Scream Factory Announces Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray Set

Send more paramedics! Scream Factory announced today that they are releasing a Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray set on July 19th, 2016.

 

Here are more details from the official press release:

Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead, starring Clu Gulager (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), James Karen (Mulholland Drive) and Don Calfa (Weekend at Bernie’s). Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama) and features a killer soundtrack with tracks from many songs from punk artists such as The Cramps, T.S.O.L. SSQ and 45 Grave.  On July 19, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set, which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over 12 hours of extras!

This definitive set includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, zombie horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be made available to other fine retailers.

 

Special Features and Specs:

 

Disc 1:

NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive

NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths

Audio Commentary with director Dan O’Bannon and Production Designer William Stout

Audio Commentary with the cast and crew featuring Production Designer William Stout and actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman

The Decade of Darkness – featurette on ‘80s horror films (23 minutes)

Theatrical Trailers

TV Spots

Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills and Behind-the-Scenes photos

Still Gallery – Behind-the-Scenes photos from special make-up effects artist Kenny Myers’ personal collection

Zombie Subtitles for the Film

In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak

Disc 2:

NEW The FX of the Living Dead with Production Designer William Stout, FX make-up artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers and Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects artists Bret Mixon and Gene Warren Jr. and actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)

NEW Party Time: The Music of The Return of the Living Dead with music consultants Budd Carr and Steve Pross and soundtrack artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.’s, Straw Dogs),  (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)

NEW HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film

Return of the Living Dead Workprint – includes 20 minutes of additional footage (in Standard Definition)

More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead – The definitive documentary on The Return of the Living Dead (120 minutes)

A Conversation with Dan O’Bannon – His final interview (28 minutes)

The Origins of the Living Dead  – an interview with John A. Russo (16 minutes)

The Return of the Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more… (21 minutes)

Designing the Dead – interviews with writer/director Dan O’Bannon and production designer William Stout (15 minutes)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English/Special Features are Unrated

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