Broken-Love Killer is only 'Evil Dead Trap 3' outside Japan, although it does feature the EDT1 dream team of writer Ishii, director Ikeda and composer Kira and star of EDT2 Shiro Sano, so it's not the oddest faux-sequel retitle job.
It's a post-Silence of the Lambs investigation thriller, with none of the gore of those EDT films, but filled with the stylistic flourishes expected of Ikeda. Scenes in the killer's lair stand out, especially the final 20 minutes.
There are as always several links to Ishii's other works for fans to spot.
The German DVD is much appreciated, for the simple convenience of having a watchable copy in the format - such a thing was a grail for many years!…