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"Olaf Ittenbach has created a marathon gore fest with Premutos. Finally this infamous German film has been released on dvd in the US. The plot is about a fallen angel named Premutos who raises the dead to take over the world. Only a group of heavily armerd party-goers stand in his way. Things get messy often as bodies are blown to bits and hacked apart via axe, sword, and chainsaw. There's even a tank in the blood soaked finale. Perhaps the highest body count in any zombie flick, at 139. Premutos easily rivals Dead Alive as the goriest movie ever made, yet also contains the comedic element that Jackson pulled off so well. The violence is so over the top and relentless that it becomes absurd. This is just what Ittenbach wanted. The movie isn't supposed to be taken seriously, the other reviewers must not understand the premise of the gore flick. That's ok, average horror fans won't get it but us splatter freaks will eat it up.The dvd itself contains the dubbed English audio (so poorly done and hilariously bad that it's entertaining on it's own) and the original in German. There are trailers for other movies but no trailers or commentary for Premutos unfortunately. However, there is a documentary on the making of Premutos that is very cool as it contains lots of behind the scenes footage and reveals certain gore effects. Interviews with the cast members are also included. Overall, a very enjoyable movie for it's low budget feel. Definitely cause for celebration if you're a gorehound. Don't hesitate to pick this bad boy up! Hopefully Shock o Rama will release Ittenbach's other gore epics Black Past and the Burning Moon on dvd also."
A gore and cheese sandwich
Agent Nick Castle | washington, dc | 01/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Premutos is reportedly the "original" fallen angel with his own hell, whose goal is to raise an army from the dead and reap havoc on the living-taking the world by storm. We are able to follow the lineage of the "chosen one," whose duty as the son of Premutos, is to prepare and protect the fallen angel at the time of his return. The current "chosen one" happens to be a whiny teenager whose antics and quirky family serve as a vehicle for humor.If taken seriously, the movie will seem interminably protracted and annoying. However, if one is able to appreciate the absurdity of the gore, violence, and dialogue then the film is doable. The narration is cheesy and the dubbing sub-par...however, I am told by a German friend that this said dubbing was actually comparable to the original acting (in that both are horrible). The film was rich with gore and splatter including projectile hematemesis, exploding bodies, gunshots to the head, groin-chomping, loin-stomping, head-splitting, char-broiling, saber-sticking, drawn-and-quartering, and party-going...all of which span over a millennium. Extras on the DVD include several advertisements and numerous trailers for other Shock-O-Rama movies including seduction, retro-seduction, and spoof movies-all of which seem to be soft-core porn. The only extra on the DVD worth viewing is the "Making of Premutos" as it details behind-the-scenes info on the gore and production efforts.This movie should only be purchased by true fans of the genre-i.e., gore, the living dead, off-beat humor, or by college students majoring in German. Furthermore, the viewer should be patient as the movie tends to grow on you. I've read comparisons to Dead Alive (a far better film)--if you have not seen this Peter Jackson masterpiece, you should do so prior to watching Premutos."
Zombies and a tank
Mr. Lee A. Marquardt | Australia | 09/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine a zombie movie with a tank at the end. A tank doing bad things. This is premutos. You have to love it!
Bad script, bad acting, lousy dubbing (dubbed by one person, by the sound of it, but strangely funny for this reason), but a compelling gore-fest, with more outrageous violence than you can poke a stick at, including some sickening testicle squashing action for our hero and a soccer ball.
Premutos. You won't regret it if you love gore. And if you don't love gore, why are you looking at a movie called Premutos?"
If you are a fan of Zombie movies, see this
Franklin Callahan | 08/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has a lot of bad qualities, but it has a lot of good also. It has horrible dubbing, a horrible story line and horrible acting. HOWEVER, if you are a fan of zombie movies, then you have to see this one. It has all the blood and gore for three movies. More exploding heads, amputations and decapitations than i have ever seen. I do believe that this is the goriest movie i have ever seen. It beats DEAD ALIVE by a stretch. rent it. You won't be disappointed."
Oh boy this is fun.
Barry Brandon | Phoenix, AZ | 04/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can not believe I like this junk, it's shoddy stuff from start to end, but I love it. From the son who is 40 but acts like he's 10 to the ol mans buddy who throws up on every one. I don't want to give away to much since I want you to set threw it like I did, so find the cheapest used copy you can dig up and check it out. Barry"