Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole / Hugo (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Watership Down (Blu-ray)
$23.49
Rushmore (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Red Cliff Part I & II (Blu-ray)
$8.99
The Royal Tenenbaums (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Gone with the Pope (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Darjeeling Limited (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Under The Sea / Deep Sea (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Force Majeure (Blu-ray)
$13.49
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (39624)
 Adventure (30442)
 Animation (9145)
 Anime (5036)
 Biography (4192)
 Comedy (29427)
 Comic book (5656)
 Coming of age (1992)
 Crime (20516)
 Dark humor (4136)
 Documentary (5236)
 Drama (47693)
 Epic (5699)
 Erotic (1221)
 Family (12795)
 Fantasy (17484)
 Film-Noir (1292)
 Foreign (6798)
 Heist (1782)
 History (6181)
 Holiday (1306)
 Horror (15000)
 Imaginary (972)
 Martial arts (3550)
 Melodrama (2542)
 Music (9137)
 Musical (4101)
 Mystery (11926)
 Nature (1873)
 Other (713)
 Period (7497)
 Psychological thriller (3381)
 Romance (17189)
 Sci-Fi (19529)
 Short (434)
 Sport (3031)
 Supernatural (4733)
 Surreal (1576)
 Teen (3496)
 Thriller (34670)
 War (6164)
 Western (2561)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray

United States
2094
14
38
Starz / Anchor Bay | 1978 | 127 min | Not rated | Oct 02, 2007

Dawn of the Dead (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (28.26 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: LPCM 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
English: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $19.99, Price history

New from: $109.99
Available from Amazon sellers

Buy Dawn of the Dead on Blu-ray Movie

Price
Buy on:

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.4
402
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 26 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Drama-
Action-
93%
popularity
3195
collections
148
fans




Dawn of the Dead

 (1978)

Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray delivers stunning video and solid audio in this must-own Blu-ray release

As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead.

For more about Dawn of the Dead and the Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray release, see Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Scott Reiniger, Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Tom Savini, David Crawford
Director: George A. Romero

» See full cast & crew


Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Starz presents Dawn of the Dead in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with a 1080p transfer. This is a drab film that has always looked a little dark to me. This may sound strange, but this is a movie you can almost smell based on the visual look (and a lot of the time, especially early on, it doesn't smell good). The Blu-ray presentation is nothing short of remarkable when compared to the most recent DVD release. There are a few speckles of dirt here and there, but overall this is a clean and clear transfer. I didn't notice any overt edge enhancement like what I saw in Evil Dead II. Fine detail that wasn't noticeable in previous versions is here. There is a depth to the text in the opening credits I never noticed before. Flesh tones never falter and the overall color palette never wavers. Blood actually looks red in this release! The blood issue is mentioned in the commentary and though they admit it looks fake, the filmmakers believe it adds to the cartoonish feel of the violence. Nevertheless, it looks great here, the best I have seen it yet. I've seen previous editions where there was a definite heavy orange tint to the blood (I've never seen the film on anything but home video). Minute detail in the gore, especially splatterings and drippings of blood, look dramatically improved here. There was quite a bit of noise on the old DVD editions, even the most recent one, but the print on the Blu-ray is pristine. I didn't think this was going to be a huge upgrade from the DVD while I was watching it, but to my surprise it blows the DVD away. There is no question that, video-wise, this the best Dawn of the Dead has ever looked on home video.


Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

As with all the other Starz releases I have reviewed so far, Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM 5.1 Uncompressed soundtracks are included. Oddly enough, there is a DTS logo on the disc, but no DTS track is available on the actual program (note that the "Ultimate Edition" DVD does include DTS). Also available is the film's original mono soundtrack. I am very pleased that Starz included this track. I'm all for including as much of the original source material as possible. For the purpose of this review, however, I screened the film with the multichannel audio options. Part of the movie's music is performed by Goblin (the famous group that has worked with Dario Argento on films like Suspiria and Deep Red). The theme is mixed with creepy moaning sounds and features heavy synthesizer usage and as a result sounds dated, but it works very well with the film. Parts of the remainder of the score come across as sounding a little distorted, but I can't say if that is due to the presentation here or if this is how it was intended to sound. There is a good deal of clarity across the front soundstage, but dialogue is sometimes drowned out by the heavy, pulsating LFE track and synthesizer score, especially in the final act of the film. The track features good separation and a natural flow as the action travels across the screen. There isn't much happening in the rear, though we do get several nice effects scattered throughout, but there were several points in the movie where I felt the track could have been re- mixed a little better to more envelop the viewer in the action. All of this is moot if you are a purist and intended to listen to the mono track, which sounds just fine but suffers from some of the same problems as the multichannel tracks, such as dialogue lost amidst music and effects.


Dawn of the Dead: Other Editions




-


Blu-ray bundles with Dawn of the Dead (1 bundle)





Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray, News and Updates



Zombie Blu-ray - July 6, 2011

Blue Underground will release Lucio Fulci's Zombie on Blu-ray just in time for Halloween this fall. The Italian answer to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Zombie focuses on a doctor's attempt to stop an undead plague from his remote island. The Blu-ray streets ...


Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Dawn of the Dead (1978) (

Official Thread

)
144 1 day ago
From Dusk till Dawn -- May 3, 2011 806 Feb 12, 2015
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 684 Feb 17, 2015
Rescue Dawn in Blu-ray 151 Apr 06, 2012
Dawn of the Dead still Censored? 149 Mar 14, 2014
Red Dawn (2012) on 3/5 105 Nov 30, 2013
Dawn of the Dead (the remake) 66 May 25, 2014

» Show more forum discussions for Dawn of the Dead Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Big Hero 6
2. Whiplash
3. Big Hero 6
4. Birdman
5. Big Hero 6
6. Horrible Bosses 2
7. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
8. Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven
9. The Interview
10. The Theory of Everything
11. Gone Girl
12. Nightcrawler
13. Munich
14. Fury
15. John Wick

Trending in Theaters
1. Kingsman: The Secret Service
2. The Interview
3. Fifty Shades of Grey
4. Jupiter Ascending
5. American Sniper
6. Predestination
7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
8. Wild
9. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
10. Inherent Vice
11. Taken 3
12. Selma
13. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
14. Into the Woods
15. Still Alice
16. Project Almanac
17. What We Do in the Shadows
18. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
19. Unbroken
20. Black Sea
21. The Wedding Ringer
22. Blackhat
23. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
24. Wild Tales
25. The DUFF
26. Exodus: Gods and Kings
27. Seventh Son
28. The Pyramid
29. Mortdecai
30. A Most Violent Year
31. Big Eyes
32. McFarland, USA
33. The Humbling
34. Dying of the Light
35. Wyrmwood
36. Mr. Turner
37. The Voices
38. The Last Five Years
39. Digging Up the Marrow
40. Cake
41. The Boy Next Door
42. The Loft
43. Killers
44. Song of the Sea
45. Accidental Love
46. Timbuktu
47. Leviathan
48. Paddington
49. The Gambler
50. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Big Hero 6
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Interstellar
4.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
5.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
6.  Birdman
7.  Whiplash
8.  American Sniper
9.  101 Dalmatians
10.  The Imitation Game
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Interstellar
2.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
4.  American Sniper
5.  The Imitation Game
6.  Into the Woods
7.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
8.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
9.  Outlander: Season 1 Volume 1
10.  Fifty Shades of Grey
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Big Hero 6
$18.90, Save 53%
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$34.96, Save 56%
3.  Birdman
$19.96, Save 50%
4.  Fury
$17.99, Save 49%
5.  John Wick
$19.96, Save 50%
6.  Star Trek: Original Motion Picture ...
$39.99, Save 71%
7.  Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D
$24.96, Save 50%
8.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
$29.96, Save 46%
9.  Gone Girl
$17.99, Save 55%
10.  Wild
$19.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Fantastic Mr. Fox

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole / Hugo

 United States


$32.52 $19.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices