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Green Butchers [DVD] [2007]

Line Kruse , Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Lily Weiding    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Line Kruse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Aksel Erhardtsen
  • Directors: Lily Weiding
  • Producers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Tivi Magnusson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: In 2 Film
  • DVD Release Date: 30 April 2007
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P1KTGY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,617 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Off-beat Danish horror, directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. Disfunctional butchers Bjarne (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Svend (Mads Mikkelsen) decide to open up their own butcher shop after becoming sick of their bullying boss. But when the inept duo become involved in an accidental death, they make a hasty decision to cover it up. Before long, they are regularly serving up mysterious 'speciality' meat, but when the growing numbers of missing persons in the town begins to raise suspicions, all eyes turn to them.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Delicious Cannibal Comedy 7 Aug 2010
Following the success of his feature length debut, writer-director Anders Thomas Jensen, serves up a macabre dish filled with peculiar flavour and questionable ingredients. Any comparisons made with Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen are slightly wide of the mark as both flicks are in total contrast stylistically but Jensen's sly, dry humour is definitely on par with that of the talented French auteur.

The satire revolves around two misfit butchers, `Sweaty' Svend (Mads Mikkelson), and the pot smoking Bjarne (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who've become disgruntled with being employees and so take the risky decision to buy an empty property and set up their own business and become rivals with their ex-employer, Holger, who sells deer sausages and believes: 'It's mythological to kill an animal and then mock it by sticking it into its own intestine'.

When an electrician turns up late one evening to fix problems in the freezer `Sweaty' Svend haplessly locks the door on his way out and discovers the frozen corpse in the morning. In a state of panic both butchers decide to chop up the body and soak the meat in the marinade Svend uses for his speciality dish, `Chicky Wicky'. Due to the success of his creation and not wanting to disappoint the eager customers or his savage inferiority complex, Svend is now apparently unable to show anyone the inside of his freezer without adding them to the chilled display cabinet the following morning.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one funny show, dark,, but so funny!! 10 Aug 2005
This was one of those movies I took a chance with in the local "arty type/foreign" movie theatre, my girlfriend and I roared with laughter/sniggered throughout this movie, does have some messed up humour in the form of a retarded brother and the main story line of 2 butchers serving up fresh human meat as quality meats!
Need I say more, forget about not understanding Danish, the subtitles and the charcters do a grand job of telling the story!
The Danes have a wicked sense of sarcastic humour..
Watch it now!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly Very Funny..........! 20 Nov 2010
I saw the trailer for this film randomly and thought I would give it a go. I think most people would have seen Mads Mikkelson in Casino Royale where he plays the role of the baddie brilliantly, and arguably his role in Valhalla Rising is also notable. However he plays a very different role in this movie, and I guess he is one of the reasons I thought I would watch this as I enjoy his acting.

I think the cover DVD is very misleading, as this is not a particularly gory film, and it relies more on its comedy moments to keep the audience engaged. I thought both main leads were superb, and the storyline is somewhat bizarre yet highly entertaining. I think there is some quality comedy in this film, which did have me in stitches. I will say it was a little slow in the middle, but I thought the ending was very funny, and this is definitely very funny!

Overall, this is a quirky, odd yet funny film, and worth a watch if you want something a bit different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this item together with a bunch of other "Sweeney Todd" related releases, when I realised that I'd have to have every release imaginable.

Being a Dane myself, it surprised me that I had never realised this movie as a potential classic. However, generally I am much more for Hollywood and English-language productions, than obscure small country released art films (which this movie almost falls into).

The movie itself, though interesting is not the best "butchers sell human meat" story I have yet to watch, but it never the less has some very unexpected, yet very Danish and very black humour, that I have yet to find in a non-Danish release.

The video seems adequate, though nothing special. It is however presented in it's original theatrical aspect ratio regardless of the box stating "16x9 Anamorphic", which it of course still is enhanced for.

The audio is available in both 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Surround in Danish.

I bought one of two British releases, only later realising that I might just have bought the bare-bones version. This however was not the case. This version contains all the extras available in the other British release as well as the Danish. There is, for a Danish production, a rather interesting behind-the-scenes feature, and once done with the talking actors part, it starts covering all the body parts used and shown in this feature.

A funny feature not available in the Danish release are the British trailers.

All features are subtitled in English, with the ability to turn them off (yay for Danes).

The case is interestingly red (as compared to the title and the Danish release) and leading ones thoughts into a classic horror movie which this isn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mad about Mads... 15 Dec 2013
By Sheel
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I will watch anything with Mads in it but have to say I was quite disappointed with this effort simply because the front cover implied greater horrors, guts and gore which really didn't happen. Sure, there were a few scenes with a bit of blood and bodies but nothing as promised. I wasn't quite sure if this was meant to be a black comedy or pure horror. There were a few instances of humour but I found it mainly a sad reflection of two very dysfunctional people who even after the story ends on film would go on to a unhappy end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious treat
I will admit. I only bought this because it has mads mikkelsen in and you can't go wrong with a film mads is in as he's a terrific actor. I'm glad I did buy this film though. Read more
Published 22 days ago by R. Bardwell
3.0 out of 5 stars A bizarre film, but strangely compelling
I almost turned this film off after the first half hour, but then it began to improve. It cleverly deals with the subject of cannibalism without the blood, guts and gore that... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linda
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
I bought this film based on the reviews and it didn't exactly live up to them in my opinion....It was mildly entertaining but not one i'd watch over and over again.
Published 9 months ago by Vampfan
3.0 out of 5 stars Wacky
This is one wacky film. Mads Mikkelsen gave a superb performance as always. I prefer foreign films to Holywood as aren't drowned in special effects. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Leningrad Cowboys, not Chainsaw Massacre
Other reviewers have adequately covered the plot of this quite delightful little film, so I'll make just a few observations. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Rottweiller Swinburne
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Black Comedy from Denmark
Enjoyably dark and witty Danish Film about a butcher whose tasty wares have a tasty and sinister extra ingredient. No - not horsemeat thankfully!
Published 16 months ago by Seoulprovider
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkly Brilliant
This is Danish cinema in terms of comedy at its absolute best. If you liked Flickering Lights, then you will love Green Butchers, but beware of a Dane offering you chiki wikis...
Published 17 months ago by Brian Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant
Danish black comedy humour at its best. Would recommend. The performances by all are superb. Nice little lotof extras too with interviews with the actors and film makers. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Agnetha
5.0 out of 5 stars black comedy not to watch with a burger
Firstly this is not a horror film but a very very dark and odd black comedy . The first time I watched this I was bemused ; so was not how I was used to seeing both Mads Mikkelsen... Read more
Published 20 months ago by cartoon
1.0 out of 5 stars dont bother
One of the worst films ive seen, ridiculous nonsence, and poor quality overall a bit sick also, enough said....2 out of 10.
Published 21 months ago by Mr. A. Benger
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