I love re-releases of classic films, especially when they are ones that grossly needed it. IE-George A Romero’s “DAY OF THE DEAD”, which unlike its predecessor, “DAWN”, which got a 4 disc sell-your-firstborn release, never has had such a comprehensive treatment. That’s all changing though as Arrow is bringing us not only a 2 disc special edition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the films release, but also bringing us an all new special edition comic book by the dream team of illustrator Jeff Zornow (“HALLOWEEN: THE FIRST DEATH OF LAURIE STRODE”, Fright-Rags) and writers Barry Keating (“HACK/SLASH MEETS REANIMATOR”) & Stefan Hutchinson (“HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE”)! Read on for the full skinny!
“Joe of the Dead: Acting in a George Romero Classic’ is a 50-minute interview with star Joe Pilato (Captain Rhodes). Directed by Calum Waddell, it features a look at the actor’s career before and after Day of the Dead, and features rare, never seen before images.
’Travelogue of the Dead: On the Rhodes Again’ is a 17-minute feature about Pilato’s trip to Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow in October 2009. Directed by Naomi Holwill, it features fans giving their own thoughts on meeting Captain Rhodes.
The Blu-ray, released through Arrow, also includes an option of four new covers, including brand new specially commissioned artwork, and a collector’s booklet.
Even better, it comes with a 24-page special collector’s comic entitled ‘Day Of The Dead: Desertion’, which is written by Barry Keating (Hack/Slash Meets Re-Animator) and Stefan Hutchinson (Halloween: Nightdance), with art by Jeff Zornow (Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode).”
– Four sleeve art options
– Double-sided fold-out poster
– ‘For Every Dawn There Is A Day’ collector’s booklet
– ‘Day Of The Dead: Desertion’ – an all new exclusive 24-page comic
– 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and 1.0 Mono audio options
– Theatrical feature
– Audio commentary with Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Everett Burrell and Mike Deak
– Joe Of The Dead – Acting In A Romero Classic; Travelogue Of The Dead.
– The Many Days Of The Dead
– Behind the Zombies footage
– Romero Zombography
“DAY OF THE DEAD DESERTION” Drops March 29th!