Long before zombies took up jogging in 28 Days Later and Zack Snyder√ïs Dawn of the Dead remake, they were brandishing axes and other sharp implements in Umberto Lenzi√ïs utterly insane radiation-sickness opus Nightmare City.
In true Zombie Flesh Eaters form, our story begins with the arrival of an ominous, seemingly unmanned craft √ê in this instance, a military plane making an unscheduled landing at a European airport. Upon forcing the aircraft doors open, the waiting soldiers get a nasty shock when out bursts a horde of flesh-hungry, pizza-faced radioactive ghouls. The walking dead are here, and they√ïre hungry!
Counting amongst its fans the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth, Nightmare City (aka City of the Walking Dead) is a bonkers slice of Italian zombie carnage from the man who shocked the world with the notorious Cannibal Ferox.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
Alternative High Definition transfer from the 35mm reversal dupe negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Nightmare City fan Chris Alexander
Radiation Sickness √ê a brand new interview with director Umberto Lenzi
Sheila of the Dead √ê a brand new interview with star Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Zombies Gone Wild! √ê director, producer and actor Eli Roth on Nightmare City and the wild cinema of Umberto Lenzi
Nightmare City and The Limits of Restoration √ê featurette looking at the differences between the two transfers included on this release
Alternate Opening Titles
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector√ïs booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Martin, author of Seduction of the Gullible: The Truth Behind the Video Nasty Scandal, illustrated with original archive stills and posters