During Italian Horror Week we will be offering suggestions as to some Italian movies
that you might pick up from Diabolik DVD. You might stumble across them while taking part in the scavenger hunt through their catalog although they might not necessarily be on movies you’ll have to find to take the $50 gift card (ENTER HERE IF YOU DARE). It’s important to remember that Diabolik DVD is a company that is run by horror/cinema fans like you and me. These guys are part of the team known as Exhumed Films who give you amazing double features, movie marathons and the great 24 Hour Horror-thon in October. While Exhumed Films is done for the love of film, Diabolik DVD is a living breathing epicenter of commerce. Supporting them is good for horror and affords us a non-Amazon outlet to obscure titles.
Just remember, there was a time before the big ecommerce sites when you had to go to smaller distribution centers or even rely on bootlegged copies of these films in order to get your fix. The quality wasn’t always so great, right guys? You’d never know which cut of the movie you’d be getting, remember? You might even get a completely different film than you ordered and be stuck holding a rather expensive paper weight (there was a time when people didn’t understand PAL). By not supporting smaller companies like Diabolik DVD it is possible to see the little guy get the boot, the big guy could adjust their product inventory and you might be completely without access to titles like these. If it happened to your mom and pop video store, it can happen to your favorite DVD seller. Support the good guys. Support horror and, yes, the horror community is a real thing… IT LIVES!
Zombie Holocaust (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
AKA DR BUTCHER MD (Medical Deviate!)
Peter Chandler and Dr. Lori Ridgeway, in an effort to expose a flesh-eating cult in New York City, set out on an expedition to the primitive island of Keto. The two are soon trapped in the wilderness, surrounded by a tribe of murderous cannibals and an insane scientist, Dr. Obrero.
NTSC Region 1 DVD + Blu-Ray Region A
Having had the opportunity to see this in 35mm I'm not sure that anything can live up to just how big and beautiful this picture can be. This Blu-Ray is the next step to the 35mm experience. Get ready to have your taboos shattered. Invite squeamish guests to your party, show this and then watch them run to the bathroom (make sure to lock the bathroom door... it's that kind of movie).
From the big bad Wiki:
In New York City a hospital worker is found to have been devouring bodies in the morgue. Morgue assistant and anthropology expert Lori (Alexandra Delli Colli) discovers he was from the Asian Moluccaislands where she grew up. Dr. Peter Chandler (Ian McCulloch) investigates, and he and Lori discover that similar corpse mutilations have occurred in other city hospitals, where immigrants from this region are working.
Peter leads an expedition to the islands to investigate, where he liaises with Doctor Obrero. Included are his assistant George, George's eager journalist girlfriend Susan, Lori, local boatsman Molotto assigned by Obrero, and three guides. The crew are hunted by cannibals and zombies, the latter created by the sinister Doctor Obrero who is experimenting with corpses.
Lori is accepted as queen of the cannibals, and sends them off against the mad scientist and his zombie army.
Make sure to stop by Diabolik DVD and grab this classic example of the silver age of Italian cinema just before the big boom of the 70’s.