The Tenderness of the Wolves

The Tenderness of the Wolves

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This dark horror film from director Ulli Lommel was based on the real-life crimes of Fritz Haarman (Kurt Raab), the so-called "Vampire of Dusseldorf" who murdered over 25 young boys, drank their blood, and sold their flesh as black-market meat. Several German films had depicted Haarman's murderous exploits, most notably Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), but Lommel's version is far more graphic and horrifying. Produced by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who also appears, the film revels in pseudo-Expressionistic imagery which sears itself into the viewer's mind. Raab's performance is reminiscent of both Peter Lorre in M and Max Schreck in the vampire classic Nosferatu (1922), but is unforgettable in its own right. A deeply disturbing cinematic poem about the face of true evil, this overlooked classic has developed a cult following, but is not recommended for sensitive viewers.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2015
UPC: 0760137782797
Original Release: 1973
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 12A
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 27,325

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Ulli Lommel, moderated by Uwe Huber; Introduction by Lommel; The Tender Wolf, a newly-filmed interview with Lommel; Photographing Fritz, a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jürgen Jürges; Haarmann's Victim Talks, a newly-filmed interview with actor Rainer Will; An appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA and Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco; Stills gallery; Theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tenderness of the Wolves
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [5:24]
3. Chapter 3 [8:31]
4. Chapter 4 [6:02]
5. Chapter 5 [8:23]
6. Chapter 6 [6:23]
7. Chapter 7 [6:01]
8. Chapter 8 [6:35]
9. Chapter 9 [7:54]
10. Chapter 10 [5:58]
11. Chapter 11 [7:43]
12. Chapter 12 [5:58]
13. Chapter 13 [7:02]
14. Chapter 14 [:01]

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