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The Beyond [DVD] [1981]

David Warbeck , Sarah Keller    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Warbeck, Sarah Keller, Antoine Saint John
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041H7KSI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,849 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Lucio "King of the Eyeball Gag" Fulci made his name with a series of gory, gooey horror epics, and The Beyond stands above all as his outré masterpiece. The largely incoherent plot has something to do with a turn-of-the-century curse and a doorway to hell in the cellar of an old New Orleans hotel. Fulci shows his usual sensitivity with wooden acting, clumsy dialogue, and buckets of oozing blood and pus, but don't let that get in the way of enjoying this mad tale of zombies from hell invading Earth and eating their way through a cast of humans: crucified martyrs, blind visionaries, creepy hotel handymen, befuddled cops, and a plucky pair of heroes desperately fleeing a horde of hungry undead. The blood-red art direction is eerily beautiful, and Fulci's relentless long takes, punctuated by jolting shock cuts and eruptions of grotesque violence, create a mood of sheer paranoid horror right down to the final, mind-bending image. And don't forget the Fulci claim to fame: eyes are gouged out, eaten away, melted with acid, and (shudder) popped out by a spike through the back of the skull. Yech! If you dare ignore such piddling details as narrative logic and let yourself get carried away on the creepy visuals, it's a deliciously stylish treat, an edgy bit of Gothic gore pitched in all its bone-crunching, flesh-ripping, organ-splatting glory. This sadistic, sanguinary hell-spawn tale is for gore-hounds only. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

Product Description

audio in italianoin una citta' della nuova inghilterra una ragazza cerca di riattivare un albergo semidistrutto che ha ricevuto in eredita'. ma l'albergo e' costruito su una delle sette porte dell'inferno. gli abitanti dell'aldila' non gradiscono molto questa convivenza e mandano un esercito di zombi a invadere la citta'.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars �You ungodly warlock� 13 Mar 2005
By Nobody VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This is one only for the serious Horror fan not your average 'Scream' fan, but of course if one is a serious Horror fan then you already owns this. Yes? .... No? Why the hell not! Are you crazy, this is the crowning glory of Italian zombie/gore/horror cinema?
Lucio Fulci began his career in film at the Experimental Film Studios where he was accepted by Luchino Visconti himself, and spent many years as an assistant director. During this period he made comedies, musicals and westerns, but it was in the late seventies/early eighties when he made the films that would secure his reputation as the King of Gore/Zombie flicks. Between 1979-1981 he made 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' (1979); 'City Of The Living Dead' (1980); 'House By The Cemetery' (1981) and 'The Beyond' (1981). All four are essential viewing for any Fulci fan. Did anyone see these at the cinema?I can't think of anything cooler than being able to say you saw these on the big screen. I'm sure the majority of people saw these for the first time on video and it's in this format that these films gathered their cult following, that is of course before they got banned and label as video nasties. Yeah sure ban them it'll only add to the legend. Fulci was the natural successor to George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) when he took the zombie film further by adding the blood and guts splatter of the 'godfather of gore', Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, 1963).
'The Beyond' opens in 1927 where the film has monochromatic brown texture and within a couple minute we get our first taste of things to come followed then by the title sequence with it's foreboding music. Sergio Salvati and Fabio Frizzi who work on all four of the above-mentioned films delivered the cinematography and music respectively.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prologue now fixed. 20 Sep 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I bought my copy of "The Beyond" from Amazon.co.uk and can now confirm that they are supplying the sepia prologue version.
Originally Arrow made a mistake and used a transfer that had the prologue in black and white and you had to send your disc back for it to be exchanged for the correct version. Thankfully this is no longer the case.
The picture and sound quality of this film is superb on this disc. I have seen this film many times in many different formats and can honestly say this is the best I have seen or heard.
Of course it comes with the usual Arrow package of informative booklet, double sided post, a choice of four covers and a slip case.

The extras on the disc are huge and are spread over 2 discs.

On disc one we get an introduction to the film by Cinzia Monreale, 2 audio commentary tracks, 1 from Antonella Fulci and Calum Waddell, and a second track from David Warbeck and Catriona MacColl. Also included on disc one is Cinzia Monreale remembers 'The Beyond', Catriona MacColl Q&A from Glasgow film theatre and open your eyes easter egg.

