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Dawn of the Dead - Ultimate Edition: Anchor Bay Entertainment, a leader in the horror genre, announced today its largest and most comprehensive DVD release yet – Dawn Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition. Featuring more than 13 hours of extras including interviews, three separate commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, commercials and location tours, this four-disc set also includes the theatrical, extended and European versions of the film.

Dawn Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition also includes two documentaries – “Document of the Dead” by Roy Frumkes and an all-new feature length retrospective with brand-new interviews that feature more than 20 cast and crewmembers entitled “The Dead Will Walk.” Three audio commentary tracks are also highlighted – one featuring the directors; one with the producer; and one which reunites the four lead cast members for the first time in 25 years. Dawn Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition will be creatively packaged with a keepsake booklet and will hit retail stores nationwide on September 7, 2004 with a suggested retail price of $49.98.

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“Anchor Bay Entertainment has done extremely well within the horror genre,” commented Tom Bambard, Sr. Brand Manager. “We have released hundreds of DVDs within this genre – with the “Romero Trilogy” being among the most popular. This release of the Dawn Of The Dead Ultimate Edition is the most anticipated DVD release to-date. Die-hard fans will appreciate this four-disc set containing both new and old footage brought together with the ultimate fan in mind.”

Dawn Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition will contain the following:

Disc One: U.S. Theatrical Version

• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs

• Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero, Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini and Assistant Director Chris Romero. Moderated by Perry Martin.

• Theatrical trailers

• TV spots

• Radio spots

• Poster and advertising gallery

• George A. Romero bio

• Comic book preview

Features 5.1 DTS Surround Sound, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, 2.0 Dolby Surround, Original Mono and Closed Captioned

Disc Two: Extended Version

• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs

• Audio Commentary with Producer Richard P. Rubinstein.

• Monroeville Mall commercial

• Behind-the-scenes photo gallery

• Memorabilia gallery

• Production stills

Original mono and Closed Captioned

Disc Three: European Version

• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs

• Audio Commentary with Actors David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Gaylen Ross

• International Theatrical trailers

• U.K. TV spots

• International Lobby Card Gallery

• International Poster and Advertising Gallery

• International Pressbook Gallery

• U.S. and International home video and soundtrack artwork

• Dario Argento bio

Features 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, 2.0 Dolby Surround, Original Mono and Closed Captioned

Disc Four: Documentaries

• Roy Frumkes’ “Document of the Dead” – The original documentary filmed during the making of Dawn Of The Dead by Filmmaker Roy Frumkes

• “The Dead Will Walk” – An all-new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew members Claudio Argento, Dario Argento, Pat Buba, Tony Buba, Zilla Clinton, David Crawford, David Early, David Emge, Ken Foree, Michaelo Gornick, John Harrison, Clayton Hill, Sharon Ceccatti-Hill, Jim Krut, Leonard Lies, Scott H. Reiniger, Chris Romero, George A. Romero, Gaylen Ross, Tom Savini and Claudio Simonetti.

• On-set home movies with audio commentary from Zombie Extra Robert Langer

• Monroeville Mall tour with Writer/Director George A. Romero

As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This is the ferocious horror classic, featuring landmark special effects by Tom Savini, that remains one of the most important – and most controversial – horror films of all time. When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth: The ultimate Dawn Of The Dead has arrived!

Dawn Of The Dead was shot almost entirely in the Pittsburgh area. Over 1,600 Pennsylvania natives volunteered to be the army of walking zombies and a majority of the mall scenes had to be shot at night, after regular business hours. Additionally, Romero makes a brief cameo appearance in the film as a TV station manager.

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