Tuesday, July 31, 2007

From Beyond, The Burning, ROTLD DVD Details

Fangoria has details on the upcoming DVD's of 'From Beyond, 'The Burning', and the rereleased 'Return of the Living Dead'.

Fango just got ahold of the final DVDetails for the special editions of FROM BEYOND, THE BURNING and the rerelease of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, all coming September 11 from MGM Home Video through Fox Home Video. Stuart Gordon’s FROM BEYOND, of course, contains the restored, uncut feature in a 1.85:1 transfer with Dolby 4.0 Surround sound, and comes with the following extras:

• Audio commentary by Gordon, producer Brian Yuzna and stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton
• The Director’s Perspective featurette
• The Editing Room “Lost and Found” featurette
• Interview with Composer Richard Band
• Photo Montage
• Storyboard-to-film comparisons:
-Appearance of Dr. Pretorius
-Death of Bubba
-Hospital Escape
-Katherine Frees Herself

The BURNING disc also restores the feature to its uncut gory glory, with a 1.85:1 transfer backed by mono sound, and these supplements:

• Audio commentary by director Tony Maylam and genre journalist Alan Jones
• Blood ‘n’ Fire Memories featurette with Tom Savini
• Photo gallery
• Theatrical trailer

The new RETURN disc includes the previous 1.85:1 transfer with mono sound, the bonus features from the original disc plus some new ones (starred below). The complete rundown:

• Audio commentary by director Dan O’Bannon and production designer William Stout
• Audio commentary by the cast, crew and undead*
• RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: The Dead Have Risen featurette*
• The Decade of Darkness featurette*
• Designing the Dead featurette
• Zombie Subtitle Stream*
• Bloody trailer
• Even bloodier trailer*

Each disc retails for $19.98. —Michael Gingold

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