Much has already been said about “The Sadness“ Written, puzzled and argued: About the fact that the Taiwanese horror shocker received an uncut 18+ rating, but was denied an FSK rating in home cinema. About whether it’s a zombie movie or not. And about how well the film lives up to the hype surrounding its harsh peaks of violence and breaking taboos. Now the Capelight label is giving everyone who hasn’t been able to have a say because they “The Sadness“ have not yet seen a renewed incentive to change that.
Because in addition to the limited collector’s editions released last month, cheaper options are now appearing: On May 27, 2022 comes “The Sadness’ in regular DVD and Blu-ray editions, making it more attractive for bargain hunters. With regard to the film, they do not represent a downgrade: These less elaborately designed releases are uncut, just like the editions already available.
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» “The Sadness” on Amazon Prime Video*
Who “The Sadness“ If you want to have it on the shelf in 4K, you still have to reach for the limited 2-disc media book or the 2-disc steel book, which is also only available in limited quantities. Both editions include the regular Blu-ray in addition to the 4K disc.
Director Robert Jabbaz tells in “The Sadness“ About a mutation of the new Alvin virus that divides Taiwan: Some consider all pandemic precautionary measures to be nonsensical, others cannot believe the recklessness of the other side. The virus, on the other hand, doesn’t care about debates, but strikes – and turns all those infected into sadistic, sexually uninhibited aggressive people. Murder, torture, rape are the new everyday life. In this carnage chaos, can Junzhe (Tzu-Chiang Wang) find his girlfriend Kai Ting (Regina Lei)?
For those new to horror, “The Sadness’ either unattractive or shock therapy given its massive level of violence and the intimidating realism displayed by some of the outrages.
It may help to take a look behind the scenes of the German release beforehand, so that you can still feel the thirst for blood: Capelight’s Max Krumm revealed on the DashFUN podcast canvas lovehow the FSK examination of the film went, and why the discourse about “The Sadness“ even played into the hands of the rental company.
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