The House by the Cemetery (1981) (4K Remaster) (BLU-RAY/DVD/CD REVIEW)

The House by the Cemetery (1981) (4K Remaster) (BLU-RAY/DVD/CD REVIEW)

The House by the Cemetery (1981) (4K Remaster) (BLU-RAY/DVD/CD REVIEW)

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The House by the Cemetery (1981) (4K Remaster) (BLU-RAY/DVD/CD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Lucio Fulci
STARRING: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni
RATED: UR/REGION O/2:35/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 3
AVAILABLE FROM Blue Underground

A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone-or something-is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.

House by the Cemetary is one of the main three Lucio Fulci movies that I just LOVE. Sure, it has a plot but the weirdness and craziness of the movie are what makes it for me. We open with a murder in a house that (as you should guess) is by a cemetery. A family soon moves in and then things get super weird with ghostly kids and such as the killing then keeps on again. There’s an eerie tone to this one and a very surreal nature. These are just two big keys to why it works. The other big reason it works is the violence and the blood. This movie gets pretty hateful from a violent point of view and it does indeed get violent. Next to Zombi and The Beyond, this is one of the first movies I’d suggest to someone who wants to dive into the world of Lucio Fulci. This in some ways is prime Fulci and prime Fulci is the best Fulci.

This release also comes with a new transfer that does look miles above the old Blu-ray release. It also comes with a disc packed with interviews and a lot of those are new. The movie also has a new commentary and CD disc of music from the movie. Add that in with the awesome cover art and the fancy-looking lenticular Slipcase, Blue Underground has once again outdone themselves in going back and giving a big release of theirs an even bigger and better release. The transfer alone would be enough for some, but this has a great looking package and extras. The movie is pretty darn solid as well. If you like violence and weirdness, which is basically the Fulci way, you’ll love what you get here with House by the Cemetary.

Extras

Disc 1
– BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE 4K RESTORATION OF THE FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF TEH FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
– NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
– Deleted Scene
– Theatrical Trailers
– TV Spot
– Poster & Still Galleries
Disc 2
DISC TWO
– NEW House Quake – Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
– NEW Catriona MacColl Q&A
– NEW Calling Dr. Freudstein – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
– Meet the Boyles – Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
– Children of the Night – Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
– Tales of Laura Gittleson – Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
– My Time With Terror – Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
– A Haunted House Story – Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
– To Build a Better Death Trap – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava
Disc 3
– CD Soundtrack
Additional Bonus
– Illustrated collectible booklet featuring a brand new essay by Michael Gingold
– Reversible sleeve
– 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Quality of Transfer: 97%

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