Friday, October 3, 2014

The Return Of The Living Dead: Import Steelbook Blu

5 split-dogs out of 5

In the 80's, punk-rock ruled, the smart zombie owned the graveyard, and even a Nazi could become a hero. With Return of the Living Dead, writer director Dan O' Bannon redefined what a horror movie could be. It was witty, terrifying, and had a soundtrack that showcased some of the best bands the era would offer. Though we only get snippets of such acts like The Cramps, T.S.O.L., Roky Erickson, and many others, their contributions to the film are priceless. I felt I should add this classic to my blu-ray collection just in time for Halloween, but was shocked to learn every U.S. release contains a remixed soundtrack that deviates from the original. Some voices are altered, and a few songs are dialed down or excised from the mix all together. Did George Lucas have something to do with this or what? "It's not a bad question Burt."