Last week we reported that Grindhouse Releasing and Box Office Spectaculars would b presenting the North American DVD premiere of Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci’s ultra-violent classic CAT IN THE BRAIN. Beyond the break you can check out the full specs for the release, which arrives in stores March 31.The late, great Lucio Fulci is revered by horror movie fans around the world as the Italian “Godfather of Gore” for directing such films as ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND, and THE GATES OF HELL. CAT IN THE BRAIN is Fulci’s ultimate statement about his own work, a masterpiece of cinematic dementia that echoes Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, William Castle’s STRAIT-JACKET, David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD and Fellini’s 8 1/2.
CAT IN THE BRAIN stars Fulci as himself in the twisted tale of a horror film director driven insane by his own creations. Tormented by visions of bizarre violence, murder and mayhem, Fulci seeks help from a sinister psychiatrist who draws him into a vortex of madness and death….like a cat, stalking the darkest corridors of the director’s mind and clawing his sanity to bloody shreds.
Since its original release in 1990, CAT IN THE BRAIN has become a sought-after gem for Fulci fanatics, difficult to find and banned in the UK for its extreme graphic violence. The movie has won acclaim from modern masters of the macabre including Clive Barker and Eli Roth, director of HOSTEL and CABIN FEVER.
Grindhouse Releasing’s deluxe edition of CAT IN THE BRAIN boasts a high-definition, widescreen anamorphic transfer of Fulci’s uncensored director’s cut, along with an amazing collection of bonus features.
Produced by Bob Murawski, the film editor of Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN 1, 2 & 3 and ARMY OF DARKNESS, this long-awaited release continues the commitment to excellence that established Grindhouse as a leader in the horror DVD market with its definitive releases of THE BEYOND, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, PIECES, and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.
The 2-disc CAT IN THE BRAIN collector’s set includes:
– An eye-popping, psychedelic lenticular 3-D cover, limited to the first 2,500 units only!
– Never-before-seen, in-depth interviews with Lucio Fulci and star Brett Halsey (REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, RETURN OF THE FLY, GODFATHER 3)
– English and original Italian-language soundtracks
– Lucio Fulci’s heroic appearance at the 1996 FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors in New York City
– An extensive gallery of stills and poster art from around the world
– Liner notes by Antonella Fulci, acclaimed horror novelist David J. Schow, and director Eli Roth
– Original theatrical trailer
And more surprises!
CAT IN THE BRAIN arrives in stores March 31 through Ryko Filmworks. For more information, visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com.