Starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Richard France, Howard Smith
Written By: George A. Romero
Directed By: George A. Romero
Studio: Anchor Bay
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This DVD set is a must have for all horror movie fans! They really went all out for this ultimate edition of such an amazing classic horror flick. Not only do you get the original gorefest, but there are 2 more versions of the film included, PLUS a whole disc of extras….are you excited yet? Of course! I am just writing this.
Since you all should know the basic plot of this movie: 2nd movie in the zombie series by George A. Romero, a group of people take refuge together in a local mall while the living dead attack. Pure zombie brilliance I say. Probably one of the best zombie movies of all time. Sure it has it’s silly, cheesy moments, but hey it’s from the 70’s so what did you expect?
I’ll just take this time to discuss the features of the DVD. The sound quality is amazing! They definitely took alot of time to fix it up and make it sound fresh and new, hooray for that! I think the reason they were redoing this film is because of the success of the remake, which is just as good, if not better than the original. (I’ll discuss that in my DVD review of the remake). This set has it all: trailers, TONS of behind the scenes features that are all interesting to take a look at. I enjoy the two extra versions of the film, they’re not too much different, yet they’re worth a watch. I think one of the coolest features on the last disc is the Monroeville Mall Tour with Ken Foree (plays the character Peter in the movie). I swear that guy is a nutcase though, I met him at Chiller Theater back in April….and yeah sorry I’m getting off topic here….
The commentaries are extremely interesting to check out as well. Not only are they will writer/director George A. Romero, but Tom Savini (one of the greatest make-up effects artists ever) and assistant director Chris Romero join in too. I love listening to these when it comes to horror movies. Especially one as gory and shocking as this one was once called. To our standards now a days, it’s nothing, but check out the movie if you haven’t seen it and just see how far they went to make the deaths look real and absolutely disgusting.
There’s just so much to this DVD set it’s a MUST HAVE for anyone who even considers themselves a horror movie fan. Buy it, watch it, enjoy it. Listen to me I know what I’m talking about.
Disc One n- U.S. Theatrical version
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero, Maken-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini, and Assistant Director Chris Romero. Moderated by DVD Producer Perry Martin.
Post & Advertising Gallery
George A. Romero Bio
Comic Book Preview
Disc Two n- Extended Version
Audio Commentary with Producer Richard P. Rubinstein. Moderated by DVD Producer Perry Martin
Monroeville Mall Commercial
Behindn-then-Scenes Photo Gallery
Disc Three n- European Version
Audio Commentary with Actors David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Gaylen Ross
International Theatrical Trailers
U.K. TV Spots
International Lobby Card Gallery
International Poster & Advertising Gallery
International Pressbook Gallery
Home Video & Soundtrack Artwork
Dario Argento Bio
Disc Four n- Documentaries
The Dead Will Walk, an alln-new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew members Claudio Argento, Dario Argento, Pat Buba, Tony Buba, Zilla Clinton, David Crawford, David Early, David Emge, Ken Foree, Michael Gornick, John Harrison, Clayton Hill, Sharon Ceccattin-Hill, Jim Krut, Leonard Lies, Scott H. Reiniger, Chris Romero, George A. Romero, Gaylen Ross, Tom Savini, and Claudio Simonetti.
Roy Frumkes’ Document Of The Dead n- The original documentary filmed during the making of DAWN OF THE DEAD by Filmmaker Roy Frumkes
Onn-Set Home Movies with Audio Commentary from Zombie Extra Robert Langer
Monroeville Mall Tour with Actor Ken Foree
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono CC
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 CC
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: zombie stuff
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 384 minutes