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Hellbilly
06-05-2002, 09:46 PM
I've checked the "best of" horror films of the 80s at IMDB and this movie always pops up, got a really high score 8.4: ANGST (FEAR) 1983.
Never seen or heard about this film before.
I do like this user comment though :D :

This film combines a hard history of one psychokiller whit a incredible use of the camera, i have never seen this before an after, the camera turns around the actors realizing imposible movement and hallucinating travellings (e.g. in the woods).The name of the camera is Risinsky, one of the best that i see, i dont know much about him but i think that is a master. If you can see this film is a masterpice of the psychotrillers.

Anybody seen this film?

Ash28M
02-27-2008, 03:30 PM
I was also just reading about this film in the book 100 European Horror Films (Bfi Screen Guides)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oi6u-FuKL._AA240_.jpg
and it does sounds pretty good. There seems to be a German dvd of it. Barrel Entertainment announced an upcoming release back in 2003 but nothing seems to have come out of it.

http://www.barrel-entertainment.com/pre_news033103.htm

Hellbilly's post is 6 years old anyone seen this since?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T5CTY1NEL._AA240_.jpg
http://www.amazon.de/Angst-Erwin-Leder/dp/B000CNF0YG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1204122465&sr=1-1

Hellbilly
02-27-2008, 05:17 PM
Looks like they released two DVDs in Germany. Standard and SE. Both appear to have no English subtitles but since my German is excellent I won't have a problem understanding :D

Thanks for the heads up Ash, I'm going to order me a copy.

Hellbilly
03-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Bleak, unsettling and a bit disturbing at times. Just done watching Angst and wow, what a ride. The entire movie is narrated by the killer and we are told the hows and whys of his urges, motivations and fears ... with the emphasis on fear itself actually. Great performance by Erwin Leder playing the Psychopath, even though he had a rather odd (funny) way of handling living and dead bodies, but I guess that was with intent and part of his character. There was some amazing (floating, spinning) camera work as well and not in an annoying "artsy" fashion. Loved it.
The DVD comes with a Jrg Buttgereit introduction talking about the movie and the similarities to his own Serial Killer epic Schramm (1993). There's also an early short film included, plus (German text) interview with the director and two trailers which can be viewed here: Trailer 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IvMYEu2ow) and Trailer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyNk8YasrAs).

As mentioned before, the DVD has no English subtitles.

gorelover
03-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Got that one still on my shelf but haven't watched it yet.
Anyway, if you like films about deranged individuals, I recommend Gaspar No's Seul Contre Tous (http://imdb.com/title/tt0157016/) as a follow-up of sorts. ;)

-gl

drown021
03-14-2008, 03:14 PM
Got that one still on my shelf but haven't watched it yet.
Anyway, if you like films about deranged individuals, I recommend Gaspar Noé's Seul Contre Tous (http://imdb.com/title/tt0157016/) as a follow-up of sorts. ;)

-gl

Otherwise known as "I stand Alone". I wasnt as impressed by this as I was with "Irreversible" though. I don't know If the version I have was cut or the way some of the scenes were shot. For example,When the butcher was with that girl he met in the bar and went back to her room,It looked like that scene was cut , or they just wanted to show the implied intent.Same thing with the scene with his daughter. I hope that made sense.
I'm not bashing the movie at all,I just had higher expectations for it after seeing Irreversible.

And back on topic, "Angst" sounds pretty good and I would like to see it,hopefully it will be released with english subs,cause my german sucks.

RobertMatthews
03-20-2008, 01:18 PM
The film is indeed pretty damn good. But beware, the german DVD is censored!

Due to this page (Beware: Spoilers!):

http://www.schnittberichte.com/schnittbericht.php?ID=2847

the movie is now the director's cut. The complete introdutcion is missing (not very sad, because it was crappy anyway) but more important: one scene has been darkened, so that one could not clearly see what happens. Also, the noises are censored due to the fact that the barking of a dog in the background is now louder, so that one could not clearly hear what happens.

All this just because the director thinks his movie is too intense :gay:

However, it is the best version at the time as far as I know...

Hellbilly
04-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Gerade weil dieser Prolog niemals homogener Bestandteil des restlichen Films war und ist, ist das jetzige Wegstreichen dieses Zugeständnisses an die Kinoauswertung mehr als nur zu begrüßen!Hmmm. Even the guys at schnittberichte.com are happy about the director's decision to get rid of the opening. The murder in the tunnel is indeed very dark but one can still make out what's happening.
I had no clue this was censored, but apparently this is the version the director prefers. It would've been interesting to see the original theatrical cut included on the DVD but I guess one can't have it all. As for this director's cut, I'd say it's still intense enough and one of the best movies I've seen this year so far.

delicreep
10-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Hmmm. Even the guys at schnittberichte.com are happy about the director's decision to get rid of the opening. The murder in the tunnel is indeed very dark but one can still make out what's happening.
I had no clue this was censored, but apparently this is the version the director prefers. It would've been interesting to see the original theatrical cut included on the DVD but I guess one can't have it all. As for this director's cut, I'd say it's still intense enough and one of the best movies I've seen this year so far.

I wonder if the director's desire to rework Angst is the reason for Barrel's delay. If Kargl is so insistent on having this new version stand, I hope that Barrel will still be able to include the original version on their DVD.