The following press release is a title announcement from Kino/Raro. For more announcements, click here.



Raro Video Will Release Nightmare City
on Blu-ray and DVD on December 31st

New HD transfer from original 35mm negative for the first time on Blu-ray


“It’s not heavy, rather it’s a cheap and greasy celebration of trashy delights, easily consumed and processed with no real lasting effect outside of the urgent desire to see it again, and again, and again. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. So here’s to Lenzi’s non-zoms. Long may they run.”
– Chris Alexander, Fangoria Magazine

“From Italian director Umberto Lenzi comes one unique zombie movie. Maybe super zombies is a more accurate term because I’ve never seen zombies like this before. They are a particularly nasty kind that not only move fast, but are extremely intelligent and organized in their attacks” – Horrornews.net

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 2, 2013 – Raro Video is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Umberto Lenzi’s zombie horror film Nightmare City in a new HD transfer from the original 35mm negative and packed with special features.

Nightmare City comes to Blu-ray and DVD with a street date of December 31st and a prebook date of December 3rd. The Blu-ray SRP is $34.95, and the DVD SRP is $29.95. Special features include: an interview with Umberto Lenzi (49:27); original English trailer (3:45); original Italian trailer (3:45); a fully illustrated booklet on the genesis and production of the film by Chris Alexander, Fangoria Magazine; new HD transfer digitally restored; and new and improved English subtitle translation.

Umberto Lenzi’s zombie shocker Nightmare City stars actor Hugo Stiglitz as a reporter caught in a living, breathing zombie hell. When an airplane comes into contact with radiation from a nuclear disaster it causes the passengers to mutate into scabby-faced humanoids with a compulsion to kill and drink the blood of their victims. As the zombies move into the city and beyond, will anyone or anything be able to stop the wave of bloody death and disease that threatens to decimate mankind?

Filled with nonstop violence, gory special effects and pulse-pounding music and featuring supporting performances by Laura Trotter, Francisco Rabal and Mel Ferrer, RARO is proud to present this oddball gem of Italian splatter completely remastered and uncut.

Click on link above to view trailer

Price: $34.95 (Blu-ray) $29.95 (DVD)
Street Date: December 31, 2013
Pre-Order Date: December 3, 2013
Running time: 91 min.
Distributor: Kino Lorber
DVD UPC: 816018010593
Blu-ray UPC: 816018010654
Language: Italian and English (optional English subtitles)
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Color
Country: Italy
Year: 1980
Genre: Horror
An interview with Umberto Lenzi (49:27)
Original English trailer (3:45) / Original Italian trailer (3:45)
A fully illustrated booklet on the genesis and production of the film by Chris Alexander, Fangoria Magazine /
New HD Transfer – Digitally restored
New and improved English subtitle translation

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Writers: Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado
Producers: Diego Alchimede, Luis Méndez
Cinematography: Hans Burmann
Editing: Daniele Alabiso
Music: Stelvio Cipriani

Cast: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Contact Information:

Matt Barry
Kino Lorber
333 West 39 St., Suite 503
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-629-6880

Stefano and Gianluca Curti started Raro Video Italy in 1999. Dedicated to digital restoration of films from a wide range of genres, bypassing any stylistic boundaries, the company has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of its high-definition transfers. Its releases are also known for their supplemental content as well as the critical analysis and superb booklets that accompany each film. The firm opened its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010. Raro Video U.S. is a subsidiary of Gruppo editoriale Minerva/Raro, which is owned by Minerva Pictures, a 50-year old production and distribution company that continues to make films and boasts a catalog of more than 1,000 films.

Directors featured in the Raro Video catalog include: Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Francesco Barilli, Tinto Brass, Jean Cocteau, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese and more.

Available now from Raro Video U.S.: The Vanquished, The Clowns, The Anger, Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man, Body Puzzle, The Visitor, Come Have Coffee With Us, The Overcoat, Murder Obsession, The Secret of Dorian Gray, Crime of Love, Young, Violent, Dangerous, Steam – The Turkish Bath, The Night of the Devils, Madness, The Automobile, To Be Twenty, Conversation Piece, The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Plot of Fear, Waves of Lust, Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show, The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection Vol. 1, The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection Vol. 2, Shoot First, Die Later, Hanging for Django, and Il Generale Della Rovere.
Kino Lorber is a leading distributor of classic, independent and foreign cinema for over 30 years. With a library of 800 titles, the company releases annually over 25 films theatrically and 70 titles on home media on its 5 house brands. Kino Lorber also distributes a growing number of complementary third-party labels on packaged media, and is a direct distributor to all major digital platforms.

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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