The Burning Moon
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2010
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.

so grab a nice cold beverage,a cool snack, kick-back ,and have your senses rightously assaulted by a over-the-top
splatter-gore film which was banned for 20 years in the very country the director hails from(i feel for ya olaf ittenbach), i should know, i am a cannibal corpse fanatic and their first three albums are still banned in your country(ouch!!!).

the burning moon....for the moon burns and we are the willing victims of olaf ittenbach's horrible visions.

buy this NOW!!!

chris cox
lifer horror fanatic!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2012
"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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2014
I was so impressed with Olafs burning moon that I bought a few other titles!
And after viewing, no reason and black past, this one is still my favorite!
He truly outdid himself on the gore in this one!

The set up is similar to tales from the crypt, but instead of the crypt keeper
you have olaf himself, portraying a unemployed strung out druggie
left with the task of watching over his younger sister..
He decides it'd be a good idea to shoot up and read her a story or two!

With copious amounts of gore and hilariously demented characters..
The burning moon left me speecless!

I would recommend this to anyone into extreme horror!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2012
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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on March 27, 2015
The tagline is, "No matter what you've seen, you've never seen anything like this!" That's pretty accurate. The only thing that comes close is the Violent Sh!t series directed by the other German horror master, Andreas Schnaas. The Burning Moon is about a young man who is stuck babysitting his little sister (about 10) on a Saturday night. So he shoots up, goes to her room, and tells two blood-curdling stories, titled Julia's Love and The Purity. The first is sick enough, but the second one will blow you away. The ending is like nothing else I've seen. Don't be surprised if it gives you nightmares. For this one, I recommend something at least 80 proof. And be careful who you watch it with. Some people might freak out.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2014
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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on February 7, 2014
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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on December 14, 2014
This was AWESOME! I love GORE! Needless to say, I didn't buy it for the acting, cgi, plot, etc.... This is just pure entertainment for any fan of gore done the 'old fashioned' way. YEA!!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
Idk why I bought this. I love horror but somehow deep down knew the gore subgenre was not for me. No real suspense or "horror", just gore. I'm an embalmer and funeral director. I deal with this everyday!!!!!! I just wanted to see what everyone on the forums was buzzing about.

Good Lord, for a movie who's only real claim to fame is that it was banned in umpteenth countries I somehow expected more. The production values are laughable for $13-15 movie. Should be half that.

All in all it really wasn't as bad as I expected, and I somewhat enjoyed the second story, "The Purifier". But this is not the 90's, and we as a society are becoming so desensitized to violence that this movie barely raises an eyebrow today.
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on January 19, 2015
Great shot on video fun. Must be into sov to really enjoy it,though.
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