Day of the Dead 2: Contagium DVD Update

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How and why in the hell did this film ever get made.. I don't know.  While not an official sequel to the George Romero's 1985 film, Anchor Bay is trying to get all cash it can by billing this piece of crap as both a prequel and sequel.  Geeezz.. shoot me now!

"Day of the Dead 2: Contagium" is schedule to be released onto DVD on October 18, 2005.  The DVD will feature:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround.
  • Audio Commentary (with director/writer Ana Clavell, producer James Glenn Dudelson and DP James M. Legoy)
  • Making-of Featurette

With the slew of horror DVD releases already coming out this Oct.. readers, trust the deadman - this is one you can miss.

Synopsis:  Sometime in 1968 a strange viral outbreak is contained within the walls of a military hospital in Pennsylvania: all those exposed are destroyed and burned to the ground. A wall of silence befalls the incidence, and soon enough only a vague myth remains.  The hospital becomes a civilian mental treatment center.

Set in a mental hospital in Pennsylvania, five patients about to be released uncover a secret buried within the compound and unleash a virus (contagium) designed to force Humanity to evolve into powerful creatures capable of astounding feats�and incredible cruelty. In order for this new Human to survive it needs to feed on human flesh: but a bite from these creatures creates a new state of existence, the Creature�s subordinate, the Living Dead. It�s up to our terrified heroes to choose to accept this fate or to fight it, even if it means their own destruction.

Although special effect heavy, the core of the story is both compelling and tragic. It�s the age-old dilemma of transcending our shortcomings and overcoming our fears in spite of what the sacrifice may entail.

"Day of the Dead 2: Contagium" is homage to George A. Romero's Dead trilogy, it hints at a possible origin to the Zombie phenomena in a manner that incorporates all known lore. It also covers some of the lesser known aspects of the original transformation and it imagines the last moments before the End of Humanity.

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