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Return of the Living Dead [Blu-ray] [Import]
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on August 24, 2003
"Return Of The Living Dead" is one of those horror gems that hardcore fans have wanted to see on DVD. A fun old-fashioned horror film that has been out of print on VHS for awhile, "Return" is not related to George Romero's "Dead" series. It is more or less a parody of the Living Dead films before it. Written and directed by Dan O'Bannon, this 1985 cult classic is an excellent mixture of horror and comedy. Unfortunately, the DVD falls short of some fan's expectations in a few areas.
The picture quality is superb. You get both the widescreen and full-frame versions of the film but the sound mix leaves something to be desired. The original soundtrack has been altered during some scenes (perhaps for copyright reasons) so some songs are absent altogether. This really hurts the DVD all around. Not only that but you don't get too many special features on the DVD. There is a nice collection of trailers & TV spots and an audio commentary from O'Bannon which doesn't get too insightful as far as elements of the story are concerned. You hear more from O'Bannon the director than you do from the writer. It would have been good to hear him comment more on the story as opposed to how he got certain things to look a certain way. Especially since we already get a featurette where he comments on the visual style of the movie. While we're making wishes, it would have been good to have a few more featurettes that help cover the behind-the-scenes stuff.
With this DVD, we get a little better than many of these DVD's which give you nothing but the movie and sometimes the trailer but even with the little bit of special treatmant it gets, it still seems to be treated like an "unwanted child". There are a lot of people who have begged for either a "director's cut" or deleted scenes with a rumored alternate ending. As someone who loves and appreciates this underrated film, I was expecting more. Don't ask me why but this DVD seems to come up short. It really killed it when they removed some of the familiar music numbers in the movie. I still love this movie and am grateful that they released it in this format but I am still hoping to eventually see a "special edition" down the road.
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on August 27, 2002
When I first seen Return of the Living Dead back in 1985, I loved it! It was the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It was serious, but funny too...and most of all the gooooore...hehe. I still have the original video and when I heard it was coming to DVD...I nearly .... my pants! Thank you..it's FINALLY coming out! Today is August 27th and I went and bought my copy of it. I got home, closed the shades and began the movie. When the movie was over, I felt a little disappointed :o( Don't get me wrong. The picture quality is better and some of the extra features are nice too...but they re-did some stuff in the movie I wasn't happy with. First in one scene...they completly changed the music that is playing during that scene. Next, there were a couple scenes that were suppossed to have music...but didn't. Finally, the most important thing of all...they changed Tarman's voice! I was in shock that they did this stuff to this great movie. They should have left it as it was. But still, if you can get passed those little changes...it is still a good movie. Thank goodness though that I still have the original..hehe.
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on August 27, 2002
When I first seen Return of the Living Dead back in 1985, I loved it! It was the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It was serious, but funny too...and most of all the gooooore...hehe. I still have the original video and when I heard it was coming to DVD...I nearly crapped my pants! Thank you..it's FINALLY coming out! Today is August 27th and I went and bought my copy of it. I got home, closed the shades and began the movie. When the movie was over, I felt a little disappointed :o( Don't get me wrong. The picture quality is better and some of the extra features are nice too...but they re-did some stuff in the movie I wasn't happy with. First in one scene...they completly changed the music that is playing during that scene. Next, there were a couple scenes that were suppossed to have music...but didn't. Finally, the most important thing of all...they changed Tarman's voice! I was in shock that they did this stuff to this great movie. They should have left it as it was. But still, if you can get passed those little changes...it is still a good movie. Thank goodness though that I still have the original..hehe.
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Finally. -It's here.! -Ive been weighting four this
sucker two be release on. -DVD. -I can't weightt two order
this one. -This one is very cheap. -I saw this on Video
way back in the early; -80's. -I'm glad the studio cares
two put extras on this DVD. -Now. -We can get an insite
about why this film never got any where. -I even searched
this tittle on. -VHS. -No Luck.! -I've guest. -Now; -they've
shown it on. -T.V. -Cable.! -Which is such a cult classic two
the fan's. -Back in the late; -90's. -It came so popular on
cable. -I even see it one time on. -TNT. -On. -Joe Bob Briggs
Drive In Theatre.? -Joe Bob Briggs. -Ho Introduce us two
the scream queen. -Linnea Quigley. -She and Joe Bob. -Where
hilurious. -Funny. -They even joked about the film. -She
got a dance in front of him. -Joe Bob Briggs. -Was one of
my favorites two watch on. -T.V. -Four a while.
I guest he cared about the video Technology ages. -The
black and white. -Video Day's. -But; -That was then. -This is
now. -Director; -Dan O'Bannon. -Brings new spark. -Witt and
imagination two the; -"Return." -Flicks. -With shocking
results. -He even knows the camera better then any horror
director. -I sure hope they put out the old punk Rock music
theme; -and; -add a new entrance two this flick. -Even if
they did not four this DVD. -This makes a great Tradition
two the; -George A. -Romero. -Zombie Films.
I can't believe; -Romero. -Wood discredit this all time
classic. -Comedy Horror Romp. -It may be pure nonsense.
but; -it works well in his series. -I've give. -Russ
Streiner. -O'Bannon. -Four the credit; -and effert in
making this genera.
Now; -The Film. -Kids party at a local Cemetary.! -As
Freddy and his boss. -James Keran .Thom Mathews. -Hold up
from the Uneeda Supplie wherewhouse. -Their. -Talk about
the movie. -"Night of the Living Dead." -Which becomes a
true story. -Then; -they check out the basement. -Hit
the Cannisters. -Then; -When the kids in the Cemetary
play amongst them. -Their Dance. -Rock and Roll. -Nudity.
every thing. -But; -As it rains. -When Freddy and his
boss kill a dead body. -They take it two their friend
next store. -All the wild. -He cremates it. -All hell
breaks loose. -The Dead rises again. -They kill of the
kids in the Cemetary. -But; -hold off in a church
where they do battle.
"Night." -Has come back.! -The Dead have awaken.! -And
nothing will be the same. -Again.
Their. -"Return; -is a real winner. -I'm a fan of this
series. -Even; -"The Night." -Series. -O'Bannon creates up a
cool scare four people ho might not ever see his film.
Any way. -Their. -I hope I did not spoil the movie.
By the way. -Watch this; -"Return of The Living Dead."
. -And; -Also. -with; -"Return of The Living Dead: -Part 2."
four get. -III. -Which I found a riduclous; -Stupid
white Knuckle; -sequel. -Watch; -Part 1. -And; -2. -Instead.
Enjoy...!!
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on August 4, 2003
With the anthemic PartyTime by 45 Grave blaring, 'Do You Wanna Party?! It's Party Time!' the dead lurch to life and then sprint around for their precious brain brunches. Loosed from their sleep by a cremated brother they amusingly call for more backup from the cops and the paramedics as they ambush each in turn; nothing can stop them, particularly the group of punks and new wave preps [?] that were dancing on their graves a few minutes earlier. Self-referentially funny with many shots at earlier living dead films this one has some head shaking laughers. Not something I would purchase, but it was worth an hour and half on Cinemax or wherever. <g>
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on September 4, 2002
Two nitwits who are employed at a company that provides corpses for ballistic testing, split dogs for university professors, and much more decide to check out some canisters in the company basement. After an accident with the canisters the dead merchandise in the warehouse wakes up and begins to terrorize the the two employees. After some trouble with one of the "living corpse" they finally get to cremate it and think their problems are gone--or at least so they think. This horror film produces some jumps and scares with a smile; however, the characters could have been depicted with much better clarity and acting.
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on January 31, 2003
THIS MOVIE IS A ZOMBIE MOVIE LIKE ANY OTHER ITS FUNNY AND THE GORE IS OK. BUT SOME THINGS I WISH WERE BETTER LIKE THE ZOMBIES BEING SUPER STRONG, SMART, AND IMPERVIOUS TO SOME OTHER THINGS THE COOLEST GUYS WERE TRASH WHO DOES A NICE DANCE IN THE GRAVEYARD SHE IS SOOOOOO HOT! THE OTHER IS SUICIDE HES THE LEADER OF THE GANG AND ALSO ON THE BACK OF THE BOX HES A COOL GUY NO WONDER WHY TRASH WANTS HIM. IF YOU WANT A MOVIE TO WATCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT THIS IS THE MOVIE BUT IF YOU WANT A MORE SERIOUS MOVIE CHECK OUT DAWN OR DAY OF THE DEAD
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on April 27, 2004
this is a good horror film,there is one thing is that when they die they remember who everbody is and they have the same personality.and in the romero films the zombies dont remember there before life.there is one part when a cut in have skeleton is saying brains make the pain of dying go away terrible scene.the innocent blonde haired girl who hangs out with the punks is a teribble actor.the zombie makeup is awesome.
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