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Shameless proudly presents director Lucio Fulci s trio of his US & UK based films, released together for the 1st time ever in this must-have Godfather of Gore definitive collector s set.
Containing a booklet adapted by Stephen Thrower from his definitive, highly acclaimed book, BEYOND TERROR THE FILMS OF LUCIO FULCI. Each DVD with Reversible Sleeve featuring original artwork, with the artwork of this limited edition set has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British film poster artist Graham Humphreys.
NEW YORK RIPPER. Do you like your horror films nice n nasty? Then brace yourself for this notorious 1982 gem of depravity that is every bit as vile and stylishly shocking as you’ve been led to believe. Lucio Fulci is in full flesh tearing form as the cops of New York hunt down a psychopath with a penchant for slicing his victims to the bone but not before he has his fun with them first. One of the most notorious films on the UK s Director of Public Prosecutions so called Video Nasties list; so subversive was it, that on its 1st foray into UK, the print of RIPPER, due for bbfc classification, was legendarily escorted back to the border without ever being screened. A psychotic erotic masterpiece.
MANHATTAN BABY, next in the set comes his utterly bizarre descent into a surreal world of possessed kids, Egyptologist, eyeball-piercing birds, walls that bleed, and much more! A succinct plot synopsis is frankly near impossible but here goes: There s a possessed Egyptian amulet, what looks like a gate to hell and rip-off moments from a variety of classic genre films including The Exorcist, The Awakening, The Birds, The Omen and most notably Rosemary s Baby. Despite the dubious plotting Fulci was at the height of his powers when he made this highly atmospheric and stunningly shot horror film that makes up in classic set pieces and pierced eyeballs what it lacks in coherence! extraordinary scenes boasting the unmistakable Fulci magic.
BLACK CAT Fulci’s adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe s tale of claustrophobic terror is a little seen gem that compares to the best of Hammer and Amicus films. This black cat is a malevolent moggy that stalks through a sleepy English village appearing to fulfill the murderous wishes of its owner, the sinister psychic Prof. Miles (Patrick Magee in fine deranged form). The dearly missed David Warbeck is the Scotland Yard D.I. sent to investigate… High on gothic atmospheric thanks to the moody cinematography of Sergio Salvati, this unusual Fulci tale of claustrophobic terror is a little seen gem that compares to the best output of the Hammer and Amicus studios and among the very best that Italian horror has to offer.
Over the next coming weeks we will be reviewing each of this titles in further depth. So to start off check out the review for Black Cat here.
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