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Dead & Buried [Blu-ray] (1981)

James Farentino , Melody Anderson , Gary A. Sherman  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Lisa Blount, Robert Englund
  • Directors: Gary A. Sherman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Surround Sound, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 125Th Street Records
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001HZ4KD0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,162 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Creators Of ALIEN Bring A New Terror To Earth

Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of Potters Bluff, where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed... then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff (James Farentino of THE FINAL COUNTDOWN) and an eccentric mortician (Oscar(r) winner Jack Albertson in his final feature film appearance) must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well... and no one is ever really DEAD & BURIED.

Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) co-stars in this genuinely chilling horror hit written by Ronald Shusett and Dan O'Bannon (ALIEN), directed by Gary A. Sherman (RAW MEAT), and featuring ultra-grisly gore effects by Oscar(r) winner Stan Winston (ALIENS, TERMINATOR 2). DEAD & BURIED is now presented in eye-popping High Definition, completely uncut and uncensored, and loaded with revealing Extras.

Audio Commentary #1 with Director Gary A. Sherman
Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Writer/Co-Producer Ronald Shusett and Actress Linda Turley
Audio Commentary #3 with Cinematographer Steve Poster
Stan Winston's Dead & Buried EFX
Robert Englund: An Early Work of Horror
Dan O'Bannon: Crafting Fear
Theatrical Trailers


"An Extremely Effective And Atmospheric Horror Film!" -- DVD Review

"An Impressive Fright Flick... Exudes Terror From Start To Finish!" -- Monsters At Play

"BONE-CHILLING... A Singular Blend Of Creepy Atmosphere And Gruesome Shocks!" -- All Movie Guide

"Stylish, Imaginative, Gruesome, Atmospheric, Chilling And Terrifying... This One Gets My Highest Recommendation!" --DVD Review

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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Movie October 26, 2002
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This halloween, I've been waxing nostalgic by collecting by collecting a lot of old, little-known horror movies that scared me as a kid. Back in the late 70's/early 80's there really wasn't much out there so viewers who allow a little leeway for the time it was released will find a lot to appreciate in this movie.
Dead and Buried stars James Farentino as Sheriff Dan Gillis who becomes bewildered by a series of bizarre and brutal murders happening to visitors of his small, seaside town. The plot thickens due to the quick dismissal of the murders by Gillis' wife (played by Melody Anderson - anyone remember Flash Gordon?) and soon the sheriff starts to wonder if she is involved somehow. To make matters worse, townspeople start reporting sightings of the murdered long after they've been "dead and buried."
The story is adequate with a number of twists thrown in. Skilled horror buffs may feel let down with the ending, but I think it's due to the fact many other movies have ripped off this plot line since the movie was released. What really separates this movie from the rest is the disturbing methods these people are murdered, with frequent cuts to dozens of people surrounding and photographing the helpless victims. The murders look especially realistic for the time (although, granted a little dated now) due to makeup effects of Stan Winston who has since worked on other "little-known" releases like Predator, Edward Scissorhands, the Jurassic Park series, and the Terminator series.
You'll be lucky to run across a copy of this movie in a video store. Should you buy it? If you're a fan of the genre and movies made in this time period, such as The Funhouse, My Bloody Valentine, or Halloween, then I'd say yes.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Blue Underground! February 6, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
In the sea of forgettable FRIDAY THE 13th sequels and clones came this little creative and disturbing gem from the early 80's wave of gruesome horror.

Several people passing through the quaint and picturesque town of Potter's Bluff die terrible, violent deaths only to turn up as upstanding members of the community days later. What's going on? Well, I wouldn't dream of telling, but you'll have a lot of fun finding out.

