An underground hit from Germany's punk and new wave infused youth culture of the early 80s, director Muscha's DECODER blends arresting visuals, urban industrial aesthetics, science fiction, and moments of shocking violence, along side searing commentary on late 20th century consumerist culture. Co-starring punk icon Christiane Felscherinow and William S. Burroughs in a supporting role and featuring music by Soft Cell, The The and Einstürzende Neubauten, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this criminally under-seen masterpiece of German weirdness to Blu-ray, in a brand new 2k restoration of its original 16mm camera negative.
Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original negative
“Sound as a Weapon” - a brand new interview with writer/producer Klaus Maeck
Audio commentary with critic, author and film programmer Kier-La Janisse
Archival audio interview with Klaus Maeck
Excerpts from "Pirate Tape" - filmmaker Derek Jarman films William S. Burroughs on set
Video footage from the 1982 Berlin Riots
Locations ‘then and now’ comparison
A mini-documentary on the Italian "Decoder Collective"
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
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