New York City was a dangerous place in the early ’80s. The Big Apple was even more deadly when director Lucio Fulci ( A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin & Don’t Torture a Duckling) dropped by to make The New York Ripper. This isn’t just another Son of Sam rip-off. The killer slashes up his victims while terrorizing the police with a voice that sounds like a psychotic Donald Duck. Now the film is getting a major visual upgrade with a new 4K restoration with plenty of bonus features and the sound track. The Limited Edition set comes from Blue Underground on June 25th. Here’s the press release from Blue Underground:
The New York Ripper
3 Disc Limited Edition Set from Blue Underground
Exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)
New 4K restoration from its original camera negative, completely uncut and uncensored, and fully loaded with exclusive new extras!
To be released on June 25th
Someone Is Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Big Apple!
A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley of For Your Eyes Only) follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can’t be stopped!
Co-written and directed by acclaimed horror maestro Lucio Fulci (Zombie, City Of the Living Dead) and filmed on location in the mean streets of New York City, this is one of Fulci’s most savage and controversial thrillers. Now Blue Underground is proud to present The New York Ripper in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, completely uncut and uncensored, and fully loaded with exclusive new extras.
Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
The Art Of Killing – Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
Three Fingers Of Violence – Interview with Star Howard Ross
The Second Victim – Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
The Broken Bottle Murder – Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
“I’m an Actress!” – 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
The Beauty Killer – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Paint Me Blood Red – Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
NYC Locations Then and Now
Poster & Still Gallery
BONUS! THE NEW YORK RIPPER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Travis Crawford
Tags: Giallo, Lucio Fulci, New York Ripper