Return of the Living Dead Collectors Edition Blu-ray is truly ghoulish

The Return of The Living Dead returns to physical format with a Collectors Edition Blu-ray that'll be published and released by the folks at SCREAM FACTORY. This is what its creators call a "definitive set" – the likes of which have never been released before. A cult classic such as The Return of The Living Dead deserves such treatment – it wants BRAINS!

This release of the film is the first proper "all inclusive" sort of package, bringing heat with audio commentary after audio commentary, a "The Decade of Darkness" feature, trailers, TV spots, galleries, and all manner of zombie-friendly features.

Like Zombie subtitles.

That's a real thing.

This release includes a new 2K scan of the original inter-positive, meaning you'll never have seen the film look so crisp and creepy. The full set of features is as follows:

Disc 1:

• ENTIRELY NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive

• ENTIRELY NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and Chris Griffiths

• Audio Commentary with director Dan O'Bannon and Production Designer William Stout

• Audio Commentary with the cast and crew featuring Production Designer William Stout and actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman

• The Decade of Darkness – featurette on '80s horror films (23 minutes)

• Theatrical Trailers

• TV Spots

• Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills and Behind-the-Scenes photos

• Still Gallery – Behind-the-Scenes photos from special make-up effects artist Kenny Myers' personal collection

• Zombie Subtitles for the Film

• In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak

Disc 2:

• ENTIRELY NEW The FX of the Living Dead with Production Designer William Stout, FX make-up artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers and Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects artists Bret Mixon and Gene Warren Jr. and actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)

• ENTIRELY NEW Party Time: The Music of The Return of the Living Dead with music consultants Budd Carr and Steve Pross and soundtrack artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) plus musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and John Sox (The F.U.'s, Straw Dogs), (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)

• ENTIRELY NEW HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film

• Return of the Living Dead Workprint – includes 20 minutes of additional footage (in Standard Definition)

• More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead – The definitive documentary on The Return of the Living Dead (120 minutes)

• A Conversation with Dan O'Bannon – His final interview (28 minutes)

• The Origins of the Living Dead – an interview with John A. Russo (16 minutes)

• The Return of the Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – interviews with cast members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley and more... (21 minutes)

• Designing the Dead – interviews with writer/director Dan O'Bannon and production designer William Stout (15 minutes)

ABOVE: ORIGINAL Trailer (two)

This release will be spec'd as follows: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1985/Color/R/91 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English (Special Features are Unrated).

The folks at SHOULD FACTORY are making this release a specially horrifying affair, sending out a limited-edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Graham Humphries with every online order – just so long as you pre-order. Also if you pre-order, you'll get the film two weeks earlier than the National Street Date – which is July 19th, 2016.

You'll be able to find this standard release at SHOUT FACTORY right this minute – there it'll be $24.93 USD.

There's also a so-called "Deluxe Offer" limited to 1,000 orders, this pack including the same poster as mentioned above in addition to another 18" x 24" poster of newly designed art from Joel Robinson. This version also includes the same (Joel Robinson) artwork in a second slipcover for the Blu-ray. You'll have more slip-covers than you know what to do with!

This deluxe limited edition will be available through SHOUT FACTORY (deluxe) portal for $34.93 USD. Pre-orders start today. Also this version will ship THREE weeks earlier than the street date.