Blu-ray, DVD Release: Day of the Dead (1985)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $19.93, Blu-ray $29.93
Studio: Shout! Factory

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A nasty soldier pays the ultimate price in George Romero's 1985 zombie flick Day of the Dead.

The 1985 horror film Day of the Dead, the third entry in zombie master George Romero’s original zombie trilogy, returns to disc with a a new high-definition transfer and a whole slew of new supplements!

In this third outing, a small group of scientists and soldiers led by stars Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead?

Filled with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini, Shout! Factory’s new DVD and Blu-ray editions (issued under the label’s cutesy “Scream Factory” imprint) of the unrated film include the following features:

  • New High Definition Transfer
  • New Documentary – World’s End: The Legacy of Day of the Dead
  • NEW! UNDERGROUND: A Look into the DAY OF THE DEAD mines
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director George A. Romero, Special Make-up Effects artist Tom Savini, Production Designer Cletus Anderson and actress Lori Cardille
  • Audio Commentary with filmmaker Roger Avary
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage from Special Make-up Effects Creator Tom Savini’s archives
  • Photo Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots


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