Dawn of the Dead 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Delayed to November

Many horror fans consider George Romero's Dawn of the Dead to be one of the greatest zombie films ever made, with some audiences even thinking it surpasses its predecessor Night of the Living Dead, with Second Sight honoring its accomplishments with a comprehensive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release. Sadly, the planned release was originally slated to hit shelves on October 26th, just in time for Halloween, though the distributor confirmed today on Twitter that the release has been pushed until November 16th. This news will surely disappoint fans, but given how many special features will be included in the set, the wait will surely be worth it.

"Unfortunately we need to move release to Nov 16," the distributor tweeted. "Due to current circumstances manufacturing & packing are going to take longer than expected. Apologies, we know it’s been a long wait and thank everyone for their continued patience as we head for home straight!"

In the film, "With the U.S. in the grip of a zombie apocalypse, four desperate survivors find refuge in a shopping mall. But the flesh-eating hordes, still possessed by an instinctive desire to consume, are drawn to the same destination. What follows is a nail-biting fight for survival. George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead remains one of the greatest horror films ever made, often imitated but never equalled, and is now presented in a brand-new restoration."

The complete special features are as follows:

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
  • 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

  • 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

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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 novelization book by George A Romero and Susanna Sparrow with exclusive artwork

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