441 Films announce Joe D’Amato & Lucio Fulci documentaries!
441 Films are proud to announce the completion of two feature length documentaries, Aenigma: Lucio Fulci and the 80s and Omega Rising: Remembering Joe D’Amato. These documentaries are co-produced with British distributor 88 Films and by the Rome-based EDERA Production and Exitech Postworks. 441 Films’ Phillip Escott (Cruel Summer – reviewed HERE) served as producer, while EDERA’s Eugenio Ercolani (Banned Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Cannibal Genre) directed both features.
Aenigma: Lucio Fulci and the 80s takes a look into the twilight years of Lucio Fulci, one of Italian cinemas finest craftsmen; lovingly known as the ‘Godfather of Gore’ by his legion of fans. Featuring interviews by Antonio Bido (Bloodstained Shadow), Claudio Fragasso (Zombi 3), Michele De Angelis (Touch of Death) and Carlo Maria Cordio (Aenigma) amongst others, 88 Films will be releasing the film as part of their special blu-ray and DVD edition of Fulci’s Aenigma on March 13th 2017.
Omega Rising: Remembering Joe D’Amato delves into the career of the notorious Italian filmmaker, Aristide Massaccesi A.K.A Joe D’Amato, the infamous director behind the legendary Video Nasties Anthropophagus: The Beast and Absurd. Featuring interviews with George Eastman (Absurd), Michele Soavi (Stagefright), Rossella Drudi (Eleven Days, Eleven Nights) Mark Thompson-Ashworth (Top Girl) and more, 88 Films will be releasing the film as part of their special edition blu-ray and DVD of D’Amato’s Beyond the Darkness on February 13th 2017.