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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

Directed by Jim Jarmusch
USA / Sweden 2019

 

It's the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chlo Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behavior. No one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing the town: The Dead Don't Die they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living and the citizens must battle for their survival.

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Unusual occurrences begin to unfold in the small and uneventful town of Centerville, from animals behaving oddly to irregular periods of daylight. However, the most unexpected event proves to be the most serious as corpses begin to leave their graves to attack the townspeople. The town's fight for survival is helmed by a cast of recognizable faces in filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's genre-bending horror comedy film.

Excerpt from B+N located HERE

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Theatrical Release: May 14th, 2019 (Cannes Film Festival)

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Review: Universal - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Universal - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:44:28.595        
Video

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 37,748,738,744 bytes

Feature: 34,248,671,232 bytes

Video Bitrate: 36.08 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 3518 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3518 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS Audio Spanish 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit
DTS Audio French 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit
Descriptive Audio:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -7dB / Dolby Surround

Subtitles English (SDH), Spanish, French, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Universal

 

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 37,748,738,744 bytes

Feature: 34,248,671,232 bytes

Video Bitrate: 36.08 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Bill Murray: Zombie Hunting Action Star (1:21)
Stick Together (2:47)
Behind the Scenes of The Dead Don't Die (5:16)
Includes
Blu-ray and a digital copy of The Dead Don't Die


Blu-ray Release Date:
September 10th, 2019
Standard Blu-ray Case inside cardboard slipcase

Chapters 20

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Universal Blu-ray (August 2019): Universal have transferred Jim Jarmusch's new 'Zombie-comedy' The Dead Don't Die to Blu-ray. This is on a dual-layered disc with a max'ed out bitrate and looks pristine in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The film has many outdoor and, extremely dark, night sequences that look beautifully crisp and consistent in 1080P without a hint of noise. Colors appear true with some richness and the visuals export depth. It was going for a 70's small town representation, shot in upstate New York, and certainly achieved it with impressive art direction.

On their Blu-ray, Universal use a very robust DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround track (24-bit) in the original English language. It seems to have a life of its own sometimes - deadly silent with creeping 'zombified' muffled sighs surfacing. There are some separations and impressive depth in the aggressive sequences. This sounds as perfect as the image. There is a French and Spanish languages DUB and a Descriptive audio track for the visually impaired. Universal offer optional English (SDH), French and Spanish subtitles on their Region FREE Blu-ray.

There are some supplements - albeit brief ones. For about 1.5 minutes we get Bill Murray discussing the specialties of acting in a Zombie film and his fears that he may be typecast. Stick Together shows teaching the children in the film how to behave, act and sound like zombies. There are six Behind the Scenes of The Dead Don't Die featurettes - the first showing the zombie cast doing Tai Chi together. The video segments last about 5-minutes in total. The package contains a leaflet with instructions for a digital copy of The Dead Don't Die.

Well, in spite of the critics fickle responses - I loved The Dead Don't Die and its constant film references - and George Romero homage. Jarmusch assembled a great cast - the whole movie is essentially deadpan... and it's hilarious. I'd watch Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chlo Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Danny Glover in anything together. I can't wait to watch this again. This Universal Blu-ray gives perfect a/v but a shade short on the extras. Still kinda of a must own, crossing over for both Jarmusch's loyal following and vintage zombie flic fans. 

Gary Tooze

 


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