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Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby (released in the Us in 1984), aka Eye of the Evil Dead, is being released as a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray on October 25th from Blue Underground, and we have details on the special features that will be unleashed on the masses as well as a look at some beautiful cover artwork.
Synopsis: “A young girl on vacation in Egypt is given a mysterious charm, causing her archeologist father to be struck blind inside an unexplored pyramid tomb. But when the family returns home to Manhattan, a plague of supernatural evil and sudden violence follows. Can this ancient curse be stopped before it is unleashed on the streets of New York City?
Christopher Connelly (1990: The Bronx Warriors), Laura Lenzi (The Adventures Of Hercules II), Giovanni Frezza (The House By The Cemtery) and Carlo De Mejo (City Of The Living Dead) star in Italian shock master »
- Tamika Jones
Eibon Press brings Lucio Fulci to comic fans – Love Lucio Fulci? Love horror comics? Then you’re sure to love what the guys over at Eibon Press are cooking up for you. The company (named after the iconic book of evil featured in Fulci’s The Beyond) have launched a new series of books based on some of the Godfather of Gore’s most beloved films. Collectors will be able to get their grubby little gore-stained mitts on awesome looking versions of Fulci’s zombie epics Zombie and The Gates of Hell starting on June 10 (when the official site opens for pre-orders). Don’t delay, because each issue is limited to 1,000 copies – meaning these amazing adaptations are going to become collector’s items sooner rather than later. For more info...
- Mike Bracken
Some know it in its original Italian form as Zombi Holocaust (or Zombie Holocaust), while others adore the re-edited Us release known as Doctor Butcher M.D., but with their upcoming two-disc Blu-ray of Marino Girolami’s 1980 horror film, Severin Films aims to please all sides with uncut releases of both versions of the movie.
Press Release: It sparked riots on 42nd Street, spawned a generation of gorehounds on VHS, and forever set an insane standard for Italian mad doctor/zombie/cannibal carnage worldwide: Ian McCulloch (Zombie), Alexandra Delli Colli (The New York Ripper), Sherry Buchanan (Tentacles) and Donald O’Brien (Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals) star in this blood orgy of gut-munching, eyeball-gouging and face-chopping originally known as Zombie Holocaust, which a notorious American distributor would then re-edit, »
- Derek Anderson
Late Nite Grindhouse has teamed up with our good friends over at Grindhouse Releasing to get a sneak preview of their new restoration of Lucio Fulci’s meta-psychological 1990 film, Cat in the Brain (aka. Nightmare Concert) for our June show!
If you have seen other films directed by Lucio Fulci like The Beyond, House by the Cemetery, Zombie or City of the Living Dead at our previous Late Nite Grindhouse shows, be sure to check out Cat in the Brain. While it wasn’t the gore-meister’s final film, some would say it was one of his last great entries into his filmography. Simply put, Cat in the Brain is an insane film that is difficult to describe. Fulci is a horror filmmaker, as he is in real life, who is driven by violent visions and feels like he is losing his grip on reality. After seeing a psychotherapist, Fulci’s mental vulnerability is exposed. »
- Andy Triefenbach
Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them. – Pauline Kael.
The above quote from the late, legendary American film critic Kael was most certainly not referring to Lamberto Bava’s Demons (1985), but a lot of films in our beloved genre bow to this description. Demons is great trash – it wants nothing more to assault your senses with a barrage of images and sound for 88 minutes before you even know what hit you, and does so while breathing that rarified Italian air.
But I’m sure she was referring to a film like Demons – one made with a ton of style, by a filmmaker impassioned with his chosen topic, as ridiculous as that plays on the screen. And make no mistake, Demons is ridiculous; as a matter of fact, it starts there before rapidly ascending to the sublime. »
- Scott Drebit
Fans of Lucio Fulci rejoice! It looks like the films of the ‘Godfather of Gore’ will be providing inspiration for an exclusive set of comic books, courtesy of Eibon Press – a collaboration between acclaimed Shock Festival writer Stephen Romano and Black Devil Doll creator Shawn Lewis.
Per Dread Central, their aim is “to make owning and collecting horror comics cool again” by releasing single-issue comic books in super limited “Prestige Editions,” which will feature premium printing and innovative packaging never before seen in the history of comics.
Romano has compared their comic books to rare albums, which means copies will be impressively packaged and super limited.
“You know all that awesome stuff they’re doing with posters and vinyl soundtracks at places like Mondo? Well, that’s what we’re bringing to comics. Each and every issue of each and every title will come encased in a specially-designed album jacket-style »
- Kieran Fisher
It feels like almost every new movie is coming out on April 5th—and yes, that is probably a bit of an exaggeration, but still, we do have over 20 horror and sci-fi titles arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday and there’s no denying that’s a bunch.
Of course the big title this week is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there are also several great indie horror films being released this week, including Ava’s Possessions, The Hallow, Cherry Tree, #Horror, and Creep, which is finally makes its way to DVD as well. Arrow Video has several special edition releases coming out on Tuesday, including The Black Cat, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and the Death Walks Twice box set.
- Heather Wixson
This week home video specialists Mondo Macabro release one of their highest profile Blu-ray titles yet, Lucio Fulci's 1971 giallo A Lizard in a Woman's Skin. The film has long been on collectors' most wanted lists for an HD upgrade, but before this there wasn't much to look forward to. A French Blu-ray was released last year, but it was relatively expensive and had it's own minor failings. Mondo Macabro has learned from the mistakes of that release to put together their own definitive version of one of Fulci's most under appreciated gems.If you only know Lucio Fulci as the director of ultra violent zombie films like Zombie, The Beyond, and City of the Living Dead, or even his other late '70s-early '80s horror films...
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Very few films hit my blood soaked heart as hard as Juan Piquer Simón’s slasher classic, Pieces. It’s such an excellent film, one that every horror fan should experience at least once in their lifetime. Thanks to the always kick-ass gang at Grindhouse Releasing, horror fans who have been aching for a special edition of the 1982 gorefest can now celebrate, with the announcement of an epic March 1st release of a 3-Disc collector’s edition of the film, complete with a massive list of special features, as well as a limited edition puzzle that comes along with the first 3,000 copies of the film (fans buying the film from DiabolikDVD will also receive the film on February 23rd, earlier than those who purchase it from other sites/stores). The pre-orders for the film (DiabolikDVD and Amazon) are already selling like crazy, so be sure to jump on this one, »
- Jerry Smith
It doesn't leave stains, it tastes great... and it slithers behind the refrigerator door. Last year, The Stuff celebrated its 30th birthday, and now Arrow Video has announced that Larry Cohen’s beloved cult classic will at long last hit Us shores on Blu-ray, along with The Black Cat and Bride of Re-Animator.
Enough Is Never Enough!
North American pre-orders links should be live soon!
Release Date: 19th April
Are you eating it ...or is it eating you?
The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It’s delicious, low in calories and – better still – doesn’t stain the family carpet… What’s not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we’re not talking friendly live bacteria…
Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn’t »
- Jonathan James
10 items from 2016
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