Tenderness of the Wolves 1973
In 1924, serial killer Fritz Haarman was caught and tried in Hanover, Germany. After a lengthy investigation, he was linked to over 20 murders in the area, all of which were young men. Haarman mostly preyed on the homeless and disenchanted youth. The majority of these victims were "found" by his friend, Hans Grans, a male prostitute. Prior to his execution, Haarman confessed to well over 40 murders, and did so with little remorse. Fritz Haarman killed men by biting into their jugular veins and drinking the blood, which sexually gratified him as well. Living as a black-marketeer in post-WWI Germany, he sold the belongings of his victims and often butchered their bodies which he sold as black-market meat. For all intents and purposes, Haarman had become a self-styled vampire whose obsession with consuming life was beyond understanding. The film Tenderness of the Wolves is a dramatic, fictional glimpse into the life of Haarman shortly before his capture.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Cast: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Country: West Germany
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC 16:9 | 01:22:11 | 39 Gb + 7.44 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

• Audio commentary by director Ulli Lommel, moderated by Uwe Huber
• Introduction by Lommel (:25)
• The Tender Wolf, a newly-filmed interview with Lommel (25:05)
• Photographing Fritz, a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jurgen Jurges (24:24)
• Haarmann's Victim Talks, a newly-filmed interview with actor Rainer Will (16:07)
• An appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA and Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco (41:14)
• Stills gallery (0:27)
• Theatrical trailer (3:05)
Easter eggs:
• On the 'Special Features' menu, highlight 'An Appreciation by Stephen Thrower', press right and right again to hear a rendition of one of the versions of the 'Haarmann Song'

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