Hell Of The Living Dead & Rats Two-Pack

By Dr. Know on February 4th, 2014

Blue Underground is reissuing a couple of splat-pack classics, Hell of the Living Dead and Rats! Although a specific release date hasn’t been set, be on the lookout for this later in 2014. Both will be receiving new high-definition transfers.

Directed by the notorious Bruno Mattei (The Other Hell), this ’80s Italian goriest is infamous for its eye-popping gore, ridiculous dialogue and hilarious use of inappropriate stock footage. Also known as Virus, Night of the Zombies and even Zombie Creeping Flesh, Hell of the Living Dead has been newly transferred in shocking HD from the original uncut and uncensored negative.

The official synopsis:

When The Creeping Dead Devour The Living Flesh! An accident at a chemical plant unleashes a horrific virus, and an elite SWAT team is sent to New Guinea to investigate. But when they arrive on the hellish island, they discover a plague of flesh-eating zombies as well as a beautiful female reporter who practices nude anthropology. Can the commandos survive this cannibal rampage, uncover a shocking government secret, and still find time for the occasional cross-dressing before the ravenous hordes of the living dead infect the entire world?

As for Rats, Mattei also directed this exploitation classic.Also known as Rats of Manhattan, Blood Kill, Rats: Night of Terror this cheesiest is filled with over-the-top gore, bottom-of-the-barrel dialogue and attacks by what appear to be thousands of painted guinea pigs, all capped with a twist ending that has to be seen to be believed.

The synopsis:

Mutants Of A Nuclear Disaster! In the year 225 A.B. (After the Bomb), a group of post-apocalyptic bikers discover an abandoned research laboratory filled with food, water… and thousands of rats. But these are no ordinary vermin; these are super-intelligent mutant rodents with a ravenous appetite for human flesh. Can a bunch of heavily armed but not-too-bright human scavengers survive a night of terror against the most hungry and horrific predators on earth?

Bonus Features:

  • Hell Rats Of The Living Dead – Interview with Director Bruno Mattei
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Galleries

Technical Specs:

  • Color
  • DTS-HD Mono
  • English
  • English SDH, French, Spanish
  • 1.85:1
  • 1980 / 1984
  • 101 / 97 Mins.
  • Not Rated
  • Region: ALL