Premutos: The Fallen Angel Blu Ray Review (Unearthed Films)
Premutos: The Fallen Angel (aKa Der gefallene Engel and Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead) is a 1997 horror film written, produced, special fx, and directed by Olaf Ittenbach (The Burning Moon, No Reason, and Legion of the Dead). Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His goal is to rule the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him to return. A young man begins to suffer from visionary flashbacks – of the past lives he lived. On his father’s birthday, a case containing an old book is found in their garden, which was hidden by a Warlock in 1943. When the young man touches with the book, he mutates into a monster and awakens an army of zombies, ready to bring back the fallen Angel Premutos!!!!I remember hearing the reputation and extreme nature of Olaf Ittenbach’s work back in the day. Premutos was the first DVD that I bought & film that I seen from the German horror director. He lived up to all the hype when it came to his splatter vision for low budget cinema. Olaf Ittenbach added something different to your typical 90’s zombie flick with Premutos plus he upped the violence and gore to a new level here. The body count is huge in this, lots of bloodshed and mayhem when it comes to The Fallen Angel. The special fx are really good for it’s time and they don’t hold back at all. The cast comes off a little silly and over the top especially on the English dub but they are very entertaining. These survivors try their best to battle these human flesh eating maniacs. Premutos:delievers the goods for this type of feature, you will have a blast with this one. RECOMMENDED!!!!This 1080p (1.78.1) transfer is much better than the original and long out of print DVD home video release here. The original aspect ratio was (1.33.1) and it was shot on 16mm film stock.so this new presentation is very different from it’s original release but it’s never looked better than this on home video. German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and a Geman 16-bit LPCM 2.0 Stereo tracks are included on this extended director’s cut edition. It also includes English subtitles. This 2 disc set comes with a slipcover, different artwork underneath, and the CD soundtrack that includes all the original music from the feature. It has the original version of Premutos in either it’s original German language or the hilarious English dub which I prefer over all of them to be honest. That’s the one I grew up with. Both include Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks with the German one having English subtitles. Just a warning, this version hasn’t been restored at all so the quality doesn’t compare to the featured extended director’s cut that’s offered as the main version on this release. I think it adds some charm to this low budget splatterfest. “The Making Of Premutos” is available in both German and English language options. It’s a little over 50 minutes and very detailed about this production. “Olaf Ittenbach – The Early Years” is 73 minutes. It has footage from the 80’s in it. You get to see some more of the director’s work from when he first started out. It has a “Stills Gallery”, a “Trailer”, and various “Trailers” for other Unearthed releases. This is the definitive release for this movie, it’s loaded with extras. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!