Subkultur USA


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This Partner Label release is distributed through Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution. Vinegar Syndrome had no part in, nor are responsible for, the restoration, extras, quality control or any content(s) of this release. We hope you enjoy our growing roster of Partner Labels and the expertise and curation brought to each release by their dedicated staff!


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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Steak Mtn) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them. One pressing only! We will not be repressing this release as a standard edition.

Subkultur is a German based home video company devoted to restoring and re-releasing genre cinema in the best possible editions, running the gamut from grindhouse classics like SWITCHBLADE SISTERS to more contemporary genre oddities like SILENT TRIGGER and impressive restoration jobs like BLOODY FRIDAY. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, will exclusively handle U.S. distribution, on select releases, for Subkultur, bringing their unique taste for genre curation and penchant for quality restoration work to American audiences. We are thrilled to be representing Subkultur's line of US home video releases!

In order to survive on the rough streets of Hamburg, 18-year-old Willi gets by with small-time racketeering. After an arrest, the authorities decide to send him to a reformatory, but he escapes from police custody and falls into the clutches of a pimp who sends him to the gay sex trade. At the same time, Willi meets a journalist, who draws him into hopeless re-socialization projects, primarily to improve his own life. When Willi falls in love with a girl who seems to be even worse off than he is, he sets his mind on freeing her from her dreariness and running away with her. But the accumulated problems are so great that his past catches up with him in a dramatic way...

directed by: Roland Klick
starring: Charly Wierzejewski, Eva Mattes, Michael Degen, Walter Kohut Michael Rehberg
1974 / 84 min / 1.66:1 / German, English, Italian DTS-HD MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free 4K UHD/Blu-ray set
  • German trailer
  • English trailer
  • Gallery
  • Audio commentary by Roland Klick
  • Archival interview with Jost Vacano & Roland Klick
  • Archival interview with Roland Klick
  • New interview with Jost Vacano
  • New interview Charly Wierzejewski 
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English & German subtitles

Supermarkt - English Trailer from Subkultur on Vimeo.