From the Italian godfather of gore, Lucio Fulci, comes City of the Living Dead, a notoriously nauseating, compellingly corporeal masterpiece of apocalyptic zombie horror! A medium has a mysterious vision of a priest hanging himself... A seemingly dead woman awakes screaming in her coffin... And in the sleepy New England town of Dunwich, a girl vomits up her intestines and a local misfit has a drill bit ploughed into his cranium... These hallucinogenic, often grotesque visions punctuate a skeletal story telling of a reporter (Christopher George, The Exterminator, Pieces) and a psychic (Catriona MacColl, The House by the Cemetary, The Beyond) who must race agaisnt time to prevent hordes of rotting corpses spewing forth from the gates of hell... Stridently going beyond the clacssical stylings of his horror hit Zombie Flesh Eaters, City of the Living Dead sees Fulci eschew conventional narrative logic in favour of a delirious, oneiric mode of storytelling which stresses visuals, surrealism and atmosphere (as well as offering up bucket-loads of brains, blood and guts!). Presented here in an exclusive 4K restoration with a wealth of extras, Fulci'dsgor -drenched classic can now be devoured as never before! Special Edition Contents: New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed 1.0 mono, 2.0 stereo and optional 5.1 DTS-HD MA Master Audio Original English and Italian soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Audio commentary with star Catriona MacColl and journalist Jay Slater Audio commentary with star Giovanni Lombardo Radice and writer Callum Waddell We Are the Apocalypse, new interview with writer Dardano Sacchetti Through Your Eyes, new interview with Catriona MacColl Dust in the Wind, New interview with cameraman Roberto Foges Davanzati The Art of Dreaming, new interview with production designer Massimo Antonello Geleng Tales of Friendship, new interview with cinematographer Sergio Salvati I Walked with a Zombie, new interview with actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice They Call Him Bombardone , new interview with special effects artist Gino De Rossi The Horror Family, new interview with father and son actors Venantino and Luca Venantini Songs from Beyond, a previously unseen interview with composer Fabio Frizzi Carlo of the Living Dead, an archival interview with actor Carlo De Mejo Building Fulci's City, a new video appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of the definitive tome, Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci Reflections on Fulci, a new appraisal of Fulci's Gothic period by actor, writer and director Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories) The Dead Are Alive!, a new video essay by Kat Hellinger on Lucio Fulci and the Italian zombie cycle Behind the Fear, behind the scenes 8mm footage with Roberto Forges Davanzati audio commentary The Gates of Hell, alternative US theatrical release opening titles Original trailers and radio spots Extensive image gallery featuring over 150 stills, poster and other ephemera from the FAB press and Mike Siegel archives Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
They will rise to suck the blood of the living! From the sleazy video nasty vaults comes a movie so stained with controversy and moral indignation that the very mention of its name sends shudders down the spines of the weak stomached and censorious – Zombie Flesh Eaters. A gut-munching, shark wrestling, eye-gouging orgy of topless skin divers, mud-caked undead terror and Italian splatter from the dark imagination of horror genius Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, City of The Living Dead). An abandoned boat in New York Harbour unleashes a deadly flesh crazed Zombie cargo... A Young American woman and a journalist investigate a tropical island where a deadly disease is making the dead walk... Soon, thoughts of getting to the bottom of the murderous curse will be forgotten, as Fulci's walking corpses overwhelm the living and reports come in that the Big Apple is swarming with the living dead... After over thirty years, Zombie Flesh Eaters still has the power to shock and offend the unwilling... Check out this classic 'sadist video' and revel in a wonderfully tasteless movie that once helped usher in a moral panic! Special Features: Limited Edition with exclusive artwork. Brand new high definition restoration of the original negative. Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature. Audio commentary with screenwriter Elisa Briganti moderated by Calum Waddell. Audio commentary with Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower and horror expert Alan Jones. UK exclusive introduction to the film from Ian McCulloch. From Romero to Rome: The rise and fall of the Italian Zombie film: Veteran Fulci screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti and Antonio Tentori, celebrated UK critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Luigi Cozzi, Ruggero Deodato, Russ Streiner plus many more share memories of the genesis of corpse-crunching cinema - from Romero's early templates to the gory glory days of Fulci and his many successors. The meat munching movies of Gino Rossi: The special effects magician behind many Italian splatter classics talks about his most famous gore-drenched greats - and shows props from many plasma-packed masterworks - including Zombie Flesh-Eaters, City of the living dead, The House by the Cemetery, Cannibal Ferox, Burial Ground and Piranha II. Zombie flesh eaters – From script to screen: Dardano Sacchetti shows key pages from his original Island of the living dead screenplay. Trailer and radio spots. Collector’s booklet featuring contributions from Calum Waddell, Stephen Thrower, Craig Lapper and Jay Slater.
The ground-shaking impact of The Comic Strip's anarchic humour rattled the televisions of 1980s Britain, and when the smoke cleared they left a gaping crater that lesser comics are still failing into today. This 5 disc box set includes new episodes The Hunt for Tony Blair, Five Go to Rehab and Sex Actually plus the anniversary episode 30 Years of Comic Strip including hilarious new and previously unreleased footage, all of which are new to DVD. Also includes the best of the original Comic Strip Presents films: Bad News 1 and 2 Five Go Mad In Dorset Fistful of Travellers Cheques Strike G.L.C. Gino Susie Mr Jolly Lives Next Door Spaghetti Hoops Red Nose of Courage Bullshitters Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown Gregory Diary of a Nutcase The Crying Game Four Men in a Car Four Men in a Plane