Whether you are a Blu Ray junkie who requires the highest defintion possible for your rare acquisitions or you’re just a fan boy of the man who made zombies cool, Synapse has a product that is certain to be for you. Document of the Dead is coming out on a Blu Ray/DVD combo back with both full length version of the doc on DVD and original release on Blu Ray. While some early criticism would prefer a full on hi defintion version of the full length domentary, this is a great way to catch a little bit of everything in a nice package with incredible artwork and in a collectible limited edition.
You know my feelings about the Synapse product. I think they’re doing a great job at making very popular cult entertainment available to newbie collectors and fans. Get this one before you can’t.
Full press release below so you can figure out if this right for you.
GEORGE ROMERO ‘OPENS UP’ IN ROY FRUMKES’
ALL THE GUTS, ALL THE GORE, ALL THE GLORY! ON DVDAND 1500-COPYLIMITEDBLU-RAY!!
GEORGE ROMERO AND ROY FRUMKES – TOGETHER AGAIN!
Seminal horror filmmaker Roy Frumkes (THE STEPFATHER, STREET TRASH) created one of the more infamous documentaries when he worked directly with his longtime friend George Romero on DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD. Now, Roy’s celebration of all things DAWN gets re-edited, updated, and remastered! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD is and all-new version of the classic ‘making of’ project based on 1978’s DAWN OF THE DEAD! George A. Romero, director of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, is one of the horror genre’s most celebrated directors. The original 1979 version of DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD was an intimate look at Romero’s creative process, with an outstanding collection of interviews, effects demonstrations (courtesy of makeup artist Tom Savini), and behind-the-scenes footage from Romero’s classic 1978 zombie film, DAWN OF THE DEAD. This newly re-edited and remastered 2012 version of the award-winning documentary contains all-new exclusive materials including additional interviews with with Romero’s family and friends, candid on-set footage from TWO EVIL EYES, LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, and many more surprises! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD is a loving portrait of a horror legend, and a must-have for any true horror fan! And speaking of true horror fans, Synapse Films is making available an extremely limited 1500-copy-only Blu-ray of THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD, available only from the Synapse Films website. This Blu-ray will not be sold in stores!The release includes a DVD of THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD (along with the new Roy Frumkes commentary), as well as a Blu-rayof the ORIGINAL 66-minute 16mm 1979 version of DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD, created for educational use at New York’s School of Visual Arts, remastered in high-definition. Also included in this limited-edition combo is a fold-out poster, created by artist Wes Benscoter, of the new George A. Romero painting used on the cover art.
DVD Special Features:
• All-New Audio Commentary from Writer/Producer/Director, Roy Frumkes
1500-Copy LImited-Edition Blu-ray Special Features:
• The new DVD of THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD including All-New Audio Commentary from Writer/Producer/Director, Roy Frumkes • Additional High-Definition Blu-ray of the original 1979 16mm version of Roy Frumkes’ DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD • Limited to 1500 copies and onlyavailable from the Synapse Films website.
DVD Disc Info:
Director: Roy Frumkes Starring: George Romero, Tom Savini, Roy Frumkes, Richard Rubinstein Run Time: 102 minutes Release Date: November 13, 2012 Language: English Subtitles: None Aspect Ratio: 1.33 Full Frame [Variable Aspect Ratio] Format: DVD Region: All Regions UPC: 654930314692 SRP: $19.95
The full-length new DVD plus a Blu-ray of the original 1979 documentary: Run Time: 66 mins. Format: Blu-ray Region: All Regions UPC: 654930314692 SRP: $19.95