Something very strange is happening in the quite coastal village of Potters Bluff where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed, then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly rea... more »ppear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff (James Farentino of THE FINAL COUNTDOWN) and an eccentric mortician (Oscar winner Jack Albertson in his final feature film performance) must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well...and no one is ever really DEAD & BURIED.Robert Englund (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) co-stars in this genuinely chilling horror hit written by Ronald Schusett and Dan O'Bannon (ALIEN), directed by Gary A. Sherman (POLTERGEIST III) and featuring ultra-grisly gore effects by Oscar winner Stan Winston (TERMINATOR 2, ALIENS). DEAD & BURIED is now presented completely uncut and uncensored (including the controversial 'hypodermic needle in the eyeball' scene), and loaded with revealing Extras.« less
"This halloween, I've been waxing nostalgic by collecting by collecting a lot of old, little-known horror movies that scared me as a kid. Back in the late 70's/early 80's there really wasn't much out there so viewers who allow a little leeway for the time it was released will find a lot to appreciate in this movie.Dead and Buried stars James Farentino as Sheriff Dan Gillis who becomes bewildered by a series of bizarre and brutal murders happening to visitors of his small, seaside town. The plot thickens due to the quick dismissal of the murders by Gillis' wife (played by Melody Anderson - anyone remember Flash Gordon?) and soon the sheriff starts to wonder if she is involved somehow. To make matters worse, townspeople start reporting sightings of the murdered long after they've been "dead and buried."The story is adequate with a number of twists thrown in. Skilled horror buffs may feel let down with the ending, but I think it's due to the fact many other movies have ripped off this plot line since the movie was released. What really separates this movie from the rest is the disturbing methods these people are murdered, with frequent cuts to dozens of people surrounding and photographing the helpless victims. The murders look especially realistic for the time (although, granted a little dated now) due to makeup effects of Stan Winston who has since worked on other "little-known" releases like Predator, Edward Scissorhands, the Jurassic Park series, and the Terminator series.You'll be lucky to run across a copy of this movie in a video store. Should you buy it? If you're a fan of the genre and movies made in this time period, such as The Funhouse, My Bloody Valentine, or Halloween, then I'd say yes.Hope the review helped."
Bravo Blue Underground!
Timothy Ramzyk | Milwaukee, WI United States | 02/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the sea of forgettable FRIDAY THE 13th sequels and clones came this little creative and disturbing gem from the early 80's wave of gruesome horror.
Several people passing through the quaint and picturesque town of Potter's Bluff die terrible, violent deaths only to turn up as upstanding members of the community days later. What's going on? Well, I wouldn't dream of telling, but you'll have a lot of fun finding out.
Blue Underground bravely chose to bring DEAD AND BURIED to blu-ray in spite of it's low-budget and humble production values. Visually, the result may not be on a par with some glossy production shot yesterday, but it nonetheless faithfully reproduces the imagery of this film as it originally appeared, and this is the best you are ever likely to see DEAD AND BURIED look. I had the deluxe DVD treatment, and this Blu-ray is IMO a worthy upgrade of a great little shocker."
Dead and Buried - Blu-ray Info
LGANS316 | Tokyo Japan | 02/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Version: U.S.A / Blue Underground / Region A, B, C Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 VC-1 BD-50 / AACS / Advanced Profile 3 Running time: 1:33:59 Feature size: 29,73 GB Disc size: 33,48 GB Total bit rate: 42.18 Mbps Average video bit rate: 32.22 Mbps
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2497 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2497 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit) Dolby TrueHD Audio English 2664 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2664 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 448 kbps) Dolby Digital EX Audio English 448 kbps 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 448 kbps Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles: English SDH, French, and Spanish Number of chapters: 24
#Audio Commentaries #Stan Winston's Dead and Buried EFX (17 min) #Robert Englund: An Early Work of Horror (12 min) #Dan O'Bannon: Creating Fear (14 min) #Trailers (5 min)"
CLINT BRONSON | las vegas,NV. | 12/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW! What a great birthday present I bought myself. It was my B-Day yesterday and I wanted to (trick or)treat myself to the best gift I could think of...A HORROR MOVIE! But what to buy??? I do see they have the ULITIMATE EDIT. of EVIL DEAD and now they release a two disc. of HELLRAISER. But I own both those classics on single disc. I want something new and GREAT I had not seen in HORROR! Well as I scanned the D-Section in HORROR my finger hit DEAD & BURIED! hmmmmmm. I remember seeing this on SHOWTIME a loooong time ago and really not liking it. I felt I should give it another shot (I LOVE TYPING THAT...ANOTHER SHOT,OH! SORRY)anyway to give it another try so on a whim I bought it. First off the music in this is great!!!! HUGE plus in Clint's book also the directing and acting are great. It starts off with a man taking pic. of the beach when a woman appears out of nowhere and heavily flirts with him. All the sudden while he gets ready to kiss her a group of people come and beat the man to a pulp. They then throw over him a fishing net and light him on fire all the while there taking pic.of him. This really sucks you in the first 5 min. of the movie for some of the towns people who are participating in this murder have the faces you'd trust watching your children. later in the movie the man they murdered turns up A O.K.??? Is he a GHOST is it WITCHCRAFT is he a ZOMBIE WHAT??? I am not telling for you really need to watch this movie. All I can say is what a B-Day treat to not only watch a HORROR movie I had not seen but one that is great! I proudly have DEAD AND BURIED in my 1981 coll. with THE BEYOND-THE BURNING PROWLER-ANTHROPOPAGUS-THE LIVING DEAD GIRL and TENEBRAE Buy this movie for it is BURY good(sic)"
Maria G. Rechichi | Australia | 12/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is great and I find it enjoyable for its effects. My complaint and warning are not to remove the security sticker on top of the case. The reason being the case is lined with a sort of foil and comes off easy when removing the sticker. Luckily the front of my case is fine but I'm now missing a bit of the DEAD & BURIED title on the back as well as colour from the top.