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Dawn Of The Dead
1978 / Divimax Series Special Edition
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger & Gaylen Ross

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Fans of The Living Dead will be pleased with the extras on this new Divimax Series Special Edition. Included is an audio commentary track moderated by Perry Martin and featuring director George A. Romero, makeup effects artist Tom Savini, and assistant director Chris Romero. There is also a gallery of posters and promotional material, a George A. Romero biography, two trailers, TV spots, radio spots, and a preview of the comic book.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV12163
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 127
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1978
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/09/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George A. Romero
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Story Synopsis:
George A. Romero

DVD Picture:
This new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that surpasses the poor quality of the previously released, non-anamorphic DVD (Issue 30). The color scheme exhibits satisfying balance, with accurate fleshtones, bluish

The remastered Divimax

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