Nekromantik 2

Out on:Dual Format 3rd July 2017


Monika isn’t like other young women. She shares her small flat with Rob, a recently disinterred corpse which serves as the object of her affections. But then she meets good-natured Mark, and soon finds herself torn between the prospect of a ‘normal’ life with a living, breathing partner and her overwhelming desire for her rotting bed-fellow.

Once prosecuted in its native Germany for “glorifying violence”, Jörg Buttgereit’s follow-up to his ground-breaking Nekromantik is just as shocking as its reputation would suggest. But it’s also a profoundly moving (if decidedly twisted) love story, and a thought provoking meditation on the nature of life and death.

High Definition transfer approved by director Jörg Buttgereit
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary with Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
Introduction to the film with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and producer Manfred Jelinski
Masters of Life and Death – a brand new documentary looking at the film’s production and release history, featuring interviews with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and Jelinski
City of the Loving Dead – a walking tour of some of the original Berlin locations with Reeder and Jelinski
Necropolis: Jörg Buttgereit’s Berlin – film scholar Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the significance of the German capital as the backdrop for Nekromantik 2
The Making of Nekromantik 2 – vintage documentary viewable with two different audio tracks: an English track comprising audio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and Monika M., and a German track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, with optional English subtitles
Nekro Waltz: The Music of Nekromantik 2 – Reeder discusses his work on the film’s score
Outtakes Reel
Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – footage from the 20th anniversary Nekromantik 2 concert, with Monika M. and friends performing the live score
Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert – the complete 20-track audio recording of the concert [BD/DVD-ROM content]
Two Buttgereit short films: Bloody Excess in the Leader’s Bunker (Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker, 1982) and A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein (2012)
Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: ‘Rise Up’ by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and ‘Die Frau in der Musik’ by Stereo Total (2007)
Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers
Extensive image gallery


Blu-ray RRP: £19.99
Region: B
Rating: 18
Duration: 103 mins
Language: German
Subtitles: English/English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Stereo
Discs: 2

Directed by: Jörg Buttgereit
Starring: Monika M., Mark Reeder

Dual Format
UK Cat No: FCD1534
UK Barcode: 5027035017037



Arrow Video
Release date
3rd July, 2017