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Day of the Dead Direct to DVD

Day of the Dead DVD art!Those sickos over at Upcoming Horror Movies have delivered some very good news to those of use dreading the marketing campaign for a new Day of the Dead film; the remake is getting the direct to DVD treatment.

Hell to the yeah.

UHM got a look at the box art you see on your right (better quality is coming soon I’m sure), along with a release date of April 8th. So far the features include a commentary with writer Jeffrey Reddick, director Steve Miner and some cast, an “internet only” trailer (likely the one you see below) and an alternate ending.

If it’s as bad as the early reports have said it is, then good riddance to it. Just please, if you read nothing but negative early reviews, try and refrain from checking it out for yourself just to see; the less money we can put in the pockets of the hack masters at Taurus Entertainment (who last brought us Creepshow 3, you may recall), the better.

Johnny Butane

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  1. “That’s why I like you, TDA, you’re very open to a surprise. Let me know what you think, eh?”

    Thanks, Terminal. You got it, I’ll let you know what I thought of it. Hopefully it will be good news. :)

  2. If a trailer’s biggest action-scenes are 20 different shots of things jumping / falling out of or otherwise breaking windows, and then a fat man holding a standing lamp– Well you’ve got yourself a winner.

    And is Rhames in the same makeup as Samuel L. Jackson in ‘XXX’ or is he really that leathery? Strange.
    Hopefully we’ll be able to tell for sure when he stars in the upcoming Diary of the Dead 2 remake (even those the first Diary2 hasn’t been made yet :( )

    Eric

    “Funny in a sad way”

  3. This is a Zombie film??? I checked out the meaning of the word Zombie and found this…

    “Zombie: the body of a dead person given the semblance of life.”

    Now this re-hash (sorry remake) suggests that these ‘zombies’ are infected (a la 29 days/weeks/months/years/aeons), so this cannot be a ‘Zombie flick’ according to this definition.

    However, I looked again and found this…

    “Zombie: a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.”

    Ah yes… based on the perfomances witnessed in the trailer above it most definitely is a ‘Zombie flick’.

    I hope this re-make trend dies out soon :-(

  4. Seriously, that cover is even worse than that god-awful hand poster that’s been floating around forever. Who approved that shit? I’m stunned. It’s like they’re not even trying.

  5. Don’t worry fellas, I’ll take the bullet for the team. I’m going to buy this.
    I love zombie movies, and I’ve sat through some real clunkers, probably more than the so-called experts of the horror field so this won’t be any different.
    I love Romero movies, but I have no “loyalty” to him or anyone else making movies. If I want to see it, then I’ll get it- no matter what film maker is upset, if it’s a remake, or whatever.

    Sure, it’s going to suck. But when you grew up on a diet of 80’s Italian zombie and cannibal movies like I did, you tend to be more forgiving. Or maybe you realize that watching a bad movie isn’t the end of the world.

  6. It’s a PG-13 remake of something that was too violent to make it to even an R rating in a more or less intact state… if that isn’t a “GO AWAI” sign I don’t know what is.

  7. It’s going to make money, Johnny. DTDVD movies bank and people will check it out of curiosity or for a goof.

    Otherwise, what a big fat shocker it’s going straight to DVD with nary a whimper. Fuck this.

  8. I hate to point this out to you, Johnny, but this has a better chance of making money on DVD than it does in a theater. First off, fewer people will review it (and destroy it), thus the word won’t get out that the movie should be avoided like the plague. Secondly, people are going to buy this thinking it’s the original or because they’re curious. It was bound to happen, but anything short of this never being released is the only way to be sure.

    Also, that may be the worse DVD cover ever created, and I’ve seen some doozies. I really wish George would get around to suing these guys into the stone age.

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