Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
ANGST, photographed by legendary Oscar-winning Polish animator/experimentalist Zbig Rybczynski and scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), is one hell of a gorgeously stylized and shockingly visceral experience: a forgotten classic on the fringes of the slasher cycle. Erwin Leder (Das Boot, Schindler’s List) plays a maniacal killer based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek. As he stalks through the bland Viennese countryside, Schulze’s music pulses darkly, and Zbig’s innovative first-person camerawork grabs you by the throat, never letting go. Angst is one film that, without any empty hyperbole, we can guarantee you’ll never, ever forget.
Cult Epics presents for the first time since its original release, the Uncut, Uncensored (optically restored tunnel murder-scene) in HD, with painstaking bonus features; including a new Interview with Erwin Leder, and Audio Commentary and an Interview with director Gerald Kargl conducted by Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and an Introduction by Gasper Noé (director of Irreversible, Enter The Void, Love), who cited Angst as an influence, ‘one that I have watched more than 40 times’.
- New High-definition Transfer
- Optional playback with or without Prologue
- New DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround
- Introduction by Gaspar Noé (2015)
- Featurette: Erwin Leder in Fear (2015)
- Interview with Gerald Kargl by Jorg Buttgeriet (2003)
- Interview with cinematographer Zbigniew Rybzcynski (2004)
- Audio Commentary by Gerald Kargl conducted by film critic Marcus Stiglegger
- New HD Trailer
- 40 Page booklet includes Interviews with Gerald Kargl, Erwin Leder, Silvia Rabenreither, illustrated with rare photos and Werner Kniesek original Kurier articles
- Collectible Blu-ray Slipcase and Sleeve