Competition *CLOSED*: Win a Copy of Zombie Flesh Eaters on Blu-ray! 33 26

Competition - Win Zombie Flesh Eaters on Blu-ray

This competition is now closed. The winners were Gary Hughes and Robert Girvan!

It’s competition time again here at Thoughts On Film and this time we have another fully restored classic up for grabs in the form of Lucio Fulci’s controversial 1979 video nasty Zombie Flesh Eaters.

Initially banned in the UK upon release, the restored edition includes the full uncut version that Fulci intended everyone to see. The limited edition steelbook contains some very special features including an exclusive introduction by lead actor Ian McCulloch and a look into the special effects of the film.

Here’s a full list of the special features followed by a look at the cover artwork:

  • Brand new high definition restoration of the original negative.
  • Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature
  • Audio commentary with screenwriter Elisa Briganti moderated by Calum Waddell
  • Audio commentary with Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower and horror expert Alan Jones
  • UK exclusive introduction to the film from Ian McCulloch
  • ALIENS, CANNIBALS AND ZOMBIES: A TRILOGY OF ITALIAN TERROR: Actor Ian McCulloch remembers his three classics of Latin horror lunacy – ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, CONTAMINATION and ZOMBI HOLOCAUST
  • FROM ROMERO TO ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN ZOMBIE FILM: Veteran Fulci screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND) and Antonio Tentori (CAT IN THE BRAIN), celebrated UK critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION), Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST) and Russ Streiner (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) share memories of the genesis of corpse-crunching cinema – from Romero’s early templates to the gory glory days of Fulci and his many successors.
  • THE MEAT MUNCHING MOVIES OF GINO ROSSI: The special effects magician behind many Italian splatter classics talks about his most famous gore-drenched greats – and shows props from many plasma-packed masterworks – including ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, CANNIBAL FEROX, BURIAL GROUND and PIRANHA II.
  • MUSIC FOR A FLESH-FEAST: Composer Fabio Frizzo – Live Q&A from the Glasgow Film Theatre
  • ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS – FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN: Dardano Sacchetti shows key pages from his original ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD screenplay.
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • Collectors booklet featuring contributions from Calum Waddell, Stephen Thrower, Craig Lapper and Jay Slater.

Competition - Zombie Flesh Eaters Blu-ray

We have two limited edition steelbook copies to give away. To be in with a chance of winning one of them all you have to do is comment on this post with your favourite zombie movie and why. Winners will be chosen from our favourite comments and will be contacted by e-mail soon after the competition closes.

Now time for the the small print:

  • Competition open to UK residents only
  • Only one entry per person
  • Entrants must be 18 or over
  • Competition closes on Friday December 7th at 23:59pm GMT

Good luck!

Zombie Flesh Eaters is released on Blu-ray, DVD and limited edition steelbook in the UK on Monday December 3rd.

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I'm a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 10 years of experience writing for various different reputable online and print publications. In addition to my running, editing and writing for Thoughts On Film, I am also the film critic for The National, the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland, covering the weekly film releases, film festivals and film-related features. I have a passion for all types of cinema, and have a particular love for foreign language film, especially South Korean and Japanese cinema. Favourite films include The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

33 Comments

  1. The Night of the Living Dead. The sheer horror the film must hve induced when it came out is amazing. The claustrophobic atmosphere also adds to the tension. Excellent film and my favourite zombie movie out there.

  2. COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES
    I just found it so funny and silly and when the pensioner was trying to out run the zombie chasing him using his zimmer frame was hysterical.

  3. My favourite is DAWN OF THE DEAD, the classic. It’s a fun comic book adventure on the surface, with deeper themes below, not just commercialism but humanity’s actions in the face of such an epidemic. Also, GOBLIN.

  4. Braindead AKA DeadAlive – Peter Jackson’s very own Evil Dead 2. Funny, gory and in hindsight amusing to see him using parts of New Zealand that he would later throw into Lord of the Rings.

    Blood doesn’t make me feel ill, but there is a scene in Braindead which I still can’t watch. One word – custard.

    It also contains the line “I kick arse for the lord” which makes it an instant classic.

  5. This is a tough one, as zombie films are my favourite. I will have to say The Beyond, everything about it is perfect. The cinematography, music, and of course the GORE!! Lucio Fulci is the master of horror! 🙂

  6. dawn of the dead-because all zombie films since have copied most of the film.and also the fact that they were locked up in a department store with everything thet needed and they made it fun as well as scary

  7. my favourite is the classic night of the living dead- theyre coming to get you barbaraaaa, this is the film that started me of on the wonderful journey of zombie films and horrors too and whilst not the goreist or scariest ill be forever thankful as it showed me the way in this genre.

