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Zombie Coming To Blu-Ray

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

THE DEAD ARE AMONG US!

 

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!

 

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

 

 

ZOMBIE (2-Disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray)

Order Due Date: September 27, 2011

Street Date: October 25, 2011

 

Additional Info:

v  The ZOMBIE Theatrical Re-release Trailer has just been posted on YouTube. You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFWrGKLb4E

v  Last week we shot a brand-new Introduction and Interview with avowed ZOMBIE fan Guillermo del Toro which will be included on the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray & DVD!

 

RAROVIDEO PRESENTS LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN AND PASOLINI’S THE ANGER ON DVD JULY 26

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

IVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION
AS ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT FILMS EVER MADE

PASOLINI’S THE ANGER OFFERS A UNIQUE LOOK AT TWO
RADICALLY DIFFERENT ITALIAN VIEWPOINTS IN
THE CONTEXT OF A POST WORLD WAR II GLOBAL SOCIETY

BOTH AVAILABLE ON DVD JULY 26 FROM RAROVIDEO U.S.

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2011) – Referenced in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 2, LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN (1976) is one of the most violent, censored and unconventional Italian style detective films of its time. The credit goes to both the director Ruggero Deodato, extremely apt at telling stories in a strong tone (he made the infamous Cannibal Holocaust), and the scriptwriter FERNANDO DI LEO, author of the best Italian noir films (Recently released in a DVD boxed set as The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection – All four films will be available as individual breakouts on July 14 from RaroVideo). Above all, the psychological and behavioral description of the main characters, the two policemen, members of an anti-crime squad who have complete freedom in their actions against crime, had never been seen before. Not only do they not hesitate to brutally kill the criminals they are hunting down, but Alfredo (Marc Porel) and Antonio (Ray Lovelock) do so while maintaining a cynical and light-hearted attitude even in the most threatening situations.

RaroVideo U.S.’s restored version of LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN, will arrive on DVD for the first time ever on July 26. The extensive DVD extras include the documentary entitled, Poliziotti Violenti and a fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the film.

RaroVideo U.S. will also release Pasolini’s THE ANGER on DVD July 26 with extensive extras. Tapping into topics from the 1950’s and the early 1960’s such as racism, the Middle East, Cuba, Stalinism, the Atomic bomb, and the death of Marilyn Monroe it is understandable why the U.S. government has been afraid of this film for so long. The directors and commentators of THE ANGER (1963), two of the most important opinion makers and intellectuals in post WWII Europe, employ documentary footage from this era and an accompanying commentary, in which they attempt to answer, quite elegantly and poetically, the existential question: Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing film director and poet, Pier Paolo Pasolini and the conservative journalist and film director, Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of, and prescriptions for modern society. This release is an exclusive, uncut, restored version obtained from the Cinemateque of Bologna.

Both LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN and THE ANGER have been restored through a new digital HD transfer from the original 35mm negatives. **Please note that RaroVideo’s release of THE SECRET OF DORIAN GRAY has moved from May 17 to June 28**

Antonioni’s The Vanquished, Fellini’s The Clowns, The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Adua and her Friends and The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection are all available now from RaroVideo U.S. The label will continue to spotlight the works of major Italian directors this year with plans to release Carmelo Bene’s Our Lady of the Turks (Nostra signora dei Turchi) and many more rare titles.

For additional information regarding LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN or THE ANGER please contact Christoph Buerger at (323) 868-7611 or christoph@davidlynch.com.

RAROVIDEO’S COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT
RaroVideo’s eclectic and interdisciplinary approach aims to recognize and publish quality works found in the cinema and visual art world.

ABOUT RAROVIDEO U.S.
RaroVideo U.S. is devoted to producing high-quality DVD, BLU-RAY and VOD releases for American audiences. The partnership behind the company formed in 2010 when Stefano and Gianluca Curti, owners of RaroVideo Italy, teamed with Nico Bruinsma, owner of U.S. DVD label Cult Epics. Stefano and Gianluca Curti started RaroVideo Italy in 1999. Hailed by cinephiles for expertly restoring rare films by influential filmmakers from a wide range of genres, the company has earned an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its high-definition transfers. Its releases are also known for their original uncut versions and exclusive supplemental content as well as the critical analysis and superb booklets that accompany each film. Among the directors featured in the RaroVideo catalog are: Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rosselllini, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Lucio Fiulci, Mario Bava, Francesco Barilli, Tinto Brass, Jean Cocteau, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese to name just a few. RaroVideo was also the first company in the world to release on DVD Andy Warhol’s: The Chelsea Girls, My Hustler, The Nude Restaurant and Lonesome Cowboys. RaroVideo’s U.S. branch is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN
Price: $29.98 (DVD)
Street Date: July 26, 2011
Pre-Order Date: June 28, 2011
Running time: 95 minutes
Distributor: ENTERTAINMENT ONE
DVD UPC: 816018010142
Language: Italian with optional English subtitles
Rating: NR

LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN – SPECIAL FEATURES
-Documentary: Poliziotti Violenti, running time 40 min.
-TV advertisement directed and commented by Ruggero Deodato
-Director filmography and biography
-A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the film
-New digital transfer from original 35mm negative
-Digitally restored and remastered
-New and improved English subtitle translation

THE ANGER
Price: $29.98 (DVD)
Street Date: July 26, 2011
Pre-Order Date: June 28, 2011
Running time: 104 minutes
Distributor: ENTERTAINMENT ONE
DVD UPC: 816018010135
Language: Italian and English with optional English subtitles
Rating: NR

THE ANGER- SPECIAL FEATURES:
-Original Trailer of The Anger (La Rabbia)
-A documentary about the genesis of the film by Tatti Sanguineti entitled La Rabbia I, La Rabbia II, La Rabbia III… L’Arabia – running time 50 min.
- A rare and exclusive short Pier Paolo Pasolini film entitled Le Mura di Sana’a “The Wall of Sana’a”– running time 16 min.
-Extended fully illustrated booklet containing rare Pasolini drawings and critical analysis of the film, included are images of some never-before-seen color paintings and drawings by the contemporary Italian artist, Renato Guttuso
-New digital transfer from original 35mm negative print supervised by the Bologna Cinemateque.
-Digitally restored and remastered
-New and improved English subtitle translation

The Nesting From Blue Underground: Updated!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Agoraphobic mystery novelist Lauren Cochran decides to leave the city in an attempt to cure her recent writer’s block. She rents an old Victorian house in the quiet countryside, unaware of its shocking history. As those around her suffer increasingly violent deaths, Lauren begins to unravel the truth: the house was once an infamous brothel now haunted by the victims of a bloody massacre. Will her terrifying phobia allow her to escape from THE NESTING? Also known as MASSACRE MANSION and PHOBIA, this eerie house of horrors was co-written, produced, and directed by notorious adult filmmaker Armand Weston, and stars Robin Groves (STEPHEN KING’S SILVER BULLET), John Carradine (SHOCK WAVES, THE HOWLING), and Academy Award® winner Gloria Grahame (THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, OKLAHOMA!) in her final film role. Long unavailable on home video, THE NESTING has been newly transferred in High Definition from the original camera negative and is presented here in a never-before-seen Director’s Cut!

Disc Specs
HD: 1.85:1 Transfer
6.1 DTS-ES; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Original Mono

Extras
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Poster & Still
Gallery Street
Date: June 28, 2011
Retail: $19.98

 

UPDATE:

In order to present the highest quality edition of THE NESTING, the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases will now present the movie in its original Theatrical Version. A section of Deleted and Extended Scenes will be included as Extras.

 

Torso (Uncut) Coming To Blu-Ray and DVD From Blue Underground

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011


The shocking psychosexual thriller is now available on High Definition Blu-ray Disc, containing both its uncensored English Version and full-length Italian Director’s Cut!

One Day She Met A Man Who Loved Beautiful Women… BUT NOT ALL IN ONE PIECE!

A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the hands – and blade – of the lecherous maniac.

Directed by Sergio Martino (MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD) and starring Suzy Kendall (THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) and Tina Aumont (SALON KITTY), this Euro Horror chiller was originally released in America with much of its controversial violence removed by censors. Now freshly transferred in thrilling High Definition from the original negative, TORSO is presented in both its Uncensored English Version and Full-Length Italian Director’s Cut for the first time ever!

Extras:
• Murders in Perugia – Interview with Co-Writer/Director Sergio Martino
• U.S. Opening Credits
• U.S. Trailer
• International Trailer
• TV Spots
• Radio Spot
• Poster & Still Gallery
Disc Specs:

English: 90 Mins. / Italian: 93 Mins.
Street Date: July 26, 2011
Retail: (Blu-ray)$29.95 (DVD) $19.98