On the second disc we get One step Beyond: Catriona MacCall remembers a spaghetti classic
Beyond Italy -Louis Fuller and the Seven Doors of Death
Butcher, Baker, Zombie Maker the legacy of effects wizard Gianetto Di Rossi
Trailers, alternative colour prologue sequence and more.

Highly recommended discs for this cult classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 9 Dec 2008
Format:DVD
I think we all know the story by now of this Fulci classic, but here it's briefly explained anyway: Catherine MacColl inherits a rundown louisiana hotel that was built on one of the seven gateways to hell (explained in the great intro).When a plumber digs through one of the basement walls he unwittingly opens the gateway..
"The Beyond" features great cinematography from Sergio Salvati(a Fulci regular during his best period) and of course stylish, excellent direction. There is a very gothic look and feel and it's also eerie and highly atmospheric. The great music from Fabio Frizzi is creepy and effective and there's plenty of suspense too and i haven't even mentioned the gore yet. The deaths are some of the best you're ever going to see. These grisly set pieces with FX by Giannetto De Rossi are sublime, very bloody and still look excellent today. Sometimes audiences have been divided on the ending of the film, but personally i consider it a brillaint finale and the films a winner from start to finish.
Now just sit back and enjoy this Fulci classic again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye-popping violence! 24 Nov 2005
Format:DVD
I've waited since the last ice age to view this uncut gore-fest of a movie and I can safely say it was well worth the wait. I did manage to aquire the edited version some time ago and there's hardly any gore in it at all. Although I don't find this film as enjoyable as "Flesheaters" it's still a must see for all horror fans - it would be a crime not to have this among your collection. It's typical of Fulci (especially the over the top gore) but as with a lot of Italian video nasties of this era, it's not without flaws...plastic spiders eating the obvious false flesh for instance. A painter falls about 30 feet from scaffolding and lands on his head so a lone doctor turns up, looks at his broken body and says he needs to go to hospital???? Also notice how many rounds the same doctor manages to fire off from a mere revolver and as usual the dubbing is pretty dire too, but shoddiness aside and you have a great horror classic which has been long overdue for an unedited release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good. Thanks
Very,very good.Thanks.
Published 1 month ago by Jürgen Rahnsch
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for Lucio fans
I had the Dutch subtitled DVD. Uncut. The only way to see it uncut in the Uk back then. Blu ray!!! About time this was uncut. Love the surrealism of the movie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Johnny Sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great edition
Very good quality bluray with many extra features. I highly recommand it to any Lucio Fulci's horror fan. Arrow is a great company!
Published 3 months ago by Teodoro Wilderbeek
5.0 out of 5 stars zoverstocks really good
Really good retailer and DVDs were perfect. Will use again and to all the bad reviews you must be stuck up
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Beyond Great.
I have all 3 of these limited edition sleeved and reversible cover Blu-Ray films from the unofficial The Gates Of Hell Trilogy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trevor
1.0 out of 5 stars Painful
Some women scream for no reason, a blind woman who doesn't exists plays the piano, an american impersonates a wooden plank, and there's a dog.
Published 4 months ago by Chev Chelios
4.0 out of 5 stars Fulci flick gets the treatment it deserves
Here's my honest review of the 2011 release of The Beyond

Packaging; One of the best packages Arrow has put together to date. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. N. M. Hornby
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Fulci given the treatment it deserves!
An excellent steeltin blu ray of Fulci's gothic zombie classic with some great extras. If your a fan of classic horror with tons of gore then The Beyond should be added to your... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. D. F. Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars way beyond
MANY YEARS AGO I SEEN MOVIES LIKE THIS ONE, AND I CAN SAY AT THAT TIME IT WAS GOOD. NOW MANY OF THESE OLDER MOVIES ARE COMING OUT IN BLUE RAY. Read more
Published 6 months ago by PAUL JR.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Edition
I don't think it is necessary to speak about the movie here, but I will evaluate the Bluray edition. The steelbook is very nice and the quality of the film is really good. Read more
Published 7 months ago by lordoftears
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