Live or let Die

With the film “Live or let Die” by Manuel Urbaneck, UCM.ONE is releasing the zombie film on the film label “M-Square Pictures” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which will celebrate its premiere on January 11, 2020 at the renowned Horror on Sea Film Festival in the United Kingdom. Jan Bohlenschmidt took over the main role of the film, who with his expressive way of acting plays a key role in giving this zombie film a very special touch of its own.

Live or let Die” is a terrific zombie horror film that has already appeared on many film festivals (including HEX Film Festival 2020, Anatomy: Crime-Horror International Festival 2020, Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2020, Terror in the Bay Filmfest 2020, Horror Show Fest 2020, Cine Maniacs Filmfest 2020 and IndieNuts Awards 2021) has found its fans.

Synopsis

An outbreak of an unknown virus has nearly wiped out humanity. Undead roam the land and hunt the living. The few survivors wander aimlessly in search of a better tomorrow. Surviving loner Nick finds a map in an old diary, his last hope for a safe haven. After a bloody confrontation with the daredevil John, the two finally get together and from then on travel as a pair through a dead and destroyed land. Day after day, they fight a hard battle for their own survival. When the two encounter a group of brutal thieves and murderers, things really start to get out of control.

The two soon realise one thing – among all the dead, the survivors are becoming the bigger threat…

About Manuel Urbaneck

The film director, screenwriter, actor and special effects artist Manuel Urbaneck was born in Heidelberg in 1985. He made his first short film “Live or Let Die” (33 min) in 2014, it was screened at various small festivals and he not only acted as director, but also as make-up artist, cinematographer and producer. The film became a part of the horror anthology “Stories of the Dead – The Farm” in 2019. In the years that followed, he worked as a VFX supervisor for various low budget horror productions.

In 2020, Manuel Urbaneck directed the independent film “Live or Let Die” starring Jan Bohlenschmidt. The zombie film premiered on 11 January 2020 at the renowned Horror on Sea Film Festival in the United Kingdom.

Filmography (selection)

2020 Live or let Die (long film), director & screenplay
2019 Stories of the Dead – The Farm (episode film)
2014 Live or let Die (short film), director & screenplay

Original title: Live or let Die

Director: Manuel Urbaneck

Screenplay: Jan Bohlenschmidt, Manuel Urbaneck

Actor & actresses: Jan Bohlenschmidt, Manuel Urbaneck, Steven Mooers, Alona Hertha, Michael Valentin, Heiko Schulz, Markus Hettich, Dirk Jeblick, Kai Erfurt, Anna Eversheim, Richard Schaffert, Sven Glowatzki, Rosanna Schymanski, Thomas Bickert, Rainer Deny, Pelinay Goermez, Rolf Markiewiez, Thomas Mauer, Meinhardt Nietsche, Oliver Pfister, Charles Rettinghaus, Patrick Winkelblech

Producer: Manuel Urbaneck

Cinematography: Manuel Urbaneck

Editing: Manuel Urbaneck

Sound Departement: Laureano Disipio, Lasse Riegel, Germán Suracce

Visual Effects: Christopher Bust, Diogo Carrijo

Makeup: Kai Rottmann

Music: Joachim Heinrich, Frank Schlimbach

 

Production company: Maniac 221 Pictures

Year of production: 2020

Genre: Horror

Country: Germany

Language: German

Synchronisation: English

 

Length: 96 Min

Rating: FSK18

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Sound: Stereo

Resolution: Full HD

Film label: M-Square Pictures

 

Blu-Ray & DVD start: October 15, 2021

VoD start: October 15, 2021

The horror genre in film

Horror films have been around since the beginning of cinema, already film pioneer Georges Meliès at the end of the 19th century worked with creepy (trick) elements in his films. Historically, horror films are descended from the stage melodrama of the 19th century, which was often based on horror novels. Typically, horror films feature the classic characters of the “virgin” who has to be rescued from the clutches of evil, the youthful “hero and saviour”, a father-like figure and the evil antagonist. These horror clichés are still taken up and satirised today.

The aim of horror films is to trigger feelings of fear, terror and bewilderment in the viewer. Often supernatural actors or phenomena appear that threaten the lives of the protagonists. The plot often involves the penetration of an evil force or an evil person into the everyday world. The classic “bad guys” include supernatural and fantastic beings such as ghosts, aliens, vampires, zombies, werewolves, demons, witches, monsters, but also more real threats such as natural, ecological or man-made disasters or psychopaths and serial killers.

Horror films try to create a strong emotional identification of the spectator with the threatened protagonists, which is why the events are often told from their perspective, often technically implemented by the camera work.

Live or let Die” wird u.a. empfohlen von der deutschen “The Walking Dead“-Facebook-Seite als Zombie-Film-TIPP! Charles Rettinghaus, der ebenfalls mit von der Partie ist, ist nebenbei u.a. bekannt als deutsche Stimme von van Damme und Robert Downey Jr.. “Live or let Die” kann auch bei UCM.ONE für Kinovorführungen und öffentliche Events gebucht werden: Kinoverleih.

Live or let Die | Trailer (German) ᴴᴰ

Reviews

The best indie zombie film since 1968’s „Night of the Living Dead”.”  (Blazingminds.co.uk)

Remarkable and genre atypical.“ (Virus Magazine)

„“The Walking Dead” meets “The Revenant” – made in Germany.” (Dreadcentral)

Technical datas:

Aspect ratio Blu-Ray: WS 2.35: 1 / 1080p 23.976, Aspect ratio DVD: WS 2.35: 1 (anamorphic) | Total running time Blu-Ray approx. 93 min. Total running time DVD approx. 97 min Sound formats: German DD 5.1, English DD 5.1 | Extras: Original trailer, German trailer | FSK 18

News

“Live or let Die” (M-Square Pictures) available on Blu-Ray, DVD and on VoD portals

With the film “Live or let Die” by Manuel Urbaneck, UCM.ONE is releasing a terrific zombie horror film on the film label “M-Square Pictures” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which has already been shown at many film festivals (including HEX Film Festival 2020, Anatomy: Crime-Horror International Festival 2020, Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2020, Terror…

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