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Excellent film finally given the release it deserves,
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This review is from: The Beyond [DVD]  (DVD)Like any arrow video release this blows any previous, basic inferior quality releases like Vipco's out of the water...quality of the film itself is great, and there is a goldmine of special features that definitely make it worth buying even if you already own it...my only criticism of them being that the video footage of the film/s used is pretty rubbish quality...I know there are loads of extras crammed onto the disc but feel they could have used some less awful quality clips...
As for the film itself, people with no taste and no sense of humour can go on about how supposedly awful the plot and characters are but, considering that acting is often patchy in Fulci's work (as Manhattan Baby certainly shows), though like any of his films it's nothing amazing I can't fault it, Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck are fine in the Beyond and suit their roles well...Being I suppose the most Lovecraftian of Lucio's films (along with City of the Living Dead and House By the Cemetery I guess), it's supposed to be bizarre, often illogical, and supernatural-dominated, so just enjoy it and dive into the weird, macabre world of Fulci.
Note: Arrow have apparently corrected any issues with the bad quality black and white prologue in this, my DVD release of it was fine. Another thing to mention is the film disc didn't want to play even in VLC player on my computer, may just be my laptop/Windows XP being weird but may want to bear in mind this could be a bit funny with certain players, I don't know...