Sunday, September 15

Dawn of the Dead - 35th Anniversary Ultimate Blu-ray Box slated for Japan in December

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Happinet Pictures has slated the Japanese Blu-ray debut of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead as both region free individual Blu-rays of each version and a region free "Ultimate Edition" box set for release on December 3rd, 2013.

The box set is being touted as the world debut of all three versions on Blu-ray featuring new "state of the art" HD restorations produced this year. The set also includes a sixteen page booklet. The separate discs and set are available for pre-order on both Amazon.jp and CDJapan. Here's the tentative specifications for the three individual Blu-rays.

127 Minute U.S. Theatrical Version
  • 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & 2.0
  • 2 US Theatrical Trailers
  • US TV Spot
139 Minute Extended Version ("Director's Cut")
  • 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & 2.0
  • European Theatrical Trailer
  • 2 German Theatrical Trailers
119 Minute European (Argento) Version
  • 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & 2.0
  • Japanese "Thursday Movie Theater" Broadcast Dub (TrueHD 2.0)
  • Audio Commentary by Claudio Simonetti, Alessandro Marenga, and Claudio Fiano
  • 2 UK TV Spots
  • Japanese Threatical Trailer (1979)
  • Japanese TV Spot (1979)

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