Arrow Video are set to release Jörg Buttgereit’s SCHRAMM on Limited Edition Blu-Ray on 29th July 2019.
Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993’s deeply disturbing Schramm.
Lothar Schramm, the so-called “Lipstick Killer”, lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes – his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door (Nekromantik 2’s Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.
Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit’s Schramm – with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia – comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.
2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
- Limited edition certificate
- Set of 5 exclusive Schramm “polaroid” postcards
- Soundtrack CD
- Limited edition 60-page book
DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] – ‘SCHRAMM’
- Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
- Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
- Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) – brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
- Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
- Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
- The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
- Mein Papi – Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
- Jesus – Der Film (1995) – short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
- Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku’ze’ Film übe’ Hambu’g (1990)
- Extensive image gallery
- Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery
DISC 2 [CD] – ‘SCHRAMM’ SOUNDTRACK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
CD featuring the complete Schramm score
60-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills