Fans of Lucio Fulci‘s The Beyond are in for a treat today! You guys have to check out this figure for Sarah Keller’s Emily and her guide dog Dickey.
In the film, “The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn’t know what a nightmare is waiting there…”
I can’t necessarily make out the particulars because they’re in Japanese, but this one retails for around $161.50 and you might want to pre-order it before it becomes available in September. You can check out the page here!
Thanks to Jonathan Barkan for the heads up on this! Head inside to check out the pics! READ MORE
Not that you asked, but I probably don’t like the zombie genre as much as a lot of you. For starters, I feel like its over saturated. You can’t go more than a month without another one hitting the direct-to-DVD/VOD market. I also don’t find them particularly compelling as creatures. They lack personality and, fast or slow, they’re cognitively… stupid. I also feel like a lot of filmmakers latch onto them because of their popularity, not because they’re particularly engaged by them. In the process they forget that the most compelling part of this sub genre isn’t the creatures – it’s usually the survivors and their response to the undead horde.
As with anything, there are exceptions. Some zombie movies are great! This usually happens when the filmmakers are willing to take risks with the material instead of just coasting on the sweeping hordes of the undead. It’s why the Warm Bodies trailer actually looks like a LOT of fun and why what we’ve seen of World War Z looks a little bit like more of the same. Miracles like the original Dawn Of The Dead happened because people like George A. Romero weren’t coasting on the popularity of the creature, they were using it to say something new.
Head inside for 6 Essential Zombie Movies. And beware, I limited myself to only 1 Romero film!!! Otherwise this list would have been a bit different. READ MORE
Considered by many to be one of Lucio Fulci’s greatest films, The Beyond is a classic Italian horror film that has built a strong cult following since it’s release in 1981. Not only recognized for fantastic visuals and gore-filled murder scenes, the film also boasts the music of frequent Fulci collaborator Fabio Frizzi. Unfortunately, there has never been a proper soundtrack release, one that brings the beauty and complexity of the score to life. Until now.
Mondo has announced that tomorrow they will be selling a limited edition vinyl pressing of Frizzi’s classic score. There will only be 1500 copies (1000 on black vinyl, 500 on randomly-inserted blue vinyl). The score was remastered by James Plotkin and the design done by Rob Jones who won a Grammy for his packaging design on The White Stripes‘ “Under Great White Northern Lights” box set. The exact time that these LPs will go on sale is unknown, so it’s best to follow @MondoNews for the precise time of sale.
Mitch Putnam, art director of Mondo, states, “We’ve long been fans of Italian horror soundtracks, and The Beyond is one of the first I can remember latching onto. Frizzi’s work is the perfect backdrop to faces being melted by acid. We tried to treat the pressing with the utmost respect, we hope you enjoy it.”
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, 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 in stores October 25. 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!
Disc 1 Extras:
* 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
Disc 2 Extras:
* 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
A blood-chilling remake of the classic “House of Wax.” Paris, 1900. As a little girl, Sonia witnesses the slaughter of her parents by a mysterious man with a steel arm. Years later in Rome, she is hired as a dressmaker at a wax museum owned by Volkoff, a sinister artist who recreates perfect replicas of famous crime scenes. A series of strange deaths in the area has led a young journalist, Andrea, to investigate the mysterious vaults of the museum. Andrea and Sonia are soon plunged into a nightmare as they both learn the secret behind Volkoff’s statues and the connection he bears to the steel-armed murderer of Sonia’s parents.
On DVD March 3st: Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence. CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini’s 8 1/2.
Terrorists steal a nerve toxin from a secret military base, which accidently gets into a city’s water supply, turning the inhabitants into cannibal zombies. Meanwhile, a trio of soldiers on leave help a group of teens stranded in the outskirts of town fend off the zombies. A DJ at the town’s only working radio station provides philosophical commentary.
A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.
Killer who talks like a duck wanders around New York City killing women by various means including slicing an eyeball with a razorblade. Detective Jack Headly is hot on his trail.
The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn’t know what a nightmare is waiting there…
Deranger killer lives in basement of old mansion and pops out occasionly to commit grissly murders that inlude beheadings, ripped throats, and stabbings with a fireplace poker. The killer needs fresh body parts to rejuvinate his cells. He also has maggots for blood.
The suicide of a clergyman makes an old curse come true. The gate to hell opens and the dead goes up from her tombs as zombies.
A doctor on a tropical island accidentally causes the dead to return to life as zombies through his experiments.
In Sicily, Italy, a psycho killer is going around hacking up young boys. There are several suspects, including a gypsy witch, a local prostatute, and a priest. Early slasher film from director Lucio Fulci.—–Please watch the trailer link, this will make you want to watch this film!
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that’s rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Florinda Bolkan plays the daughter of a prominant English politician who keeps having recurring “nightmares” in which she makes love to a bisexual nympho who lives downstairs and conducts all-night LSD orgies. When the nocturnal wet dreams become murderous, the neighbor turns up dead, and Florinda is the main suspect. Did she actually commit the murder she dreamt about? Is she being framed by her philandering husband? Did Florinda actually make nightly visits downstairs aside from borrowing the occasional cup of sugar? How DID Florinda’s letter opener end up stuck in the dead neighbor’s chest anyway? The complex plot unfolds amidst red herrings, outlandish dream sequences, lesbian hanky panky, and ominous close-ups of Florinda Bolkan’s guilt-ridden facial expressions every time someone mentions the murder. All this takes place in swinging late-1960′s London.