Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pay Attention - This may be the ONLY time I criticize George Romero

As I've mentioned before, Land of the Dead comes out next week. I am eagerly anticipating this Director's cut of what was probably my favorite movie this year.

Then, I was e-mailed this press release, straight from the source:


NEW YORK, NY, and UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (October 3, 2005) – Horror movie fans can kick off the Halloween season with the premiere of one of the most eagerly-awaited DVD releases in the genre ― the never-before-seen Unrated Director’s Cut of GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD ― in an exclusive one-night only screening in 36 Regal, United Artists and Edwards movie theatres across the country on Monday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Presented by Fangoria Entertainment, the parent company of America’s horror entertainment news and information destination Fangoria Magazine, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and National CineMedia, a joint venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), this special premiere event will also feature an exclusive big screen interview with director George A. Romero. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD on DVD the following day, October 18.

GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD Unrated Director’s Cut will be presented in high-definition and cinema surround sound in markets nationwide including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Cleveland, Miami, Denver, and Pittsburgh among others.

How cool is that? An opportunity to see it one more time on the big screen, with the added footage.

One problem.

It's not coming to Detroit.

That makes me mad. Not only are we a major metropolitan area (we have sneak previews of films before the national release here quite often), we are the city that spawned Bruce Campbell, so our horror roots are pretty strong, too.

Oh well, I'll still be buying Land of the Dead on DVD on October 18, and you should too.

Here's a link to the list of where the film is playing, just in case it's in your area.

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