- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 11, 2007
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case - Lenticular Faceplate, Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Mono - Spanish
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish, Zombie - Optional
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentaries - Including Cast, Crew, Zombies
- Documentaries - "From The Underground: The Rise of Horror in the 80s"
- Featurettes - "Remembering The Dead: Cast Recollections"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 06/19/1985
"...Terrifically funny....Genuinely witty..."
Total Film - 08/01/2012
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cheap 'n' cheerful zom-com....Humorously postmodern...it's a lot of fun."
Do you wanna party' The freshly risen undead certainly do in this horror-comedy that finds two employees of a medical supply company unwittingly releasing several zombies from cylinders in which they have been trapped for many years. The nasty brain-eating creatures are as hungry as ever, and eager to make up for lost time. Soon, the local citizenry is forced to deal with a large-scale zombie epidemic. The writer of ALIEN helmed this punk/horror pastiche.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery'those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is a veritable smorgasbord of fun (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless surprise! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates a corps of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!
A blood-filled spoof of zombie flicks, which fans of George Romero will especially enjoy (and you know who you are). The rotting cadavers of a graveyard are resurrected by a deadly, gaseous emission. Unfortunately, the gruesome ghoulies just love to dine upon human brains, to the "grave" displeasure of the nearby townsfolk. How will the citizens rid themselves of their gore-lovin', gut-munchin' visitors'