Details on Scream Factory’s Return of the Living Dead Release



The wait is finally over! We’re proud to present our plans today for the 1985 zombie classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. There’s a lot of info to spell out so let’s get right to it!

Official street date for the 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is 7/19/16.

Full list of extras are follows:

Disc 1:
• NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
• NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths
• Audio Commentary with director Dan O’Bannon and Production Designer William Stout
• Audio Commentary with the cast and crew featuring Production Designer William Stout and actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman
• The Decade of Darkness – featurette on ‘80s horror films (23 minutes)
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills and Behind-the-Scenes photos
• Still Gallery – Behind-the-Scenes photos from special make-up effects artist Kenny Myers’ personal collection
• Zombie Subtitles for the Film
• In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak

Disc 2:
• NEW The FX of the Living Dead with Production Designer William Stout, FX make-up artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers and Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects artists Bret Mixon and Gene Warren Jr. and actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
• NEW Party Time: The Music of The Return of the Living Dead with music consultants Budd Carr and Steve Pross and soundtrack artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.’s, Straw Dogs), (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
• NEW HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film
• Return of the Living Dead Workprint – includes 20 minutes of additional footage (in Standard Definition)
• More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead – The definitive documentary on The Return of the Living Dead (120 minutes)
• A Conversation with Dan O’Bannon – His final interview (28 minutes)
• The Origins of the Living Dead – an interview with John A. Russo (16 minutes)
• The Return of the Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more… (21 minutes)
• Designing the Dead – interviews with writer/director Dan O’Bannon and production designer William Stout (15 minutes)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English/Special Features are Unrated


Avid fans will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release—which are only available at while supplies last.

– Receive the 2-disc Collector’s Edition
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art that is on the Collector’s Edition from artist Graham Humphries
– Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than national sreet date of July 19th
Pre-order @…/the-return-of-the-living-dea…

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,000 orders only)
– Receive the 2-disc Collector’s Edition
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Graham Humphries
– Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than national street date of July 19th
– Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Joel Robinson
– Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Joel Robinson
Pre-order @…/the-return-of-the-living-dea…

And finally, we’d like to address the question of the soundtrack, which we know many of you have asked about: For our new transfer we have gone back to the original audio tracks to create a new soundtrack. Only one song – The Damned’s “Dead Beat Dance” – could not be cleared for inclusion on the disc unfortunately. Otherwise, the rest will be the original audio as heard in the theaters when the film played first-run.

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