The Return of the Living Dead

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The story that begins where the classic horror movie “Night of the Living Dead™” left off. When Frank and Freddy, employees of the Uneeda Medical Supply company, decide to check out the rumors surrounding the metal cylinders stored in the basement — cylinders reportedly containing the bodies of captured zombies — they’ve no idea of the horror awaiting them. Frank confidently slaps the side of a cylinder, and to both their horror, a putrid green vapor spurts out. The men are overcome by the fumes. Inside the cases bodies begin to stir. Their hunger for human brains is as urgent as ever. But this time it’s not a movie. This time it’s for real!

The living dead start chanting for “live brains”. And they get them, in one horror scene after another.

(from the VHS release)

Hemdale Film Corporation Presents
A Fox Films Ltd. Production “THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”
Starring CLU GULAGER, JAMES KAREN, DON CALFA, THOM MATHEWS, BEVERLY RANDOLPH, JOHN PHILBIN, JEWEL SHEPARD, MIGUEL A. NÚÑEZ, JR., LINNÉA QUIGLEY, MARK VENTURINI

Director of Photography JULES BRENNER
Co-Producer GRAHAM HENDERSON
Executive Producers JOHN DALY and DEREK GIBSON
Story by RUDY RICCI & JOHN RUSSO & RUSSELL STREINER
Screenplay by DAN O’BANNON
Produced by TOM FOX

Directed by DAN O’BANNON

Original soundtrack available on Enigma Records

Running time: 91 minutes

Color ©MCMLXXXTV Cinema ’84, A Greenberg Brothers Partnership. All Rights Reserved

Night of the Living Dead is © and ™ Image Ten Productions. All Rights Reserved


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The Return of the Living Dead (1984) – DVD
Return of the Living Dead (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) (1985)
The Return of the Living Dead : Limited Special Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1985] (Amaxon UK link)

5 Hours of Bonus Features:
More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead: The definitive 2 hour documentary featuring interviews with cast, writers, producers and many more, as well as previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials and archival documents.
More Brains! 2 hours of Killer Bonus Features: A conversation with Dan O’Bannon: The Final Interview. They Won’t Stay Dead: A look at Return Of The Living Dead Part II. Love Beyond The Grave: A look at Return Of The Living Dead III. Stacey Q Live: Exclusive ‘Tonight’ music video. Even More Brains: Deleted documentary interviews. Return of the Living Dead in 3 minutes. Resurrected Settings: The Filming Locations Today.
The Origins of Return Of The Living Dead with John A. Russo.
The FX Of The Living Dead with production designer William Stout and FX make-up artists William Munns and Tony Gardner.
Party Time with music consultant Steve Pross and 45 Grave singer Dinah Cancer
Original Soundtrack: PCM 2.0
Remixed Soundtrack PCM 2.0
Remixed Soundtrack: DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
Exclusive to Bluray Steelbook – Ernie’s Notepad: a 20-page replica notebook by embalmer Ernie Kaltenbrunner, featuring production notes, casting information and exclusive artwork

More Brains!: A Return To The Living Dead – The Definitive Return of the Living Dead Documentary (2011)

 

The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead [Paperback]

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, gaining cult status across the world and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and Zombieland. For the first time in 25 years, the cast and crew of all five films in this franchise reveal the stories behind the movies, offering their own opinions and details about life on the sets of some of the most fraught productions in cinema history. Supported by dozens of cast and crew members, The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead features hundreds of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive artwork. This eye-catching, comprehensive book is the ultimate celebration of The Return of the Living Dead franchise and all those who contributed to its creation.

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John Russo’s Screenplay of Return of the Living Dead [Kindle Edition]

The straight horror screenplay version of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD that was sold before it was revised and made into a horror comedy by Dan O’Bannon