and a thought-provoking meditation on death √ê that most mysterious aspect of the human condition.
3-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTSNew High Definition transfer approved by director J≈°rg ButtgereitHigh Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentationsOriginal Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)Optional English subtitlesLimited Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles VranckxIndividually-numbered #/3,000 CertificateSet of 5 exclusive √ípolaroid√ì postcardsSoundtrack CDLimited Edition 100-page book
DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] √ê NEKROMANTIK 2Audio commentary with Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen and actors Monika M. and Mark ReederIntroduction to the film with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and producer Manfred JelinskiMasters of Life and Death √ê a brand new documentary looking at the film√ïs production and release history, featuring interviews with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and JelinskiCity of the Loving Dead √ê a walking tour of some of the original Berlin locations with Reeder and JelinskiNecropolis: J≈°rg Buttgereit√ïs Berlin √ê film scholar Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the significance of the German capital as the backdrop for Nekromantik 2The Making of Nekromantik 2 √ê vintage documentary viewable with two different audio tracks: an English track comprising audio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and Monika M., and a German track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, with optional English subtitlesNekro Waltz: The Music of Nekromantik 2 √ê Reeder discusses his work on the film√ïs scoreOuttakes ReelNekromantik 2 Livekonzert √ê footage from the 20th anniversary Nekromantik 2 concert, with Monika M. and friends performing the live scoreNekromantik 2 Livekonzert √ê the complete 20-track audio recording of the concert [BD/DVD-ROM content]Two Buttgereit short films: Bloody Excess in the Leader√ïs Bunker (Blutige Exzesse im F≈∏hrerbunker, 1982) and A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein (2012)Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: √îRise Up√ï by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and √îDie Frau in der Musik√ï by Stereo Total (2007)Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailersExtensive image gallery
DISC 3 [CD] √ê NEKROMANTIK 2 SOUNDTRACK √ê LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE24-track CD featuring the complete Nekromantik 2 score100-PAGE BOOK√ê √îANATOMY OF DESIRE√ï √ê LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVEExclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Electric Sheep editor Virginie S≈Ωlavy, writer Kier-La Janisse and others, as well as a new translation of the article submitted to the German government as part of the Nekromantik 2 prosecution case, all illustrated with new artwork and original archive stills
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