Return of the Living Dead Part II Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Screenwriter: Ken Wiederhorn
Cast: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Dana Ashbrook, Suzanne Snyder, Michael Kenworthy, Marsha Dietlein, Phil Bruns
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 89 Minutes
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon (screenwriter of Alien, Dead and Buried), 1985’s punk rock horror-comedy The Return of the Living Dead is known for introducing the concept of zombies feeding on human brains, as opposed to just eating flesh. The wildly entertaining film tells the story of how a warehouse owner, his two bumbling employees, a mortician, and a group of teenage punks deal with a horde of zombies.
O’Bannon’s film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $14 million domestically on an estimated budget of $4 million. The cult classic spawned four sequels, including 1988’s Return of the Living Dead Part II, written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn (Shock Waves, Eve of a Stranger).
Return Of The Living Dead 3 Blu-ray (Vestron Video Collector’s Series)
Director: Brian Yuzna
Screenwriter: John Penney
Cast: Melinda Clarke, J. Trevor Edmond, Kent McCord, Basil Wallace, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
Release Date: November 22, 2016
“Julie, are you eating him? You should stop it.”
Directed by Brian Yuzna (Society, Bride of Re-Animator), Return of the Living Dead 3 is coming to limited-edition Blu-ray, thanks to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series. The second sequel to Dan O’Bannon’s classic 1985 film, Yuzna’s movie bears little resemblance to its predecessors, eschewing comedy in favor of a romantic story with sci-fi elements.
The Vestron Video Collector’s Series goes beyond the grave when 1993’s Return of the Living Dead 3 arrives on limited edition Blu-ray on November 22 from Lionsgate.
Watch all of the terror in high definition when Curt (J. Trevor Edmond) transforms his girlfriend, Julie (Melinda Clarke) into a flesh-eating monster after her accidental death, in order to fulfill their pact to love each other forever!
Shout! Factory’s horror genre label Scream Factory has a brand new Collector’s Edition of the ’80s zombie classic The Return of the Living Dead on the way, and full details on the release have now been revealed.
The two-disc release is set to arrive later this year in July, and will feature not only a bunch of bonus goodies on each disc, but also the original soundtrack (or most of it, at least) that played with the movie when it was in theaters—something previous home video releases have not had.
You can read all the details and check out the cover art below.
Night Of The Living Dead: Re-animation Netflix | Google Play | YouTube DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Jeff Broadstreet
Starring Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving, Robin Sydney, Adam Chambers, Denice Duff
Screen Media Films
Originally Released: October 16, 2012
Night of the Living Dead: Re-animation is a prequel to a remake. You read that correctly, it is a prequel to a remake of Night of the Living Dead. And the end result is as tacky as it sounds. In fact, it’s so tacky, it’s terrible. Even Russo’s Return of the Living Dead series had some nice slapstick humor to refresh the load; in Re-animation, we’re stuck with a movie that amounts to nothing more than a stale fart. Though coupled with a few good performances and some reasonable CGI zombie effects, the plot is deficient in much substance and the social commentary is laughably bad.
Set before the events of 2007’s Night of the Living Dead 3D, Re-animation aims to give the back story of how it all began. Despite the goal, the movie does very little to accomplish this, being more of a standalone weird zombie flick than just has the classic movie titled tacked on. The tale begins in a mortuary, where corpses become reanimated into zombies. And that’s about as much of the plot I want to describe, simply because this movie has wasted enough of my time as it is.