The Dead Next Door-Any Good?

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  1. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Yup, that's the reason. Well, whatever. I'm goos without that stuff. Just wanted to ensure I didn't get passed up :)

    "Unfortunately, the bonus stuff was only included as part of the Indiegogo campaign. Aside from the note, the other items are now available for sale from the store, should you wish to add them to your collection. Thanks!"
     
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    The Dead Next Door is being released on Blu-ray again. This time, it's going full retail:

    https://www.facebook.com/thedeadnextdoor/posts/1259735894123898

    "NEW RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT!

    2K Restoration of Zombie Cult Classic “The Dead Next Door” Shambles to Retail as 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

    Includes collectable slipcover with first pressing, plus three new bonus features

    May 15, 2017 – Akron, Ohio: Tempe Entertainment today announced the launch of its Blu-ray label Tempe Digital with the September 26 release of the 1990 landmark independent shocker “The Dead Next Door.” Priced at $29.95 SRP, this 2-Disc Collector’s Edition includes the same Blu-ray from the company’s limited (and now out of print) 3-Disc Ultimate Edition, along with an all-new DVD featuring a collectable slipcover and three new bonus features.

    Two and a half decades before “The Walking Dead” made zombies mainstream on cable television, 19-year-old writer/director J.R. Bookwalter (“Ozone,” “Witchouse 2: Blood Coven”) embarked on “The Dead Next Door,” an ambitious horror feature pitting an elite team of Zombie Squad soldiers against hoards of the undead and the secretive religious cult hell-bent on protecting them. The film would ultimately take four years to complete with the help of a now-famous Hollywood director and more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents, who portrayed the multitudes of bloodthirsty ghouls.

    For this 2-Disc Collector’s Edition release, brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, and much more. The DVD includes a 4:3 standard-definition presentation of the restored feature plus a candid audio commentary by the director recorded in 2001, which was previously only available on long out-of-print international releases.

    The second disc also features an all-new 2017 interview with actor Scott Spiegel (director of cult favorites “Intruder” and “From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money”), as well as a 1999 tour of several locations where the film was shot. Rounding out the Collector’s Edition is a beautiful slipcover featuring newly-commissioned artwork, which will only be available with the first pressing of 1,000 units.

    Disc 1 (Blu-ray)
    • 2K Restored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 78 mins.)
    • 2K Restored Feature in 16:9 Widescreen (1.78:1, 78 mins.)
    • DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Original Cast Mix
    • DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Classic Dubbed Mix
    • 2015 Audio Commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer
    • "Restoration of the Dead" Featurette (19 mins.)
    • Capitol Theatre Screening Q&A (12 mins.)
    • The Nightlight Screening Q&A (16 mins.)
    • Behind the Scenes Footage (19 mins.)
    • Deleted Scenes & Outtakes (7 mins.)
    • Storyboard Gallery (27 mins.)
    • Around The World Gallery (4 mins.)
    • Behind The Scenes Gallery (9 mins.)
    • Production Stills Gallery (6 mins.)
    • Tempe Digital Trailers: The Dead Next Door (2015 Version), Platoon of the Dead (2009), Poison Sweethearts (2008)

    Disc 2 (DVD)
    • FIRST TIME ON DVD! Standard-Definition Presentation of 2K Restored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 78 mins.)
    • NEW! 2001 Foreign DVD Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter and makeup FX artist David Lange
    • NEW! Richards Returns: An Interview with Actor Scott Spiegel (5 mins.)
    • NEW! Akron Location Tour with James L. Edwards (5 mins.)
    • FIRST TIME ON DVD! Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Original Cast Mix
    • FIRST TIME ON DVD! 2015 Audio Commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Classic Dubbed Mix
    • 2005 Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, actor Michael Todd and cinematographer Michael Tolochko, Jr.
    • 20 Years in 15 Minutes (16 mins.)
    • Video Storyboards (8 mins.)
    • Video Pre-Shoots (6 mins.)
    • Auditions (14 mins.)
    • 2000 Frightvision Reunion (6 mins.)
    • Three Miles Out Music Video (3 mins.)
    • Tempe Video Trailers: The Dead Next Door, Kingdom of the Vampire (1991), Ozone, The Sandman, Polymorph

    Packaging (First 1,000 Units Only)
    • Slipcover with Newly-Commissioned 2017 Artwork
    • Classic VHS Release Wrap Art

    “The Dead Next Door” 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD will be available everywhere on September 26, 2017 at $29.95 SRP, with retail distribution from our partners at MVD.

    MVD Product Link: https://mvdshop.com/products/dead-next-door-the-2-disc-collectors-edition-blu-ray

    Watch the HD trailer: or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW0c...ature=youtu.be
    Preorder links coming soon!"

    And just for the record, the following isn't being ported over:

    1990 VHS and 2005 Remastered DVD Versions
    Audio Commentary by The No-Budget Nightmares Podcast (1990 Version)
    The Dead Up North
    Local TV Appearances
    Local TV Commercials
    1995 Making-of Excerpts (9:15)
    The Flesh Eater (with audio commentary by J.R & Benji Bookwalter)
    Zombie (with audio commentary by J.R & Benji Bookwalter)
    Tomorrow (with audio commentary by J.R Bookwalter)
     
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  3. Grim

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    What are the major differences between the blu-ray version and the 1990 and 2005 versions? I remember the 2005 version having new credits and it was shorter, so I assume that scenes were trimmed. I guess the better question is what is different between the 2005 DVD and this blu-ray?
     
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    1990 version is the 85 min uncut version with extended end titles, as first released by Electro Video (so the same as what was on that VHS). 2005 version is the 78 minute version first released by Anchor Bay on DVD. Both of these are 4x3 standard definition only. The Blu-ray version is a 2k restoration from the original Super-8 elements of what would be the 78 minute version with the shorter end credits in both 4x3 and 16x9.
     
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    It should also be noted that the 2005 version
    replaces the voice of the newscaster at the beginning with a different voice done by Bruce Campbell[/quote].
     
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    So outside of the credits and that voice over, not much is really different content-wise? I like the movie but I'm not a diehard fan so I don't know all of the differences.
     
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    Got the bluray/DVD set with slipcover great release
     
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