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9 items from 2016


Comic-Con 2016 Interview: Thom Mathews & John Philbin Reflect on The Return Of The Living Dead

3 August 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The upcoming 30th anniversary of Tarman and his voracious appetite for brains was recently celebrated by Scream Factory in their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of The Return of the Living Dead. While the special Blu-ray was featured at San Diego Comic-Con, I had the honor of sitting down with cast members Thom Mathews and John Philbin to look back at the making of the beloved movie, including their experiences working with Dan O’Bannon, the extensive rehearsal period, visits to the set by George Clooney and Eric Stoltz, and much more.

When you guys were making this movie, did you have any idea that it would go on to have this kind of legacy and dedicated fanbase?

John Philbin: We were just happy to get a job because there was a strike and it was hot and it was the summer. All the people liked Dan O’Bannon, »

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#SDCC16: Thom Mathews and John Philbin Talk The Return of the Living Dead

23 July 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Thanks to Scream Factory, while milling about the San Diego Comic-Con, we had a chance to sit down with two of the actors from the classic film The Return of the Living Dead (Blu-ray review): Thom Mathews, who played the… Continue Reading →

The post #SDCC16: Thom Mathews and John Philbin Talk The Return of the Living Dead appeared first on Dread Central. »

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July 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition, Bad Moon

18 July 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tuesday, July 19th doesn’t boast a ton of new home entertainment choices for genre fans, but as the saying goes, sometimes it’s quality over quantity, and there are a few releases to be more than excited for. Scream Factory has put together a stellar Collector’s Edition release of The Return of the Living Dead and is also bringing Bad Moon home in HD as well.

Mill Creek has two William Castle double features arriving on Blu-ray this week, and Warner Home Video is giving Watchmen the 4K Ultra HD treatment with their new release of The Ultimate Cut, which I know a lot of fans have been looking forward to for a while now.

Other notable titles coming home on July 19th include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (with four separate format releases) and a special edition release of Ken Russell’s Crimes of Passion. »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

16 July 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dan O’Bannon’s quotable, creepy, and downright fun 1985 horror comedy, The Return of the Living Dead, comes out on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on July 19th from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Return of the Living Dead Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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“On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy »

- Derek Anderson

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The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

14 July 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you’re hungry for a zombie horror comedy with brains, then you’ll want to put watching Scream Factory’s new home media release of The Return of the Living Dead at the top of your summer to-do list. Hitting shelves on July 19th, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is teased in high-def clips and a trailer that will make you want to revisit the party and surprising pathos of Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 film.

“On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

Bonus Features

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- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review: The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition

12 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to believe that the same year George A. Romero released Day of the Dead, the ultra-gory, ultra-bleak conclusion of the trilogy he began with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, writer/director Dan O’Bannon was spinning Romero’s original classic into a totally new direction with The Return of the Living Dead. Whereas Romero’s film is dark and sober, Return is pure punk rock anarchy—a horror comedy that successfully manages to be equal parts horror and comedy while introducing one of the most significant elements into the zombie mythos since Romero first made them flesh-eaters 17 years earlier.

The film’s ingenious premise—which was “meta” before being meta was really a thing—is that the events of the original Night of the Living Dead really did take place and were covered up, with the zombies locked into airtight drums and left in the basement of a medical supply facility. »

- Patrick Bromley

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Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces “Inside Look” Panel & The Return Of The Living Dead Autograph Signing

30 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases

Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.

"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Audio Commentary Announced for The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory already gave The Return of the Living Dead fans plenty of reasons to party with their extensive special features list for the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the film, but now they have added one more reason to celebrate with the announcement of a new audio commentary for the release.

Scream Factory revealed on Facebook that a new audio commentary with actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin and make-up effects artist Tony Gardner will be included on the The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (and also the sold-out Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray).

With new insights from the actors who played Freddy and Chuck, respectively, as well as one of the artists who helped bring the film’s zombies to living dead life, the additional audio commentary should be a special treat for fans when the Blu-ray hits shelves on July 19th. Below, we have »

- Derek Anderson

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The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

5 April 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Since it was announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has been eagerly awaited by fans looking to party with Dan O’Bannon’s unique brand of zombies. Scream Factory is now making those fans happy with their official July release details for the two-disc Blu-ray that contains more than twelve hours of bonus features, comes with new cover art, and is available in two separate editions:

Press Release: Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead, starring Clu Gulager (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), James Karen (Mulholland Drive) and Don Calfa (Weekend at Bernie’s). Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, »

- Derek Anderson

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