The zombie genre is certainly more active then it's been in recent years, and one can begin to wonder if too much will ultimately become overkill. But in the case of filmmakers Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford's The Dead, we say bring out your undead!And that's what they plan on doing on Blu-ray and DVD this Feburary.
Check out the press release and artwork below:
Unlike anything audiences have been exposed to before, The Dead grabs you by the throat and takes you on a visceral journey across the harsh but stunning landscapes of Africa, where the sole survivor of the doomed final evacuation flight out of the continent has more than just the unforgiving terrain to deal with. Written and directed by Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, The Dead has stunned audiences at such prestigious film festivals as Fantastic Fest, FrightFest and the tges International Fantastic Film Festival. Garnering hundreds of rave reviews during its theatrical release, The Dead truly has become an instant cult clasc.
The first horror film entirely filmed in Africa, The Dead takes the zombie legend back to its original roots and has justly been hailed as “superbly crafted...it’s a knockout” by the Village Voice, “one of the finest zombie films I’ve ever seen” by the Horror Channel, with Bloody-Disgusting declaring it “one of the most buzzed-about films of the year.” Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly announces the February 14th, 2012, Blu-ray™ and DVD release of The Dead, the critically acclaimed horror film that wowed both audiences and critics worldwide. SRP is $26.98 for the DVD, and $29.99 for the Blu-ray™.
When the last flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) is the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family. When he crosses paths with local solider Daniel Dembele (Prince David Osei), a man frantically searching for his son, they join forces. Two desperate men from two very different cultures fight de-by-de to survive across the incredible vistas of Africa as the world around them succumbs to the deadliest of viruses.
Bonus features on The Dead Blu-ray and DVD will include:
Audio commentary by writer/producer/director Howard J. Ford and writer/director of photography/co-director Jon Ford “Unearthing The Dead: Behind the Scenes” featurette
One deleted scene