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The Burning Moon


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  • Actors: Andrea Arbter, Olaf Ittenbach, Ellen Fischer, Ronald Fuhrmann
  • Directors: Olaf Ittenbach
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Intervision Picture Corp.
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0060AAMEI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,293 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In 1997, 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.

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AN ANTI-HUMAN MASTERPIECE... Satanism. Disembowelment. Sexual assault. A particularly notorious segment appears to have actually been shot in Hell. There's zero doubt that Olaf Ittenbach was destined to either make this film or rape wolves. Zack Carlson, editor/author of DESTROY ALL MOVIES --Zack Carlson, Editor/Author of DESTROY ALL MOVIES

AN ALL-OUT SPLATTER BLOW-OUT... A pathologically inventive, heinously clever slate of some seriously bent sh*t. Chas. Balun, Gore Score --Chas. Balun, Gore Score

HARDCORE GORE.... A must see for those who think HOSTEL was the beginning of this kind of stuff. HorrorNews.net --HorrorNews.net

Customer Reviews

The only thing "shocking" is the ending.
Justin Russell
The worse acting ever seen, the gore was plentiful but cheaply done.
Guitarkelly
NOOOOO Movie I have ever seen has the gore this movie has.
K. Harper

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Shecky Moskowitz on August 1, 2008
Format: VHS Tape
The Burning Moon is an unbelievably gory splatter film from German Director Olaf Ittenbach. In the movie a little girls older, drug addicted brother tells her horrifying bedtime stories filled with some of the most over the top splatter ever seen. I have seen many gruesome splatter movies and this one is definitely near the top of the list. The scene in hell is so gruesome and horrific that it has to be seen to be believed.

I highly suggest buying The Burning Moon if you're a fan of hard core gore.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Cox on March 9, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
the cover-art is funny-gross, however the information is a bit lacking on the back.

no format notification(ntsc or pal)
no region code status(1 or 0)
the year this claims of release is 1997(is this right?, i so thought this was released in 1992, maybe i am wrong)
originally released by dead alive productions on vhs and dvd(the same people whom released traces of death part 1 and 2 on vhs which i also still own).

out of all the super-gore films i have seen and purchased over the years, they are tributes compared to this german splatter-shocker.

one thing needs to be known to all whom plan to purchase this edition, it is clear to me this was taken from an out of print vhs, because it does not appear to be remastered, just transfered to dvd.

the inside packaging is very nice and contains a brief history about the film, director and history of how american took-to-it intially here in america.

if your vhs copy is worn or you don't want to go public domain(some ioffer sellers seem to be still stocking it,"are they breaking the rules of the bernie act code by not pulling it due to this release version"? just curious), then this edition is right up your ally and at a reasonable price.

the subtitles can be turned on and off(i turn them on because, sadly, i cannot speak nor understand one word of german(my fault, i am a terrible pollyglot(bi or multi-lingual).

please keep in mind this film is X-rated and NOT to be purchased/viewed by anybody under 18 years of age.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By chip parton on March 6, 2012
Format: DVD
"By using a device that most people recorded their honeymoon sextape with, Ittenbach creates a film that bashes your face in, stomps your ribs, castrates you with rusted scissors, rapes your senses and pisses on your soul. You will never see another movie that delivers the gore like Burning Moon. This is one of the few SoV movies out there that has an audience beyond fans of super low budget horror or VHS collecting. It's a genuinely solid film that uses gore for humor and intensity. If there's one horror movie you watch this year, it needs to be The Burning Moon. 10/10"

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hardtox on November 1, 2012
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I will say the trailer for this film made it sound like some crazy film. The acting is so absurd at points its laughable. By the time the gore kicks in the film is almost over (sad face) but at least its good when it does i will say the ending is the most shocking part of the film. All in all average just try not to get bored with the drawn out plot.
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Germany has a Fulci! Olaf Ittenbach is the godfather of gore in Deutchland. There is obviously something sick and demented going on the mind of a nihilist junkie played by Herr Ittenbach as he tells his younger sister bedtime stories. There is remincent moods of darkness that evoke the late, great Lucio Fulci but Olaf Ittenbach makes a name for himself with treasure of horror stories. Shocking, brutal and unforgiving are only but a few words to describe this journey into terror. A film not to be missed by true fans of the genre.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Slowgynn on March 19, 2012
Format: VHS Tape
I thought this was a "real life"snuff film when I saw the trailer for it on Traces Of Death II,I did not want to watch it at first until I realized it was all well,made special gore EFX!!!Maybe because all I saw was graphic scenes of brutal carnage of the notorious "Hell scene"towards the end of the movie-reminds me of the sheer brutality of the final reels of Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust!!
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I first saw this German chiller in the late 1990's via the much missed video rental store. I had never heard of the film but many gorehounds had mused about The Burning Moon's infamous, and shocking imagery. The story is most well known for it's sublimely violent scenes of a very demonic version of hell. I will admit that at first viewing, I was admittedly impressed, as a horror fan, at the gut-purging gore scenes as well the satanic story lines. If your looking for flashy, Hollywoodesque CGI effects, you will be disappointed. However, the campiness and the bargain effects actually aid the film. The acting is decent considering none of the films cast are professionals by any means. This movie is one to watch for true horror fans. However, The Burning Moon is one of those pesky German sickies that still doesn't get past the B-list. But hey, we all grew up cutting our collective film fangs on movies just like this.
The Burning Moon is a trilogy film. It spews out three distinct stories about a depraved serial killer, a satanic-rapist priest, and an autistic murder victim back for revenge. Like I said, the killings are nasty and rough. The trilogy starts out as bedtime stories for the thoroughly unlikeable antagonist and narrator of the film's little sister. Let's just say, it ends badly.
The Burning Moon as a German film. The characters speak German but the sub-titles are easily readable.
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