Dawn of the Dead (1978)
|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!
"One of the best horror films ever made. Roger Ebert
Editor's NotePicking 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.
Cast & Crew
|Scott H. Reiniger|
|Dario Argento - Musical Score|
|George A. Romero - Screenplay|
|George A. Romero - Director|
|Kathrine Kolbert - Director of Photography|
|Richard P. Rubinstein - Producer|
|The Goblins - Musical Score|
|"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|