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The Beyond

4

Louisiana hotel hides a gateway to hell

Set in a Louisiana hotel hiding a gateway to hell, Lucio Fulci’s shocker soon abandons narrative coherence for an assault on the senses. as eyes are popped out, ears ripped off and tongues punctured, it becomes apparent Fulci is attacking not just the body but cinema itself – the freeze frames, ellipses and avant-garde flourishes combine to create a squishy head trip that’s both sensuous and nonsensical. Copious extras, but the real draw is the beautiful Blu-ray transfer. if you’ve only seen cut or VHS versions of The Beyond, you haven’t seen it at all.

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