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Zombie - The Dead Are Among Us on Blu-ray High Definition





Since the advent of Blu-ray I have patiently been waiting for this day to come. One of my personal all time favorite films and a true living dead classic, Zombie, is finally on its way; and we have all the details you need! Dig it!

From the Press Release: 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 tagline "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 in stores on October 25th. 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!

Special Features Disc 1

  • 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

    Special Features Disc 2

  • 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 - The Dead Are Among Us on Blu-ray High Definition

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    PrairieGhost's picture

    About fucking time!


    Submitted by PrairieGhost on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:50am.
    Gareth Jones's picture

    About time! One of the best zombie flicks ever made. Can't wait to grab this.


    Submitted by Gareth Jones on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 4:37am.
    kiddcapone's picture

    Zombie looks like fucking shit in standard definition...good lord. It's only going to get worse on Blu-Ray...The ridiculous editing (the zombie vs shark he loses his arm before the bite, gets it back after the bite), you can clearly see the bottom of the makeup on the zombie (on the cover) around his neck (go ahead, watch it again), characters stand there and scream waiting to get bitten rather than run away, the fire bomb attack in the cabin scene features looped footage over and and over again...

    1979, barely passable. 2011, get fucking real...


    Submitted by kiddcapone on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:42am.
    Cinemascribe's picture

    It's a low budget Italian zombie flick. Of course the production values have some issues. So what?

    As was the case with practically every film the Maestro made, what establishes Zombie as a classic is the style that Fulci brought to the table. As it happens,the storyline in Zombie is pretty solid (Doctor pisses off voodoo capable natives while trying to determine what raises the dead and inadvertently sets off a sequence of events which eventually damn the world to zombie holocaust) and it's easily his most coherent film to boot. Where most Fulci flicks are beautiful to watch and creepy as hell but end on a complete "WTF?" moment (City of the Living Dead and the Beyond spring to mind) , this one actually has a chillingly appropriate coda (replete with a darkly funnny moment involving a radio broadcast in the final moments that goes horribly awry) which functions like the proverbial serpent circling back to bite its own tail by cleverly tying into the incident which transpires on the boat in NYC harbor in the opening scene.

    And that doesn't even cover some of the tricked out, batshit insane visuals Fulci put on display for the horror hardcore. As far as I'm concerned, 1979 will forever be the year of the Splintering Eye. And even with the flaws you mentioned ,that shark vs zombie scene kicks the most ass of any undead related sequence I've ever seen (with the possible exception of Rhodes becoming half the man he used to be in Romero's "Day"). Let's not miss the forest for the trees here,man: Production limitations aside,it still says something that pre-CGI, on a limited budget, damned if Lucio Fulci didn't combine a stuntman and a real, live shark and craft a sequence where one of the ravenous living dead goes toe to toe with man's most fearsome Ichthyological nightmare underwater.

    Now that's style. Long may Zombie shuffle its way into the collection of every willing horror fan.


    Submitted by Cinemascribe on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 2:13am.
    MagusMaleficus's picture

    Fuuuuuuuuck yes.


    Submitted by MagusMaleficus on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 8:25pm.

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