.Just like Arrow's Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray, my thoughts here, their freshly released Day BD appears to be digitally noise reduced judging by DVDBeaver's just posted comparison. The same deal applies to Anchor Bay's domestic Dawn and Day Blu-rays as well. All four look virtually no better in terms of detail or color than Anchor Bay's Divimax DVD editions; just without any ugly artifacts caused by upconverting to 1080p. Via DVDBeaver:
"Visual improvement advances from the moderate to more notable in many scenes. Single-layered - it probably could look better - but I don't suspect detail could jump any more than the manner it was produced. It has less noise, tighter color balance and shows some depth - this is probably as good as it is going to get...the Blu-ray is the way to go - what a package from Arrow. Highly recommended!"
Yeah, that's all horseshit. Day of the Dead was shot on very common standard 35mm spherical film stock. Usually used when matting to 1.85:1 widescreen like countless other '80s productions. Even though Day will never look like it was shot yesterday, the Blu-ray's total lack of film grain and hazy greenish-gray dullness is obvious, especially compared to other '80s films shot using the same method given stellar looking Blu-ray presentations. A great example being William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. (DVDBeaver comparison), also shot using 35mm spherical and released in the same year as Day of the Dead.
Friedkin's 1985 film looks incredibly strong on Blu-ray, retaining such a filmic appearance it's like looking out of a window. On the other hand, Romero's 1985 film looks like a blurry eyesore, but not from any aspect inherent to the production. It's not DVDBeaver's fault for the bad transfer, it's whatever idiot tinkered with the image while preparing the telecine, but as noted before the review site continues to be full of it when it comes to having an eye for judging picture quality--even after thousands of reviews. "Highly recommended" my ass; stop whoring your Amazon referrer links and promoting shit splattered onto Blu-ray platters.