ScreamCast 113: The Masks and Violent Sh*t Of Reel Gore Releasing

Nico B (Cult Epics) joins us to discuss his new offshoot label Reel Gore Releasing! His first two releases VIOLENT SHIT: THE MOVIE and MASKS are out on blu-ray right now. Brad and Sean also run down what’s arrived on their doorsteps and Josh Obershaw brings us the news, including information on Synapse’s upcoming POPCORN blu-ray!

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Buttgereit’s Legacy: Sex, Murder, Art

Corpse fucking art. It’s a hell of catch phrase but it’s exactly what it sounds like and, the hyperbolic aspect of it aside, it’s the perfect tagline for one of genre cinema’s most unique voices, Jorg Buttgereit. Launching his career in Berlin during a period where explicit cinema — both of the pornographic and violent nature — was actively sought out and censored, Buttgereit pushed and outright transgressed the boundaries. If the the line for acceptability lay right before ahead of his reach, his work desired not only to cross it but to lap it. The resulting effort was not a series of gross out, empty films (as some may like to describe them) but a cohesive, if not always successful, body of work who’s value cannot be denied. Though we may lament that his brand of cinema has gone on to influence a great deal of mediocre (and sometimes downright horrendous) films, Buttgereit, himself, is a figure of great importance.

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Jorg Buttgereit’s SCHRAMM- INTO THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER Coming to Blu-ray

The label Cult Epics announced that they’ll be issuing the German shocker SCHRAMM- INTO THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER to Blu-ray and DVD. Released in 1993, the film focuses on the last days of deranged psychopath, Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf), and was directed by Jorg Buttgereit, the man behind the notorious NEKROMANTIK and NEKROMANTIK 2.

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