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Day Of The Dead (Divimax Special Edition) DVD Review

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by AVForums Nov 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

    Day Of The Dead (Divimax Special Edition) DVD Review
    SRP: £29.98


    This is the first of Anchor Bay's new
    Divimax DVDs I have seen, and I
    am impressed with the results. The
    anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer benefits
    immensely from the Divimax high-def
    transfer process and results in the
    best looking version of the film we
    have ever come across. Detail levels
    are impeccable, colours are natural
    and the only complaint I have is the
    presence of haloing in a few shots.


    Audio comes in both Dolby Digital 5.1
    EX and DTS 6.1 ES flavours, and
    both sound very good. There is a fair
    amount of ambient material piped
    into the rears, and the front of the
    soundstage is agreeably lively. For
    those with more limited setups, a
    Dolby 2.0 Surround mix is included.


    As the first disc is given over to an
    optimum bitrate transfer, the only
    extras you'll find there are an audio
    commentary from Romero, Savini,
    production designer Cletus Anderson
    and Lori Cardille, plus a surprisingly
    enjoyable second commentary by fan
    and filmmaker Roger Avary.
    Disc Two offers a new 39-minute
    retrospective documentary, a behindthe-
    scenes featurette, an audio
    interview with actor Robert Liberty,
    an archival promo for the facility where
    the film was shot, three trailers, three
    TV spots, seven photo galleries, a
    Romero bio and DVD-ROM material
    including Romero's now-legendary first
    draft screenplay. A small collectible
    booklet containing an essay on the
    film is also included.


    After countless prior releases, we finally get
    a definitive version of Day of the Dead. So
    no more please!

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