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Video quality 3.5/5
Thanks to Image Entertainment for bringing 'Dead Heat' to Blu-ray. Is the Blu-ray picture & sound perfect, the answer is no. The 1080p High Definition 1:78.1 Widescreen transfer is a mixed bag in terms of quality. While viewing this Blu-ray, I had to remember that 'Dead Heat' wasn't a Hollywood blockbuster in terms of budget or special effects.
There is some considerable print damage during the opening and closing credits in the form of dust particles or speckling. I also noticed a slight picture wobble here and there but not enough to ruin my viewing experience. The video image is clear but quite grainy and a bit noisy at times. Black levels are slightly inconsistent throughout the film. Colors seemed a bit soft but every once in a while you'd get an occasional pop of color here and there, especially the reds. The best way to gauge the picture quality is to watch the rough looking trailer and then play the film. There is quite a noticeable difference. Unless this film undergoes a complete restoration, this is probably the best it will ever look.
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A highly entertaining, gory and funny mixture of sci-fi, horror, action, buddy cop and comedy with great make-up and monster effects by Steve Johnson, Vincient Price and Darren Mcgavin ( A Christmas Story) co-star as the bad guys who own the medical company. There is also plenty of action, witty humor, a memorable Chinese butcher shop scene involving undead meat, gore, and a nice twist in the end. This DVD offers excellent picture and sound quality all thanks to Anchor Bay's Divamax, great extras such as deleted scenes ( Scenes that had to avoid the X rating when this movie came out in 1988), Commentary by the director and writer, Poster-and-still gallery, Original storyboard art, MIFED promo, Widescreen, theatrical trailer.
I recommend this movie to fans of zombie movies, action flicks and horror comedies.
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A scene where a cop drives a car full force into a criminal and a scene where a dead pig, chickens and sides of beef come to life and attack the cops are the only thing that brought any humor or interest.
This movie is bad. It has only a few qualities that make it one of those so-bad-its-good movies, but it doesn't have enough. This one is bad and stays bad.
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Is it as bad as most reviewers say it is? Well, pretty much, but watching Piscopo chewing the scenery is worth the price of admission.Published 3 months ago by Bill Lepard
Sure, it's not blu-ray. Sure, the jokes are bad the story is ...off. But it was great fun in the 80's and I loved taking the walk down memory lane. Read morePublished on June 28 2013 by Greg Roberts
This movie was one of the first (and few) to mash the buddy/zombie cop genres. Treat Williams is perfect as the good (dead) cop, and Joe Piscipo does well as his wise-cracking,... Read morePublished on July 25 2010 by Allyn L. Terry
Don't get me wrong. The last time I watched this movie, it was memorable that I wanted to own it. Years past, my country sucks (sorry, but its true) and finally... HERE IT IS! Read morePublished on April 9 2004 by C.S Lee
I am very excited to discover that Dead Heat is on it's way to DVD. We have officers Roger Mortis (Treat Williams) and Doug Bigelow (joey P)hunting re-animated crooks. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2004 by Agent Nick Castle
I saw this in the theater way back when and I thought it was hilarious so I went and saw it again. Treat Williams is a cop who dies and yet he lives on and decomposes throughout... Read morePublished on June 2 2002 by M. Armstrong
It may be a "TURKEY" but I enjoyed it!! I sit here in London unabel to buy the bloody thing beacuse it's a "TURKEY" When will it come out on PAL????? Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2002
This turkey movie star Treat Williams(Deep End of The Ocean) as a cop who gets killed and is brought back to life. Read morePublished on April 1 2000 by Aaron Amos
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