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Lucio Fulci’s “ZOMBIE” coming to Blu-ray in 4K with new extras and three lenticular covers!

Friday, September 14, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Blue Underground is giving Lucio Fulci’s classic gorefest ZOMBIE the 4K treatment on Blu-ray later this year, and going all out with the packaging. Read on for the complete details and all the art.

The limited-edition ZOMBIE three-disc set streets November 27, sporting a new 4K restoration from the original uncensored camera negative, presented in 1080p and 2.40:1 widescreen with DTS-HD 7.1, DTS-HD 1.0 and Dolby Digital 1.0 soundtracks. It’ll be available with three different lenticular slipcovers (only 5,000 of each). The saga of a small group of people trying to survive an undead outbreak on a tropical island, starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver and Olga Kartalos, will be accompanied by a massive amount of bonus features:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • NEW Audio commentary #1 by Troy Howarth, author of SPLINTERED VISIONS: LUCIO FULCI AND HIS FILMS
  • Audio commentary #2 by star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik magazine editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW “When the Earth Spits Out the Dead”: Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of BEYOND TERROR: THE FILMS OF LUCIO FULCI
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Poster & still gallery
  • Guillermo del Toro intro

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:

  • “Zombie Wasteland”: Interviews with stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson and 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 and costume designer Walter Patriarca
  • “Zombi Italiano”: Interviews with special makeup effects artists Gianetto De Rossi and 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

BONUS! ZOMBIE original motion picture soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi (with exclusive bonus track)
BONUS! Collectable booklet with new essay by Stephen Thrower

Retail price is $49.95.  In addition, Blue Underground has announced that its 4K three-disc release of William Lustig’s MANIAC, which we told you about here, has been reslotted for December 11, since the second disc will now be a Blu-ray instead of a DVD, with most of the extras being moved to the second disc to allow the feature to be presented at a much higher bit rate. Retail price will remain at $39.95.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.