City of the Living Dead [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 18499071
  • Release Date: 05/25/2010
  • Rating: NR
$12.99
Cardmember Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features


  • The Making of City of the Living Dead - Interviews with star Catriona MacColl, co-star Michele Soavi, production designer Massimo Antonello Geleng, assistant makeup effects artist Rosario Prestopino, special effects artist Gino De Rossi, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, and camera operator Roberto Forges Davanzat
  • Acting Among the Dead - interview with star Catriona MacColl
  • Entering the Gates pf Hell - interview with star Giovani Lombardo Radice
  • Memories of the Maestro - the cast and crew reminsce about working with Lucio Fulci
  • Marketing of the Living Dead - poster & still gallery
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Radio spots
  • Still gallery

Synopsis


City of the Living Dead
This gruesome horror film from cult director Lucio Fulci posits a priest's suicide opening the gateway to Hell, freeing bloodthirsty zombies to roam the town of Dunwich. The main attractions are startlingly explicit special effects by Franco Rufino, including two of the horror genre's most memorable deaths. One involves perennial victim Giovanni Lombardo Radice (also known as John Morghen) having his head run through with a power-drill, and the second is the notorious scene of a woman vomiting up all of her internal organs in a nauseating torrent of blood and guts. Fulci does manage one nice moment of splatter-free horror, as hero Christopher George struggles to free a woman who has been buried alive. As his pick-axe enters the coffin repeatedly, it comes ever closer to her face, causing the audience to wince with each strike. Aside from these scenes, though, Fulci's direction is somewhat plodding, as he substitutes slow pacing and clouds of fog for real suspense. Horror fans will still want to seek this film out, however, if only for the effects work and a familiar cast including Catriona MacColl, Janet Agren, Carlo de Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi, and Daniela Doria. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Christopher George
    Christopher George - Peter Bell
  • Image coming soon
    Carlo de Mejo - Jerry
  • Image coming soon
    Antonella Interlenghi
  • Image coming soon
    Robert Sampson
  • Venantino Venantini
    Venantino Venantini



Overall customer rating

4
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Disgustingly Great! But Really Disgusting!

    Posted
    matrixixix
    • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

    No doubt about it this is a horror cult classic. I first watched this when I was a kid and it was named The Gates Of Hell. However I was too young to remember it. I should have left it that way. The effects for the time are great. Too good in my opinion. Now in HD its even worse. Very creepy and totally disgusting. Here is a short list of foods I'll never be able to eat again... Rice Most if not all meats. Anything white with red sauce. Pizza with extra cheese Relish Chili Chunky soup is out Mustard Spaghetti So if you have a strong stomach go for it. If you have a weak stomach and plan on dieting then.... go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST

    Posted
    ZOMBIZZOL29

    I AM A ZOMBIE FANATIC AND I SHOULD LOVE EVERY ZOMBIE MOVIE OUT THERE, BUT I COULDN'T STAND TO WATCH THIS MOVIE--THE ZOMBIES WERE KIND OF GHOSTLY AND EVERY TEN SECONDS THE LOUDEST SHRIEK WOULD OCCUR AS IF SOME ACTION WAS ABOUT TO GO DOWN-- THEN THE WIND WOULD BLOW OR A CAT WOULD MEOW AND THAT WAS THAT-THE SO-CALLED "ZOMBIES"WOULD APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR-THEY DIDN'T ATTACK BY BITING BUT WITH THEIR MINDS-DON'T BUY THIS -IT WAS AWFUL-TRUST ME!!I IT WAS TOO OLD AND NOT SCARY AT ALL! CORN-Y.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to the City of the Living Dead

    Posted
    RRamirez

    One of Lucio Fulci's best films. The film provides gore, drama, and fright. It would have been great to see what Fulci might have done today, but sadly that is not to be. Also recommended by Fulci: The Beyond, Don't Torture a Duckling, and A Woman in a Lizard's Skin. This is a great start.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Trivium0

    I think this movie is on of fulci's best. The story line is amazing and the plot is outline well. For the time and how much money Fulci had i give this a five star rating. You will either love or hate this movie, depends on your style.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a classic reborn

    Posted
    scifihorrorfan

    this movie is old and has all the cheesy stuff from the '8o's but it is still a great movie. its different without being stupid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Mustang
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Fulci does it again. Great splatter effects. He is one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Old Zombie movie

    Posted
    Horrorman

    Not the best zombie movie. But it is a classic old one. So zombie fans, buy it, all others might want too skip it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.