The 1985 cult classic horror/comedy “The Return of the Living Dead“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 18th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Dan O’Bannon, starred Clu Gulager, Don Calfa, James Karen, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph,John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, and Mark Venturini.
The tech specs for the release will include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with [likely at least] HDR10 form of high dynamic range and presumably a lossless sound mix in either/or 5.1 or 2.0 configuration(s). Perhaps they’ll even do a Dolby Atmos mix? I can’t yet say for certain because the official tech specs have yet to be announced, along with the extras to be included with the release but stay tuned for a later update on that.
The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included and seemingly another Blu-ray for extras, in what is said to be a 3-disc set. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via ShoutFactory.com where you’ll find an exclusive poster. Also, Shout! Factory Store will have an exclusive enamel pin set and you can find that [limited to 1000] set available for preorder now.
The 1991 Rodman Flender directed film “The Unborn” starring Brooke Adams is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video, from a new 2K scan, in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio Stereo sound. The PRE-ORDER is now available over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Rodman Flender and filmmaker Adam Simon
Further below, after the break, you will find the official announcement for this release.
Scream Factory (Shout! Factory) has just detailed the upcoming August 14th release of “Return of the Living Dead Part II” Collector’s EditionBlu-ray Disc. Tech specs have yet to be confirmed, but I have reached out to Shout! Factory for some definitive info. So, stay tuned on that side. We do know however that this 1988 film will come to us remastered (via “scans from the interpositive” film negative). This is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials and other details given are listed below.
NEW 2K scans from the interpositive
NEW Audio Commentary with actress Suzanne Snyder
NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and filmmaker Christopher Griffiths
NEW Back to the Dead: The Effects of “Return of the Living Dead Part II” – including interviews with Special Make-up Effects creator Kenny Myers and Special Make-up Effects artists Andy Schoneberg and Mike Smithson
NEW The Laughing Dead – a new interview with writer/director Ken Wiederhorn
NEW Undead Melodies – an interview with composer J. Peter Robinson
NEW interview with actor Troy Fromin
Audio Commentary with writer/director Ken Wiederhorn and co-star Thor Van Lingen
They Won’t Stay Dead: A Look at RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD II including interviews with James Karen, Thom Matthews, Brian Peck, Kenny Myers, Susan Snyder, Michael Kenworthy and more…
Archival Featurette – Live from the Set
Archival interviews with Ken Wiederhorn, James Karen, Thom Matthews and Kenny Myers
Behind the Scenes footage
Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer
Still Gallery of posters and stills
Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes stills from Makeup Effects artists Kenny Myers and Mike Smithson