THE NEW YORK RIPPER , MANHATTAN BABY & THE BLACK CAT
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 The artwork of this limited edition set has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British film poster artist Graham Humphreys
NEW YORK RIPPER
THE SICKEST MOVIE EVER MADE! KING OF THE NASTIES!
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. Directed by the old scalp-ripper himself, Lucio Fulci, he s 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… Quack! Quack! Quack! If you ve recently revisited old video nasties only to be disappointed then this is the ultimate sex n slash fest to test your nerve with a realistic sadistic streak that will have you begging for mercy! One of the most notorious films on the UK's Director of Public Prosecution s 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..
“One of the most controversial horror films ever made” horrordvd.com …a psychotic erotic masterpiece Alan Jones MANHATTAN BABY PULL UP YOUR EYEBALLS AND DIE!
From Lucio Fulci, the director of New York Ripper, 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 Stephen Thrower BLACK CAT IT PURRS, IT STALKS, IT KILLS! WHEN PUSSY GOES BAD! 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. … among the very best that Italian horror has to offer Stephen Thrower All ZONE (0) THE NEW YORK RIPPER, LONGEST UK RELEASE 1982, ENGLISH AUDIO, WIDESCREEN, PAL, COLOUR, 87:07 MANHATTAN BABY 1982, ENGLISH AUDIO, 16x9 WIDESCREEN, PAL, COLOUR 85:15 (longest ever) THE BLACK CAT 1981, ENGLISH AUDIO, 16x9 WIDESCREEN, PAL, COLOUR 88:00 (uncut)
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. The artwork of this limited edition set has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British film poster artist Graham Humphreys