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Two Umberto Lenzi Films Prepped for Blu-ray
Posted April 11, 2013 03:35 PM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Raro Video USA have confirmed that they are preparing for Blu-ray release two films by cult Italian director Umberto Lenzi: Nightmare City a.k.a Incubo sulla città contaminata (1980) and Gang War in Milan a.k.a Milano Rovente (1973). The two releases are expected to be available for purchase later this year.
Set in Milan, an Italian prostitution ring leader (Sabato) is pressured into joining forces with a French drug lord (Leroy). A third gangster, an American, also tries to get in on the action. Starring Antonio Sabato, Philippe Leroy, Carla Romanelli, and Antonio Casagrande.
When a radioactive spill causes mass contamination, thousands of infected citizens are transformed into bloodthirsty undead fiends. But these are not your standard stumbling gut-munchers; this is an all-out attack by fast-moving, flesh-ripping, ass-kicking maniacs that can only be stopped by a bullet to the brain. Get ready for an all-you-can-eat buffet of gunfire, gore and gratuitous aerobics where zombies run, chaos reigns and heads explode. This is Nightmare City! Starring Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, and Maria Rosaria Omaggio.
tylerdurden10, if the price is good, I say go for it! If you enjoy cheesy Italian horror, a la Bruno Mattei (although this film is somewhat more competant than most of his films), then you'll have fun with this one!
Not saying it's good (in a traditional sense), but I really, really like Nightmare City. So, yay to that! Now, if only we could get Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond, Emmanuelle in America...too many others to mention.
Nightmare City's always a great viewing experience, and I understand they're using the original negative for the transfer also - will be interesting to see how this one turns out (the previous BU, and UK Anchor Bay discs look really good I think). I used to own the VTC video cassette (doubled with Alien Terror/Alien 2 On Earth) here in the UK and it even looked quite good on that! 2013 is shaping up well!
Love Nightmare City. Can't wait for this one. One of my favorite Italian films from the 80's. Though I hope they use the cover that was on Anchor Bay's 2002 release. Also fun facto Lenzi wanted John Saxon for the lead role but was shot down by the producers.