Dawn of the Dead Remake????

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  1. Joey Gunz

    Joey Gunz Second Unit

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    Ok, I tried doing a search but came up empty. I'm sure some people here must have asked when the new Dawn of the Dead remake will be releaed on DVD, but for some odd reason I can't find any topics on it -- so I made my own.

    Has there been any announcement on when the remake is coming out on DVD? And if there is a release date, will it be the long-rumored "Directors Cut"? Or will that come out later -- after the theatrical version is released on DVD?

    Thanks for any information you can share.
     
  2. Frank Anderson

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    I heard the release date is July 27.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Joey Gunz

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    Great. Any idea if the "directors (or is it unrated?) cut will be release on the same day as the theatrical version?
     
  4. Justin_S

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    A board member over at the Creature-Corner got a screener, and confirmed that the film is scheduled for release on DVD in October. That really boils my blood, as this is one of my new all time favorite films, and I was looking forward to getting it much earlier than that. [​IMG] Since we're having to wait this long, they had damn well better go all out with the set.
     
  5. Nick Sievers

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    I guess they are doing a tie-in with Halloween.
     
  6. Justin_S

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    Yep, looks that way. I've really come to hate tie-ins.
     
  7. Johnny G

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    Latest word is it's Sept 7, same date as the sped ed of the original.
     
  8. TomWoodward

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    Out the 5th October. Full details here
     
  9. Nick Sievers

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    This was released theatrically last week over here. I am definitely buying this one. 9 minutes extra is much better than a lot of these unrated versions coming out lately.
     
  10. Christopher*KH

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    Anyone know what the UPC # is going to be? I wanted to input the information into my DVD Profiler.... Also does anyone know if the Cover Art is going to be different from the Unrated and Rated versions??
     
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    Glad to hear you liked it so much, Nick. I can't wait to pick it up.
     
  12. Justin Bauer

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    From the IGN message boards...


    Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Dawn of the Dead (2004) for 5th October 2004 with a retail price of $29.98. This years blockbuster remake of George Romero's classic zombie tale will arrive on DVD in both the R-Rated Theatrical Cut and Unrated Director's Cut versions, each also available in separate anamorphic widescreen and full screen editions.

    Features on the R-Rated Theatrical Cut editions include:

    Theatrical Cut (101mins)

    English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround

    English, French and Spanish subtitles

    The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed A DVD exclusive short film takes you deeper into the movie!

    Special Bulletin: We Interrupt This Program! See how broadcast news channels handle the zombie invasion and the collapse of the world!

    Undead Scenes with Commentary by Director Zack Snyder

    Surviving Dawn of the Dead

    Feature Commentary with Director Zack Snyder and Producer Eric Newman

    DVD-ROM Features
    Features on the Unrated Director's Cut editions include:

    Director's Cut (110mins)

    English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround

    English, French and Spanish subtitles

    The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed A DVD exclusive short film takes you deeper into the movie!

    Special Bulletin: We Interrupt This Program! See how broadcast news channels handle the zombie invasion and the collapse of the world!

    Undead Scenes with Commentary by Director Zack Snyder

    Raising the Dead: An in-depth look at turning actors into undead killers

    Attack of the Living Dead: Dissecting the film's most memorable zombie kills

    Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads

    Feature Commentary with Director Zack Snyder and Producer Eric Newman

    DVD-ROM Features
     
  13. Justin_S

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    I'm peeved that there will be no trailers or TV spots included. The trailers were both great, and they had many TV spots they could have included as well, all of which I was positive would be included when DVD time came around. Oh well, either way, as I've said before, this is one of my new favorite films, and I'll be picking it up immediately upon its release. Can't wait to see the uncut footage, and the extras that are present sound pretty sweet, and hopefully aren't just fluff.
     
  14. Nick Sievers

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    Will this be the footage that is scattered through the end credits? I thought it was great that those who stay right until the end of the credits get a totally different ending than those who left early.
     
  15. Paul D G

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    Damn.... and I just deleted the hi def trailer from my PC expecting it to be on the DVD!

    I thought there were 20m of cut footage restored?

    -paul
     
  16. Justin_S

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    Nope, it'll be totally new. That footage had nothing to do with Andy.
     
  17. Nick Sievers

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    Oh right, I thought Polley's character was Andy but it was Ana. Close though. [​IMG]
     
  18. Quint van der Vaart

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    Too bad that there is no DTS on this release [​IMG]
    Ohw well I'll wait for the region 02 release [​IMG]
     
  19. Scott Weinberg

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    Hey, this reminds me of the LAST DVD release of a horror remake! [​IMG] I went with the more expensive Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD, and I think I made the right choice...

    Looks like I'll be doing that again for DOTD. [​IMG]

    And yeah, I'm real curious to see what's in the extra nine minutes. I thought the movie was pretty great but would have been well served by a few extra scenes of character development / interaction.

    Keeping my fingers crossed on the inclusion of the theatrical trailers.
     
  20. Amy Mormino

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    Perhaps this thread ought to be retitled as it now contains definitive news about the disc?

    Anyhow, I'm a bit disappointed that the unrated version is only nine minutes longer. The director had previously mentioned twenty minutes, with part of the time devoted to more gore and part to characterization, which the movie badly needed. I wonder what the new material will consist of now?

    That said, though,the featurettes look kind of fun. I especially like the idea of the short film about Andy and the one on (presumably) phony newscasts. A little creativity helps. Definitely a must-buy still.
     

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