THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collector's Edition Blu-ray Release Details

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collectors Edition Blu-ray Release Details

Dan O’Bannon‘s The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is getting the much deserved The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment via Scream Factory. The special two-disc release drops this July 2016, with more than twelve hours of bonus content and a brand new 2K scan of the film. There is just so many good bonus features to list here, so read the full details below. Clu Gulager, James Karen, and Don Calfa star in The Return of the Living Dead.

Press Release: 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. On July 19, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY(TM) is proud to present THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set, which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over 12 hours of extras!

This definitive set includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, zombie horror enthusiasts and loyal fans,THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be made available to other fine retailers.

Special Features and Specs:

Disc 1:

  • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths
  • 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)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • 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

Disc 2:

  • 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.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.‘s, Straw Dogs), (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
  • NEW HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS - revisiting the locations of the film
  • Return of the Living Dead Workprint - includes 20 minutes of additional footage (in Standard Definition)
  • More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead - The definitive documentary on The Return of the Living Dead (120 minutes)
  • A Conversation with Dan O’Bannon - His final interview (28 minutes)
  • The Origins of the Living Dead - an interview with John A. Russo (16 minutes)
  • The Return of the Living Dead - The Dead Have Risen - interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more… (21 minutes)
  • Designing the Dead - interviews with writer/director Dan O’Bannon and production designer William Stout (15 minutes)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English/Special Features are Unrated

*** SHOUT FACTORY.COM SITE EXCLUSIVE OFFER***
Avid fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release--which are only available at www.shoutfactory.com while supplies last.

STANDARD OFFER

- Receive a limited-edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Graham Humphries

- Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of July 19th

Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-return-of-the-living-dead-collector-s-edition

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,000 orders only - pictured below)

- Receive a limited-edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Graham Humphries

- Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of July 19th

- Receive a second slipcover--made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Joel Robinson

- Receive a second 18" x 24" poster of the newly designed art from Joel Robinson

Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-return-of-the-living-dead-deluxe-limited-edition

Movie synopsis

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery, those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is a veritable smorgasbord of fun (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless surprise! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

HEMDALE FILM CORPORATION presents

A FOX FILMS LTD. Production "THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD"

CLU GULAGER, JAMES KAREN, DON CALFA Director of Photography JULES BRENNER

Co-Producer GRAHAM HENDERSON Executive Producers JOHN DALY and DEREK GIBSON

Screenplay by DAN O’BANNON Story by RUDOLPH J. RICCI & JOHN RUSSO & RUSS STREINER

Produced by TOM FOX Directed by DAN O’BANNON

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Synopsis: When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Cast: Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, Clu Gulager, James Karen, Thom Mathews, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Larry Odien, Jonathan Terry, Robert Craighead, John Durbin, John Stuart West, Don Calfa, Michael Crabtree, Ed Krieger, Mark Venturini, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman, John Philbin, Drew Deighan, William Stout, James Dalesandro, Rick Askew, David Bond, Leslee Bremmer, Bob Libman, Jason Novak, Paul Cloud, Derrick Brice, Leigh Drake, Terrence Houlihan
Directors: Dan O'Bannon
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy
AKA(s): Return of the Living Dead
Year: 1985
Runtime: 91
Nominations: 4
Writers: Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo, Russell Streiner, Dan O'Bannon
Producers: John Daly, Tom Fox, Derek Gibson, Graham Henderson
Musicians: Matt Clifford
Editors: Robert Gordon

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