That’s right, folks! It’s undoubtedly one of the year’s best Blu-ray releases, and to celebrate, you now have the chance to win a brilliant Christmas present courtesy of Arrow Video — we have two LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK versions of Zombie Flesh Eaters to give away!
To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, simply send us an E-MAIL HERE including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers.
From the Press Release:
Hailing from the now infamous “Video Nasty” era of horror films, Zombie Flesh Eaters became an unstoppable cult hit upon its release in 1979. The film divided opinion across the globe and came up against opposition in many territories for the sheer amount of bloody content and its high gore-factor.
The original cut of Zombie Flesh Eaters was banned in the UK upon release, and the film that appeared in cinemas was an edited version with a full 2 minutes of brutality stripped out to get past the classification board. These new high definition restored editions contain the full unedited film, as Fulci made them to be seen.
From the sleazy video nasty vaults comes a movie so stained with controversy and moral indignation that the very mention of its name sends shudders down the spines of the weak stomached and censorious – Zombie Flesh Eaters. A gut-munching, shark wrestling, eye-gouging orgy of topless skin divers, mud-caked undead terror and Italian splatter from the dark imagination of horror genius Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, City of The Living Dead).
An abandoned boat in New York Harbour unleashes a deadly flesh crazed Zombie cargo… A Young American woman and a journalist investigate a tropical island where a deadly disease is making the dead walk… Soon, thoughts of getting to the bottom of the murderous curse will be forgotten, as Fulci’s walking corpses overwhelm the living and reports come in that the Big Apple is swarming with the living dead…
Still, after more than thirty years, Zombie Flesh Eaters still has the power to shock and offend the unwilling… Check out this classic ‘sadist video’ and revel in a wonderfully offensive movie that once helped usher in a moral panic!
• A brand new high definition restoration of the original negative with optional English and Italian opening titles
• Optional English SDH subtitles for English audio / a new English subtitles translation for Italian audio
• Optional original, restored Italian and English Mono 2.0 audio
• Audio commentary with screenwriter Elisa Briganti, moderated by Calum Waddell
• Audio commentary with Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower and horror expert Alan Jones
• UK exclusive introduction to the film from Ian McCulloch
• ALIENS, CANNIBALS AND ZOMBIES: A TRILOGY OF ITALIAN TERROR – Actor Ian McCulloch remembers his three classics of Latin horror lunacy – ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, CONTAMINATION and ZOMBI HOLOCAUST
• FROM ROMERO TO ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN ZOMBIE FILM – Veteran Fulci screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND) and Antonio Tentori (CAT IN THE BRAIN), celebrated UK critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION), Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Russ Streiner (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) plus many more share memories of the genesis of corpse -crunching cinema – from Romero’s early templates to the gory glory days of Fulci and his many successors.
• THE MEAT MUNCHING MOVIES OF GINO DE ROSSI – The special effects magician behind many Italian splatter classics talks about his most famous gore-drenched greats – and shows props from many plasma-packed masterworks – including ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, CANNIBAL FEROX, BURIAL GROUND and PIRANHA II.
• ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS – FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN – Dardano Sacchetti shows key pages from his original ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD screenplay.
• Trailers and TV spots
• Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower, a new interview with star Olga Karlatos by Calum Waddell, a history of Zombie Flesh Eaters and the BBFC by Craig Lapper, one of the board’s senior examiners, and extracts of the original ‘Nightmare Island’ 1978 script including unfilmed, alternate, and more gory sequences as well as a Lucio Fulci CV compiled by Jay Slater.
• MUSIC FOR A FLESH FEAST – Q&A with composer Fabio Frizzi from the Glasgow Film Theatre in August 2012, hosted by Callum Waddell and Nick Frame.
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Contest: Win a Witchy Prize Pack Full of The Craft Goodies!
It’s been a little bit since I’ve helped give something away, and I’m in a rather generous frame of mind! To that end, we’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at Comet TV to give you a chance to win a prize pack full of The Craft goodies, such as a t-shirt, a clamshell box, and more!
The prize includes the following items:
1 – Limited Edition The Craft Comet TV T-shirt: This The Craft exclusive t-shirt features all four witchy guardians of the watchtower on the front and a quote from the film on the back! Welcome to the Witching Hour!
1 – The Craft Exclusive Comet TV Clamshell Box: Talk about retro goodness! This The Craft exclusive clamshell box features exclusive throwback artwork and will immediately take you back to the days of waiting in line for new release movies at the video store!
1 – The Craft “Witching Hour Cleansing” Kit: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire! This kit will bring a little sage, crystal, and spell scroll into your life. Perfect for getting in touch with your inner earth goddess!
2 – Exclusive The Craft Comet TV Tarot Cards: While you may not be able to tell your future with these two cards, they are exclusive to this set and feature The Craft artwork.
Comet TV has several great films playing on their station this month on top of The Craft, including Bubba Ho-Tep, Labyrinth, and several Edgar Allan Poe double features with titles such as The Raven, Masque of the Red Death, The Oblong Box, and more! You can see their schedule right here.
To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below!
The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest Kicks Off Today
We know there are some pretty incredible artists out there among our readers, which is why we’re excited to let those talented individuals know about the new contest that’s kicking off today… It’s The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest, which runs through Friday, February 9th, and offers a pretty sweet prize to the winner.
If your interests fall on the artistic side of the fence, read on for the details. In a nutshell, eligible participants may enter by creating a drawing, painting, photograph, design, or other artistic image (NO VIDEOS) inspired by the forthcoming Aviron Pictures release of The Strangers: Prey at Night and posting that artwork to one of the approved social media platforms for the contest. Before entering, be sure to click here for the Official Rules.
Below you’ll find a sample of what they’re looking for. Contestants should check out the film’s poster, watch the trailer (below), and visit @TheStrangers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as the website preyatnight.com for inspiration. Submissions must include the hashtag #STRANGERSFanArtContest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and his/her art will be included in an installation in Los Angeles that kicks off in early March.
The winner will be announced on Friday, February 16th, with the installation unveiled the week of March 5th. Again, the deadline for entering is February 9th. Good luck!
Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman. It arrives in theaters on March 9th.
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.
Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein by Winning a Copy of the ‘Classics Reimagined’ Illustrated Novel
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and you can expect to see lots of products and events tied to the celebration. First out of the gate is Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein, which is heading our way on January 16th; and we have five (5) copies to give away to some lucky DC readers!
With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Frankenstein Reimagined” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 17, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Don’t want to take your chances on winning? Click here to pre-order a copy from Amazon!
Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8-page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs and a stunning full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.
The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an unknowing family, and the creature’s revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by David Plunkert’s mystical, layered interpretations.
Plunkert is the principal and primary illustrator at Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm designs posters, covers, logos, brochures, and websites for publishers and corporations. His illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Weekly, among many others. His steampunkish illustration and collage style give his characters a spooky, surrealistic quality. To see more of David’s work, visit davidplunkert.com.
The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.
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