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HD DVD review: Dawn of the Dead (remake)

The HD DVD release of Dawn of the Dead is a definite improvement over the standard definition release, maintaining all of the original bonus features and boasting a solid transfer and audio mixes. Of course, the upcoming release of Romero’s superior original version on Blu-ray is likely to put this release in the shade, at least in terms of the quality of the film itself, but those who enjoyed Snyder’s reimagining are highly recommended to trade their DVD copies for this new release.

Halloween comes early this year as I review Universal’s recent HD DVD release of the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 6:22 PM | Comments: 5
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews



Which reminds me; is there going to be another rash of horror reviews at the end of October? And if so, can we have a sneak peek at what will be on offer?

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, September 6, 2007 8:25 PM


Yeah, I think there probably will be. Not sure exactly which titles I’ll be covering, though. The Descent (Blu-ray) is a distinct possibility, as are Halloween, Dawn of the Dead (original) and Day of the Dead, which are due out on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay at the beginning of October. Perhaps Seed of Chucky (HD DVD) and House of 1000 Corpses (Blu-ray) too, if I’ve picked them up by then, and a couple of gialli I haven’t covered yet. We shall see. :)

Posted by: Whiggles, September 6, 2007 9:13 PM


Don't you mean: "Halloween (original), Dawn of the Dead (original) and Day of the Dead (original)"?


Posted by: Jeffrey Allen Rydell, September 6, 2007 10:56 PM


Oh Christ, that never occurred to me. What has the world come to?

Posted by: Whiggles, September 6, 2007 10:59 PM


"What has the world come to?"

It's been re-imagined.

Posted by: Jeffrey Allen Rydell, September 7, 2007 12:54 AM

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