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Nightmare City [Blu-ray] (1980)

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: December 31, 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GD9GN6W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,201 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

The film stars Hugo Stiglitz as the television news reporter Dean Miller who waits at a European airport for the arrival of a scientist. A military plane, exposed to radiation makes an emergency landing; blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly the same as Anchor Bay's April 17, 2008
This review is for the Blue Underground DVD release of Nightmare City with some extended information to inform potential buyers. As has been said, this DVD is exactly the same as Anchor Bay's 2002 DVD release except it has a different cover to it. Even the text and images on the back of the DVD case are the same. The 2 extras are the same as well. Tales Of The Contaminated City, an interview with the film's director, Umberto Lenzi. Lastly, included is the original theatrical trailer.

So, if you own the Anchor Bay DVD and are expecting new extras on this DVD release, you're out of luck. It's exactly the same disc. But, if you've never owned Nightmare City, I do recommend it. (Plus, Blue Underground's DVD is cheaper new.) It's a nice change of pace with blood suckers instead of flesh eaters, super fast super strong zombie like creatures, able to fly airplanes, drive cars, and use garden tools to murder anyone in sight. Speaking of pace, the film is nicely paced, too. Lenzi did a good job on the directing in this picture. One nice touch is the use of a synthesized soundtrack, and early example of its use in movies.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ALERT! Channel 5 News Flash! August 12, 2007
From the scattered and mottled composition of Nightmare City, I have gleaned the following intriguing facts:

(A) Radioactive Zombies are not like ordinary zombies; Radioactive Zombies are capable of piloting planes and wielding weapons of virtually any description.

(B) Radioactive Zombies do not look like ordinary zombies; Radioactive Zombies wear normal clothes, suits and ties, and look like someone dumped large buckets of pigeon excrement all over their heads and faces.

(C) Radioactive Zombies disregard the consumption of human flesh in favor of non-polite exsanguination.

(D) Radioactive Zombies have absolutely no regard for the institution of physical fitness and will brazenly slaughter aerobics instructors in the middle of a television broadcast.

Nightmare City occurs in the wake of some undisclosed radioactive spill, the result of which is a horde of blood-crazed maniacs. The city authorities are waiting for the return of the renowned professor sent to investigate the spill; however, when the professor does return he does so in an unmarked plane with no apparent flight plan. The professor himself leads the initial disgorge of zombies from the plane, attacking the military and airport personnel. AHHHHHH! The zombies prey upon the hapless and stupid humans, stabbing their victims and tearing open their throats to release geysers of spurting blood.

Unfortunately for Nightmare City, the protagonist is a sanctimonious reporter. The reporter flees from the airport massacre to interrupt an apparently very popular aerobics show to report the horrific events via a "special news flash" on Channel 5. The news flash is canceled, however, when the watchful military intervenes. The reporter disgustedly resigns his post.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is cheese, right off. You know, bad in a funny way, thanks to poor dubbing, a goofball story, and hilarious toxic 'zombies' that are so relentless, they race off a jetliner shooting, stabbing and sucking the blood of anyone in sight!

This is a classic cheese zombie film, a must see for zombie gorehounds. Most of the film contains chases and evasive tactics by a man and woman team as they try to survive a day in Nightmare City. Plenty of gore, TONS of crappy looking, running, stabbing zombies that shoot machine guns.

The end Amusement Park location zombie attack scene is a must see.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plesently Surprised by this Blind Buy BR January 3, 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
My copy of Nightmare City (Blu Ray) arrived today
and I'm actually very surprised by the HQ of this BR out of the box
Die hard Horror fans of Scream Factory and there second folder cover will understand this
It comes with this "Old School" BR Cover then when you pull it out you get the Classic NC Cover

I have never heard of RaroVideo but, I'm very impressed with the over all look of the BR
The price is a tad high for a BR but, I Love this film

What you get with the BR:
**New HD Transfer
***DTS-HD 2.0 & Audio Linear PCM 2.0 Audio***
**An Interview with Director Umbero Lenzi almost 50min long (Very Cool)
*Original English Trailer 3:45min.
Original Italian trailer 3:45
***A Fully Illustrated booklet on the genesis and production of the film by Chris Alexander (Fangoria Magazine)
**Digitally restored New and Improved English subtitle translation

The Film is hands down on of the most unique Zombie Films ever (Even though in a previous interview with Umberto Lenzi he states its a Italian Vampire Film)
Whatever you wanna see it as it's just a fun cleaver Horror Film
With fast running Zombies way before Return of the Living Dead & 28 Days Later
One of the coolest Scenes shoot at a amusement park with tension and drama
Even the ending is so Not Hollywood is screams Italian Horror which is a great thing
The less you know about it the better

If you are a fan of Italian splatter check it out on dvd then decide if you wanna see it in HD
It's a under appreciated horror film I'm still shocked it somehow got a BR version
It's on par with Romero & Fulci Zombie Films 9.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bad(?) Movie, Guilty Pleasure, and about the nicest it's ever going to...
FILM:

Umberto Lenzi's stab at linking DAWN OF THE DEAD, THE CHINA SYNDROME, and THE CRAZIES together into a cohesive film about running murderous radiation victims... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael A. Martinez
3.0 out of 5 stars this was a gift for a friend
i feel like there USED to be a "this is a gift" you could click on, so Amazon wouldn't try and make you review things you gave as gifts, but I can't see it anymore. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Justin M. Klinger
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites!
This is one that I will always love. It's got it all. And it keeps you interested the entire time. However this is not a zombie movie. Although it was marketed ad one in the U.S. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tracy Neill
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Zombie Cheese
No, not a good movie. Not at all. Yet, I enjoy watching it every once in a while. It's a classic "guilty pleasure. Read more
Published 6 months ago by runcible
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies Attack!,
Wow, I loved this zombie flick. I rented it for .50C at some grocery store late one night when my girlfriend broke up with me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bartok Kinski
4.0 out of 5 stars bizzare, funny, and at times creepy
I Saw this as a kid and it really scared me back then. WHen I bought this on dvd, I couldnt remember much other than the fact that it was really gory. Read more
Published 9 months ago by FILMCRITIC1987
4.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind
This movie is one you either love or hate and I love it but I can't really tell you why. It's a zombie movie so the story line is pretty much pointless, it's the same with every... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mike
3.0 out of 5 stars For Die Hard Zombie Fans Only
Sure, it's cheap and aweful in it's own way, but it's much much better and unintentionally fun than most zombie flicks churned out by no names, these days. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Y. Nomura
3.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare City(1980)
Nightmare City(1980) is a "fun" science fiction horror film from director Umberto Lenzi. It's just as action packed and fast paced as any Hollywood blockbuster. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jorge A. Zarco
4.0 out of 5 stars One Hell Of A Fun Ride!
HAHA! Umberto Lenzi's "Nightmare City" (1980) is unlike any zombie film you've ever seen.
It's full of blood, guts, gore, gratuitous nudity, hilarious acting, terrible... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Guido
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