City Of The Living Dead (Blu-ray)

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Barcode
5027035020808
Department
Movies & TV
Released
10 Jun 2019
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Horror
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Arrow Films
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
City of the Living Dead
Tagline
And the dead shall rise and walk the earth!
Release Year
1980
Running Time
93 min
Alternate Title
Fear
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Demonic Possession / Gore / Theatrical Release / Zombies
Language
English
Country
Italy
Ratings
IMDb
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes®
46% 56%
The Movie DB
63%
Overview
A psychic participates in a séance where she sees a vision of a Dunwich priest hanging himself in a church cemetery, causing her to die of fright. New York City reporter Peter Bell investigates the séance and learns that the priest's suicide has somehow opened a portal to Hell and must be sealed by All Saints Day, or else the dead will overtake humanity.
Synopsis
After a priest commits suicide, a ghastly horror is unleashed on the quaint New England town of Dunwich. The rotting denizens of the local cemetery rise and walk the Earth. A journalist teams up with a psychic to send the dead back into the earth. If their race against time is lost, within three days all hell will break loose--literally! Highly recommended, although not for the squeamish.
Notes
US theatrical release 1983 (Unrated).

Filmed on location in Savannah Georgia.

Begins a three film (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BEYOND and HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) collaboration between director Lucio Fulci and actress Katherine MacColl.

In the credits for CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, Katherine MaCaoll is listed by her birth name, Catriona. After her agent came to realize that Italian words ending in o-n-a typically mean "large," the actress decided on the name change for her next two films with director Lucio Fulci.

On England's "video nasties" list and released there without the power-drill sequence and the woman vomiting her innards.

Actress Katherine MacColl nearly refused to perform in two scenes; one in which she is to be buried alive then rescued via a near-miss pick-axe chopping through the coffin, and the second being the maggot windstorm scene, which was a combination of rice and actual worms. The actress confessed to being in "real" tears during the later scene.

Features director Michele Soavi (THE CHURCH, CEMETERY MAN) in a bit part as as "Tommy".

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD contains an abundance of inadvertently comical camera zoom-ins to the actor's eyes, which became standard in the following Lucio Fulci's films.

Fulci credits the film's ending to editor Vincenzo Tomassi, whom created the scene after the original footage was accidentally destroyed.
Poster
Poster for City of the Living Dead
Videos
Trailer
City Of The Living Dead ≣ 1980 ≣ Trailer
Featurette
Mark Goldblatt on CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD
Cast & Crew
Director
Lucio Fulci
Star
Janet Agren / Christopher George / Antonella Interlenghi / Katherine MacColl / Luciano Rossi / Michele Soavi / Catriona MacColl / Carlo De Mejo / Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Co-Star
Daniela Doria / Fabrizio Jovine / Luca Venantini
Screenwriter
Lucio Fulci / Dardano Sacchetti
Composer
Fabio Frizzi
Executive Producer
Robert E. Warner
Producer
Lucio Fulci / Giovanni Masini
Director of Photography
Sergio Salvati
Editor
Edo Brizio / Vincenzo Tomassi
Costume Designer
Massimo Antonello Geleng
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