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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film
Another brilliant black comedy by Jorg Buttgereit. Another corpse loving woman digs up our hero from the first film, brings him back to the apartment, makes love to the corpse then throws up down the toilet, which sets the tone of the film. It features all the usual faces from Nek 1 and Schramm, including the woman from the first film who is disappointed that someone had...
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3.0 out of 5 stars One-way love
"Nekromantik 2 - The Return Of The Loving Dead" is underground German director Jorg Buttgereit's follow up to his sick, 1987 cult movie "Nekromantik". Starring Monika M. as a woman called.... well, Monika, actually, this bizarre and often disturbing film plays a bit like the 1970 weepie "Love Story" in reverse. In "Love Story" a guy falls in love with a girl and the...
Published on 21 April 2010 by Jeremy W. Newbould


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3.0 out of 5 stars One-way love, 21 April 2010
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"Nekromantik 2 - The Return Of The Loving Dead" is underground German director Jorg Buttgereit's follow up to his sick, 1987 cult movie "Nekromantik". Starring Monika M. as a woman called.... well, Monika, actually, this bizarre and often disturbing film plays a bit like the 1970 weepie "Love Story" in reverse. In "Love Story" a guy falls in love with a girl and the girl dies at the end of the film (I'm sorry if you've never seen it, but that's what happens) whereas in "Nekromantik 2", a girl falls in love with a guy who is already dead!!!

Necrophilia, or the urge to crack open a cold one, has generally been something of a taboo subject in cinema. Certain horror films such as Riccardo Freda's "The Horrible Dr. Hichcock" have touched upon the subject but Jorg Buttgereit's "Nekromantik" films tackle it full-on and in graphic detail.

Monika is a bit of a strange girl who is fascinated with dead things. She has a "normal" boyfriend called Mark, who has a job dubbing hardcore porn films (if you can call that normal) but Monika fancies a bit a necro-nookie as well so she digs up the corpse of a guy called Rob, who committed suicide at the end of the first movie, and takes it home. Mark becomes at bit suspicious of Monika's strange fetishes when she keeps asking him to remain still when they make love. She also likes to invite her friends around and watch stuff like a seal autopsy on the television. It can all only end in tragedy as events move towards a bizarre and shocking climax.

As you've probably guessed, "Nekromantik 2" is a rather unusual film that certainly is not for all tastes. In fact, I'm sure that most people will find this film extremely offensive. There's no denying its potential cult status though and some fans of extreme cinema will want to check this film out.

This limited edition DVD is packed with special features and there is a bonus CD containing the music from "Nekromantik" and "Nekromantik 2" which makes for interesting listening.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tiresome but grotesque follow up to the beautiful original, 18 Jan 2008
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The beautiful Monica M. exhumes her ex-lover's corpse and brings it home, in an attepmt to re-live thier rather tumultuous past, with a new unsuspecting lover...of sorts...and all hell will finally break loose...i think...ooh, it's quite a garbled mess actually!...
This seems like a half hearted cash in of the first movie, rather than a follow up, even though the story does take off from the last scene of the original.
Whereas the first film was full of beautiful and haunting imagery and was short enough to carry you along, this sequel feels forever lethargic.
LONG, drawn out scenes of talking and copy-cat imagery from the original do very little to help this from constantly getting up to make another drink ect...
It's saving grace ( for gorehounds and suchlike ) are it's quite repugnant and startling special effects, that you'd come to expect from a Buttgereit piece.
The bathroom section, played out like a tender love scene, is something to behold, considering what is going on. And the film's final moments are jaw dropping, both in it's shock value and grotesque imagery. Credit to the effects people who worked on this movie because, considering it's rather low budget, the qulaity of the make up and trickery is astounding.
Be Warned, animal lovers, there is a drawn out scene of a seal being skinned for it's fur, in this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film, 17 April 2013
This review is from: Nekromantik 2 - Special European Edition - (DVD)
Another brilliant black comedy by Jorg Buttgereit. Another corpse loving woman digs up our hero from the first film, brings him back to the apartment, makes love to the corpse then throws up down the toilet, which sets the tone of the film. It features all the usual faces from Nek 1 and Schramm, including the woman from the first film who is disappointed that someone had beaten her to him. The film has it's usual commentary on film critics via a very clever art film in the cinema and animal lovers will be appalled by the guests at a party watching a detailed video of a seal autopsy, but the scene is important and works well. There are moments of beauty in the film including a shot of flowers dying near a corpse. The beheading scene at the end is very entertaining. The whole film has an art feel and is a joy to watch.
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