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The dead have risen and they need 'BRAINS!' Dan O'Bannon's cult splatterfest is one of the definitive zombie movies and one of the classic horrors of the 80's.
Blundering medical supplies warehouse workers Frank and his young trainee Freddy unwittingly unleash a mysterious U.S. military chemical that brings the dead back to life. And they've got a real hunger for human brains! Enlisting the help of the local crematorium they set off a chain of events that could lead to the end of civilisation.
Can they defeat the growing army of ravenous zombies? 'How do you kill something that's already dead?' It's not a bad question Burt!
5 Hours of Bonus Features:
More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead: The definitive 2 hour documentary featuring interviews with cast, writers, producers and many more, as well as previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials and archival documents.
More Brains! 2 hours of Killer Bonus Features: A conversation with Dan O'Bannon: The Final Interview. They Won't Stay Dead: A look at Return Of The Living Dead Part II. Love Beyond The Grave: A look at Return Of The Living Dead III. Stacey Q Live: Exclusive 'Tonight' music video. Even More Brains: Deleted documentary interviews. Return of the Living Dead in 3 minutes. Resurrected Settings: The Filming Locations Today.
The Origins of Return Of The Living Dead with John A. Russo.
The FX Of The Living Dead with production designer William Stout and FX make-up artists William Munns and Tony Gardner.
Party Time with music consultant Steve Pross and 45 Grave singer Dinah Cancer
Original Soundtrack: PCM 2.0
Remixed Soundtrack PCM 2.0
Remixed Soundtrack: DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
Exclusive to Bluray Steelbook - Ernie's Notepad: a 20-page replica notebook by embalmer Ernie Kaltenbrunner, featuring production notes, casting information and exclusive artwork
One of the best horror films of the 80's - Dread Central
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The picture is pretty good, a bit grainy in places but otherwise good for a film of this age. For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's a very funny Zombie film, featuring fast Zombies that can also hold a conversation (and use a Police radio!) The film also has some really good performances from a cast of familiar faces and unknowns.
The documentary 'More Brains' which is feature length really makes this worth getting. It's informative and very funny and features nearly all the cast in very entertaining interviews. They all have wild memories of making the film.
So well worth getting and at a great price too!
The visual effects are amazing not only for the time but even compared to much of the rubbery look that hangs off most monsters etc in almost all films these days that even bother to opt out from using CGI and use good old fashioned appliances and so on with the actors.
The film boasts a great cast, well acted and has that classic 80's feel about it from start to finish and with a great soundtrack to boot.
Couldn't get a better zombie film! Brain craving monsters, flesh in it's abundance and it's a rib tickler from start to finish!
This is a superb comedy-horror and all fans of the film should buy this release instead, or as well as, the ones they already own. It is a hugely enjoyable film and this is release with hours of extra features and great sound and picture quality.
Thom Matthews who played Tommy Jarvis in Friday The 13th part 6 is very likeable as Freddy, James Karen is brilliantly over the top as the very emotional Frank. Clu Gulager is excellent as Burt, the owner of the warehouse. His character offers a bit of calm to Frank and Freddy's manic characters. Don Calfa is hilarious as Ernie, just as he was hilarious as Paulie the hitman in Weekend At Bernie's, he works in the crematorium next to the graveyard. There's many moments where it's alluded to that he has a nazi past. He and Burt have been friends for years, so obviously Burt, Frank and Freddy go to Ernie for help. Most of the other main characters are friends of Freddy's, they were waiting for him to finish work and decided to wait in the cemetery.
It was written and directed by Dan O'Bannon, this was his directorial debut and he only directed one more after this, the 1992 film, The Ressurrected. O'Bannon was an excellent writer having wrote the screenplays for Dark Star, Alien, Dead And Buried, Life Force, Total Recall and Screamers. There's plenty of gore and nudity, Linnea Quigley became quite famous in the '80s for a string of nude scenes in horror films, and why not as she had a fantastic body. There's one of the best zombies ever put on film, affectionately known as Tarman to fans of the film. The only zombie that looked better that I can think of is in Creepshow, the zombie played by John Amplas in the Father's Day segment.
Unlike most zombie films, the zombies in ROTLD can talk. I'd hate it if they spoke in a serious film, but it just makes this film even funnier and some of the best moments come from the zombies. The band Send More Paramedics got their name from a zombie quote in this, and the revelation that they eat brains to relieve the pain of death was fantastic. The soundtrack is awesome, great '80s cheesy punk and rock songs that compliment the film hugely. Unlike many '80s horror films that are unintentionally funny, this film is funny on purpose and it really works. Some people didn't like the ending, I felt it was a great way to finish. The zombies in this also run, many believe that trend started with 28 Days Later, but this along with the Italian exploitation classic Nightmare City did it long before that film.
The Blu-ray is superb. The steelbook is outstanding and it also has an 18 page booklet that's full of interesting information and cool pictures. The picture quality to be truthful isn't fantastic, for those who have watched the film for years on VHS and DVD, then it is a clear improvement. I don't think this film is ever going to look like Avatar and nor should it, the purpose of Blu-ray is to show the film how the director intended it to be seen, and in that regard the picture quality is excellent. It's got better sound, the colours are more vibrant than they've ever been before, there's definitely a lot less scratches and blemishes, and the detail and clarity in certain scenes is fantastic. Overall I think this is exactly how the film should look, and I was delighted with the upgrade. The real reason I wanted this, and I'm sure it's the same for most people, is for the extras. The phenomenal two hour documentary More Brains: A Return To The Living Dead is on the disc, that's followed by More Brains: 2 Hours Of Bonus Features which has more interviews and goes into decent detail about parts 2 and 3. A few more extras are on the disc which in total adds up to about five hours. The option is available to watch the film with the original or newer soundtrack, another big selling point for some people. The only thing missing from this is a commentary from Dan O'Bannon as he passed away in 2009, but it's something that I'm happy to not have with the amount of information given in the More Brains extras. It has no subtitles which came as a bit of a shock, strange that such a fantastic release doesn't have something as basic as subtitles.
Second Sight's UK blu ray restores the soundtrack and contains hours of special features so it's a real no-brainer if you're thinking about buying it.
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