  8. Shaun of the Dead for showing two types of zombie namely zombies of mundane habit and zombies created by viruses and other things.

  9. Zombieland – Bill Murray is a legend. ‘Who’s Bill Murray?’ – ‘ I’ve never hit a kid before. I mean, that’s like asking who Gandhi is.’ – ‘Who’s Gandhi?’.

  10. Re-watched Return of The Living Dead earlier this year – undoubtedly a comedy/horror classic. Some great lines and very clever stuff in there.

  11. The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue because its unrelentingly grim, has great gore and a brilliant soundtrack. Also it’s the best zombie film set in England.

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Competition *CLOSED*: Win a King of Devil’s Island Poster Signed by Stellan Skarsgard! 4 10

King of Devil's Island poster competition

It’s competition time again here at Thoughts On Film and this time we have a signed poster to give away from the excellent Norwegian historical drama King of Devil’s Island, which is out to own at the end of the month.

The film tells the true story of what happened at the Bastoy Prison for young boys in Norway in the early 20th century:

Under the guise of rehabilitation, the boys’ daily regime is dictated by mental and physical abuse at the hands of their wardens. The arrival of news boy Erling and Ivar sparks a chain of events that ultimately ignite rebellion. King of Devil’s Island explores a sinister moment in Norwegian history that won’t be forgotten.

We reviewed the film a couple of months ago, describing it as a, ” fittingly austere film that builds tension in a fascinating way, hitting you with an ending that’s somehow both surprising and completely necessary.”

We have a quad poster (40×30 inches) signed by the ever-brilliant Stellan Skarsgård to give away to one lucky winner. Take a look at the stunning poster below:

Competition - Win King of Devil's Island poster signed by Stellan Skarsgard

All you have to do be in with your chance of winning is answer the following question:

Stellan Skarsgård co-starred with Meryl Streep in which film musical?

A – Chicago

B – Mamma Mia

C – Moulin Rouge

Please send your name and answer to: rosstmiller@thoughtsonfilm.co.uk, with the subject heading “King of Devil’s Island Competition.”

Also, why not comment on this post with your favourite Stellan Skarsgård movies?

Now time for the the small print:

  • Competition open to UK residents only
  • Only one entry per person
  • Competition closes on Sunday October 28th at 23:59pm GMT

Good luck!

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King of Devil’s Island is out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download from 29th October.

 

Competition *CLOSED*: Win Kill Bill Inspiration Lady Snowblood on DVD/Blu-ray! 61 54

Thoughts On Film - Kill Bill Inspiration Lady Snowblood competition

This competition is now closed. The winner is Ross Maclean, congratulations!

Even casual film fans will have at least heard of (if not have seen multiple times) writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s violent two-part epic Kill Bill, but not everyone will know it takes inspiration from a pair of 1970s Japanese films. Those films are Lady Snowblood and its sequel Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, directed by the legendary Toshiya Fujita, and their influence on Tarantino’s hugely successful films is not exactly subtle.

One of the main influences come in the form of the titular character, who looks distinctly like Lucy Liu’s ruthless O-Ren Ishii whom Uma Thurman’s Bride character hunts down in Kill Bill Vol.1. And there’s also similarities in the revenge plotline, music (Lady Snowblood’s theme is used towards the end of the first Kill Bill) and visual motifs. For instance you can see a comparison of the two below.

Competition - Kill Bill and Lady Snowblood comparison1

Lady Snowblood

Competition - Kill Bill and Lady Snowblood comparison2

Kill Bill Vol.1

Monday September 24th sees the re-release of the two Lady Snowblood films on Blu-ray and DVD, fully restored and remastered for the best effect possible by Arrow Video (who also put out the impressive sets of Demons and Demons 2 earlier this year) with plenty of new special features to boot, including an interview with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, collector’s booklet and reversible cover artwork.

In celebration of this Thoughts On Film has a DVD/Blu-ray combo copy to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with your favourite moment from either of the Kill Bill films. Just make sure to put a valid e-mail address so you can be contacted should you win. The winner will be selected from our favourite comment. Note: The comments below contain major spoilers!

Now time for the the small print:

  • Competition open to UK residents only
  • Only one entry per person
  • Competition closes on Thursday September 27th at 23:59pm GMT

Good luck!

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