Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ZOMBIE (1979) Blu-ray release!!



Zombie (1979) d. Lucio Fulci (Italy) (92 min)

In Italy, it was released as Zombi 2, the unofficial sequel to Dawn of the Dead. In England, it was known as Zombie Flesh Eaters and banned as an official Video Nasty. In America, it was called Zombie and advertised with the depraved tag line, “We Are Going To Eat You!” Tisa Farrow (Anthropophagus), Ian McCulloch (Contamination), Al Cliver (Cannibals), and Richard Johnson (The Haunting) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by Lucio Fulci (City of the Living Dead, The House by the Cemetery) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, shark-chomping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!


Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground proudly to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is Fulci's masterpiece like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

Disc 1 Feature Film + Extras:

NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films

Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater (originally recorded in 1998 for the Anchor Bay laserdisc and DVD)

NEW! "When The Earth Spits Out the Dead" with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci (33 min)

Theatrical Trailers

TV Spots

Radio Spots

Poster & Still Gallery

Guillermo del Toro Intro

Disc 2 Extras:

Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua (aka “Worm-Eye Zombie”) at Cinema Wasteland, Strongsville, OH (2011) (22 min)

Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis (10 min)

Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti (14 min)

World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca (16 min)

Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi (17 min)

Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi (7 min)

All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci (6 min)

Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films (10 min)

BONUS! ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Stephen Thrower Color

7.1 DTS-HD; 1.0 DTS-HD; Dolby Digital 1.0 English, Italian, French
Optional Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portugues, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
Widescreen 2.40:1
Region Code: ALL

























Zombie is available now as a 3-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Blue Underground and can be ordered HERE:

http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=290


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2 comments:

  1. One of my favorite Italian horror zombie movies/Fulci movies of all time. I remember first seeing this back in 1998 when I was 11 on the Anchor Bay VHS tape and it scared the shit outta me as I wasn't use to these type of zombies yet after the Romero zombie movies/ROTLD movies countless times previously before during the 90s of my childhood. Back in 1980 when it was first released in the US my pops, my mom and my sister when she was a child got to see this at our local drive-in theater which no longer exist today of course and unfortunately I didn't get see it on the big screen of it's original US theatrical release since I wasn't born yet until 87. But just happy I got to see this classic zombie movie either way on VHS years later and now own several copies of it including the latest 4K ones.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I did not see this until much later in life, so I think I was initially put off by the somewhat clunky performances. However, as I've spent more time in the Italian horror trenches, I've become accustomed to their particular brand of thesping and can fully appreciate the flick for its groundbreaking gore and dread-filled atmosphere.

      As far as Fulci goes, I still place The Beyond, House by the Cemetery, The Gates of Hell, and Don't Torture a Duckling above Zombi 2 in terms of pacing and set-up/pay-off, but this one definitely has its moments.

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