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Dawn of the Dead (1978) Second Sight 4K restoration Blu-ray

British Label Second Sight Films will be releasing director George A. Romero’s zombie classic, Dawn of the Dead (1978) on a restoration 4K Blu-ray Limited Edition: A 7-Disc set with 3 cuts different cuts of the film: Theatrical, Cannes, and Argento.

In 1968, director George A. Romero brought us Night of the Living Dead. It became the definitive horror film of its time. Eleven years later, he would unleash the most shocking motion picture experience for all times. As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead.

Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror films ever made — and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying. It is gruesome, sickening, disgusting, violent, brutal and appalling.

Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

This is the ferocious horror classic, featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini, that remains one of the most important – and most controversial – horror films in history. When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth: The original Dawn of the Dead is back!

Release date: October 26, 2020
Genre: Horror

Director George A. Romero
CastDavid Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
CountryUSA / Italy
Production Year1978
Discs4 Blu-ray Discs + 3 CDs
Region4K Blu-ray – Region Free / 2K Blu-ray – Region B
Run Time127 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.85:1
AKAGeorge A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead
StudioSecond Sight Films (UK)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Screenshot

Special features

The Theatrical Cut – New 4K scan and restoration of the original camera negative
Commentary by George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
New Commentary by Travis Crawford
The Extended Cut – Produced using 4K scan of Theatrical Cut camera negative and 4K scan of Extended Cut interpositive
Commentary by Richard P. Rubinstein
The Argento Cut – produced using 4K scan of Theatrical Cut camera negative and 4K scan of Argento Cut interpositive
Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
New Zombies and Bikers (59 mins): with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers!
NEW Memories of Monroeville (34 mins): a tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis
NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics (23 mins): with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky
NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
NEW Dummies! Dummies! (12 mins): an interview with actor Richard France
NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview (20 mins): previously unreleased archive interview
Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer
Document of the Dead: The Original Cut
Document of the Dead: The New Cut
The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary
Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
The Goblin Soundtrack – 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks
The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 1
The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 2
A 150-page hardback book featuring new essays, archive interview, and rare stills
Dawn of the Dead: The novelization book

Cynical, devastating and relentless, director George A. Romero’s gruelling masterpiece about the American Dream turning into a terrifying nightmare is a brilliant blend of black comedy and hip, if harrowing, carnage.

Alan Jones — Radio Times

Dawn of the Dead (1978) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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