Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 4 – More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead on DVD

Ahh the holidays. Twinkling lights, softly falling snow, carolers caroling …and the urgent, relentless moans and shuffling steps of the undead!  That’s the kind of holiday the discerning zombie fan in your life desires, and now you can give it to them with a the newly-released documentary film More Brains!: A Return to the Living Dead.

Anyone who grew up a horror fan (or big chicken like myself)  in the 80’s is familiar with 1985’s Return Of The Living Dead, a flick just as famous for it’s bad ass punk-fueled soundtrack than it’s terrifying oil drum zombie (affectionately known to fans as “Tarman”), or Linnea Quigley’s cemetery dance scene.  A critical AND (moderate) box office success, the film spawned four sequels and a cult following to boot.

More Brains is a must have for fans of the original ROTLD film, or film buffs in general. The disc contains a two hour documentary with never-before-seen material, but it’s the extras included with the disk that really make this a stand out gift for the zombie junkie in your life. Included on the dvd are deleted interview scenes from the documentary itself, interviews with cast and crew from the first three “Return of the Living Dead” films, a behind the scenes tour, bloopers and more. My personal favourite extra is entitled “Return of the Living Dead in 3 Minutes” which features actors reenacting their most memorable lines from the film – gold! This film and its extras would be a welcome addition to the horror buff’s collection.

DVD details:

  • Official Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Limited edition premium collectible O-sleeve packaging
  • 2-hours of killer bonus features, including:
    • A Conversation with Dan O’Bannon: The Final Interview
    • They Won’t Stay Dead: A Look at Return of the Living Dead Part II
    • Love Beyond the Grave: A Look at Return of the Living Dead 3
    • Stacey Q Live! Exclusive “Tonight” Music Video
    • Even More Brains: Deleted Documentary Interviews
    • Return of the Living Dead in 3 Minutes
    • Resurrected Settings: The Filming Locations Today

Over at GetMoreBrains.com there’s a special offer going on until December 20th where, if you order directly from the website, you’ll receive a 12″x18″, full-color commemorative poster created by original “Return of the Living Dead” poster artist Carl Ramsey and signed by members of the ROTLD cast. Sounds like a pretty good addition to an already great gift!

In the spirit of shopping locally this year, may I suggest stopping by your local independent video shop to order a copy of this movie. If you are in the Toronto area I highly recommend Eyesore Cinema  at 901 Queen Street West, (above Rotate This).  I ordered my copy of More Brains! through them and had it in my hot little paws in 2 days. Now that’s service! Now what are you waiting for, get out there and start shopping! And while you’re at it…send more cops….

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