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The Beyond [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 17246525
  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck
    • Rare on-set interview with director Lucio Fulci
    • Lost German pre-credit sequence in full color
    • Necrophagia music video directed by Jim VanBebber
    • Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun
    • New 2008 intro by Catriona MacColl
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Still galleries
    • Cast and crew interviews


    The Beyond
    This gruesome Louisiana-set horror film opens with a 1927 prologue featuring a Satanic artist being crucified and melted alive with quicklime in the basement of an old hotel. Half a century later, pretty Liza (Catriona MacColl) inherits the hotel, not suspecting that it is one of seven gateways to Hell. A workman breaks his neck, another has his eyeball gouged out by a zombie, a woman's head is melted by a vat of acid, and an architect has his face eaten by hungry tarantulas who chew out his tongue. Dozens of cannibalistic zombies attack Liza and her disbelieving lover (David Warbeck), who joins her in Hell in the film's downbeat conclusion. The gory special effects by Gianetto de Rossi and Germano Natali are nauseatingly effective, although the script (by Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo and director Lucio Fulci) tends to wander and the pacing is a trifle slow. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • David Warbeck
      David Warbeck - John
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      Sarah Keller - Emily
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      Tony St. John
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      Veronica Lazar
    • Al Cliver
      Al Cliver

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A Real Stinker

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I like director Lucio Fulci. Good schlocky horror films. When the graphic scene is in play it is always over exaggerated with lots of good red blood. The few key points pulled out in this description about the gore in this move are the ONLY good things about it. The rest of the movie is so horribly put together. So long and drawn out and boring. I gave this movie as a gift and received it back saying KEEP IT. They could not watch it all for it was so horribly dry. I pushed through to the end. It's the last 40 minutes are so when all the bloody scenes happen, so stick it out and watch it if you are game on this flick. I don't recommend this movie unless you love the director and have nothing better to do. Kill some time with this movie. A few of the actors they used in this movie were also in THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY by Lucio Fulci, and HIGHLY recommended by me,

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Strange movie, great disc.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Lucio Fulci's The Beyond is one his more bizarre films, where logic goes almost completely out of the window and man eating tarantulas and zombies coexist for some reason. If you have a stomach for gore and don't mind sometimes incoherent plots (to put it another way, you like Italian horror movies from the late 70s-early 80s), Grindhouse put together a very nice package of the film, extras, and the soundtrack at a rather reasonable price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Fulci film!


      This is easily Fulci's best horror film. Like most of his other zombie films, this one has to do with the gates of hell being opened. The film is consistently great throughout, has plenty of gore, awesome soundtrack, and really captures Fulci's film style.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I got this for a friend, and they highly recommend this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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