Topic: Fulci's Box Of Terror
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.
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.
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!
Manhattan Baby: From Lucio Fulci, the director of New York Ripper, comes his utterly bizarre descent into a surreal world of creepy kids, Egyptology, flesh tearing birds, walls that bleed, creepy tombs 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!
Black Cat: We all know director Lucio Fulci for his depraved nasties like New York Ripper, but if you're wondering why in France he's held in the same esteem as Hitchcock, then the deliciously eerie The Black Cat is a great place to start.
Inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe tale, this black cat is a malevolent moggy that stalks through a sleepy English town appearing to fulfil the murderous wishes of its owner, the sinister psychic medium Professor Miles (Patrick Magee in fine deranged form). What Professor Miles has not reckoned on is his cat turning him into the next mouse to slowly kill!
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.
Suitable for 18 years and over.
* 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 Humphrey
DVD Release Date: 25 Oct 2010