Thursday, December 30

Nekromantik 2 (1991) - (1996?) Jelinski & Buttgereit GBR German VHS (JB Cassette Label)

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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.

3 comments:

Drunketh said...

Always have loved that mock Warner Brothers logo. Haha...

John said...

I haven't had the stones to ever watch this...

Will Errickson said...

I loved the Nekromantik movies back in the day! Still have a boot VHS of the first one somewhere. The FX were mostly ridiculous so the films weren't as grueling to watch as they sounded. Good somber piano score too, as I recall. O Beatrice M. and Monika M., where are you ladies today?!

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