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City of the Living Dead [Special Edition] [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 18499099
  • Release Date: 05/25/2010
  • Rating: NR
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    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 Davanzati
    • English trailer
    • Italian trailer
    • 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
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      Carlo de Mejo - Jerry
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      Antonella Interlenghi
    • Image coming soon
      Robert Sampson
    • Venantino Venantini
      Venantino Venantini



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    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: 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

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome

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

      I would recommend this to a friend



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