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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Fulci... Reply with quote

...ahhh, Lucio Fulci!

What's your favorite Fulci flick, and why?

As for me, I'm going to have to go either "The Beyond" or "City of the Living Dead" (aka "Gates of Hell")...
I just love the "vibe" of those two. Lots of atmosphere...lots of gore...lots of ripe acting.

Besides, there's that one scene in "Beyond" where the morgue door in the hospital has a sign on it that says, "Do Not Entry"!
Too fuckin' funny!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta agree with The Beyond. The movie just seems so damn bleak that you know there's not gonna be a happy ending. The opening scene with the man being tortured to death was pretty damn gruesome. The scene with the German Sheperd was pretty hard too, I really wasn't expecting that. The ending was definitely worth the wait too when the couple realized they were in Hell. The movie was worth every penny.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

voorhees25 wrote:
I gotta agree with The Beyond. The movie just seems so damn bleak that you know there's not gonna be a happy ending. The opening scene with the man being tortured to death was pretty damn gruesome. The scene with the German Sheperd was pretty hard too, I really wasn't expecting that. The ending was definitely worth the wait too when the couple realized they were in Hell. The movie was worth every penny.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick question chaos, do you mind giving me a quick rundown on Gates of Hell? I haven't been able to find that yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

voorhees25 wrote:
Just a quick question chaos, do you mind giving me a quick rundown on Gates of Hell? I haven't been able to find that yet.


Here, this is the "promotional copy" from the back of the Anchor Bay DVD (interspersed with my own comments, in parentheses)...

"The Seven Gates of Hell have been torn open , and in three days the dead shall rise and walk the earth (well duh). As a reporter (Christopher George) and a psychic (Catriona MacColl) race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive - with the horrors of the living dead (and the sound of music)!
Directed and co-written by the legendary Lucio Fulci, City of the Living Dead features some of the maestro's most shocking and controversial sequences of all time (like Giovanni Lombardo Radice aka "John Morghen" getting his brains literally drilled out of his head)."

That pretty much sums it up. It's definitely one of Fulci's best. Almost as good (and in some ways, perhaps a bit better) than "The Beyond".

Find it...Anchor Bay's edition is great, and completely uncut, of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks chaos. I appreciate it man. definitely have to pick it up
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did like The beyond but if you like fulci you also have to check out..

Non si sevizia un paperino aka Don't torture a Duckling.

typical fulci "detective" about a child murderer..
i love the "western" style filming (wide landscapes, close ups etc.) and the fact that everyone could be the murderer (great scene in the church!!).
There is also one gruesome torture scene fulci style.. and it always happens to the most innocence people (just like Emily in 'The Beyond')

this is whitout a doubt my favorite fulci movie (yes i think its way better than The Beyond) and if you like fulci this is a must see!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:58 am    Post subject: NY Ripper Reply with quote

I agree with Dominic that Don't Torture a Duckling is one of Fulci's best, it is definitely one of his most sadist films and it is whacked. I love Zombie, but my choice is going to have to be New York Ripper. Vicious film, a real classic
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: NY Ripper Reply with quote

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I agree with Dominic that Don't Torture a Duckling is one of Fulci's best, it is definitely one of his most sadist films and it is whacked. I love Zombie, but my choice is going to have to be New York Ripper. Vicious film, a real classic


New York Ripper is one weird flick, dude. I mean, seriously...what was up with that Donald Duck (TM) voice, anyway?

Seriously, though...really disturbing movie. That razor in the eyeball sequence is still damned hard to watch.

Duckling is an above average quasi-polizia/giallo flick...I haven't watched it in years. I'll have to revisit it soon...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost hate to say Zombie, but it was a classic. the first one Zombie was just ridiculously awsome, zombie 3 just sucked, Zombie 4 well not by fulci was not much better than 3, I have not seen 5 yet and expect it to suck, but must see it anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it is hard to choose my fav Fulci movie, the first one i ever saw was Zombie Flesheaters & at 8 year old it gave me nightmares for a couple of weeks lol.

I just loved the atmosphere in the Fulci films, City Of The Living Dead is very spooky with all the mist & fog & a great soundtrack altho the ending still makes me go Uhhh??. The Beyond is another great weird movie in which the endin stumped lots of folk.

To me tho two of his are my top fav's

New York Ripper - Shockin hardcore bleak film that was a bit funny with the DD voice.

Cat In My Brain/Nightmare Concert - Jusr a crazy movie that stars Fulci himself & also rips a bit of plot from Nightbreed regardin the killer.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BB wrote:
For me it is hard to choose my fav Fulci movie, the first one i ever saw was Zombie Flesheaters & at 8 year old it gave me nightmares for a couple of weeks lol.

I just loved the atmosphere in the Fulci films, City Of The Living Dead is very spooky with all the mist & fog & a great soundtrack altho the ending still makes me go Uhhh??. The Beyond is another great weird movie in which the endin stumped lots of folk.

To me tho two of his are my top fav's

New York Ripper - Shockin hardcore bleak film that was a bit funny with the DD voice.

Cat In My Brain/Nightmare Concert - Jusr a crazy movie that stars Fulci himself & also rips a bit of plot from Nightbreed regardin the killer.

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Yeah, Fulci's got a habit of appearing in his own films. He played a doctor or a forensic pathologist (before they were called forensic pathologists) in New York Ripper.

There's a certain class of people that view Fulci as this untouchable deity of horror cinema...like he's never made a terrible movie or something. I don't belong to that particular camp, but I do think they guy really knew how to make the most of a fog machine, a box of oatmeal, some creepy music, and an extremely limited budget. His movies (for the most part) tend to be pretty tense, relatively scary flicks, but he sure did release some turkeys, too...ya know?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, he has a tiny cameo in Zombie Flesheaters, think he was the McCulloch's boss & i pretty sure he also popped up in both The Beyond & City Of The Living Dead & others as well.

Agree completely, i just love his movies (not all of them tho lol) as they were among the first i saw so i do have a soft spot for him movies & lets face it he knew good talented folk like Gianetto De Rossi & the guy that did a few of the soundtracks (Fabio Frizzi i think)

He wasnt the greatest director but IMHO he was in the top five at least Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BB wrote:

PS i still tryin to forget Murder Rock Laughing


Yes, well (clears throat)...
That's probably for the best, innit? Eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh i know it was someone famous that did the soundtrak, couldnt rem who it was tho Laughing

It one of those movies i will never watch again (if i can help it)

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