MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,887 this week

The Death King (1990)
"Der Todesking" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,162 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 19 critic

Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Indie Spotlight
| DailyDead

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Death King" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Death King (1990)

The Death King (1990) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Death King.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Angst I (1983)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Kargl
Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Rabenreither
Angst (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Fear, documentary filmmaker Michiel van Erp creates a collage of inhabitants of the city of Amsterdam who struggle with various anxiety disorders. Today, more patients with anxiety ... See full summary »

Director: Michiel van Erp
Stars: Arthur Japin, Dieuwke van Kreel
Visions of Suffering (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.

Director: Andrey Iskanov
Stars: Igor Anikin, Alexandra Batrumova, Yukari Fujimoto
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in a pool of his own blood, choppy memories of his horrific life flash before his eyes.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga
Stars: Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes
Aftermath (1994)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A short film wherein a man working in a morgue mutilates and defiles one of the corpses. He takes the heart home to his dog.

Director: Nacho Cerdà
Stars: Pep Tosar, Jordi Tarrida, Ángel Tarris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Moore
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke
Nekromantik 2 (1991)
Horror

A female nurse desperately tries to hide her feelings of necrophilia from her new boyfriend, but still has pieces of the corpse of the first movie's hero in her possession.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Monika M., Mark Reeder, Lena Braun
Nekromantik (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt
Gvozdi (Video 2003)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A haunted hitman whose violent career has taken a toll on his mental health turns to trepanning as a means of relieving his growing anxiety.

Director: Andrey Iskanov
Stars: Alexandra Batrumova, Svyatoslav Iliyasov, Andrey Iskanov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

JESUS - THE FILM is a monumental feature film in 35 episodes, shot on Super8. The individual episodes retell the story of the New Testament and were made by a total of 22 filmmakers from ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Brynntrup, Jörg Buttgereit, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Kai Blanke-Fergouson, Jürgen Brauch, Michael Brynntrup
Monsterland (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Monsterland journeys through time and around the world, exploring diverse monster types, from the origins of the latex monster in devastated postwar Japan to the aliens and serial murderers... See full summary »

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Rick Baker, John Carpenter, Joe Coleman
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bela B. ...
Singer (in Saturday episode) (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
Susanne Betz ...
Girl in park (in Wednesday episode)
Gerd Breitung
Ingo Buesing
Jörg Buttgereit ...
Torture victim - Tuesday episode / Voice of projectionist - Saturday episode
Andreas Doehler
Heinrich Ebber ...
Video fan (in Tuesday episode)
Daniela Geburtig
Angelika Hoch ...
Assassin (in Saturday episode)
Manfred O. Jelinski
Baerbel Juette ...
Second soldier (in Tuesday episode)
Alexander Kiersch
Hermann Kopp ...
Man (in Monday episode)
Michael Krause ...
Man in park (in Wednesday episode)
Gudrun Kromrey
Edit

Storyline

Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 1990 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El rey de la muerte  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Mondo Inferno (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Suicidal pleasure of thoughts.
14 June 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Der Todesking"-Jorg Buttgereit's second full-length feature film(the first one was notorious "Nekromantik")has no central character or characters,but instead thematic continuity in the act of suicide.Divided into days of the week,it comprises of a series of set-pieces,each of which featuring the self-destruction of a complete stranger.Yes,the production values are low and it's disturbing,but in many ways "Der Todesking" is extremely effective.It makes you think which is sometimes more important than pure entertainment.Unlike the other Buttgereit's works it isn't very gory,but there are some unpleasant images like castration scene in the Tuesday episode,a decomposing corpse and various acts of suicide.The last(Sunday)episode is so depressing and full of pain!-just amazing if you want my opinion.10 out of 10-check out this post-modernism shocker!Disturbing art in the purest form!


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actual animal killed? MrE2Me
Uncut DVD CommercialReject
An indescribable feeling AltarsOfMadness
Discuss The Death King (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?