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Return of the Living Dead (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
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•NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
•NEW Audio Commentary With Gary Smart (Co-author Of The Complete History Of The Return Of The Living Dead) And Chris Griffiths
•NEW Audio Commentary With Actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin And Make-up Effects Artist Tony Gardner
•Audio Commentary With Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout
•Audio Commentary With The Cast And Crew Featuring Production Designer William Stout And Actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman
•The Decade Of Darkness – Featurette On '80s Horror Films (23 minutes)
•Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
•Still Gallery – Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Special Make-up Effects Artist Kenny Myers' Personal Collection
•Zombie Subtitles For The Film
•In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak
•NEW The FX Of The Living Dead With Production Designer William Stout, FX Make-up Artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers And Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects Artists Bret Mixon And Gene Warren Jr. And Actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
•NEW Party Time: The Music Of The Return Of The Living Dead With Music Consultants Budd Carr And Steve Pross And Soundtrack Artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.Read more ›
James Karen cremates himself has been almost totally removed. This stinks.
Also, regardless of the negative feedback I give this DVD, we are unfortunately obligated to buy it, if we ever want to see a special edition DVD.
Ok, here goes. Yeah it looks great. But it just felt wrong. I couldn't place the reason. I thought maybe it was a visual matter. But I quickly realized that what was bugging me was the soundtrack. It was inexplicably, utterly mangled.
Will someone tell me why? Why were the vocals for whole songs removed? I am sorely disappointed and angered by this. I am outraged by the George Lucas style of re-working your film for DVD, and abandoning the original theatrical cut. If you feel the need to improve your film, fine, provide an alternate cut, or additional scenes, or whatever, that's great. Give me the option on the menu to see the "improved version, or the regular cut. But don't alter a classic, and not even mention it and try to pass it off as the original.
There are so many examples of this butchering, that I can't name them all. I only watched it once last night, and am at work now, but a few definitely come to mind.
#1 The scene where Trash and Suicide and the gang are speeding towards the cemetery used to have the Damned song Dead Beat Dance as the background music. Well, not anymore! You get the inital maniacal laugh, and then nothing, a completely different song. Why?!
#2 The scene where the zombie says: "send more cops", with a thick new york accent. A classic scene right? We all loved it right? Well did you notice that they changed the voice? Did you notice that is was awful in comparison, and not nearly as funny? Was there a good reason for this sacrilege?Read more ›
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THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE NEW 2 DISC SCREAM FACTORY RELEASE ON BLU-RAY
I am going to start this review by telling you all this has been my favorite horror film since it came out... Read more
I love this movie! Its tongue-in-cheek 80s humor is great! I saw this long ago and looked for it. I'm so glad I was able to get it.Published 2 days ago by Charles E Hardin
The Return of the Living Dead is one of my favorite films of all time. I had to purchase this for the packaging alone. Read morePublished 2 days ago by PMAGZ
After waiting for several years Scream Factory has released this great movie with all original music (minus one song) and the original voice of Tarman and the send more... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good transfer, but you can see some graininess. This is because it was an old movie and low budget, so I think this is the best that could be done with it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by duane
I greatly regret purchasing this because of the poor quality of the transfer.
I see no difference between this 2K transfer and the other version of this movie that's... Read more
I clipped it a star because although it's Blu-Ray and all the original movie was just about as sharp. The sound as it is upgraded to 5. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Insightful Reviewer
This is quite simply the definitive edition so many great extras, and to reviews complaining about the audio and music you have two audio options the crappy version which was the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Eric J
Watched this movie for the very first time today and LOVED IT!!! scream factory did an amazing job. The picture quality is flawless.Published 4 days ago by Joseph V
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