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Dawn of the Dead:Divimax SE - Available over 1 week before release date!

 
Old 03-01-04, 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by welb25
I found it today, also at Kmart. Thanks for the heads up Father Karras. Darthmaul, if you read this review of the new dvd, http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/A-D/dawn_2004.html it says that the first U.S. Theatrical Cut (also known as the Anniversary Edition) that Anchor Bay released had a scene or two included that was actually from the Director's Cut, making the Anniversary Edition more of a hybrid between the Director's Cut and the true Theatrical Cut. They say this new disc is the true theatrical cut but I have no idea if that's true, I wasn't around to see it when it was first released in 1978.
Ahhh Thanks! That makes sense! I have never seen the director's cut so
I didn't know where the extra scenes came from. I figured they were always in the theatrical cut.
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Old 03-01-04, 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by sicklerice
Why not wait for the big honkin' boxed set do out later this year?

What self repecting Romero fan doesn't already have the nonanamorphic release of the theatrical cut?

I'm waiting for that big bad mofo box in Sept.

If you want to excite me, tell me that you've seen the Media Blasters ZOMBI 2 in a store....

Hehe.
I already have AB's Anniversary disc that is OOP. I will be picking up this Divimax release... and I'll pick up the the mega set later on (if it ever materializes).

Plans change. Things happen. Until both releases materialize, we don't know for certain what extras will be available on which release. Dawn of the Dead is important enough for me to have different versions. When the dust settles and all are released, THEN I'll decide which if any I'll get rid of... sell, or most likely simply give away. But hey, that's me.
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Old 03-01-04, 06:11 PM
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For those in Canada may want to check out their Walmarts, I picked up an early copy there.
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I went to my local KMart. Nada. KMart sucks, in general, but the one closest to me sucks as far as KMarts go. They can't even break a street date correctly.


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Originally posted by sicklerice
Why not wait for the big honkin' boxed set do out later this year?



screw waiting.



What self repecting Romero fan doesn't already have the nonanamorphic release of the theatrical cut?
me.
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Old 03-01-04, 08:51 PM
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Tried K-Mart this morning and nothing. I'll try Wal-Mart tomorrow when I get School of Rock.
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I was just searching for reviews of this DVD and happened upon this thread. I can't find any "official" reviews anywhere (I see that dvdmaniacs has one... I mean a more "mainstream" site). Yet the DVD is apparently out all over the place. What's up with that? I guess it just isn't a high enough profile movie? I would have thought that a week before release, a review would be out.

Can't wait to get my grubby paws on this one to complete the trilogy! Guess I'll check my K- and Wal-marts tonight.

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Old 03-02-04, 11:19 AM
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Sorry for my ignorance on dawn of the dead don't know much about it, but is this the same movie as the one coming to theatres later this year? I saw a trailer for it in another movie, and now I see dvd releases for it, and I guess i'm pretty confused right now. thx
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Old 03-02-04, 11:25 AM
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Dawn of the Dead on DVD is one of the great horror movies of all time. Dawn of the Dead (2004) has all the portent of a terrible pathetic coat-tail attempt on 28 Days Later.....

I could be wrong, but I'm expecting DOTD 04 to suck in large fashion based on the trailers.
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actyper, the dvd we are talking about is the original classic that was released in 1978. The one you saw trailers for is the remake.
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Old 03-02-04, 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by actyper
Sorry for my ignorance on dawn of the dead don't know much about it, but is this the same movie as the one coming to theatres later this year? I saw a trailer for it in another movie, and now I see dvd releases for it, and I guess i'm pretty confused right now. thx
The Dawn of the Dead coming out on DVD is the original George Romero (written and directed) movie from 1978. The one coming to theaters later this year is a new remake that has no involvement from Romero at all.
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Old 03-02-04, 02:08 PM
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Picked mine up today at a local bric"K" and "Mort"or store.

The transfer looks awesome. If this is what DiviMax can do, I may have to pick up their Halloween release.
I think it even looks better than Day of the Dead Divimax.

Bad news for some, no DDEX or DTS-ES discrete soundtrack like it was rumoured to be.

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Old 03-02-04, 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by sicklerice
Dawn of the Dead on DVD is one of the great horror movies of all time. Dawn of the Dead (2004) has all the portent of a terrible pathetic coat-tail attempt on 28 Days Later.....
DAWN 2004 was already in production when 28 DAYS LATER came out.
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I found one at KMart also. Good find.
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Just got one also at KMart. They just put them out today! Awesome picture & sound!
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DAWN 2004 was already in production when 28 DAYS LATER came out.
The Dawn remake has been in the pipeline for quite a few years now. James Gunn has been trying to get the remake made for the past five years, if not more.
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Old 03-02-04, 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
The Dawn remake has been in the pipeline for quite a few years now. James Gunn has been trying to get the remake made for the past five years, if not more.

Strike Entertaiment hired Gunn to write the script.
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Strike Entertaiment hired Gunn to write the script.
Gunn has been screaming from the rooftops for years that he wanted to remake Dawn of the Dead. I remember reading sometime around 1999/2000 that he wanted to do the film (not only write, but also direct) and I guess he impressed Richard P. Rubinstein (the owner of the rights to Dawn of the Dead) enough to go on with the remake.

Then again, IIRC, Rubinstein would've went on with a remake if the script was crap or total gold.
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They closed our K-Mart so I'll be waiting.
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Originally posted by Doug Schiller

Bad news for some, no DDEX or DTS-ES discrete soundtrack like it was rumoured to be.

so what is it? stereo, mono?
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according to dvdmaniacs.com its regular 5.1 DD & DTS
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Old 03-03-04, 12:26 AM
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according to dvdmaniacs.com its regular 5.1 DD & DTS
Along with a stereo track and the original mono.

If Anchor Bay just included the original mono, I'd be perfectly happy, but DD and DTS 5.1 is just extra gravy (too bad it couldn't be EX/ES encoded).
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The disc is US Theatrical Version - just 127 minutes. A total of 15 minutes missing, which is on LD's "Director Cut" version.
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Got it at K-Mart sunday..the flick looks like it was shot last week!
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Yes, this looks to be the true theaterical cut. No extras scenes of the boat dock like the last release.
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