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Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] [1978]

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The HDR/DV is MUCH better at dealing with oranges and reds (just look at the fireball at the beginning of chapter 12. They eventually even devise a plan to block off the entrances and kill the remaining zombies inside, so they can live there in peace. Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more. PLEASE NOTE ROYAL MAIL CAN NO LONGER GUARANTEE THAT '48 HOUR TRACKED' PARCELS WILL BE DELIVERED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

The stories of the bikers are particularly enjoyable and don’t crop up elsewhere as a lot of the zombie anecdotes do. I used to feel Dawn of the Dead was a little overlong, dragging its feet more than Night, but I didn’t get that sense at all this time around. The source for the Extended Cut presentation has used the same new 4K scan as the Theatrical Cut, and a new 4K scan of the Extended Cut colour reversal internegative, producing a new 4K DI.We reviewed the Region free UK Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Dawn of the Dead on a Panasonic 65DX902B Ultra HD 4K TV with a Panasonic DP-UB450 Dolby Vision HDR10+ 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Romero interview plus original marketing, artwork and merchandise images and behind-the-scenes stills. In September 2022, I had the opportunity to acquire something very special; a personally funded 35mm 5K scan of an original Dawn Of The Dead's US Theatrical version print. Also moderated and effectively fed by Perry Martin for the same Anchor Bay DVD release, this is a worthwhile companion to the above, with Rubenstein's openly confessed lack of artistic input to the project giving him a different perspective on the production to Romero and his colleagues.

Products labelled '*item fulfilled by Exertis on behalf of hmv' will be supplied to you directly by Exertis via their approved couriers. It deviates a bit from the original VHS version (plus it has different music; the Cable 83 ident music lifted from Videodrome), but it has the same 'feel' to it. The 4K UHD disc is nothing short of superb in the video department, handily outclassing the Blu-ray, and while it recycles the same 5.The Universal Blu-ray back in 2008 was rather “meh” considering it was encoded with the more bitrate intensive VC-1 codec, and Scream Factory’s 2017 release looked only marginally better in AVC. The modification just involved overlaying my own text; carefully tweaked to appear identical to the trailers original on-screen text. Comparing the Surround track to the one found on Land of the Dead, I found the latter to be more robust with greater speaker activity throughout. The first of a Fangoria video magazine series on key figures in horror cinema focuses on the always energetic Savini. A whole host of extra features spread over all the discs in the set, with almost all the previous released material and an all new set to explore.

Colours are bright when they need to be (the helicopter paintwork is a good example) and naturalistic in the right lighting, though many scenes have a brown/green hue that may well be down to location lighting and/or colour balance on the original neg.

It wasn’t Tom Savini’s first film as a special effects make-up artist, but it’s the one in which he made his name and lead to him finding fame with Friday the 13th not long after. The UHD and Blu-ray discs are housed inside a nice gatefold digipak with plastic trays and artwork inspired by the film. Extras disc: Audio commentary by Claudio Simonetti; interview with Tom Savini (18min); interview with Dario Argento (28min); interview with Nicolas Winding Refn (8min); interview with Michele de Angelis and Gianni Vittori (8min); Quando all'Inferno non ci sara’ piu posto: Interviews with Dario undandClaudio Argento, Claudio Simonetti, Alfredo Cuomo (ca. The mall itself becomes a microcosm of American consumerism, a source of supplies for a group that over time becomes seduced by the easy pleasures that free access to such a wide range of material goods can offer.

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