Posted Fri Apr 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Dan O’Bannon's 1985 zombie flick is getting a collector's edition Blu-ray in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Scream Factory will be releasing 'The Return of the Living Dead: Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray on July 19.
Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead, starring Clu Gulager (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge), James Karen (Mulholland Drive) and Don Calfa (Weekend at Bernie’s). Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama) and features a killer soundtrack with tracks from many songs from punk artists such as The Cramps, T.S.O.L. SSQ and 45 Grave. This collector's set includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over 12 hours of extras!
This definitive set includes a new 2K scan of the inter-positive and many brand new supplements including: Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths; 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); 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.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.’s, Straw Dogs); HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film; and a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.
Order from Shout Factory and receive a poster as well as early shipment (two weeks before street date). A deluxe edition limited to 1000 units is also available directly from Shout Factory that includes an additional slipcover, two posters, and an early shipment (three weeks before street date).
You can find the latest specs for 'The Return of the Living Dead: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under July 19.
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