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From Arrow Video: "New UK/Us Title: The Slayer (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD)
The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.
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Release dates: 21/22 August
Is It A Nightmare? Or Is It… The Slayer?
One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.
Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. »
- Derek Anderson
Lucio Fulci is known to most horror fans for his work in the fantastical, through his late career success with Zombie (1979), City of The Living Dead (1980), and The Beyond (1981). Certainly these are his most widely seen and cherished films, and for good reason – they blast through the screen in a feast of color, magic, and grue; short on logic, sure, but long on imagination and dread. But before he untethered his heart in a quest for purity, he engaged in his homeland’s horror sub-genre of giallo, including Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972), incredible, subversive proof that he could create something just as effective and decidedly much more earth bound.
Released late September back home in his native Italy, Duckling never received its due (or much attention at all, truthfully) on these shores until Fulci’s death in 1996 offered a re-evaluation of his body of work. Thanks to the internet, »
- Scott Drebit
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Elio Petri's Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) is showing February 21 - March 23, 2017 in the United Kingdom in the Oscar Series.Petri’s cinema involved neither a utopian vision nor victorious narratives of class struggle. Rather, his central effort was to make the toxic condition appear as ugly, pervasive, and totally absurd as it actually was.—Evan Calder Williams“Drink up, Mr. Innocent. Everybody here is innocent. Only one person here is guilty. And that’s me.”—Chief Inspector, Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionIn her Rome apartment—an entrapment of curtains, doorways, plants, ceramics, a cluttered sea of earthen shades offset by a colorful stained-glass window—Augusta Terzi (Florinda Bolkan) welcomes her lover (Gian Maria Volonté). He is a brutish man, with slicked-back hair and dark brown eyes. She asks him: “How are you going to kill me this time? »
3 items from 2017
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