Tempe Digital announces the release of vintage zombie documentary ‘Reflections on the Living Dead’ on Blu-ray and DVD on May 26. The music score will be released separately on soundtrack CD, digital download, and streaming providers on May 22.
Originally released in 1993 as ‘Night of the Living Dead 25th Anniversary Documentary,’ the new Blu-ray and DVD editions have been fully remastered from the original standard-definition source material, updated with an interview with actress Judith O’Dea (“Barbara”) and stunning new cover art by Alex Sarabia and Carlo Chable.
Tempe Entertainment is proud to present a feature-length documentary on the making of the seminal horror classic ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ produced with the cooperation of the film’s producers, Image Ten. Gathered together for the first time in twenty-five years are director George A. Romero, co-writer John A. Russo, and producers Russell W. Streiner and Karl Hardman, who come together for a once-in-a-lifetime roundtable discussion on the making of the film and its impact in the decades since first release.
Supplementing this material are interviews with Hardman and partner Marilyn Eastman on the film’s unique makeup, music and sound effects, plus celebrity filmmakers Wes Craven (“A Nightmare On Elm Street”), Tobe Hooper (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), John Landis (“An American Werewolf In London”), Sam Raimi (“The Evil Dead”), and others who were inspired by this legendary classic.
The new Blu-ray release takes advantage of higher-bitrate H.264 video encoding and (for feature only) DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo sound. Rather than consume disc space by upscaling the original standard-definition source material, this release adds vintage and new bonus features including audio commentary and the complete, unedited 101-minute roundtable for the first time ever.
‘Reflections on the Living Dead’ will be available at retail as a manufactured on demand Blu-ray ($24.99) or DVD ($19.99, with audio commentary only), and Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring the complete score by Matthew Jason Walsh on CD ($9.99), digital download ($5.99), or streaming via Apple Music, Spotify, and other subscription music services. This title is also currently available to rent or own from Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Prime, and other streaming video services.