Blu-ray: WHITE ZOMBIE (ON 16MM) Presented by The Important Cinema Club
NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. PACKAGES INCLUDING THIS PRODUCT WILL BEGIN SHIPPING ON FEBRUARY 15, 2023
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!
A NEW 2K SCAN FROM A BATTERED 16MM LIBRARY PRINT
THE MAIN FEATURE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN BOTH A REGULAR VERSION (JUST THE MOVIE) OR A “HORROR-HOSTED” VERSION, FEATURING ORIGINAL INTERSTITIAL SEGMENTS FILMED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THIS RELEASE.
Is there beauty in the hazy imperfect? That’s the question Gold Ninja Video poses to the viewer in this experimental presentation of the legendary poverty-row horror film WHITE ZOMBIE, in a form meant to evoke a dream transmission from a long-forgotten time.
Or, a 2 AM broadcast on a local public access television hosted by two passionate people dressed as monsters.
Will Sloan and Justin Decloux are your ghoulish guides through this Bela Lugosi classic in a new 2K scan from a battered 16mm library print, whose textures throwback to the yesteryears when celluloid was fed into a howling projector as the audience looked up at the dreamy flickering images from a cold church basement floor. Back when there was something mystical about the black and white visuals that were impossible to grasp, yet destined to haunt your dreams.
There are many ‘better looking’ versions of WHITE ZOMBIE, but none are this experience.
PLUS: The Bela Lugosi starring chiller PHANTOM SHIP (1935. aka The Mystery of the Marie Celeste), scanned for the first time in HD, from a 16mm library print.
*Commentary on WHITE ZOMBIE by Justin Decloux and Will Sloan on the 'Just The Movie' Version
*VIDEO: A Beginner’s Guide to 16mm Projection: A Discussion with Archivist/Projectionist Amelia Eichler (aka Mistress of the Reel)
*VIDEO: The Proto-Zombie: A Video History
*ORIGINAL SHORT FILM (Directed by Justin Decloux): The Film Scanner That Demanded Blood
*BONUS FEATURE: Bela Lugosi in PHANTOM SHIP (1935), available for the first time in HD, in a new scan from a 16MM Print.
*Liner Notes on the career of Director Victor Halperin by Felix Dembinski