MGM to release "Return of the Living Dead" DVD in 2002

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  1. Michael Allred

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    FWIW, Videocrypt and Gorezone both cite DVD Drive-In as their source of information, and I haven't stumbled upon any corroboration elsewhere.
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    (jumping up and down like a little school girl) OH GOD PLEASE LET IT BE TRUE!!!
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    dvddrive-in has been dead-on in the past, so I would count on these titles being released. The Raven, can't wait!
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    I just hope they have a lot of features including...
    OAR (so far I think it was shot standard, but if it was meant to be widescreen, let it be)
    5.1 surround mix
    Commentary
    Deleted Scenes (many appear on TV versions, and there is a workprint with a different ending, I would like to see those)
    Cast/Crew Interviews
    Making Of
    At LEAST some of those. [​IMG]
     
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    I refuse to get excited until MGM officially announces this. I've been looking forward to "RotLD" being on DVD for a while now.
    BTW, I had never heard of dvddrive-in before today so I'm not sure how well I can trust them. I've e-mailed them for a response on this. I've also recently asked the editor of DVDfile about this and 1) He loves the movie too 2) He's heard zero about this.
    Still, if MGM puts this out with high quality video/audio, I'll have their baby...and I'm a guy so obviously that'd be very difficult to do but screw it, I'd try!
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  7. Michael Allred

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    Robert, I'm not sure on this one but aren't most of MGM's "Midnite Movies" DVD's barebones? Maybe a trailer on them but that's about it?
    I totally agree with you, those kinds of extras would be awesome but I'd settle for an audio commentary and a making of doc.
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    I like the movie too, but I'm far from excited. I mean, yay..another Midnite movie entry from MGM, which means No extra features at all and you're lucky if it's in the correct aspect ratio. And if it is, you're doubly luckly if it's anamorphically enhanced. Then we'll get a great back-of-case text that says some "witty" thing like "Hey, check out this goofy frightfest from stupid people! It's all funny cuz it'z dumb!"
    Sorry..I jsut really don't like the Midnite series. The movies are cool and all, but they're being pissed away by MGM, they really are, and the treatment oozes with this "hey everyone, watch the stupid movies!" thing.
    If it has anything other than a trailer, I'll be really surprised. I can't think of one Midnite-serires film that's anything substantial on it.
     
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    I don't care if RotLD does come out as a bare-bones "Midnight Movie". It'd just be nice to have the movie on dvd with a nice transfer...
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    DanL, what are you talking about? 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space' is from 'Midnight Movies' and it has an anamorphic transfer AND a good bit of extras too, so their is hope that MGM will do right by 'ROTLD'.
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    I'm not going to get too excited until I see/read an official statement from Leo himself.
    (O please, let this be true)
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    Supposedly It! The Terror From Beyond Space is at the wrong aspect ratio (according to Digitally Obsessed and Classics On DVD), but I didn't get that impression when I watched it. Admittedly, I didn't watch the closing credits, which Classics On DVD cites as proof or whatever. DoC doesn't seem to think Village of the Giants is in its original aspect ratio either.
    But anyway, chalk me up as another big Midnite Movies fan.
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    There are plenty of Midnite Movies with extras; you just haven't been paying attention. Killer Klowns probably has the most, with commentary + a boatload of other stuff, but we also have several of the Corman Price Poe pictures, such as Pit and the Pendulum and House of Usher with full length commentaries with Corman himself. Ditto for X the Man with X-Ray Eyes. All for less than 10 bucks. Honestly, some people let their irrational hatred for MGM get in the way of reality.
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    A lot of folks seem to think "RotLD" was shot 4:3 and therefore should not be released in widescreen. I wish somebody from the film's production could confirm the OAR of the movie.
    Oh, DVDDrive-in e-mailed me back to say it's true that MGM is releasing it next year.
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    Return of the Living Dead will be presented in it's original aspect ratio of 1.85 w/ 16x9 enhancement.
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    Mark,
    I agree. MGM has come a long way and people still give them hell. I don't get it.
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    ROTLD is a HUGE favorite of mine, so I really hope that they supplement the hell out of this DVD! Hopefully they will put any cut footage back in as well. They had better do this classic justice!
     
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