Day of the DeadDirector: George A. Romero
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Despite Anchor Bay's dwindling reputation following the Opera fiasco and some major color timing problems with their much-touted 25th Anniversary Edition of Halloween, fans awaiting a definitive version of George A. Romero's third entry into the Living Dead trilogy may be slightly irritated to learn that Anchor Bay apparently has still not worked out the bugs in their DVD mastering system. And though on the surface this disc appears to be flawless in terms of both video and audio presentation, some of the original dialogue has unfortunately been replaced with an alternate dub that plays down much of the film's shocking profanity. Fortunately, Anchor Bay has seen fit to pack this disc with some truly irresistible extras. The film itself, presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and processed using the relatively new Divimax procedure, is in pristine condition with colors well balanced and solid blacks well represented in the film's endless underground corridors. Likewise, the DTS ES and Dolby Digital EX soundtracks make impressive use of the film's audio with faraway moans and the sounds of dripping water underground literally placing the viewer in the claustrophobic underground compound in which the protagonists struggle to survive. The newly remastered image, combined with the amazing use of audio, really brings new life to the film and is a major improvement over Anchor Bay's previous release of this title. As impressive as the presentation of the film itself is, it's the extras that truly bring this disc to life. A commentary track featuring Romero, producer David Ball, special effects artists Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero, production designer Cletus Anderson, assistant director Chris Romero, and actors Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato, and Howard Sherman may not be as technically insightful as one would hope, but it is nice to hear many key contributors reunited and reminiscing about the trying production. Likewise, a commentary track by writer/director and all-around Day of the Dead fanatic Roger Avery is entertaining for a few juicy bits of background, but it ultimately takes the back seat to the commentary of those who were there firsthand.
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Cast & Crew
|Joseph Pilato||Capt. Rhodes|
|Richard Liberty||Dr. Logan|
|Phillip G. Kellams||Miller|
|Taso N. Stavrakis||Torrez|
|Don Brockett||Featured Zombie|
|William Cameron||Featured Zombie|
|Deborah Carter||Featured Zombie|
|Winnie Flynn||Featured Zombie|
|Debra Gordon||Featured Zombie|
|Jeff Hogan||Featured Zombie|
|Barbara Holmes||Featured Zombie|
|David Kindlon||Featured Zombie|
|Bruce Kirkpatrick||Featured Zombie|
|William Andrew Laczko||Featured Zombie|
|Susan Martinelli||Featured Zombie|
|Kim Maxwell||Featured Zombie|
|Barbara Russell||Featured Zombie|
|Gene A. Saraceni||Featured Zombie|
|John Schwartz||Featured Zombie|
|Mark Tierno||Featured Zombie|
|Michael Trcic||Featured Zombie|
|John Vulich||Featured Zombie|
|George A. Romero||Zombie with Scarf (uncredited)|
|George A. Romero||Director,Screenwriter|
|Cletus Anderson||Production Designer|
|Barbara Anderson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Pasquale A. Buba||Editor|
|John Harrison||Score Composer|
|Salah M. Hassanein||Executive Producer|
|Steve Kirshoff||Special Effects|
|Mark Mann||Special Effects|
|Bruce A. Miller||Art Director|
|Jan Pascale||Set Decoration/Design|
|Richard P. Rubinstein||Producer|
|Tom Savini||Makeup Special Effects|
|Taso N. Stavrakis||Stunts|
1. Main Titles [4:49]
2. Consider the Alternatives [4:52]
3. Neanderthals [7:13]
4. Lab Rats [4:56]
5. Domestic Animals [5:02]
6. Soldiers [5:19]
7. A Little More Time [4:58]
8. Breakup [3:56]
9. "You Ain't Never Gonna Figure It Out" [6:36]
10. Good Little Girls and Boys [5:25]
11. Breakthrough [4:19]
12. Accident [7:12]
13. Reward [7:06]
14. Things Fall Apart [4:52]
15. The Center Cannot Hold [4:23]
16. This Is My Body [3:23]
17. The Last Man [6:00]
18. Day of the Dead [7:10]
19. End Credits [3:00]
Dolby Digital Surround EX
DTS ES - Playback Requires DTS Decoder
Dolby Surround 2.0
Commentary #1: With Writer/Director George A. Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Production Designer Cletus Anderson, and Actress Lori Cardille
Commentary #2: With Filmmaker Roger Avary
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i thought that day of the dead was a great film as are all of romeros films the story was great as well as the acting and the special effects had to be the best part apart from the great story line and acting and the way it ends is just perfect
just like Dawn, this movie was a perfect sequel in my opinion. this movie is definatly worth a buy or rent. in night you see the battle begin as the living battle and discover the living dead, in dawn the undead are winning the battle and humanity starts to panic and flee, and finally in day the humans have lost. this movie is definatly recommended.
