The good folks over at Blu-Ray.com have announced that Lionsgate will be releasing Peter Jackson’s early film Dead Alive, also referred to as Braindead, on Blu-Ray this October. Details on the disc are non existent at this moment. What we do know, though, is that the disc will arrive on October 4th, right in time for the Halloween horror movie rush, and will have an MSRP of under 20 bucks. If you’ve been paying attention to the Blu-Ray push as of late though, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one with a release date price of 15 dollars or less, perhaps even hitting that 9.99 sweet spot within a couple of weeks.
Dead Alive wasn’t Jackson’s first goretastic splatter flick, but it was arguably the best. Hailed as “the goriest film of all time”, Dead Alive delivers on the goods. Ewwey gooey guts and giblits, some disgusting old lady soup, and one of my personal favorite gore scenes in cinema history, a horde of zombies laid to waste with a lawnmower. Lionsgate are pretty good about giving their discs the proper treatment, so hopefully all of this will turn our living rooms red with perfect clarity. Stay tuned for more details as they’re let out of the bag.