UK distributor Second Sight Films officially announced last month that they’re giving brand new releases to George A. Romero classics Dawn of the Dead and Martin, with new Blu-rays for both films headed our way later this year. But we’ve got full details from the company today, which reveal that Dawn of the Dead is also getting the 4K UHD treatment!
Second Sight tells us, “The company is grateful to producer Richard P Rubinstein for granting them access to the films’ original elements, including an original camera negative for Dawn of the Dead and a dupe negative for Martin, which will be used to create brand new 4K scans for its UK releases.”
Dawn of The Dead is set to be released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDR and will feature George A Romero’s Original, Unrated US Theatrical Release Cut (2:07), Romero’s Pre-US Release Cannes Cut (2:17) and the foreign edition edited by Dario Argento. There will also be a standard Blu-ray together with a Blu-ray release of Martin.
The scanning, colour grading and restoration of both films will be managed by Final Frame under the supervision of Director of Photography Michael Gornick.
The mastering and encoding will be handled by one of the entertainment technology industry’s most experienced specialists, David Mackenzie of Fidelity in Motion.
Slated for release late summer 2019, complete with brand new special features and more, Second Sight Films will announce further news soon via its social media channels.