‘Dead Alive’ Gets Bare Bones Blu-ray Release

Thanks to yours truly (I had mentioned it to them in passing), Lionsgate will be releasing an HD transfer of Peter Jackson’s gorefest Dead Alive on October 4. Unfortunately, beyond Lionsgate’s control, it will be the domestic version without the additional blood and guts. At least it leaves something to look forward to…

The early film from Oscar winning director Peter Jackson is a cult classic with horror fans. Hysterical, outrageous and filled with bloodthirsty zombies, the film hits Blu-ray just in time for its 20th anniversary.

A mama’s boy who has the unfortunate task of looking after his aging, evil mother, Lionel (Timothy Balme, Jack Brown Genius) believes his dreams have come true when he meets the love of his life. While out to sabotage her son’s happiness, his Mum (Elizabeth Moody, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) is accidently bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey, which turns her into a flesh-eating zombie. Lionel is forced to put his relationship on hold to stop his undead mother, and the rest of the town that she’s infected before it’s too late.
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