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Romero's Crazies Announced for Blu-ray Release

Posted October 23, 2009 03:16 PM by Josh Dreuth

Blue UndergroundBlue Underground has announced that they will bring George A. Romero's 'Crazies' to Blu-ray on February 23rd. For this release, Blue Underground went back to the original film negative for a brand new high definition master. Technical specs have not been announced at this time, though you can expect a 1080p AVC video presentation accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Special features for this release include:
  • Audio Commentary with Director George A. Romero
  • The Cult Film Legacy of Lynn Lowry – Interview with Star Lynn Lowry
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (22 comments)


fullyalive76
  Oct 23, 2009
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Day one for me:)

vicmackey187
  Oct 23, 2009
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Wow, and still no NOTD 68?

los53
  Oct 23, 2009
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Day one for me too

rev.and.ride
  Oct 23, 2009
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WTF? Where is Night of the Living Dead?

TheManInBlu
  Oct 23, 2009
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This is an awesome film, very underrated. Will pick it up

maidenbrain
  Oct 23, 2009
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How many releases of movies that we DON'T want do we have to endure until we get the ones we DO want from B.U., e.g. Deep Red, Suspiria, and Zombie?

Anyway, I don't think BU have the rights to NOTLD '68. The last company who released that movie in an DVD edition worth owning was Elite Entertainment.

benricci
  Oct 23, 2009
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@maidenbrain NOTLD is in the public domain. Any company can release it if they want, there are
no rights to worry about.

Also, many of us DO want The Crazies, thank you very much.

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master_8ball
  Oct 23, 2009
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Awesome news!
Figured it would be out soon considering the remake is on its way... Maybe this will line up with the remakes Blu release.

JonBidinger
  Oct 23, 2009
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@maidenbrain, I heard that last years NotLD release by the Weinstein company was pretty good. BTW though, Blue Underground no longer has the rights to Suspiria. They belong to the Weinstein Company now. I for one am glad to see The Crazies announced. Was waiting for the announcement to tie in with the upcoming remake.

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davidthenikonuser
  Oct 23, 2009
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this movie or anything from Romero.
henry_the_horse
  Oct 23, 2009
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Good news. But I'd like to see "Martin" finally get a good release. It's one of Romero's best and definitely his most overlooked work.
GoBlu08
  Oct 23, 2009
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never seen it but its Romero so I will get it.

maidenbrain
  Oct 23, 2009
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@benricci, I should've said own a decent copy of the NOTLD print, that is worth releasing. And, yes, The Crazies, is a good flick (own it on DVD).

@JoeBidinger, I wasn't aware of NOTLD Weinstein Co. release. Alas, if in fact they do own the HV rights to Suspiria, what with their spotty record of releasing movies (e.g. Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair, which they might not have the HV rights to anymore, and The Road), I probably shouldn't hold my breath for a soon release.
ThereWillBeBud
  Oct 23, 2009
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More Romero = Good news. However, I'm still upset no NOTLD. Why the Weinstein's didn't
release it last year along side the Remastered 40th Anniversary DVD and Diary of the Dead is
beyond me.

TheManInBlu
  Oct 23, 2009
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To maidenbrain: For your information, The Crazies is the Romero flick I was anticipating the most on BD. Not everyone wants the same movies. One man's treasure is another man's junk or however that saying goes...
gekke henkie
  Oct 24, 2009
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Quote:
"Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1"

Uhm, shouldn't that be the other way around? Seems odd that they would change an original 16:9 to a pillar-boxed version, doesn't it?

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BluPat
  Oct 24, 2009
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I am ashamed to say I have never seen this movie. I love George Romero and his films and will definately buy this on Blu.

hc666
  Oct 24, 2009
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I'm all over this one.

jurassic_pork
  Oct 24, 2009
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Never seen it so will have to rent it...also noticed a remake is coming out in Feb 2010 and the preview looked good

Minimejer05
  Oct 25, 2009
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Will be blind buying. Never actually saw this one.

xtracaf
  Oct 26, 2009
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Sawi it at a grindhouse back around '80. I don't think it was his best work. I am with the other guy and would have rather see Martin on Blu-Ray.
TTC1984
  Oct 27, 2009
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File me under the many people that want NOTLD. With a new Blu-Ray master this classic could look better than ever.


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