The Goal Of This Blog


The internet provides mankind with an abundance of information. Though the quality and accuracy may leave much to be desired, when used properly you may end up with pretty interesting stuff.
So my hopes weren't very high when searching for any information regarding actress Ulrike Butz, in my humble opinion the undisputed queen of German sexploitation. Yet, even with such low expectations, what I did find was utterly disappointing: an almost blank profile on IMDb (save a filmography) and a couple of small pictures from the films she starred in. That's it. No date or place of birth, no biographical information of any kind, no interviews, no candid pictures, no film reviews elaborating on her career or personal life.
I extended my search and was able to buy some more films, movie memorabilia and more interestingly, a few magazines that included unique pictures and interviews. Although I wouldn't exactly describe nudie- and tabloid magazines as trustworthy sources.

So this is my last resort. This blog is purely intended as a communication platform that will hopefully lead to more information.
Should you, dear reader, be in possession of any bit of information regarding Ulrike, I would greatly appreciate you sharing it with me, and with that the whole world, so I can ultimately change this blog's title to something along the lines of "The Ultimate And Only Source On The Net For All Things Ulrike". Together, maybe we can fill a huge overlooked hole in the world wide web.
To increase the chance at any kind of success with this obvious long shot, I will post whatever I already DO know, along with pictures and anything else that may trigger someone else's memory or interest.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ulrike's "muschi" comes to DVD!

Although "Muschimaus mag's grad heraus" (aka "Jagdzeit für Naschkatzen") played in German theatres in 1974, this Hubert Frank sexploitation comedy apparently never saw a legit release on VHS anywhere, which makes it one of the rarest and least seen films ever to feature Ulrike Butz.  A frustrating fact for fans, since playing the lead character gave Ulrike the opportunity to truly display her thespian skills, thus making it one of her most important films.

Walter Potganski from moviemax GmbH in Munich is in possession of a used 35mm positive print of "Muschimaus..." which will be the source for the upcoming and highly anticipated DVD, sceduled for release sometime next year.  A very exciting event, as this will be the first time the film has ever been available on any type of home video format!
Given that no negative or interpositive could be located, you can't expect it to look pristine and sound crisp, but from what I've heard and seen so far the overall quality seems considerably better than I had initially anticipated.  Unfortunately the soundtrack was dubbed in post, a common practice for this type of film from that era.

Being an avid film buff and collector, I do have a few concerns...
I sincerely hope that the movie will be fully uncut and any print damage won't result in frames being tossed out.
Also, looking at some screen caps from the digital transfer I noticed that the aspect ratio here is a bit off, as the image is somewhat stretched horizontally - a technical flaw that can be easily fixed before the final authoring stages. [see EDIT below]

I will try to keep you informed regarding the details of this release, it's a must have!
Meanwhile, here are some screen caps from "Muschimaus mag's grad heraus" to give you a little taste of what's to come.

Screenshots © moviemax GmbH München

The aspect ratio issue is most likely the result of the software used to take these screen caps.  The film itself will have the correct aspect ratio on DVD.


Tian1806 said...

I counting the days. Ulrike looks so cute (Screenshots)...thanks for this positive News !!!

PeGo said...

As soon as I have confirmed information I will post it here.

viramirez10 said...

Ulrike is beautiful