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Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] [1978]

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mix is deep and heavy, pounding us mercilessly with deep waves of LFE from the opening shots of the film. I still love Dawn though (as well as Day), so I, like most horror/genre movie fans in the UK, was thrilled to hear that Second Sight Films were releasing an exhaustively well-stuffed box set of Dawn of the Dead on both UHD and Blu-ray.

As for the Argento Cut, there doesn't appear to be a significantly notable difference from the But the included extras are still top notch and the quality of the Blu-ray transfer on the theatrical cut justifies the purchase alone. As the symbolic pillars of a secure, well-balanced democratic society, the pair of journalists and law officers essentially endure the impending apocalypse the only way they know — by finding physical comfort in material possessions, ultimately making them no different than the mindless dead swarming outside desiring to do the same. Romero's cult film Dawn of the Dead (1978), starring Scott Reiniger, Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, and Tom Savini.

Currently only available from HMV (there's been a lot of this recently) but due for a wider release on 1st March 2010, Arrow's 3-disc set includes some but not all of the extras from Anchor Bay's 4-disc Ultimate Edition, with no sign of Roy Frumkes' making-of documentary Document of the Dead or the cast commentary featuring lead players Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger. The remaining movies were introduced by noteworthy commentators; February 9th; Alex Cox with Giulio Questi's bizarre western Django Kill, February 16th; Shinya Tsukamoto's Japanese body-horror Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer, February 23rd; Mark Cousins on Georges Franju's nightmarish vision Eyes Without A Face, and finally on March 22nd; Christopher Frayling on Alexandra Jodorowsky's surreal spaghetti western El Topo. Night may have sown the seeds of the zombie genre, but Dawn kicked the doors down and helped it become one of horror’s biggest subgenres (aside from the slasher perhaps) and a cultural phenomenon.

It certainly sounds like a great project to have been involved in – actor Ken Foree (who plays Peter) is particularly enthusiastic in his recollections, while Savini tellingly states that afterwards "life was so boring compared to being on the set of Dawn of the Dead. The project then expanded to a second disc to include more related material, and eventually a third disc. While this trailer might only get a handful people interested who would not have been otherwise, it's really just a fun side-project. I spotted some flickering during the first reel, which is probably attributed to the high florescent lights in the hospital hallway. In either case, fans can better make out the stitching and faded creases in the worn leather jackets of the bike gang, the texture of the fabric in the furniture is more perceptible, and Tom Savini's gory makeup work is gorier and bloodier.I've no wish to denigrate the considerable work put in by those who work to bring any film to the screen (I know from personal experience how hard that can be), but a remake simply does not involve the same level of creativity and risk as the original that spawned it because the blueprint has already been drawn up, the product successfully road tested, the brand name established and the audience pre-primed. With a great balance of satire, action and horror, it transcends any minor flaws it may have, to more than justify its lofty status in the pantheon of genre movies. The virus currently causing worldwide chaos isn’t as destructive as a zombie outbreak, but the argumentative news pieces we see in Dawn and the way our protagonists grow bored of shutting themselves away from the problem certainly felt familiar, adding a further disturbingly realistic edge to the film.

Whether you have or haven't seen this movie, the 4K HDR experience is, by far, the best way to watch. In setting the film in a mall and watching how possessive and corrupted the characters get over their horde of ‘stuff’, Romero adds a healthy dose of satire surrounding consumerism. So there is at least another 2-3 hours of footage which seems not to have been released in the bootleg community. music fits the tone of the film perfectly and helps to provide the perfect accompaniment to the apocalyptic material.We will introduce you exclusively to Newpay finance products provided by NewDay Limited under this Introducer Appointed Representative arrangement. Intense, blood soaked, and a thrill ride from beginning to end, I still enjoy it as much as, if not more, than the Romero original. We still have the theatrical cut in the set, but it’s the older Blu-ray release, as it looks like they didn’t go back and remaster it for the set (the Unrated Blu-ray is updated with the new 4K master, but the Theatrical cut appears to be a bit for bit clone of the 2017 special edition Theatrical cut). Unlike some other dual format releases I've seen, you don't need to do a side-by-side comparison to spot the difference – the Blu-ray transfer is a serious step up from its DVD counterparts.

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