German Horror

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  1. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Premutos is a guilty pleasure of mine. Lots of folks knock it due to the cheezy dub job but judging on content alone, it's great! The first time I saw it was in german language with no subs so maybe that helped.
     
  2. Parasite4202

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    Finished watching Nekromantik, and its one of the funniest films I've ever seen. :D
     
  3. Andrew

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    Wow, NEKROMANTIK creeped me out in quite a few parts. However, the ending made me burst out laughing at first, although my chuckle quickly turned into an awe of disgust.
     
  4. Atmims

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    Nekromantik has one of the best endings ever. I can't wait to see part 2 for the first time this weekend.
     
  5. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    None of you know German Horror until you've seen The Burning Moon. The last 30 minutes are nothing short of jaw-dropping. Too bad the DVD isn't subbed, but you can always find the old Dead Alive VHS for that.
     
  6. Atmims

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    Gah, I really need a new VCR!
     
  7. gorelover

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    Speaking of Olaf Ittenbach, I highly recommend his latest films 'Beyond The Limits' and 'Garden Of Love'. The second one did not get a DVD release yet, and the first one did get an awful treatment (a so-called 'Promo' release) so I wouldn't buy it. To my knowledge, both are supposed to be released in 2004 as SE's.

    -gl
     
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    I can't fucking wait to see Beyond the Limits, it just looks outstanding! Garden of Love sounds fun, I don't really like much humor in my horror, but still will get it when it comes around. Still haven't heard jack about Evil Rising... and I want to see Barcelona Babylon sometimes in this lifetime.
     
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    This is the only thread on here that I could find Laurin (1989) listed.

    I bought the German DVD probably about 15 years ago, and even though it only had the English dub (the German track offered no subtitles) I greatly enjoyed it as an obscure, well-made, creepy little German atmospheric thriller taking place in the early 1900's. It just has that "antique" vibe to it, and a haunting music score.

    A new Blu-ray (confirmed as region-free) has just been released in Germany, which thankfully now offers optional English subtitles for the German lossless audio track. It's also a new 2K restoration from the original negatives that looks amazingly good. If I didn't know better, I would have guessed it was a 4K restoration. Regardless, it's leaps and bounds superior to the old non-anamorphic Letterbox DVD. The bonus features are on a separate PAL DVD, unfortunately without English subtitles...but the Deleted Scenes roll is in English. A 20-page booklet is also included, but is fully in German.

    I could easily see Criterion releasing the film domestically at some point, as it's very similar to many obscure Euro thrillers they've released in the past.
     
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    The trailer for this is beautiful. What the closest comparison to a US film in vibe/tone.
     
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    Closest to a US film? Gee, I don't know if anything even comes close that I can really think of offhand. I almost want to say Lady in White to some extent, even though the films are set in different periods and locations. It has a "bizarre" David Lynch tone to it, but also a dreamlike + soundtrack quality something like Picnic at Hanging Rock.
     
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