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  • #16
    Cool, I read about it last year and totally forgot about it. I remember as a kid I bought Chas balun' deep red horror handbook and read about it(late 80's). To my surprise my local video store got it in around the mid nineties, I was a teenager at that point. Some crazy stuff. I have posters for both 1&2.

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    • #17
      Sweet! Never heard of any of these directors, thanks for the heads up! For sure gunna check out some of these films.
      "Keep this in mind: I want to watch the world burn."
      - Eric Harris

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      • #18
        Originally posted by VicerExciser206 View Post
        Sweet! Never heard of any of these directors, thanks for the heads up! For sure gunna check out some of these films.
        Cool, BTW I used to live in Seattle, you should check out Scarecrow Video on Roosevelt. Probably the best video store in the US. I used to clean up their used section. Damn I miss that place!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BannedIn46Countries View Post
          Cool, BTW I used to live in Seattle, you should check out Scarecrow Video on Roosevelt. Probably the best video store in the US. I used to clean up their used section. Damn I miss that place!
          Oh hell yeah dude I know! Such an amazing place. They have so much underground/cult/hard to find shit, along with literally everything else. I used to go there very frequently when I lived closer to it in that area, but now I moved pretty far away so I don't go there too often anymore. Highly recommended to anyone who happens to live in Seattle!
          "Keep this in mind: I want to watch the world burn."
          - Eric Harris

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          • #20
            Originally posted by VicerExciser206 View Post
            Oh hell yeah dude I know! Such an amazing place. They have so much underground/cult/hard to find shit, along with literally everything else. I used to go there very frequently when I lived closer to it in that area, but now I moved pretty far away so I don't go there too often anymore. Highly recommended to anyone who happens to live in Seattle!
            I used to live in the U district about a 5 minute walk so I would check the used section and regular for sale section about twice a week. I went there when Lloyd Kaufman made a guest appearance LOL

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            • #21
              Saw it a few days ago and it was a revelation - german horror is definitely back with this gutwrencher. Yikes, this shit was brutal.

              Final girl - 4/5
              The first episode (Buttgereit's one) is about a girl and his guinea pig, who finally and brutally takes revenge on her abusive father. Over the course of the film he gets his balls and dick cut off and finally his head too, all nicely exectuted with a bread slicing machine. Visceral and graphic shit, but with very subtle and thoughtful undertones as well regarding the pet of the girl, whose natural behaviour is conveyed and transferred to the suffering the girl previously received. The piggy pet is very cute, but the analogy of the pet<->girl is quite the opposite one - good directional move by Jörg.
              Pretty short, yet very effctive and hard-hitting episode. No doubt, Butgereit still got it. My favorite of the three.

              Make a wish - 4/5
              The second one is about a deaf-mute couple who out of the blue is attacked by a group of Nazi hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them, once the violence towards them begins to spin out of control.
              That was the most brutal and visually most graphic and nihilistic episode of the three and from start to finish hard to sit through. The element of hope
              is the only straw which could help both, the audience and the one who suffer onscreen in order to get out of this hell of a nightmare picture, but over the progression of this film even this element is taking a turn straight and brutally south - in the utmost hard-hitting manner and becoming the key element of the whole story: don't wish for hope where there's none.
              You won't forget that bastard that fast, I can promise that.


              Alraune - 3,5/5
              A man stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant, while using the myth of the witch-like female Alraune figure. The ecstatic experiences though have horrific side effects for body and mind.
              The longest and surprisingly english-spoken episode with the biggest budget. Very nice visuals and engaging acting as well, but imo the "weakest" of the three. We get to see lots of naked and sinful skin, mainly of ukrainian origin and the descend of the man into the deadly realms of the Alraune is depicted quite nicely. Sad thing is that we get to see the mystic Alraune at the end only, with super-deadly and hyper-gory consequences for the participants. Fabulous body horror in full throttle though.


              Final 2 cents: my fellow Krauts are back on the horror screen - with a fucking vengeance. Not only that all three epsiodes are hardcore to the max but equipped and set within an engaging and comprehensible story too, while executed directionally with ease and in a totally no compromise and I don't give a fuck about sensitivities-manner. Just like Buttgereit in his heydays, but this time with better and even gorier production values.
              Seeing this engaging and well-made piece of hardcore horror on a big theatre screen was one hell of a cool experience and only after a few minutes I knew, the Bluray will be mine. Will be released here around mid May, hopefully its gonna be region free.
              Spoke with Kosakowski (director of the second episode) after the screening too and had a nice and friendly chat with him about censorship and a few other things surrounding his picture. That guy could be my neighbor, but though being a mountain of a man he looks pretty inconspicuous for bringing such a brutal visual feast to the screen.

              Prepare for the worst, Germany is back!

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              "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
              Scott Vogel from Terror

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              • #22
                Wow! Thanks for this review!

                I cannot wait!

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                  jorg buttgereit <3 was my favorite but then we differ Sangre, I put the Alraune next. Make a wish was violent but it didn't impact me like the other two. Great film.

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                  • #24
                    Needs to be in my library so I can peruse its German debauched magik!

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