A double dose of undead terror is coming this Halloween.
Scream Factory announced back in July that both George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead are getting their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment this year, and we now know that both will be released on October 31!
Both 2-disc Blu-rays contain the Unrated and Theatrical cuts. They also boast new 2K transfers, brand new extras and new interviews with cast and crew.
In Land of the Dead…
“Zombies have turned all but a few fortified cities into desolate wasteland. Behind city walls, pockets of humanity cling to survival in a brutal society built by a handful of enterprising, ruthless opportunists like Kaufman (Dennis Hopper), who insulate themselves in high-rise towers and employ a band of mercenaries led by Riley (Simon Baker) to scavenge the countryside for food and other necessities, while the poor fend for themselves. When the previously mindless, slow-moving zombies begin to evolve into cunning, crafty killers and organize for a final catastrophic attack, a group of hardened mercenaries is called into action to protect the living from an army of the dead, even as they battle a rogue mercenary (John Leguizamo) who threatens the existence of their safe haven.”
LAND OF THE DEAD bonus features include:
DISC ONE: Theatrical Cut
- NEW 2K Scan of the interpositive
- NEW Cholo’s Reckoning – an interview with actor John Leguizamo
- NEW Charlie’s Story – an interview with actor Robert Joy
- NEW The Pillsbury Factor – an interview with actor Pedro Miguel Arce
- NEW Four of the Apocalypse – an interview with actors Eugene Clark, Jennifer Baxter, Boyd Banks and Jasmin Geljo
- Dream of the Dead: The director’s cut with optional commentary by director Roy Frumkes
- Deleted footage from Dream of the Dead
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
DISC TWO: Uncut Version
- NEW 2K Scan of the interpositive with HD inserts
- NEW Audio Commentary with zombie performers Matt Blazi, Glena Chao, Michael Felsher and Rob Mayr
- Audio Commentary with writer/director George A. Romero, producer Peter Grunwald and editor Michael Doherty
- Undead Again: The Making of Land of the Dead
- Bringing The Dead To Life
- Scenes of Carnage
- Zombie Effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene
- Scream Test – CGI test
- Bringing the Storyboards to Life
- A Day with the Living Dead hosted by John Leguizamo
- When Shaun Met George
In Dawn of the Dead…
“Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy and frightening remake of George A. Romero’s apocalyptic horror classic, Dawn Of The Dead! From visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), this pulse-pounding jolt-a-thon stars Ving Rhames (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Sarah Polley (Splice), Jake Weber (Wendigo), Mekhi Phifer (Divergent) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family). The world is in danger when a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies. In a mall in the heartland, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive … and human!”
DAWN OF THE DEAD bonus features include:
DISC ONE – Theatrical Version:
- NEW HD master derived from the digital intermediate archival negative
- NEW Take A Chance on Me – an interview with actor Ty Burrell
- NEW Gunn for Hire – an interview with writer James Gunn
- NEW Punk, Rock & Zombie – an interview with actor Jake Weber
- NEW Killing Time at the Mall: The Special Effects of Dawn of the Dead – an interview with special makeup effects artists David Anderson and Heather Langenkamp Anderson
- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Zach Snyder and producer Eric Newman
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery
DISC TWO – Unrated Version:
- NEW HD master derived from the digital intermediate archival negative with HD inserts
- Audio Commentary with director Zach Snyder and producer Eric Newman
- Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads
- Attack of the Living Dead
- Raising the Dead
- Andy’s Lost Tape
- Special Report: Zombie Invasion
- Undead and Loving It: A Mockumentary
- Drawing the Dead featurette
- Storyboard Comparisons
- Hidden Easter Egg
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