Looks like the beginning of 2012 will be a busy time for Severin Films offshoot Intervision: they’re serving up a pair of Aussie sexploitation flicks in January and then following that up in February with a release of The Burning Moon. This was an early straight-to-video effort by Olaf Ittenbach, a goremeister from Germany whose work rocked and shocked gorehounds on the tape-trading circuit during the 1980’s and 1990’s. The InterVision release will be fully incut and also include a noteworthy historical bonus feature. Read on for all the Germanic gore-a-thon details…
THE BURNING MOON
Gets DVD Release From Intervision Picture Corp On February 14th, 2012
“UNSPEAKABLE CARNAGE… This is the most medically accurate depiction of
gore and human violence in all of cinema.”
UNCUT. UNCENSORED. UNCONSCIONABLE.
Intervision Picture Corp is pleased to announce the Special Edition DVD release of Olaf Ittenbach’s shocking gore-fest THE BURNING MOON. Described by Vice Magazine as “Unspeakable Carnage,” the last word in splatter-soaked, German nihilism was shot on glorious VHS in the 90s and will be packaged for the first time with a rare, recently unearthed, 45 minute bonus making-of documentary.
“When the Germans make a horror movie,” says Mr. Beaks of Ain’t It Cool News, “THEY MAKE A F%*#ING HORROR MOVIE!” In 1992, writer/director/special effects master Olaf Ittenbach changed the face of video horror, force-fed its ripped-out eyeballs to screaming audiences, then used a drill, machete and shotgun on its still-twitching torso: Ittenbach himself stars as a degenerate junkie who babysits his young sister with two bedtime stories of the damned. First, an escaped serial killer turns date night into a graphic family massacre. Then a country priest on a rape and murder spree leads to a disturbingly explicit descent into Hell. It became the VHS that shocked America. It has been banned in its Motherland for nearly 20 years. And it remains perhaps the most violent and depraved shot-on-video saga in history. This is THE BURNING MOON.
Intervision Picture Corp was formed in 2010 to bring a perverse underbelly of cinema from a universe of its own to DVD. So far releases have included bizarre shot-on-VHS SLEDGEHAMMER and THINGS, the grim true crime expose DAHMER, Jess Franco’s latest PAULA-PAULA and Ozsploitation oddities AUSTRALIA AFTER DARK and THE ABCs OF LOVE & SEX. Intervision releases are produced by Severin Films and distributed by CAV.