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Sunday, June 9, 2024



Directed by: Michele Soavi
Distributed by: Severin Films

After talking with other Horror fans, I am amazed at how few know about the film CEMETERY MAN. The film is directed by Italian director Michele Soavi and is known by the alternative/original Italian name of DELLAMORTE DELLAMORTE. The film was made in 1994 and remains to this day one of my top 5 Zombie films of all time. The film stars Rupert Everett as Francesco Dellamorte, the caretaker of a cemetery. For some reason, every body buried in this cemetery rises from the grave after the 7th day of being buried. Francesco is fine with killing the "returners" as he calls them, until a woman he falls in love with is killed and is buried in the cemetery. Here is a more detailed description from the Severin Films press release:

Two-time BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett (ANOTHER COUNTRY, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING) stars as cemetery watchman Francesco Dellamorte, tasked with dispatching the recently deceased when they rise from their graves. But when he falls in love with a beautiful young widow (Anna Falchi), will his resurrected lust for life become greater than his bond with death? François Hadji-Lazaro (THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN) co-stars in the finest erotic romantic existential black comedy zombie gorefest of our time, featuring a Soavi-approved 4K scan from the Cinecittà negative and over 3 hours of Special Features – including new interviews with Soavi and Everett.!

I have been a fan of this film for years, and was super excited to be able to check this film out again, this time on 4K UHD. This is quite the upgrade from my old DVD copy that I have had for years and have watched many times. This is not your typical zombie film. I have always described it as an "Art House" style zombie film. The zombies are really more of a side story, as the love story is the real focus here. The film is shot beautifully and has an amazing soundtrack. It truly is a beautful film, which you can't really say about most zombie movies.

Check this movie out if you haven't seen it already...it might be one of your new faves you didn't even know was out there! CEMETERY MAN is available now on Blu-Ray or 4K UHD and contains the following Special Features:

*  Audio Commentary by Director Michele Soavi and Screenwriter Gianni Romoli
*  At the Graves - Interview with Michele Soavi
*  Of Love and Death  -Interview with actor Rupert Everett
*  She - Interview with actress Anna Falchi
*  Italian Trailer (only available on the UHD release)
*  English Trailer  (only available on the UHD release)

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-Ray
CLICK HERE to purchase the 4K UHD

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this movie...I'm so glad it got the 4K treatment. I can't wait to check it out in ultra HD!