Following ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, French label Arts films is due to release another essential Lucio Fulci shocker in HD. Known in France as FRAYEURS (‘Fear’), CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD is in some ways the most nightmarish and grotesque of all Fulci zombie films. Like the previous entries in their Lucio Fulci collection, this Blu-ray/DVD combo will include an 80-page booklet under the supervision of Fulci scholar Lionel Grenier.
Lucio Fulci fans and completists can now pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD combo of what many call Lucio Fulci’s ultimate masterpiece, the celebrated 1981 shocker THE BEYOND (known in France as L’AU-DELA) over at www.artusfilms.com.
Special Edition features:
– Full uncut version from a 2K restored master
– An 80-pages booklet «La Louisiane, territoire des morts (“Louisiana, territory of the dead”) with contributions by various French film critics supervised by Lionel Grenier (luciofulci.fr)
– Various extras
Coming soon from www.artusfilms.com
TENDER FLESH (1997)
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features exclusive extras: extensive video footage of the Spanish master at work filming of TENDER FLESH and previously unpublished photos offering a glimpse into the world of Uncle Jess.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
Colour, Original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
Legendary independent French home video label Artus Films is bringing Italian gore maestro’s most beloved shockers to High Definition in a Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo. The Lucio Fulci Collection is launched with the release of ZOMBIE, known in France as L’ENFER DES ZOMBIES. This edition boasts a fresh transfer from a 2K scan. The eagerly awaited release, originally announced for September 2017 (it took longer due to extra restoration work) includes an 80-page booklet entitled Fulci, zombies et opportunisme : quand les morts-vivants ont envahi le cinéma italien (“Fulci, zombies and opportunism: when the living dead took over Italian cinema”) featuring contributions by French film critics under the supervision of Lionel Grenier (the man behind the excellent luciofulci.fr website )
Bonus features include newly produced interviews with screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti and makeup artist Maurizio Trani. This region B locked release features Italian and French audio options and removable French subtitles. Artus is set to bring out THE BEYOND and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD special editions later in the year.