Fulci's Zombie is Heading Back to Theaters and It Looks Incredible

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor
October 4, 2011

One of the best experiences I had at this year's Fantastic Fest was getting another chance to see Lucio Fulci's Zombie on the big screen again. But this was no ordinary viewing. What I got to see was the beautifully restored print. Rich colors, amazing detail, it was incredible. Shortly after the screening, Blue Underground confirmed for me that what I saw was in fact it's forthcoming Blu-ray disc. Good God, it looked amazing.

The great news is, you'll be able to check it out for theaters. Blue Underground just passed along the following press release, poster and trailer.

Blue Underground is bringing its digitally restored and remastered version of Lucio Fulci�s ZOMBIE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada this month. The exclusive midnight screenings give fans the chance to experience Fulci�s horror classic as it�s never been seen or heard before in advance of Blue Underground�s release of ZOMBIE on Blu-ray disc.

A listing of theaters and dates is attached; all screenings will take place on October 21 & 22, 2011, except where noted. Theaters and showtimes are online now VIA THIS LINK.

The late, great Lucio Fulci is known to horror fans for such wildly imaginative and outrageously gory films as THE BEYOND, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD; his influence continues to be felt in the work of contemporary genre directors including Eli Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER) and Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY, PAN�S LABYRINTH).

Originally released in Italy as an unofficial sequel to DAWN OF THE DEAD, Fulci�s ZOMBIE is arguably the director�s most popular movie and remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time! ZOMBIE stars Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING).

Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. Each frame has been lovingly restored to perfection under the supervision of cinematographer Sergio Salvati (THE BEYOND), and the soundtrack has been remastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound to create the most pristine, mind-blowing version of the movie ever seen.

�We are very excited about this theatrical release of ZOMBIE,� says Blue Underground founder and president William Lustig. �We spent hundreds of hours working by hand to restore every frame of the movie. When we premiered our restoration of the film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, fans told us that ZOMBIE looks like it was made yesterday!�

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Posted by: Brendan on October 4, 2011 at 15:48:54

bah! no Vancouver screenings. Shenanigans!, Shenanigans!

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