Blue Underground bravely chose to bring DEAD AND BURIED to blu-ray in spite of it's low-budget and humble production values. Visually, the result may not be on a par with some glossy production shot yesterday, but it nonetheless faithfully reproduces the imagery of this film as it originally appeared, and this is the best you are ever likely to see DEAD AND BURIED look. I had the deluxe DVD treatment, and this Blu-ray is IMO a worthy upgrade of a great little shocker.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead and Buried - Blu-ray Info February 15, 2009
Version: U.S.A / Blue Underground / Region A, B, C
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
VC-1 BD-50 / AACS / Advanced Profile 3
Running time: 1:33:59
Feature size: 29,73 GB
Disc size: 33,48 GB
Total bit rate: 42.18 Mbps
Average video bit rate: 32.22 Mbps

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2497 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2497 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Dolby TrueHD Audio English 2664 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2664 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 448 kbps)
Dolby Digital EX Audio English 448 kbps 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles: English SDH, French, and Spanish
Number of chapters: 24

#Audio Commentaries
#Stan Winston's Dead and Buried EFX (17 min)
#Robert Englund: An Early Work of Horror (12 min)
#Dan O'Bannon: Creating Fear (14 min)
#Trailers (5 min)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAY CHEESE! December 26, 2007
WOW! What a great birthday present I bought myself. It was
my B-Day yesterday and I wanted to (trick or)treat myself
to the best gift I could think of...A HORROR MOVIE! But what
to buy??? I do see they have the ULITIMATE EDIT. of EVIL DEAD
and now they release a two disc. of HELLRAISER. But I own
both those classics on single disc. I want something new
and GREAT I had not seen in HORROR! Well as I scanned the
D-Section in HORROR my finger hit DEAD & BURIED! hmmmmmm.
I remember seeing this on SHOWTIME a loooong time ago and
really not liking it. I felt I should give it another shot
give it another try so on a whim I bought it. First off
the music in this is great!!!! HUGE plus in Clint's book
also the directing and acting are great. It starts off
with a man taking pic. of the beach when a woman appears
out of nowhere and heavily flirts with him. All the sudden while
he gets ready to kiss her a group of people come and beat the man
to a pulp. They then throw over him a fishing net and light him
on fire all the while there taking pic.of him. This really sucks
you in the first 5 min. of the movie for some of the towns people
who are participating in this murder have the faces you'd trust
watching your children. later in the movie the man they murdered
turns up A O.K.??? Is he a GHOST is it WITCHCRAFT is he a ZOMBIE
WHAT??? I am not telling for you really need to watch this movie.
All I can say is what a B-Day treat to not only watch a HORROR
movie I had not seen but one that is great! I proudly have
Buy this movie for it is BURY good(sic)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Uncovered Dead and Buried!
This is a solid well paced little horror film. I had only heard about it and managed to miss it while it was out at the theaters. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Pulpman
3.0 out of 5 stars Just enough life to avoid being covered.
Sheriff Dan Gillis (James Farentino) is investigating an attempted murder in the small rural town of Potter's Bluff. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Borinquen_Warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie that's hard to find and at a good price. Received on time.
Published 24 days ago by bruce kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great movie a must see
Published 1 month ago by Honest review man
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect thank you!
Published 1 month ago by Cmoore Moore
released in Theaters 1981, very low budget you can tell in the way the film has been made
the film is about a Deranged Funeral Mortician who has the power... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ben30
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy as heck and lots of twists towards the end
There is no way I want to spoil what happens here. This is pure horror, nothing supernatural, nothing but the awful existential reality of the town called Potters Bluff.
Published 5 months ago by Viva
5.0 out of 5 stars A cult classic from one of the greats, Dan O' Bannon!
I saw this as a kid and was so glad that it finally got released to DVD! It is unlike the majority of undead/zombie type movies with an original story and the biggest shock coming... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carly
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful is what I think.
What is so beautiful in this film is, the atmosphere, the landscape, and the fog. The cinematography is complimented by these aspects, and brings to us a great thriller. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dan the monster movie fan
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent flick, fuzzy video.
DEAD AND BURIED is a nice and in many ways surprisingly creepy horror movie from the early '80s. Even on Blu-ray, though, the picture quality leaves something to be desired. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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