THE NEW YORK RIPPER Blu-Ray from The Ecstasy of Films delayed

French HD premiere of Lucio Fulci’s THE NEW YORK RIPPER courtesy of The Ecstasy of Films has been pushed back to the16th of May 2020. In gestation for several years, this collector’s edition has finally taken the shape of an attractive mediabook Blu-ray/DVD combo, limited to 1200 copies. Apart from the trailer, soundtrack CD and a 40-page booklet (in French) by film experts Lionel Grenier and Alain Petit, the edition, includes the following supplements:

Ripping Rememberances : an interview with Antonella Fulci (22min).

Don’t Fear the Ripper : an interview with the film’s star Almanta Keller (26min).

The Ripper Files : documentary featurette with supporting cast members Howard Ross, Barbara Cupisti et Zora Kerowa. (24min)

La Musique du sang : An interview with Daniele De Gemini, directeur of Beat Records Company en Italie. (18min)

Deux ou trois choses que je sais de Lucio… : an Inreview with screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti. (20min)

Le peintre du diable : An interview with artist Enzo Sciotti. (17min)

42nd Street Memories : The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Street directed by Calum Waddell (82min)


Coming soon from
Jess Franco Collection
Amaray 2 DVD

Paula (Amber Newman), a young nightclub stripper, is picked up by a couple of rich weirdos advocating free love. She’s invited to spend a few days with them in a palace on a tropical island. There, in the midst of luxury and depraved sex rites, Paula will discover that her hosts are crazy about hunting and feasting on human flesh.

Artus Films present Jess Franco’s final film to be shot on 35mm (allegedly co-financed by the owner of Berlin’s oldest video rental store, Videodrom)  in an English-friendly 2-disc Special Edition. The second DVD features exclusive extras: extensive video footage of the Spanish master at work filming of TENDER FLESH and previously unpublished photos offering a glimpse into the world of Uncle Jess.

– Introduction by frequent Jess Franco collaborator Alain Petit
– “From Malaga with love” (a Making of with 3 audio options)
– La bouchée du cardinal (“Delicacy”)
– Working with Jess
– Life is Shit (La vie est une merde)
– Psycho-lettes (a short film)
– Slide-show of promotional posters and stills
– Trailers for Artus Films’ Jess Franco collection

DVD specs :
Running Time : 91 minutes
English and Spanish audio options
French Subtitles
Colour, Original 1.66:1 aspect ratio