88 Films is launching another Italian cinema restoration project. This time out, they’re looking for help remastering the cult films Beatrice Cenci and 11 Days, 11 Nights for Blu-ray release. The 88 Films team hopes to raise £25,000 to complete the project. They’ve taken to IndieGogo to raise the funds and contributing secures your pre-order of the films.
Read on for the details, but first check out the trailer for Lucio Fulci’s Beatrice Cenci!
Beatrice Cenci Synopsis (1969) Lucio Fulci
Tomas Milian (Syndicate Sadists), Adrienne La Russa (The Man Who Fell to Earth) and Georges Wilson (Don’t Torture a Duckling) co-star in this brutal re-telling of the Cenci Family. The film depicts the horrific events that led to the demise of one of Italy’s most prestigious families. Through two timelines we establish how, and why, this much-loved family were sent to the guillotine in 1599.
Based on the tragic true story, Beatrice Cenci (A.K.A The Conspiracy of Torture) shook Italy to its very core upon release in 1969 thanks to its strong condemnation of the Catholic church and set Lucio Fulci on a collision course with the graphic violence that would become synonymous with his most popular works. Considered by Fulci himself to be his finest cinematic work, 88 Films are proud to unveil the prized possession within a legendary career. Prepare to witness the birth of the Godfather of Gore, finally uncut, uncensored and unleashed for the very first time in the UK!
Sounds fascinating! 11 Days, 11 Nights looks equally so, based on this NSFW trailer.
11 Days, 11 Nights Synopsis (1987) Joe D’Amato
From Joe D’Amato (Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals) comes the first installment of his most successful franchise, 11 Days, 11 Nights. Jessica Moore (A.K.A Luciana Ottaviani), stars as the libertine author Sarah Asproon, a young woman under pressure from her publisher to deliver her autobiographical book on her steamy conquests – all 100 of them. Yuppie Michael (Joshua McDonald), just happens to be in the right place at the wrong time and is soon pulled into the hedonistic world of Sarah Asproon…but at what cost?
Co-written by frequent D’Amato collaborators, Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (Troll 2), 11 Days, 11 Nights proved to be much more than the 9 ½ Weeks rip-off it was intended to be and become a worldwide VHS sensation upon release with a legacy that can still be felt today. 88 Films are proud to present the film in it’s hardest version ever in the UK!
The team at 88 Films is working with the unrated cuts never before seen in the U.K. This isn’t their first rodeo, either. They raised more than $100,000 back in 2016 to restore a trio of Italian classics. You can be sure they’ll do this project right.
What do you think? Will you back the project and secure your Blu-ray copies of Beatrice Cenci and 11 Days, 11 Nights? Tell us in the comments!