Dawn of the Dead

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Product Overview

In 1968, director George A. Romero brought us Night Of The Living Dead. It became the definitive horror film of its time. Eleven years later, he would unleash the most shocking motion picture experience for all times. As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This is the ferocious horror classic, featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini, that remains one of the most important - and most controversial - horror films in history. When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth: The original Dawn Of The Dead is back!

Anchor Bay is proud to present the thrilling Theatrical Version of Romero's masterpiece, now featuring an all-new High-Definition DiviMax transfer remastered in 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital Surround Sound and featuring a startling new commentary by the director himself. This is Dawn Of The Dead like you've never seen or heard it before!

Specifications

Studio Anchor Bay
SKU 40234806
UPC 013131216394
UPC 14 00013131216394
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Black Comedy
Cannibalism
Classic
Cult Film
Recommended
Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Theatrical Release
Violence
Zombies
Editors Note
Note Picking up where NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD left off, and still offering no explanation of why the dead are walking the earth, DAWN OF THE DEAD plunges headlong into one of the most violent and original horror films ever made. After securing an apartment building overcome with flesh-eating zombies, two Philadelphia area SWAT team members, Peter (Ken Foree) and Roger (Scott Reiniger), flee to a television station, where they escape in the station's helicopter with Francine (Gaylen Ross) and Stephen (David Emge), two station employees. Seeking refuge from the zombies and the ensuing hysteria, they land on top of a Pittsburgh area shopping mall, despite the fact that the undead seem to be flocking there. What begins as a stop for supplies becomes a longer stay as the four become embroiled in a futile war within the mall to keep their flesh to themselves and remain alive. ^The film's relentlessly disturbing and innovative gore effects are one reason to see DAWN OF THE DEAD, but those who can stomach the endless barrage of blood and gnarled zombie faces will be rewarded--and possibly surprised--by what the film says about human nature and life within a consumer-based culture. Any aficionado of horror is likely to place the film high on their list of revered cinema.
Plot Summary
Summary Director George Romero's tongue-in-cheek sequel to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is so grotesque that it achieves a kind of comic bliss. In the modern cathedral of materialism, a shopping mall, flesh-eating zombies browse for more victims. Four horrified survivors fend off the gruesome shoppers as the mall fills with the once-living.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Some kind of instinct. Memory of what used to be. This was an important place in their lives."--Steve Andrews (David Emge) on why the zombies are flocking to the mall
Reviews
Variety "...DAWN pummels the viewer with a series of ever-more-grisly events....Romero's strong suit is pacing and technical fluidity. His film has a keen visual sense that tersely extracts the maximum from all the bloodletting..." 04/18/1979
Entertainment Weekly "Fundamentally satirical, DAWN also has an essential -- but rarely remarked upon -- sadness." 03/19/2004 p.52
Sight and Sound "Romero himself is said to prefer this tauter version, which balances its low-budget gore with a sharp satire on consumer society..." 12/01/2004 p.75-6
Uncut "[S]till highly effective, and as slyly funny as gory." 12/01/2004 p.186
Directors
George A. Romero
Actors
David Emge
Ken Foree
Cast & Crew
Dario Argento - Musical Score
David Emge - Actor
Gaylen Ross - Actor
George A. Romero - Screenplay
George A. Romero - Director
Kathrine Kolbert - Director of Photography
Ken Foree - Actor
Richard P. Rubinstein - Producer
Scott H. Reiniger - Actor
The Goblins - Musical Score
Technical Info
Catalog ID 12163
UPC 00013131216394
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 127 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Theatrical Version, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Entertainment Weekly Devastatingly Brutal...
Roger Ebert One of the best horror films ever made.
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