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First Look at 2K Restoration of Bob Clark’s ‘Deathdream!’

On November 28th Bob Clark’s Deathdream comes home to Blu-ray in the US courtesy of Blue Underground. To help tide you over until then Blue Underground has released a sneak peek and the upcoming Blu-ray, giving off a quick snippet over the many bonus features included and a preview of the gorgeous 2K restoration.

If you have not seen Deathdream you are in for an absolute treat and I recommend pre-ordering this movie now — this release is limited to 3,000 copies! It’s a stunning masterpiece that is remarkably just as relevant now as it was 43 years ago when it was released. Not only is this an early effort from Clark, but it features Tom Savini’s first make-up effects! November 28th can’t get here soon enough!

In this shattering variation on “The Monkey’s Paw,” grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award® nominees John Marley of THE GODFATHER and Lynn Carlin of FACES) refuse to accept the news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS) and written by Alan Ormsby (DERANGED), DEATHDREAM was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.

DEATHDREAM was released under several different titles, including DEAD OF NIGHT, THE NIGHT WALK and THE NIGHT ANDY CAME HOME, and marked the grisly debut of gore effects legend Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD). Blue Underground is proud to present this acclaimed zombie shocker in a new 2K restoration from the 35mm negative in its most complete version ever, along with original and brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director Bob Clark
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Writer/Make-Up Artist (Uncredited) Alan Ormsby
  • A Recollection With Star Anya Liffey and Writer/Make-Up Artist Alan Ormsby
  • Notes For A Homecoming – Interview with Composer Carl Zittrer
  • Flying Down To Brooksville – Interview with Production Manager John ‘Bud’ Cardos
  • Tom Savini: The Early Years
  • Deathdreaming – Interview with Star Richard Backus
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries
  • Alan Ormsby Student Film
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by critic Travis Crawford



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COMMENTS

4 Comments
  • Hank_Scorpio

    Wait, didn’t Bob Clark also do A Christmas Story?

  • Horrorstories
  • biff

    About time, being a Bob Clark fan (still waiting on a Black Christmas/A Christmas Story combo pack), I’ve always thought Deathdream (Dead at Night on IMDB) deserved proper treatment. A must-buy.

  • David Rechichi

    I found this one incredibly boring. I don’t think it’s even explained how the son comes back. I definitely had higher hopes for this as I’m a fan of Black Christmas.

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