Rent Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

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1h 22min
Rent Tenderness of the Wolves (aka Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Fritz Haarmann, aka the 'Butcher of Hanover' and the 'Vampire of Hanover', was a German serial killer responsible for the murders of two dozen boys and young men during the so-called years of crisis between the wars. His case would partly inspire Fritz Lang's 'M', and its central character portrayed by Peter Lorre, as well as this forgotten gem from 1973. 'Tenderness of the Wolves' treats the viewer to a few weeks in the company of a killer. Baby-faced and shaven-headed, in a manner that recalls both 'M' and F.W. Murnau's 'Nosferatu', Haarmann is a fascinating, repulsive figure.
Using his status as a police informant to procure his victims, he dismembers their bodies after death and sells the flesh to restaurants, dumping the remainder out of sight. This isn't an easy film to watch, but it certainly gets under the skin...Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (who also supplies a shifty cameo), 'Tenderness of the Wolves' provided two of his regular actors with a means of expanding their careers. Ulli Lommel later responsible for the infamous video nasty 'The Boogeyman' made his directorial debut, while Kurt Raab wrote the screenplay as well as delivering an astonishing performance as Haarmann.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Barbara Bertram, , Heinrich Giskes, Friedrich Karl Praetorius, Karl von Liebezeit, Walter Kaltheuner, , , Inigo Natzel, Hans Tarantik, , , Oliver Hirschmüller
Directors:
Producers:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
Writers:
Kurt Raab
Aka:
Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
Germany, Classics, Drama, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/11/2015
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
German LPCM 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 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 interviewwith directorof photography Jurgen Jurges
  • 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 Jesus Franco
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/11/2015
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
German LPCM 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 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 interviewwith directorof photography Jurgen Jurges
  • 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 Jesus Franco
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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