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Lucio Fulci’s ‘Manhattan Baby’ Getting a 3-Disc Blu-Ray Release from Blue Underground

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Who doesn’t love Lucio Fulci? The guy makes some of the goriest films that make even the hardest horror fans squirm and his films also are shot so beautifully. Everyone is familiar with Zombie and City of the Living Dead and even The New York Ripper. However, very few people have heard of Manhattan Baby, but coming October 25th, Blue Underground is going to be damn sure you’ve heard of this Fulci flick.

That’s right, Blue Underground, apparently taking the Grindhouse Releasing approach, is putting out a Three-Disc Special Edition of the Manhattan Baby on Blu-ray in a brand new 2K transfer, loaded with a whole bunch of special features, a DVD version of the film and a soundtrack CD. Oh, and you can pre-order the film starting on September 20th.

A young girl on vacation in Egypt is given a mysterious charm, causing her archeologist father to be struck blind inside an unexplored pyramid tomb. But when the family returns home to Manhattan, a plague of supernatural evil and sudden violence follows. Can this ancient curse be stopped before it is unleashed on the streets of New York City?

Christopher Connelly (1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS), Laura Lenzi (THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES II), Giovanni Frezza (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMTERY) and Carlo De Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in Italian shock master Lucio Fulci’s bizarre horror thriller, which combines elements of THE EXORCIST, THE AWAKENING, POLTERGEIST, and more. Also known as EYE OF THE EVIL DEAD and POSSESSED, MANHATTAN BABY has been newly transferred and fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive new Extras produced for this release!

Starring Christopher Connelly (1990: BRONX WARRIORS, DJANGO STRIKES AGAIN), Laura Lenzi (THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES II), Giovanni Frezza (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW BARBARIANS), Cinzia de Ponti (THE NEW YORK RIPPER, DEVIL FISH), Cosimo Cinieri (MURDER ROCK, THE NEW YORK RIPPER), and Carlo De Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY)

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Features music by frequent Fulci collaborator Fabio Frizzi (ZOMBIE, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BEYOND)

Special Features:

Fulci & I – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi (An Hour-Long Career Overview Of the Soundtrack Collaborations of Fabio Frizzi & Lucio Fulci)
For The Birds – Interview with Star Cosimo Cinieri
25 Years With Fulci – Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani
Beyond The Living Dead – Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
Stephen Thrower on MANHATTAN BABY – Interview with the author of “Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci”
“Manhattan Baby Suite” – Live Studio Performance by Fabio Frizzi
Theatrical Trailer
Poster & Still Gallery
BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by author Troy Howarth
BONUS CD – MANHATTAN BABY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi