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The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974 / Synapse Films 4K Blu-ray)

Synapse Films has detailed the upcoming release of director Jorge Grau’s brilliant and much-overlooked zombie masterpiece, The Living Deat at Manchester Morgue (1974) on a 3-disc 4K restoration steelbook Blu-ray edition.

A strange twist of fate brings two young travelers, George (Ray Lovelock, The Cassandra Crossing) and Edna (Christine Galbo, The House That Screamed), to a small town where an experimental agricultural machine may be bringing the dead back to life! As zombies infest the area and attack the living, a bullheaded detective (Academy Award® nominee Arthur Kennedy, Peyton Place) thinks the couple are Satanists responsible for the local killings. George and Edna have to fight for their lives, and prove their innocence, as they try and stop the impending zombie apocalypse!

This isn’t the quasi- realist American horror of Romero and it isn’t the chunky, in your face zombie opera shock of Fulci. This is the zombie film as dark, lyrical, melancholy fairy tale, a film that exists in a class of its own.

Chris Alexander — Alexander On Film

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie and Don’t Open the Window) is a gory horror tale from Spanish director Jorge Grau and widely considered to be one of the best zombie films ever made. Beautifully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, Synapse Films presents the film for the FIRST TIME EVER on Blu-ray with the true original English theatrical mono mix and the real opening and closing credit sequences intact.

Release date: September 1, 2020
Genre: Horror

DirectorJorge Grau
CastCristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy 
CountrySpain / Italy
Production Year1974
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD + 1 CD
Run Time93 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.85:1
AKALet Sleeping Corpses Lie / No profanar el sueño de los muertos
StudioSynapse Films
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) — Photo
Image courtesy of IMDB

Special features

NEW 5.1 English stereo surround remix made exclusively for the Synapse Films release
Two audio commentaries featuring authors and film scholars Troy Howarth, Nathaniel Thompson, and Bruce Holecheck
Restoration of the true original English language theatrical mono mix
Jorge Grau – Catalonia’s Cult Film King (89 mins.) – This extensive feature-length documentary explores the life and films of director Jorge Grau (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
The Scene of the Crime – Giannetto De Rossi in Discussion from Manchester (16 Mins.) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
Giannetto De Rossi – Q&A at the Festival of Fantastic Films, UK (43 Mins) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots
Newly translated removable English SDH subtitles
Liner notes booklet featuring writing from Spanish film scholar, Dr. Nicholas Schlegel
Exclusive CD soundtrack of the haunting original score by Giuliano Sorgini
Included mini-poster of Wes Benscoter’s amazing Steelbook artwork
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) 4K Blu-ray Steelbook (Details)

One of the best zombie films of all time.

Meagan Navarro — Bloody Disgusting

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) trailer

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

2 Comments The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974 / Synapse Films 4K Blu-ray)

  1. Warren Prouse

    Any update of the release of the 4K DVD
    ” The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue ”
    Also, updated 2K Blu-ray version ? ? ?


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