Ok, Fiends, I wont bore you with another run through of the plot for Return of The Living Dead, as I have reviewed the film on DVD previously (see here:RoTLD Review). Suffice to say it’s a fucking awesome film, and probably my all time favorite horror ever made.
This latest re-release is quite possibly the most perfect edition so far. Available on both DVD and Blu Ray, the film itself hasn’t look this good since it was originally released to the cinemas in 1985. The all new extras are also stunning. The centrepiece is a 2 hour documentary entitled ‘More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead), which features all new interviews with all the still living members of the cast and crew as humanly possible. The quality of this documentary is superb, and it really acts as a brilliant companion to the book ‘A Complete History of Return of The Living Dead, exposing just how tough a time the cast and crew had, yet how fondly they regard the film itself. Also included is a shorter look at RoTLD 2 and RoTLD 3, plus a featurette on the make up, the music and a few other bits and pieces.
And the biggest bonus for fans? 3 different version of the soundtrack: the tweaked 5.1 mix, the tweaked 2.0 mix, and the original untouched 1.0 mono mix, which hasn’t been available since Tartans DVD release some 15 or so years ago.
Then there is the packaging… wow. This is possibly the best packaged release thus far, coming in a beautifully illustrated steelbook case on Blu Ray.
If you love this film, this is THE definitive version of the film.
5 Fiends out of 5!