Apocalyptic Zombie Masterpiece ‘City Of The Living Dead’ Is Heading To Blu-ray

Description via Arrow Video press release:

WOE BE UNTO HIM WHO OPENS ONE OF THE SEVEN GATEWAYS TO HELL, BECAUSE THROUGH THAT GATEWAY, EVIL WILL INVADE THE WORLD!

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 local girl vomits up her intestines and a town 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 Cemetery, The Beyond) who must race against time to prevent hordes of rotting corpses spewing forth from the gates of hell…

Stridently going beyond the classical 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 style, 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’s gore-drenched classic can now be devoured as never before!

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Original English and Italian soundtracks
Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Audio commentary with star Catriona MacColl and journalist Jay Slater
Audio commentary with star Giovanni Lombardo Radice and writer Calum 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 Forges 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
Previously unseen interview with composer Fabio Frizzi
Archival interview with actor Carlo De Mejo
Building Fulci’s City, a new video interview with 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 Ellinger on Lucio Fulci and the Italian zombie cycle
Behind the scenes 8mm footage with Roberto Forges Davanzati audio commentary
Alternative US Gates of Hell opening credits
Original trailers and radio spots
Extensive image gallery featuring over 150 stills, posters and other ephemera from the FAB Press and Mike Siegel archives
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
Double-sided fold-out poster
6 lobby card reproductions
Limited 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Roberto Curti, an archival interview with Lucio Fulci, and original reviews

DETAILS

Director: Lucio Fulci
Cast: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo
RRP: £29.99
Region: B
Rating: 18
Genre: Horror
Duration: 93 mins
Language: English, Italian
Subtitles: English SDH, English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0, 5.1
Colour
Discs: 1

UK Cat No: FCD1816
UK Barcode: 5027035019857

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