great films...or are they?,
This review is from: George A. Romero's Trilogy of the Dead [DVD] (DVD)
I'm gonna cut to the chase here. I'm not going to review the films themselves because they are fantastic, 5 star achievements in their original forms. However the box set has tampered with the magic and it is now a thoroughly mixed package.
Both 'Night..' and 'Dawn...' have been edited with segments of the film being added to or taken away from. For example, the box set contains the now infamous '30th anniversary' version of 'Night..'. There are new scenes which, quite frankly, are terrible and add nothing to the piece. In fact they take away the tension and make it cheesier and more camp than it was before hand. We now have a thoroughly below average chiller that in its original form was excellent.
'Dawn...' is packaged here as a cut version, with a couple of the gory moments edited out (most notably the exploding head scene near the beginning of the film when the police raid those flats in the city. It just looks stupid when the officer with the shotgun shoots and the camera cuts to nothing). However thankfully the film itself has not been effected too much, with the tension and most of the gore still intact.
'Day...' doesn't appear to have been tampered with, and I was relieved as this is my personal favorite. High on tension, gore and shocks i believe this to be one of the best horror films ever made, with the other 'dead' films not far behind.
The special features are nothing special. They're good for occupying your time but not particularly interesting.
So to be honest this box set is a waste of money, as buying the films separately would mean that they are in their original and uncut formats as the genius director would have wanted them.