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Dead and Buried [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 17503177
  • Release Date: 01/27/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary #1 with Director Gary A. Sherman
    • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Writer and Co-Producer Ronald Shusett and 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


    Dead and Buried
    Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, the screenwriters behind the highly successful Alien, turned their attention to earthbound terrors with this creepy horror tale. Dead and Buried focuses on Dan Gillis (James Farentino), a man who has recently returned to his hometown of Potter's Bluff to be its sheriff. His job becomes difficult when a series of strangers who visit Potter's Bluff begin dying in violent and mysterious ways. To make matters worse, his wife, Janet (Melody Anderson), has begun to act strangely, taking an odd interest in voodoo and acting like she might be having an affair. As the murder victims pile up, Gillis discovers that all his troubles have an occult origin that has to do with the town's elderly mortician, Dobbs (Jack Albertson, in his final feature film role). Gillis gets to the bottom of the mystery, only to discover that the truth is much worse than he imagined. Despite effective direction and solid acting, Dead and Buried got lost in the shuffle of the early '80s horror boom and failed to click with the movie-going public. However, it later gained an audience via home video and cable and remains a minor cult favorite today thanks to its singular blend of creepy atmosphere and gruesome shocks. ~ Donald Guarisco, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • James Farentino
      James Farentino - Dan
    • Melody Anderson
      Melody Anderson - Janet
    • Jack Albertson
      Jack Albertson - Dobbs
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      Dennis Redfield - Ron
    • Image coming soon
      Nancy Locke - Linda

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cult classic from 1981

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is so scary,it makes both The Walking Dead,and The Night of The Living Dead look like Sesame Street. Potters Bluff welcomes,kills,then resurrects tourists,so they are evil citizens. And the ending is so scary,well,its a good horror flick that's too good to miss. A must see for all horror buffs!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Opening song is the best thing about the movie....

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was really hoping this would actually scare me, be foreboding, anything other than a standard 'undead' movie. It started promising, the opening theme was very good, and the beach scene was well-done. The movie bogged down and was not too suspenseful. I guessed the "final thing" : no shocker there! I'll give it a 7 out of 10.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another O'Bannon treasure

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Yet another Dan O'Bannon treasure. this is a fun horror film that is loaded with a ton of subtext and, as is with O'Bannon, there is a wonderful amount of Dark Humor. A real treat for any good horror fan

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This one of my favorite horror movies. A cult classic

      I would recommend this to a friend

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