Lucio Fulci’s Zombie Shambles Back into Theaters This Month!!
This is some pretty fucking exciting news!! Very few genre movies really grabbed me by the collar and made me a life-long, diehard horror fan. There’s the original DAWN OF THE DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, RE-ANIMATOR, and Fulci’s ZOMBIE (a.k.s., ZOMBI 2). Well ZOMBIE is shambling back into the theaters this month (October) just in time for the best time of the year. Here’s the press release:
Blue Underground is bringing its digitally restored and remastered version of Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada this month. The exclusive midnight screenings give fans the chance to experience Fulci’s horror classic as it’s never been seen or heard before in advance of Blue Underground’s release of ZOMBIE on Blu-ray disc.
All screenings will take place on October 21 and 22, 2011, except where noted.
Click here for a complete list of cities and theaters that’ll be showing ZOMBIE. Check out the original trailer, and then read on for even more exciting news from the press release:
The late, great Lucio Fulci is known to horror fans for such wildly imaginative and outrageously gory films as THE BEYOND, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD; his influence continues to be felt in the work of contemporary genre directors including Eli Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER) and Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY, PAN’S LABYRINTH).
Originally released in Italy as an unofficial sequel to DAWN OF THE DEAD, Fulci’s ZOMBIE is arguably the director’s most popular movie and remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time! ZOMBIE stars Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING).
Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. Each frame has been lovingly restored to perfection under the supervision of cinematographer Sergio Salvati (THE BEYOND), and the soundtrack has been remastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound to create the most pristine, mind-blowing version of the movie ever seen.
“We are very excited about this theatrical release of ZOMBIE,” says Blue Underground founder and president William Lustig. “We spent hundreds of hours working by hand to restore every frame of the movie. When we premiered our restoration of the film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, fans told us that ZOMBIE looks like it was made yesterday!”
Blue Underground’s Ultimate Edition of ZOMBIE will be released as a 2-Disc Blu-ray and 2-Disc DVD on October 25, 2011 (pre-order here).
I’m really excited and once again am glad I’m in Austin, TX … ZOMBIE is playing in two different theaters for a total of three nights at the end of October!! I’ll be there for sure.