Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Lucio Fulci's cult horror fan-favorite is finally coming to Blu-ray just in time for Halloween!
In an early announcement to retailers, Blue Underground will summon 'Zombie' to the high-definition format on October 25.
In Italy, it was considered the "unofficial sequel" to 'Dawn of the Dead.' In England, it was known as 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' and banned as obscene. In America, it was called 'Zombie' and advertised with the depraved tag line “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!” Tisa Farrow ('The Grim Reaper'), Ian McCulloch ('Contamination'), Al Cliver ('Cannibals'), and Richard Johnson ('The Haunting') star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci ('City of the Living Dead,' 'The House by the Cemetery') that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!
Blue Underground is proud to present 'Zombie' in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. Each flesh-eating frame has been lovingly restored to skull-rotting perfection under the supervision of Cinematographer Sergio Salvati ('The Beyond'). Now fully-loaded with hours of brand new Extras, this is the Ultimate Edition of 'Zombie!'
The 2-Disc Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (as well as Dolby Digital 5.1 and the original mono) soundtracks, and supplements include:
• Audio Commentary with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spots
• Radio Spots
• Poster & Still Gallery
• Guillermo del Toro Intro
• Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
• Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
• Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
• World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
• Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
• Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
•All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
• Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
You can find the latest specs for 'Zombie' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 25.
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