January 10, 2020
The horror film The House by the Cemetery is coming to Blu-ray Jan. 21 from MVD Entertainment Group and Blue Underground.
In the 1981 Italian shocker from “The Godfather of Gore” Lucio Fulci (Zombie), 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.
The film stars Catriona MacColl (The Beyond), Paolo Malco (The New York Ripper), Ania Pieroni (Tenebre), Carlo De Mejo (City of the Living Dead) and Dagmar Lassander (Hatchet for the Honeymoon).
The 4K restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative includes such special features as:
- audio commentary with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films;
- a deleted scene;
- theatrical trailers;
- a TV spot;
- poster and still galleries;
- “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, an interview with star Dagmar Lassander;
- “My Time With Terror,” an 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;
- “House Quake,” a new interview with co-writer Giorgio Mariuzzo;
- a new Catriona MacColl Q&A;
- “Calling Dr. Freudstein,” a new interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci;
- the soundtrack CD by Walter Rizzati;
- and a collectable booklet with a new essay by Michael Gingold.