The cat is out of the bag as Magnet Releasing announces the DVD extras and Blu-Ray special features for George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead. There is a two disc version available in DVD entitled “Ultimate Undead Edition,” a single DVD and a Blu-Ray release of the film and all versions of Romero’s latest release August 24th. A quick overview of the options show a focus on the audio commentaries with a director commentary from Romero with Dread Central’s Steve Barton (Uncle Creepy) and others. As well, the 2 disc DVD and Blu-Ray will offer short films, featurettes, documentaries and storyboards. The full list of extras are below and those with a keen eye for horror can purchase the film at the links below.
A recap of Survival of the Dead here:
“Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.
As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary”(Magnet).
Release: May 28, 2010 (Theatrical).
Director/writer: George A. Romero.
Cast: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Joris Jarsky, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Athena Karkanis, Stefano DiMatteo, Eric Woolfe, and Julian Richings.
On the 2 disc “Ultimate Undead Edition” and the Blu-Ray:
-Dual-option menus: Human vs. zombie
-Introduction by Romero (with the option to play it before the film)
-Audio commentary by Romero, actor Kenneth Welsh, executive producer Peter Grunwald, film editor/executive producer Michael Doherty and stunt coordinator/2nd-unit director/actor Matt Birman
-Audio commentary by Romero and Dread Central’s Steve Barton
-“Time With George” featurette
-HDNet: A Look at SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
-“Walking After Midnight” full-length documentary
-“Sarge” short film
-Fangoria.com interviews with Romero
-“A Minute of Your Time” shorts:
-A Message to Sitges
-A Bloody Mess
-Getting to Location
-A Just Reward
-Bang Your Head
-A Man in Uniform
-Fanboy at Heart
-A Little Swim
-“How to Create Your Own Zombie Bite” by Backyard FX