Romero’s The Crazies Heading to Blu-ray

With The Crazies remake being released in theatres on February 26, 2010, we’ve been expecting news about a reissue of George A. Romero’s original version of the film, and now we know that Blue Underground will be bringing it to Blu-ray on February 23rd.

There’s no cover art or technical specs available just yet, but thanks to, we do have an idea of the extras that will be included:

  • Audio commentary with director George A. Romero
  • The Cult Film Legacy of Lynn Lowry – Interview with star Lynn Lowry
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • They also assured us that Blue Underground went back to the original film negative for a brand new high-definition master. You can expect a 1080p AVC video presentation accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

    In case you’ve never seen Romero’s 1973 The Crazies, here’s a synopsis: Made in the shadow of both Vietnam and Watergate, The Crazies is a grim allegory about a government conspiracy against the public that ultimately results in genocide. The story is set in director George Romero’s home state of Pennsylvania. In the film, a government plane carrying a dangerous virus crashes near the small town of Evans City. The virus finds its way into the town’s drinking water, turning everyone who is exposed to it into a murderous lunatic. Firefighter David (Will McMillan) and his pregnant wife, Judy (Lane Carroll), remain unaffected but face great danger in trying to escape the town, which has been quarantined by the US army, whose members lurk around every corner, clad in gas masks and protective suits. The President is often depicted as a detached talking head, offering no hope to citizens trapped by the mistakes of his administration.

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