.Snagged this one last week on eBay for a song. Buttgereit went through hell, and still seems to be, over distribution with tyrannical government censors over not only 1987's Nekromantik, but also this sequel. There were police raids of the director's apartment, small theaters, and video shops confiscating prints and materials associated with the film. At one point, authorities ordered Nekromantik 2's negative and everything related destroyed under bullshit criminal charges of glorifying violence and child endangerment. The film remains banned in its homeland and in 1992 shops were warned to pull copies from shelves. There's copies of this VHS with a "degraded" red skull on the tape's label instead of the "JB" logo (that Warner Bros freaked out with legal action over). The cassette's spine sticker is a crudely b/w photocopy of the cover's front credits and "72/1468" is hand-written in silver pen next the unbroken record tab. The case is a large "puffy" black clamshell made in Germany.
Thursday, December 30
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