Dawn of the Dead & Land of the Dead get Scream Factory love

Such strange news when George Romero passed away recently since his name was made in creating a cinematic universe of the undead. Luckily his zombies show no sign of slowing down as the movies continue to be embraced by new fans. This Halloween Scream Factory is unleashing a double dip of Romero. First there’s Land of the Dead: Collector’s Edition when George returned to his creations with Asia Argento and Dennis Hopper. Also on that day will be Zack Snyder’s remake. of Romero’s Dawn of the Dad: Collector’s Edition about people trying to survive the zombie onslaught in a shopping mall. Both Blu-ray sets will have two discs that contain the theatrical and the uncut versions of the films. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Based on a Screenplay by George A. Romero and Directed by Zack Snyder
DAWN OF THE DEAD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber and Mekhi Phifer
&
George A. Romero’s
LAND OF THE DEAD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Starring Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy and John Leguizamo
 
EACH COLLECTOR’S EDITION CONTAINS UNRATED CUT AND THEATRICAL VERSION
 
BRING HOME THESE TWO DEFINITIVE SCREAM FACTORY™ RELEASES
ON OCTOBER 31, 2017
 
This Halloween, get ready for a double dose of zombie apocalypse mayhem and trips to hell! On October 31, 2017, Scream Factory™ is proud to present DAWN OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray  and George A. Romero’s LAND OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray.  These two definitive collector’s editions boast new 2K transfer, revealing extras and new interviews with cast and crew. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans,  DAWN OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition and LAND OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition are available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com
 
Avid fans and collectors please take note: Order from ShoutFactory.com and get a FREE 18″ X 24″ poster featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped Two Weeks early!
 
DAWN OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition
Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy and frightening remake of George A. Romero’s apocalyptic horror classic, Dawn Of The Dead! From visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), this pulse-pounding jolt-a-thon stars Ving Rhames (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Sarah Polley (Splice), Jake Weber (Wendigo), Mekhi Phifer (Divergent) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family).
 
The world is in danger when a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies. In a mall in the heartland, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive … and human!
 
DAWN OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray bonus features:
DISC ONE – Theatrical Version:
NEW HD master derived from the digital intermediate archival negative
NEW Take A Chance on Me – an interview with actor Ty Burrell
NEW Gunn for Hire – an interview with writer James Gunn
NEW Punk, Rock & Zombie – an interview with actor Jake Weber
NEW Killing Time at the Mall: The Special Effects of Dawn of the Dead – an interview with special makeup effects artists David Anderson and Heather Langenkamp Anderson
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Zach Snyder and producer Eric Newman
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
 
DISC TWO – Unrated Version:
NEW HD master derived from the digital intermediate archival negative with HD inserts
Audio Commentary with director Zach Snyder and producer Eric Newman
Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads
Attack of the Living Dead
Raising the Dead
Andy’s Lost Tape
Special Report: Zombie Invasion
Undead and Loving It: A Mockumentary
Drawing the Dead featurette
Storyboard Comparisons
Hidden Easter Egg
 
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A STRIKE ENTERTAINMENT/NEW AMSTERDAM ENTERTAINMENT Production “DAWN OF THE DEAD”
SARAH POLLEY VING RHAMES JAKE WEBER and MEKHI PHIFER
Music by TYLER BATES Music Supervisor G. MARQ ROSWELL Editor NIVEN HOWIE Production Designer ANDREW NESKOROMNY
Director of Photography MATTHEW F. LEONETTI ASC Executive Producers THOMAS A. BLISS DENNIS E. JONES ARMYAN BERNSTEIN
Produced by RICHARD P. RUBINSTEIN MARC ABRAHAM ERIC NEWMAN Based on A Screenplay by GEORGE A. ROMERO Screenplay by JAMES GUNN
Directed by ZACK SNYDER
 
 
George A. Romero’s LAND OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition
In a harrowing vision of a post-apocalyptic world, zombies have turned all but a few fortified cities into desolate wasteland. Behind city walls, pockets of humanity cling to survival in a brutal society built by a handful of enterprising, ruthless opportunists like Kaufman (Dennis Hopper), who insulate themselves in high-rise towers and employ a band of mercenaries led by Riley (Simon Baker) to scavenge the countryside for food and other necessities, while the poor fend for themselves. When the previously mindless, slow-moving zombies begin to evolve into cunning, crafty killers and organize for a final catastrophic attack, a group of hardened mercenaries is called into action to protect the living from an army of the dead, even as they battle a rogue mercenary (John Leguizamo) who threatens the existence of their safe haven.
 
LAND OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray bonus features:
DISC ONE: Theatrical Cut
NEW 2K Scan of the interpositive
NEW Cholo’s Reckoning – an interview with actor John Leguizamo
NEW Charlie’s Story – an interview with actor Robert Joy
NEW The Pillsbury Factor – an interview with actor Pedro Miguel Arce
NEW Four of the Apocalypse – an interview with actors Eugene Clark, Jennifer Baxter, Boyd Banks and Jasmin Geljo
Dream of the Dead: The director’s cut with optional commentary by director Roy Frumkes
Deleted footage from Dream of the Dead
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
 
 
 
DISC TWO: Uncut Version
NEW 2K Scan of the interpositive with HD inserts
NEW Audio Commentary with zombie performers Matt Blazi, Glena Chao, Michael Felsher and Rob Mayr
Audio Commentary with writer/director George A. Romero, producer Peter Grunwald and editor Michael Doherty
Undead Again: The Making of Land of the Dead
Bringing The Dead To Life
Scenes of Carnage
Zombie Effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene
Scream Test – CGI test
Bringing the Storyboards to Life
A Day with the Living Dead hosted by John Leguizamo
When Shaun Met George
 
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES and ATMOSPHERE ENTERTAINMENT present A MARK CANTON-BERNIE GOLDMAN and ROMERO-GRUNWALD Production
In association with WILD BUNCH and RANGER KIM
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S “LAND OF THE DEAD” SIMON BAKER DENNIS HOPPER ASIA ARGENTO ROBERT JOY and JOHN LEGUIZAMO
Casting by MARCI LIROFF Music by REINHOLD HEIL and JOHNNY KLIMEK Costume Designer ALEX KAVANAGH
Editor MICHAEL DOHERTY Production Designer ARV GREWAL Director of Photography MIROSLAW BASZAK
Executive Producers STEVE BARNETT DENNIS E. JONES RYAN KAVANAUGH
Produced by MARK CANTON PETER GRUNWALD BERNIE GOLDMANN Written and Directed by GEORGE A. ROMERO

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