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The Dead Next Door (Collector's Edition)

Tempe Digital

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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 one-of-a-kind 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, audio commentaries, and the original standard-definition VHS and DVD masters used for previous releases.

1990 • Color • 78 mins. plus bonus features • Horror
Not Rated • Region-Free • Released by Tempe Digital
Catalog Number: TD-1201 • Street Date: September 26, 2017

 Disc 1 (Blu-ray)
  • 2K Restored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1)
  • 2K Restored Feature in 16:9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Original Cast Mix
  • DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Classic Dubbed Mix
  • 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 (Original Release), Kingdom of the Vampire (1991), Ozone, The Sandman, Polymorph
  • Reversible wrap with Newly-Commissioned 2017 Artwork and Classic VHS Release Art

DISCLAIMER: Collector's Edition with Slipcovers are out of print! We have the last remaining inventory from retail returns but slipcovers have wear and tear and should be considered "scratch and dent" — discs, case, and inside artwork are brand-new in shrink wrap.