George A Romero's Day of the Dead is the 3rd installment for Night of the Living Dead. The movie is bloody with Tom Savini's special effects and effective. Then there is Romero's new zombie flick Land of the Dead, I can wait to see that.
Day of the Dead is my favorite out of the three ''Living Dead'' titles. I think people tend to think it as the least of the trilogy because it adds some intelligence and seriousness (although a movie with a zombie named Bub can't be that serious) to a film that many people thought would just be a gore splatterfest whatever a-thon '85. Howard Sherman/Sherman Howard is excellent as the lovable Bub zombie and Richard Liberty gives a great performance as the nurturing but insane Dr. Logan. The extras on this DVD are excellent and worth checking out as well. Buy Day of the Dead on DVD today!
Day of the Dead is my personal favorite zombie film of all time. While the cast isn't as likeable as some may wish, it is the zombies who are the stars in this film. Everyone who watches this film immediatly empathises with Bub who, it seems, is beginning to remember items, tasks and what not from his life. I was thrilled most of all that the prosthetic makeup advanced enough in the 80's to give us decent looking zombies - unlike Dawn of the Dead whose zombies were just a little blue in the face. If you are a fan of gore you will love one of the final shots in the film, it is truly superb. The soundtrack is also great and classic 80's synthesizer.
The gore alone in this movie is worth the price of a rental. The acting was great, but i do think that Gary Howard Klar (Steel) over acted just a tad bit. I understand that he was going alittle insane, but why would everyone be having fun when there world has turned into hell. Josef Pilato (Captain Rhodes) pulled of a terrific performace as the pric captain of the (going insane) soldiers. A excelent move that should be appreciated for than it is. If you are not a big fan of dramas, you might have the wrong movie, but SEE IT FOR THE GORE
This is not the weakest of the original zombie trilogy from George Romero. I think this is the strongest entry yet. The zombies come off as ''realistic'' due to incredible make-up. Light years from the pasty green Dawn zombies. The acting is alright, too. I liked Sarah's dreams because they were both disgusting and surreal. It's the ''talkiest'' film, but the banter adds to the overall creepiness of the situation. I love the trilogy and await a new Romero entry. I just think Day of the Dead is the most haunting and eerie of them all. A true classic!
This is one of those movies that will make horror film fans go crazy. It's gory and the special effects are realistic. This will add to the living Dead series.
This movie is the goriest of the series, not the best but the gore is unrelenting. Your either going to totally hate this movie or love it. Dr. Frankenstein rle looks like an older version Vince Neil from Motley Crue, lol.
Day of the Dead was a great movie, the gore effects made me appriciate the movie with a respect like no other. The famous (SPOLIERS) ripped in half scene was great ''CHOKE ON EM!'' Howard Sherman's role of the loveable zombie ''Bub'' was my faveorite role next to the brandy swiggin' ''McDermott''. Anyway this is a good movie for everyone to buy and enjoy!
In this third installment of George A. Romero's "Living Dead" series, a group of scientists and soldiers seem to be the final remaining living humans in the world, and they must keep from killing each other as they try to find a way to stop the zombie hordes. This is a superb horror film, filled with blood, swearing, and did I mention blood? Highly recommended!
Of all the films, this one is arguably the weakest. But that's predominently because the original script was much stronger. A forced reduction in budget caused the film to be more coherent, but with a serious reduction in cast and scope. Still, the only two serious flaws in this film that I can see are that every woman in the script (Except for Sarah, who was a combination of two people) were written out, and the soldiers were wasted without being given a chance to have any real personality. I particularly find the stuff with Migeul to be quite good. One of the things I'd say weakened it was that Sarah should have tried to hit Rhodes or shoot him or something. Still, for an intense horror film, or a psycho-sociological study on isolation and stress, this film is quite useful.