Day of the Dead [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1985]

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  • Release Date: 09/17/2013
  • Rating: NR
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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 53)

Special Features


  • New high-definition transfer
  • New documentary - World's End: The Legacy of Dawn of the Dead
  • Audio commentary with writer/director George A. Romero, special makeup effects artist Tom Savini, production designer Cletus Anderson and actress Lori Cardille
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from special makeup effects artist Tom Savini's archives
  • Photo galleries
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • And more...

Synopsis


Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead, the third and concluding chapter in George Romero's zombie trilogy is the most distinctly 1950s-style science fiction version of the lot. Set in Florida, as the film begins the dead have taken over the world, outnumbering humans 400,000 to one. The handful of surviving humans have taken refuge in an underground missile silo and argue and yell at each other like players in a Rod Serling Twilight Zone episode. Among the survivors are Sarah (Lori Cardille) -- a scientist who is trying to reverse the process whereby the dead turn into flesh-eating, irrational zombies -- and Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty) -- an out-of-his-mind psychologist who wants to capture the zombies and turn them into domestic help. Things heat up when the military tries to take over the scientific experiments. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Lori Cardille - Sarah
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    Joseph Pilato - Capt. Rhodes
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    Jarleth Conroy - McDermott
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    Richard Liberty - Dr. Logan
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    Howard Sherman - Bub



Customer rating

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97%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Day of the Dead Blu-ray in Existence!

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    BCSMITHROCKS
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    I'm a huge fan of George A. Romero and his culture conscious Horror films. He is an ingenious writer and director and the creator of the zombie genre as we know it. Nothing Zombie would exist without Romero. I've owned Day of the dead on virtually every media standard throughout the years, and have even owned multiple DVD versions, as well as the previous Blu-ray release. I can honestly say after owning this film at least 5 times...nothing compares to the Scream Factory/Shout Factory release! These guys cater to the fans, great new features as well as sometimes even tracking down the rights to original songs that have been stripped out of certain films. Their film releases definitely cost a bit more, but wow are they worth it. This is a definite buy whether it's your first viewing or your 100th!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Darn Good Zombie Flick

    Posted
    Mellojoker

    This is the third in Romero's Living Dead "trilogy" (which has since added "Land of the Dead"; "Diary of the Dead" somewhat breaks away from the previous storyline), and probably the most underrated. Not as immediately accessible as "Night" or "Dawn", many of the characters are reprehensible or just bat-guano crazy. However, it must be acknowledged that this is realistic...do you really think the military-industrial complex won't be one of the last institutions standing? It is dark and grim, and has a slow beginning, but has an awesome climax (you WILL cheer for "Bub" the zombie) and includes the best (read goriest) make-up and effects work in the entire series (the later additions tend to rely on CGI...blech). "Day" also serves as the bridge between "Dawn" and "Land" with a zombie that obviously has a glimmer of humanity left (a soul or a ghost in the machine?). Highly recommended, this is a zombie flick with, er, brains....

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A monolithic zombie masterpiece.

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    Andrew
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    Day Of The Dead, while not perhaps the most well-known of all of the zombie films out there, is nevertheless one of the best. The effects are dazzling and the film is permeated with a kind of nihilistic dread and fatalism that really add something more unsettling than usual to a film of this particular sub-genre. As a whole, I do recommend Day Of The Dead highly to anyone with an interest in horror and/or zombies and would also like to add that the transfer here is excellent and most worthy indeed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fine

    Posted
    prlwctd

    George Romero's second "Living Dead" followup is a much a reflection on the 1980's as its predecessors were about the '60's & '70's, respectively. This time, another group of people, a combination of scientists & military types (including a gung-ho soldier) hole themselves up in an underground bunker. One scientist, affectionately called 'Frankenstein' by his comrades, even tries to communicates with zombies they have captured. This entry doesn't keep your interest like the first nor does have the funny subtext of the second, but it's still worth a look thanks to Tom Savini, who, once again, takes delight in the makeup FX.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best of the series?

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    djgrahamsicle
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    I originally watched Romero's "dead" series in a strange order starting with the latest film (at the time) Land of the Dead first. When I finally got around to Day of the Dead I was already a fan of the series but this one really helped me get even more into this series. This is one of my favorite releases by Scream/Shout Factory. Great features, great cover art, great video transfer...it's a wonderful release!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic!

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    Soulhack
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    While I may be a little biased, this movie is a classic! It was actually one of my favorites from Romero's zombie films. The characters' reaction to the plague seemed to be one of the most natural and believable and the conventional effects in this version simply can't be matched with CGI. While I've purchased this movie on several other formats, it has never looked better than on BD.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For Hardcore Fans

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    MIKEoftheDEAD24
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    On the bonus disc George Romero says something like this film is for the real hard core dead fans. This is not the best film in his dead series. The film follows a group of surviors in a military base. They keep zombies to do experiments on and one named Bud seems to learn. The idea of the Zombies learning is better expressed in Land of the Dead. Check it out if you have seen the others and buy if you are a hardcore fan. I own it but look at my Nick Name: MikeoftheDead

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must have for lovers of zombie flicks.

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    TallMike22
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    This is the third movie in George Romero's zombie trilogy. At this point zombies have taken over the world and the few remaining humans are huddled together trying to fight off the hordes of the undead. This movie is by far the bleakest and most grim of the three, but it does offer a slim ray of hope for the future. And the best part of the movie is that I was one of the actors in it! Look for me, I'm the clown zombie.

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