The Death King (1990)
aka Der Todesking
Genre: Drama | Horror
Country: West Germany | Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Language: German | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 75mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1080 – 24fps – 3.59gb

Audio 2: Commentary with Director Jörg Buttgereit
and Co-Writer Franz Rodenkirchen (in English)

Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Jorg “Nekromantik” Buttgereit continued his serious obsession with death on this harrowing suicide-fest. One suicide per week day. Der Todesking, however, is far from being any sort of video nasty. Rather, it is a brooding, raw, brutally frank art-house hysteria punctuated by avantgarde delivery, particularly the recurring interludes of a decomposing corpse. There is also a spoof on “Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS,” which is weird and totally unexpected if you consider Buttgereit’s nationality. In any case, utterly depressing, plodding atmosphere and unnerving lack of dialogue bring this work even further into the category of obscure cult classics, not for the weak of heart or mind. But would you expect anything less from the man who gave us “Nekromantik,””Schramm,””Hot Love?” Indeed. “This is the Death King. He makes it so that people don’t want to live anymore.” Can YOU look him in the eyes?


The Death King (1990)