Synapse Bringing Document of the Dead to Blu-ray
When it comes to the making of the George A. Romero classic Dawn of the Dead, few films are as detailed and informative as Roy Frumkes' Document of the Dead. Haven't seen it? You're in luck then because Synapse Films is bringing the flick to DVD and Blu-ray combo!
The only hitch? This will NOT be available in stores and you can only order it from the Synapse Films website! Product will ship in time for its November 13, 2012, release date.
ROY FRUMKES’ CELEBRATION OF HORROR DIRECTOR GEORGE A. ROMERO GETS RE-EDITED, UPDATED AND RE-MASTERED! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD IS AN ALL-NEW VERSION OF THE CLASSIC “MAKING OF” PROJECT BASED ON 1978’s DAWN OF THE DEAD!
George A. Romero, director of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, is one of the horror genre’s most celebrated filmmakers. Roy Frumkes’ amazing documentary DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD was an intimate look at Romero’s creative process with an outstanding collection of interviews, effects demonstrations (courtesy of make-up artist Tom Savini) and behind-the-scenes footage from the classic horror film DAWN OF THE DEAD.
This newly re-edited and re-mastered 2012 version of the award-winning documentary contains all-new exclusive material including additional interviews with Romero’s family and friends, candid on-set footage from TWO EVIL EYES, LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and many more surprises! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD is a loving portrait of a horror legend and a must-see for any hardcore horror fan!
This EXCLUSIVE BD/DVD Combo is LIMITED to 1500 copies. It will not be sold in stores. The release contains a DVD of the new version of THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD (along with the new commentary) as well as a Blu-ray of the ORIGINAL 66-minute 16mm 1979 version of DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD, created for educational use at The School of Visual Arts, remastered in high-definition. Also included in this limited edition combo is a fold-out poster, created by artist Wes Benscoter, of the new George A. Romero painting used on the cover art.
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