Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hungry for restored 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' on DVD, Blu-ray?

Zombie Flesh Eaters, aka Lucio Fulci’s controversial movie Zombie (aka the "zombie vs. shark movie") has received the Blu-Ray/DVD treatment, and is out now.

Like Scream Factory, Arrow is one of those companies that puts tender love and care into their releases and even include original artist posters!

Restored from the original camera negative, ZFE's new version will include a ton of special features, additional collector’s material, and never-before-seen extras including optional English/Italian opening titles, a UK exclusive introduction to the film from lead actor Ian McCulloch, and a number of brand-new featurettes.

For more on the plot and a peek at the restored trailer, go beyond the jump...

 Hailing from the now infamous “Video Nasty” era of horror films, Zombie Flesh Eaters became an unstoppable cult hit upon its release in 1979. The film divided opinion across the globe and came up against opposition in many territories for the sheer amount of bloody content and its high gore factor. The original cut of Zombie Flesh Eaters was banned in the UK upon release, and the film that appeared in cinemas was an edited version with a full 2 minutes of brutality stripped out to get past the classification board.  
These new high definition restored editions contain the full unedited film, as Fulci made them to be seen. 
From the sleazy video nasty vaults comes a movie so stained with controversy and moral indignation that the very mention of its name sends shudders down the spines of the weak stomached and censorious – Zombie Flesh Eaters. A gut-munching, shark wrestling, eye-gouging orgy of topless skin divers, mud-caked undead terror, and Italian splatter from the dark imagination of horror genius Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, City of The Living Dead). 
An abandoned boat in New York Harbour unleashes a deadly flesh crazed zombie cargo... A young American woman and a journalist investigate a tropical island where a deadly disease is making the dead walk... Soon, thoughts of getting to the bottom of the murderous curse will be forgotten, as Fulci’s walking corpses overwhelm the living and reports come in that the Big Apple is swarming with the living dead...

-Andrew Peters