Conquest

Conquest

Jorge Rivero
Director: Lucio Fulci Cast: Jorge Rivero
Jorge Rivero
, Andrea Occhipinti
Andrea Occhipinti
, Sabrina Siani
Sabrina Siani
Lucio Fulci

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

It is truly unbelievable that Lucio Fulci's Conquest has come out on DVD before the Star Wars trilogy, but it's happened, and audiences have none other than Blue Underground to thank for it. In one of their strangest releases, William Lustig and company give a stellar, uncut treatment to this psychedelic fantasy mind-f*ck -- one of the director's lesser efforts for sure, though definitely a high point for connoisseurs of crazy, messed-up fantasy cinema. Sadly, the boys in Blue couldn't do much for the foggy picture, though, to be fair, their anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture is a vast improvement over the old Media video release. Sound quality is where this sucker really soars, with the trippy score bouncing throughout the Dolby Surround 2.0 track, constantly reminding you how much Italian soundtracks rocked back in the day -- especially anything from Claudio Simonetti. While there aren't boatloads of extras, there is a perfectly entertaining archive of the film's publicity campaign that should provide much entertainment long after you've endured the film. Both the U.S. and international trailers are present, with the international one grabbing the title belt for its best-of clips and downright bizarre final still frame. Blue Underground's poster and stills galleries are always top-notch, and this sucker is no exception! First up is the Posters section, lavishly showing off the fresh fantasy art from around the globe, while ending with a shot of a marquee that would no doubt give a heart attack to any nut-job fan if he or she saw it on the streets today. Both the lobby cards and promo booklet are also included, while the last section gives much love to the film's various spectacular video box art through the years. The director's bio is there as well, giving a brief overview of his career, though it lacks any coverage for the movie at hand, save for a few quick quotes from him in the very beginning about fantasy films in general. With perfectly chosen menu images (C'mon, you gotta love that glowing bow and arrow!) and classic art for the cover, the Conquest DVD is a real-deal gem that anyone with a little love for Fulci must have.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
UPC: 0827058105897
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 29,340

Special Features

Theatrical trailers; Poster & still galleries; Lucio Fulci bio

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [4:34]
2. Invocation of the Sun [2:37]
3. Dog Soldiers [4:25]
4. Back to the Beach [4:56]
5. "Every Man Is an Enemy" [5:24]
6. Warm Welcome [4:34]
7. Dinner With Friends [5:56]
8. Aftermath [4:03]
9. The Rescuer [4:10]
10. The Conjuring [3:10]
11. Advice & Dissent [3:38]
12. Marsh Attack [6:10]
13. Looking for the Cure [3:33]
14. Doppelganger [6:44]
15. Cavity Creeps [3:59]
16. Magic Arrows [5:20]
17. Down in a Hole [5:05]
18. Haunted Head [3:39]
19. Ashes of Revenge [4:54]
20. End Credits [1:35]

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