When people try to kill each other and assassinate each other according to kill-or-be-killed motto, the chances of getting the blessing of the FSK are usually not too good — an 18+ rating (as in » The Hunt » ) is usually the bare minimum. However, in the case of “ Die Totenkandaten ” that was not enough. The mega-brutal action thriller was released uncut in 2007, but landed on the index a year later — and was not allowed to be openly advertised or sold in Germany for many years. Today, however, those morale issues are a thing of the past, and it’s easier than ever to experience the film in its full glory.
While indexed films are usually only submitted to the FSK for re-examination after 25 years, in the case of Scott Wiper ‘s rough ballergy («The Marine 3») things went much faster. And more importantly, it was successful. The uncut version of «Die Todeskandidaten» was removed from the index in 2019 and has been available for some time not only as an expensive limited edition, but also as an inexpensive standard DVD and Blu-ray. With the right streaming subscription, you don’t even have to dig into your pocket to see the full-length film. Because «The Death Row Convicts» is now also on Netflixavailable — in the completely unabridged version, which is now approved for ages 18 and over.
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You can expect a tough genre ripper, which not only has a very prominent cast — from wrestler Steve Austin to «Snatch» and «Bube Dame König grAS» star Vinnie Jones to, among others, from «Mad Max: Fury Road ‘ well-known giants Nathan Jones — but also with a series of hard-hitting inserts that range from the ruthless to the hard to digest.
From countless broken bones to slit throats to a rape, there is really everything here that could send a shiver down your spine. The trailer gets you in the mood for the atrocity spectacle — but in terms of action, it only reveals the comparatively restrained, bloodless tip of the iceberg…
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