City of the Living Dead (Widescreen) [Import]
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The Seven Gates of Hell have been torn open, and in three days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter (Christopher George) and a psychic (Catriona MacColl) race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive--with the horrors of the living dead! Directed and co-written by the legendary Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Beyond, The New York Ripper), "City of the Living Dead" features some of the maestro's most shocking and controversial sequences of all time. This is the definitive version of Fulci's hallucinogenic masterpiece of horror: uncut, uncensored and presented in all its brain-ripping, gut-spewing, head-drilling glory! A.k.a. "The Gates of Hell."
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Christopher George, Catriona MacColl --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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**to the people whining about fulci's films,
if you are looking for some clean cut hollywood thriller, this movie is NOT for you. chances are you wouldn't appreciate it's campy charms... :0)
So what we have is an end of the world scenerio. Somewhere a preacher has killed himself. Don't ask why for we don't know and we don't find out. Somewhere else, a woman has a vision and sees the death. Back to the first somewhere...if someone doesn't put the restless spirit of the dead priest to bed, then the dead shall come back to life. Why! WHY! WHY! Was the preacher evil in life? Or something like that. And these zombies (Only they are not really zombies but rotting ghosts..no wait! They are zombies again. Now they are ghosts! Ok, just what have we got here...Zombies or Ghosts? There is a difference...!) [are bad]. There not the blue makeup guys from dawn of the dead (god bless that film though i dare blaspheme savini's zombies!)but they aren't the rotting messes we see in return of the living dead either. Anyhow, The whole mess somehow winds up under the ground in a tomb. The ending is no suprise. ...poor.
So why 2 stars then if the movie reeked so bad? Well there were scant scenes of bodily massacration but when they appeared, they were well done. Blood pouring from eyes, intestines being vomited out of the mouth, the usual zombie feasting. Good stuff when it happens. The transfer was rather ordinary. Compared to the old VHS version I saw this on the first time, it was an improvement.At least i could understand the dialog this time. So one star for the effects and one for the fact that somehow, i volunteered to see this a second time.
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I have to watch it again. I guess. not as much fun as I thought it would be. I thought it would be more Dario Argento- ishPublished on July 11 2013 by A. Larson
...if there isn't a good movie attached to it.
I'm one of those horror fans who bought into the hype over the italian horror films. Read more
This is one of the best zombie films ever. The scene where the womans guts come out of her mouth and the drill that goes through bobs head are brilliant. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2004 by Peter Leigh
VERY MOODY AND CREEPY.DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST ZOMBIE FLICKS.A MUST HAVE FOR ANY ZOMBIE FAN.WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE. A++++++++Published on July 15 2004
Okay, I love gore just as much as the next depraved freak, but City of the Living Dead pretty much disappointed me on all levels. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by C. James
Whereas Dario Argento has managed to turn sheer brutality into a form of high art, Luci Fulci has to rely on brutality simply to disguise the fact that apart from it, there's -... Read morePublished on June 13 2004
Although this movie has some redeeming qualities, such as the atmosphere of suspense and the exceedingly well-done gore effects in some scenes for a movie of this period, many... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by princemuchao