Here’s a quick bit of info for George Romero fans: you might know that Synapse is prepar­ing an updat­ed edi­tion of Document Of The Dead, the clas­sic doc­u­men­tary about the mak­ing of Dawn Of The Dead, for a new DVD… but did you know they are also prep­ping a spe­cial, lim­it­ed edi­tion blu-ray/DVD com­bo that pairs the new DVD spe­cial edi­tion with a blu-ray of the orig­i­nal cut of Document Of The Dead?  This set is lim­it­ed to just 1500 copies and is only avail­able at the Synapse web­site so if you’re a diehard fan, you’d bet­ter move quick­ly.  Read on for all the Romero ret­ro­spec­tive details…

The Definitive Document of the Dead 

[Synapse Website Exclusive Limited BD/DVD Combo]


Director: Roy Frumkes

Starring: George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Roy Frumkes, Richard Rubinstein

Run Time: 102 min­utes

Release Date: November 13, 2012

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 1.33 Full Frame [Variable Aspect Ratio]

Format: DVD/Blu-ray com­bo

Region: All Regions

Price: $29.95

Synopsis

ROY FRUMKES’ CELEBRATION OF HORROR DIRECTOR GEORGE A. ROMERO GETS RE-EDITED, UPDATED AND RE-MASTERED! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD IS AN ALL-NEW VERSION OF THE CLASSIC “MAKING OF” PROJECT BASED ON 1978’s DAWN OF THE DEAD!

George A. Romero, direc­tor of the orig­i­nal NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, is one of the hor­ror genre’s most cel­e­brat­ed film­mak­ers. Roy Frumkes’ amaz­ing 1978 doc­u­men­tary DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD was an inti­mate look at Romero’s cre­ative process, with an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of inter­views, effects demon­stra­tions (cour­tesy of make-up artist, Tom Savini) and behind-the-sce­nes footage from the clas­sic hor­ror film, DAWN OF THE DEAD.
This new­ly re-edit­ed and re-mas­tered 2012 ver­sion of the award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary con­tains all-new exclu­sive mate­ri­al includ­ing addi­tion­al inter­views with Romero’s fam­i­ly and friends, can­did on-set footage from TWO EVIL EYES, LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and many more sur­pris­es! THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD is a lov­ing por­trait of a hor­ror leg­end, and a must-see for any hard­core hor­ror fan!

This EXCLUSIVE BD/DVD Combo is LIMITED to 1500 copies, and is only avail­able right here from our web­site. It will not be sold in stores. The release con­tains a DVD of the new ver­sion of THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD (along with the new com­men­tary), as well as a Blu-ray of the ORIGINAL 66 min­ute 16mm 1979 ver­sion of DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD, cre­at­ed for edu­ca­tion­al use at The School of Visual Arts, remas­tered in high-def­i­n­i­tion. Also includ­ed in this lim­it­ed edi­tion com­bo is a fold-out poster, cre­at­ed by artist Wes Benscoter, of the new George A. Romero paint­ing used on the cov­er art.

Features

  • Limited to 1500 Units!
  • Contains the new DVD ver­sion of The Definitive Document of the Dead, along with a high-def­i­n­i­tion Blu-ray of the orig­i­nal 1979 16mm ver­sion.
  • A fold-out poster of the new George A. Romero paint­ing used on the cov­er, cre­at­ed by Wes Benscoter

To order this set direct­ly from Synapse Films, click here.