Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4K UHD

RedDevil85

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Links: Amazon.co.uk - HMV - Second Sight - Zavvi

Standard Edition: Amazon.co.uk - HMV - Second Sight - Zavvi

Release date: 16/11/2020 (Standard Edition: 22/03/2021)

Limited Edition
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UHD DISC 1: THE THEATRICAL CUT:
  • New 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
  • Presented in HDR10+
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono - New restoration of the original OCN Optical / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Commentary by George A Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
  • NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 2 – THE EXTENDED (‘CANNES’) CUT:
  • Produced using 4k scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Presented in HDR10+
  • Commentary by Richard P Rubinstein
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 3 – THE ARGENTO CUT:
  • 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
  • Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
  • Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 4: SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • NEW Zombies and Bikers: with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
  • NEW Memories of Monroeville: a tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
  • NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics: with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
  • NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
  • NEW Dummies! Dummies!: An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
  • NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
  • Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Original Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (66 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut (100 mins)
  • The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots (TBC)
Limited Edition Contents:

AUDIO CD DISC 1
  • The Goblin Soundtrack – 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks
AUDIO CD DISC 2
  • The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 1
AUDIO CD DISC 3
  • The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 2
  • Rigid box with lid featuring the original iconic artwork
  • 2 inner digipaks
  • 150 page hardback book featuring 16 new essays, archive article, archive George A Romero interview and rare Behind-The-Scenes stills
  • Dawn of the Dead: The novelisation book by George A Romero and Susanna Sparrow with exclusive artwork


Standard Edition:
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UHD DISC 1 - THE THEATRICAL CUT (Region Free)
  • New 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
  • Presented in HDR10+
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono - New restoration of the original OCN Optical / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Commentary by George A Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
  • NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 2 – THE EXTENDED (‘CANNES’) CUT (Region Free)
  • Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
  • Presented in HDR10+
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Commentary by Richard P Rubinstein
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
UHD DISC 3 – THE ARGENTO CUT (Region Free)
  • 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
  • Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
  • Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
BLU-RAY DISC 4 - SPECIAL FEATURES (Region B)
  • NEW Zombies and Bikers, with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
  • NEW Memories of Monroeville: A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
  • NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
  • NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
  • NEW Dummies! Dummies! – An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
  • NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
  • Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Original Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (66 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut (100 mins)
  • The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
  • Trailers, TV, and Radio Spots
 
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damo09

Well-known Member
One of my most cherished films.
 

simonlewis

Well-known Member
Is it the directors cut. :)
 

Soundwave

Distinguished Member
One of my most cherished films.

Mine too, have the Arrow release & about 3 different DVD versions ;)

Is it the directors cut. :)

According to their Tweet it will include...

Unrated US Theatrical Release
Pre-US Cannes Cut
Argento's Foreign release Re-edit

Neil
 

Swizz

Active Member
Count me in! A steel would be amazing!

I'm hoping to see a release of Day of the Dead (1985) in 4K. Bub in UHD!
 

Soundwave

Distinguished Member
Count me in! A steel would be amazing!

I'm hoping to see a release of Day of the Dead (1985) in 4K. Bub in UHD!

4K Day would be glorious, just the opening street scene would look glorious

Neil
 

Doctor Smith

Well-known Member
Can't wait for this. Hopefully HDR.
 

simonlewis

Well-known Member
I have "dawn of the dead, the directors cut" on dvd does that mean this copy will be cut ?
 

Soundwave

Distinguished Member
I have "dawn of the dead, the directors cut" on dvd does that mean this copy will be cut ?

It shouldn't be
Pretty sure the US cut was what was the directors cut so should be as intended

Neil
 

Glenn01

Distinguished Member
Yeah I’ve got this on Blu-ray too ...

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But can’t wait for this on 4K

Lost count of how many times I have seen this great film ... & I was lucky enough to meet the George Romero himself in 2005 at a convention & get a personalised signature from him.
 

Doctor Smith

Well-known Member
If it's based in the Italian release (which I have) then sadly not.
It's not as they are doing a full restoration.
 

Kyle009

Member
Glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Italian release.

Definitely a day one purchase for me.
 

IGC

Well-known Member
Love the film so will be like a tramp on chips with the Second Sight Films release even though I own the really nice Italian release -will be interesting to see how they tidy it up.

There's also a France release coming in April:

 

nipbiplip

Well-known Member
Hmmmm.

I really want this. Favourite film, owned it on all types of media, have it at least twice on BR etc etc.

BUT I think I may wait for some reviews of PQ before leaping. Especially for the other cuts, as I have a feeling this is going to have a premium price attached to it.

Also, seeing as other European companies are releasing 4k versions, I wonder who will have the best transfer?
 

kingkarl

Distinguished Member
Just prey they give us a Steelbook !
 

Glenn01

Distinguished Member
Any more news on Dawn 4K ?
 

Glenn01

Distinguished Member
I’m still hoping this gets released

I just saw Texas Chain has been released in another thread so that is what prompted me to think of Dawn again & gives more hope it will happen
 

Jim Di Griz

Distinguished Member
It is going to happen - not sure why there are doubts here! Just wait a bit longer...
 

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