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directed by George Romero
USA 1985

The final installment in Romero's Living Dead trilogy somehow failed to replicate the impact of Night of the Living Dead (1968) or Dawn of the Dead (1978), although not through any fault of its own. Some months after their emergence, the zombies are everywhere in the ascendant. A depleting scientific research team conducts experiments on captured zombies in a cavernous Florida bunker under increasingly despotic military protection. There's no radio contact with the outside world, and the pressure is taking its toll: the soldiers are impatient for results that Dr Logan's social conditioning tests just aren't going to meet. Tense rather than terrifying, and with a strong black comic undercurrent, it rests on the mordant observation that zombies or no zombies, chances are the living will tear each other apart. A fitting conclusion to a remarkably astute series, a landmark in the horror genre.

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE

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Theatrical Release: July 3th, 1985 - USA

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DVD Comparison:

Anchor Bay (Divimax) Region 1 - NTSC vs. Anchor Bay (Old) - Region All - NTSC vs. Dutch Filmwork - Region 1/2 - PAL

Big thanks to Thomas Pedersen and Claus Olsen for borrow of the Anchor Bay Discs and big thanks to Ole of DVDBasen for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Anchor Bay

Region 1 - NTSC

Anchor Bay

Region All - NTSC

Dutch Filmworks
Region 1/2 - PAL
Runtime 1:40:45 1:40:48 1:40:54
Video 1.85:1 16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.77 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.78:1
Average Bitrate: 5.51 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.80:1
Average Bitrate: 4.81
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Anchor Bay (Divimax)

 

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Anchor Bay (Old)

 

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Dutch Filmworks

Audio

Dolby Digital-EX 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 and DTS-ES 6.1

Dolby Digital 2.0

Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles English (Closed Captions). None Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish or none.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1



Edition Details:
• Commentary with George Romero, Tom Savini, Cletus Anderson and Lori Cardille.
• Commentary with Roger Avary.
• The Many Days of Day of the Dead (38:40).
• Behind the scenes (30:50).
• Wampum Mine Promo(8:12).
• Audio Interview with Richard Liberty (16:08).
• 3 Trailers / 3 TV Spots.
• Still Galleries
• Romero Bio/Filmography.
• DVD-Rom Features.
• 2-DVD Set.

DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003

Chapters 19

Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen Letterboxed - 1:78:1

Edition Details:
• 2 sided DVD - Extras on side B.
• Behind the scenes (20:18).
• Trailer.

DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio: Dutch Filmworks

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.80:1


Edition Details:
• Behind the scenes (20:19)
• Photo Gallery
• Trailers of Dawn/Day/Night of the Living Dead
• Bio/Filmographies of Romero and Savini

DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000

Chapters 20

Comments: As well as being anamorphic the new Anchor Bay (Divimax) version is far superior to the other two editions in every aspect. Fans can finally see the accurate colors rather than the digitally manipulated saturation that the old Anchor Bay and virtually duplicated Dutch Filmworks have. The Extras ( a 2 disc set) are far in the New Anchor Bays favor as well as the audio choices of 5.1, DTS and the prior offered 2.0.  Fans of this cult film no longer have to suffer with contrast boosting and a hazy image. Bravo for the new Anchor Bay DVD!

Gary W. Tooze





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SOUND EDIT SAMPLE (The word "shit" is changed to "Right" on the Divimax ).

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Sound:

Anchor Bay (Divimax)

Extras: Anchor Bay (Divimax)
Menu: Anchor Bay (Divimax)

 

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Distribution

Anchor Bay

Region 1 - NTSC

Anchor Bay

Region All - NTSC

Dutch Filmworks
Region 1/2 - PAL