Dawn of the Dead is Being Expertly Restored in 4K

Second Sight Films is putting together an Ultra HD release of the classic George A. Romero feature.

By L.B. Lubomski

UK film distributor Second Sight Films has been hard at work over the last year on a 4K restoration of George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece, Dawn of the Dead. Using the original camera negative provided by producer Richard P. Rubenstein, the company has also been working closely with the original film’s director of photography, Michael Gornick, to ensure the highest level of quality and authenticity.

Second Sight recently provided an update to the project on its social media accounts, specifying a potential release date as well as the content that will be present in the finished product.

The post on the company's Facebook page offered a few more details, revealing the inclusion of all three known cuts of Dawn of the Dead alongside all-new material, not to mention a seal of approval from Michael Gornick.

Aside from the 3 versions of the film itself, plus archive and new bonus material, we are also working on other exciting additional content for the box set. We have been very fortunate to have Michael Gornick involved and it was great to hear his comment on work to date: ‘I place upon this extraordinary effort a nihil obstat in certification of its quality’. More soon…”

The 4K restoration of Dawn of the Dead will hopefully release around February 2020. Both the Ultra HD and standard Blu-ray versions will be available region-free. Several of us here at Dead Entertainment will definitely be importing this release when it comes out early next year. How about you?

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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