Two iconic splatter classics that were pioneers in the horror genre make their way to DVD when From Beyond Unrated and The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition Edition arrive on September 11 from MGM Home Entertainment. Just in time for Halloween, these 80s cult classics represent some of the most dark and original content created and started a new trend in black comedy. Based on the short story of the same name by legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft, comes a science-fiction experiment gone horribly wrong in From Beyond. Starring horror legend Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and shot by cult director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), From Beyond Unrated is available for the first time on DVD and includes all new featurettes, a photomontage and the original Director's Unrated Cut.

Writer/director Dan O'Bannon (Lifeforce) puts a hilarious spin on the zombie movie with The Return of the Living Dead. Considered one of the most bizarre yet incredibly funny horror films in its time, The Return of the Living DeadSorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama) and is a true punk rock zombie comedy. The Collector's Edition DVD comes in collectible glow in the dark packaging and features audio commentary from cast, crew and the undead, behind-the-scenes featurettes, an 80s horror film retrospective hosted by the mistress of the night herself, Elvira and of course, zombie subtitles.

Movie PictureBoth From Beyond Unrated and The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition Edition are available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $25.98 Canada. Prebook is August 15, 2007.

Synopses:

From Beyond Unrated:

H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of suspense became "a grisly amalgam of sex, shock and satire" (Newsweek) in the hands of the creators of Re-Animator. And now, armed with shocking never-before-seen footage and special features and on DVD for the first time, this "bloody good entertainment" (Time) has evolved into one of the most gruesomely riveting film experiences of all time! The Resonator, a powerful machine that can control the sixth sense, has killed its creator and sent his associate into an insane asylum. But when a beautiful psychiatrist becomes determined to continue the experiment, she unwittingly opens the door to a hostile parallel universe...and to the deviant behavior within the human psyche. With its victims becoming creatures who feed on - and become aroused by - human brains, the Resonator is the ultimate man-made monster. And now something's gone horribly wrong and no one can turn it off!

From Beyond Unrated Special Features:

- "The Director's Perspective" featurette

- "The Editing Room: Lost and Found" featurette

- Interview with composer

- Photo montage

- Storyboard to Film Comparisons w/ introduction

- Deleted scenes:

- 1) Appearance of Dr. Pretorus

- 2) Death of Bubba

- 3) Hospital Escape

- 4) Katherine Frees Herself

The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition Edition:

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery, those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is a veritable smorgasbord of fun (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless surprise! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates a corps of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

The Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition Edition Special Features

- Cast, crew and undead commentary

- "Remembering The Dead: Cast Recollections" featurette

- "From The Underground: The Rise of Horror in the 80s" featurette

- Zombie subtitle stream

From Beyond Technical Specs:

- RunTime: 85 minutes

- Rating: R

- Audio: Dolby Surround

- Screen Format: Widescreen

- Subtitles: None

- CC: Yes

Return of the Living Dead Collector's Edition Technical Specs:

- Run Time: 114 minutes

- Rating: R

- Audio: Dolby Stereo 2.0 / Spanish Mono / French Stereo

- Screen Format: Widescreen

- Subtitles: English / Spanish

- CC: Yes

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Evan Jacobs