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City of the Living Dead 1980 Lucio Fulci UHD 4K Arrow Films Ultra HD Blu-ray UK

City of the Living Dead 1980 Lucio Fulci UHD 4K Arrow Films Ultra HD Blu-ray UK

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Bucket-loads of brains, blood and guts courtesy of Lucio Fulci!

Introducing Arrow Films' UHD 4K Limited Edition release for City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell). 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 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 visuals, surrealism and atmosphere. Presented here in a 4K restoration with a wealth of extras, Fulci's gore-drenched classic can now be devoured as never before!

PLEASE READ: Arrow included an extra "outer" thin slip case (on top of the rigid slip case) for this release. So it basically has a slip case on top of a slip case (yes, it's weird!). The extra outer slip case is extremely prone to small, superficial dents/bends, so any slight denting you see in the tiny corners are perfectly normal (and can't be avoided) – of course, this should not affect the inner rigid slip case.

Limited Edition Features:

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring writing by Travis Crawford and Roberto Curti, excerpts from archival interviews with Lucio Fulci, and original reviews
  • Restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Cauldron Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed English and Italian 1.0 mono audio
  • Optional uncompressed English 2.0 stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Optional 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, interview with writer Dardano Sacchetti
  • Through Your Eyes, interview with Catriona MacColl
  • Dust in the Wind, interview with cameraman Roberto Forges Davanzati
  • The Art of Dreaming, interview with production designer Massimo Antonello Geleng
  • Tales of Friendship, interview with cinematographer Sergio Salvati
  • I Walked with a Zombie, interview with actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice
  • They Call Him "Bombardone", interview with special effects artist Gino De Rossi
  • The Horror Family, interview with father and son actors Venantino and Luca Venantini
  • Songs from Beyond, interview with composer Fabio Frizzi
  • Carlo of the Living Dead, interview with actor Carlo De Mejo
  • Building Fulci's City, video appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of the definitive tome, Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Reflections on Fulci, appraisal of Fulci's Gothic period by actor, writer and director Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories)
  • The Dead Are Alive!, video essay by Kat Ellinger 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, posters and other ephemera from the FAB Press and Mike Siegel archives
      Technical Specs:
      • Restoration from a 4K scan of the origina
      • Production Year: 1980
      • Running Time: 93
      • Number of Discs: 1
      • Language: Italian/English
      • Subtitles: English SDH
      • Audio: 1.0/2.0/5.1
      • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
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