The Beyond - Blu-Ray - Uncut Version - Transparent Case - Limited 2000 Copies - Lucio Fulci

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Shameless proudly presents Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece THE BEYOND aka ‘L’Aldila’ from 2K-scanned and restored source. Special Numbered Limited Edition, Hand-finished collectors Blu-ray (one pressing only)
Format: a special Numbered Limited Edition, Hand-finished collectors Blu-ray (one pressing only), Region B. Also available OnLineSynopsis: When jaded New Yorker (Catriona MacColl) inherits a New Orleans hotel, she calls on composed local doctor (David Warbeck) to contain the inexplicable and increasingly gory accidents that are plaguing the building and its grounds. But soon the Gates of Hell themselves open under the hotel, rendering their fight futile as the dead emerge to walk the earth in Fulci’s masterpiece of metaphysical horror: The Beyond.SPECIAL BLURAY FEATURE: for the first time ever THE BEYOND is presented with four different versions of the Prologue, seamlessly branched, enabling the complete and uninterrupted viewing of the film, starting with:(1) The now accepted standard sepia
(2) The original colour camera footage (restored from a new 2k scan)
(3) The B&W version (also as reference to an ‘infamous’ mistake! )
(4) A new 4th-way: presented as an homage to this cult-classic from Maestros Lucio Fulci and DOP Sergio Salvati, a new alternative version is proposed using for the 1st time the colour camera footage as the base on which toning is applied – with reference to Salvati’s known thinking. It results in more vivid visuals where the reds of the gore are strikingly visible and the light of torches & car headlights are much more luminous.In a way, these four versions of the prologue show the various stages of the postproduction and grading processes: starting with the original colour camera footage we then see the prologue in B&W and finally in the standard sepia version made by the means of the time.NEW EXTRAS:
• ‘Emily’s Eyes’ – an interview with Cinzia Monreale (with English subtitles).
• ‘Arachnophobia’ – an interview with Michele Mirabella (with English subtitles).
• ‘Murder, They Wrote’ – a unique interview with scriptwriter Giorgio Mariuzzo on working with Lucio Fulci (with English subtitles).
• THE BEYOND ‘prologue four-way comparison’ showing: the Original Colour + the B&W version + the Standard Sepia + the new, fourth-way: a version of toning over colour.ARCHIVE EXTRAS:
• Sergio Salvati (Director of Photography) feature-length audio commentary dissecting the film – with new English subtitles.
• Catriona McCall and David Warbeck a wonderful lively chatty feature-length audio commentary
• Lucio Fulci banter (short conversation on a film set)THE BEYOND the metaphysics !About the 2K scan source: the delay of this release is due to the fact that the original delivery materials were inadequate and we had to wait for of a new (2K) scan and its restoration. The silver-lining there was the discovery of the original colour camera footage of the prologue which was separately scanned in 2K and restored for the 1st time ever.About the viewing experience: seamless branching technology is used here to enable the viewer to see for the first time ever the film complete and uninterrupted starting with a separate versions of the prologue.About the new additional alternative toning proposal: We do not profess that our new toning versions are the correct versions intended by director Lucio Fulci or his DOP Salvati. Nor are either the original colour or the B&W versions.We therefore also and firstly present the film with its now accepted sepia tint prologue version which we of course admire as the filmmakers’ version – made with the film processing means available at the time.Our initiative to present this alternative was brought by the fortunate discovery of the colour camera footage of the prologue and being able to revive it.It is seeing the sophisticated cinematography of the restored colour prologue – displaying rich painterly colours infused by a magnificent chiaroscuro – which prompted the wish to investigate an alternative vision which may not have been possible to achieve at the time the film was made:A toning process was applied digitally (instead of chemically) to the colour image – whilst very much keeping as fundamental reference Salvati’s desired effect of making the sequence looking like an old photograph in order to show the prologue was from the past. And also Salvati’s comments: ‘I opted for the soft yellow, almost golden filter to enhance especially the torches, car lights -and- I discarded the usual sepia, the colour of memories…’
SPECIAL FEATURE: for the first time ever THE BEYOND is presented with four different versions of the Prologue, seamlessly branched, enabling the complete and uninterrupted viewing of the film:
(1) The now accepted standard sepia
(2) The original colour camera footage (restored from a new 2k scan)
(3) The B&W version
(4) Presented in homage to Maestros Lucio Fulci and DOP Sergio Salvati, a new alternative version is proposed using for the 1st time the colour camera footage as the base on which toning is applied – with reference to Salvati’s known thinking. Visuals are more vivid: reds of the gore strikingly visible and the light of torches & car headlights are more luminous.
EXTRAS: Interviews with Cinzia Monreale, Michele Mirabella and Giorgio Mariuzzo, The Beyond prologue four-way comparison, Sergio Salvati audio commentary, Catriona McCall and David Warbeck audio commentary, Lucio Fulci banter on set.
The package is a hand-finished, limited edition of a transparent case with a transparent inlay printed in most parts yet allowing clear see-though view of the shiny silver surface of the Bluray disc custom-mounted inverted (shiny side up): which not only shows the resulting mirror effect of the printed parts of the transparent inlay reflected onto the disc surface but which also creates shadows onto the disc.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 10 × 5 × 5 cm
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