FleshEater: Vinegar Syndrome releasing Blu-ray of Night of the Living Dead star’s 1988 zombie movie

Vinegar Syndrome just announced that they’re releasing the Blu-ray of the year, as far as I’m concerned. Bill Hinzman played the first zombie seen in George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead, the Cemetery Ghoul, and twenty years later decided to cash in on the popularity of Night by writing and directing his own zombie movie, FleshEater. On April 26th, Vinegar Syndrome will be releasing a special edition of FleshEater that’s packed with new bonus features!

Also known by the titles Revenge of the Living Zombies, Revenge of the Living Dead, and Zombie Nosh, FleshEater has the following synopsis:

While assisting on a dig, a construction worker accidentally destroys the final resting place of a demonic zombie, rousting him from his unholy slumber, and reigniting his taste for human flesh. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers have decided to spend the night camping in the woods for a Halloween hayride, only to have their partying interrupted with the arrival of an ever-growing army of bloodthirsty undead! Will anyone survive the night in one piece?

Well, a construction worker assisting on a dig isn’t quite accurate – it’s a farmer removing a tree stump – but we’ll let it slide. Especially when Vinegar Syndrome is gifting us with so many special features. Here’s the information on the Blu-ray release:

A lo-fi gore epic directed by actor and cinematographer Bill Hinzman (The Crazies), star zombie in the classic Night of the Living Dead, FLESHEATER (aka Revenge of the Living Dead) is a fitting tribute and homage to Romero’s chilling masterpiece, updating the setting to the late 1980s while piling on the gut munching, throat ripping, and limb tearing action. Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to bring this highly ambitious slice of regional madness to 4K UHD and Blu-ray, in a brand new, eye popping (and gouging) restoration from its original 16mm camera negative, presented in its cinematographer and producer approved 1.33:1 aspect ratio for the first time on disc, along with a host of brand new extra features!

Additional info:

Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set

4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range

Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 16mm original camera negative

Brand new commentary track with cinematographer Simon Manses, composer Erica Portnoy, and producer Andrew Sands

“Zombie Nosh LLC” – an interview with producer Andrew Sands

“All Roads Lead Back to FleshEater” – an interview with cinematographer Simon Manses

“The Family Continues” – Remembering Bill with Bonnie Hinzman

“Carnage in Compositions” – an interview with composer Erica Portnoy

“Family of FleshEaters” – an interview with actress Heidi Hinzman

“Crushed Pink Grapefruit Brain” – an interview with special makeup effects artist Jerry Gergely

“To Live and Die in PA” – an interview with actor John Mowod

“Meatballs and Missing Actors” – an interview with unit manager Paul Giorgi

“Minor Budget Majorette” – an interview with hair stylist / makeup artist Terrie Godfrey

Extensive behind-the-scenes still gallery

Reversible cover artwork

English SDH subtitles

Vinegar Syndrome is releasing 5000 copies of FleshEater with a limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Robert Sammelin. As of this writing, there are still over 1000 copies of the slipcover edition available, and less than 1000 copies of the standard edition left. If you want to secure a copy of either edition for yourself, you should head over to VinegarSyndrome.com right away.

FleshEater is one my favorite movies. For me, it’s one of the most purely entertaining movies ever made. So I have already secured my copy of this awesome release. You can read an article I wrote about FleshEater several years ago at THIS LINK.

Source: Vinegar Syndrome

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