Anyone who wants to test their own limits of what is bearable will be put to what is probably the toughest test of the recent past with “The Sadness”. The mega-brutal infected shocker is now available as a stream – uncut.
When an experienced film critic like DashFUN editor Björn Becher speaks of “probably the most brutal zombie film of all time”, of “one of the most violent splatter films” ever made, as a genre fan you should prick up your ears. Especially since this is also the general tenor of “The Sadness”, both on the part of the trade press and among the public. In any case, it doesn’t surprise us that the hard-hitting horror shocker from Taiwan didn’t stand a chance in the FSK test the first time around. You really don’t get to see such ruthless carnage every day.
Although, strictly speaking, this is no longer true: Because You can stream “The Sadness” now! The film, which ultimately received an FSK 18 rating and miraculously did not (yet) end up on the index, was released in cinemas on February 3, 2022. The film is out a good two months later now completely unabridged as a stream, for example on Amazon Prime Video:
Physical media fans will be served in a week from today: From April 15, 2022, “The Sadness” will also be available on Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray. Capelight has donated two unabridged, strictly limited collector’s editions to the mandatory film for all zombie apocalypse fans – one in a steel book, one in a media book:
While the film by Robert Jabbaz currently has an impressive 95 percent positive votes on the review platform Rotten Tomatoes By the way, in the end, we gave it a good 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars.
Because “The Sadness” not only offers an uncompromisingly radical gore firework but also pulls you along quite a bit. Above all, of course, the equally creative and abnormally escalating carnage is remembered, with which some of the faint-hearted might have their problems. So don’t say we didn’t warn you: Here’s the real deal!
That’s what “The Sadness” is about
A new virus is spreading rapidly in Taiwan. But as the people on the streets turn into sadistic, sexually uninhibited monsters and unleash an unprecedented bloodbath, the government downplays the events to the public.
In the midst of a wave of murder, torture, and rape, young Junzhe (Tzu-Chiang Wang) does everything humanly possible to get to his girlfriend Kai Ting (Regina Lei), whom he unsuspectingly brought to work a few hours ago – and who he is now may never see again.