Digital, DVD, Blu-ray Release: The Amusement Park

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Available now
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $20.99
Studio: Shudder/RLJE

Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion, George A. Romero’s 1975 film The Amusement Park stars Lincoln Maazel (seen in Romero’s Martin) as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.

Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is an undeniably radical and imaginative creation by zombie overlord Romero–an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic capacity and style.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain a healthy assortment of bonus features, including the following:
  • Audio Commentary with Michael Gornick
  • Re-Opening The “Park” with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
  • Bill & Bonnie’s Excellent Adventure with Bonnie Hinzman
  • For Your Amusement with Artist Ryan Carr
  • Panel Interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Sandra Schulberg, Greg Nicotero and Daniel Kraus moderated by Shudder’s Samuel Zimmerman
  • THE AMUSEMENT PARK Official Brochure
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

Buy or Rent The Amusement Park

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.