Venezia 73, “Zombies” Romero remastered in 4K, with Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn
Will be screened at midnight on Friday, September 2, in the Garden Room (Lido of Venice) world premiere of the remastered in 4K copy of the masterpiece of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead – European Cut [Zombi, 1978] (USA-Italy, 115 ‘), in the edited version and edited at the time by Dario Argento for the European market with the music of Goblin. The screening will be preceded by a presentation of the Dario Argento, the film’s producer, and director Nicolas Winding Refn, a great admirer of Dawn of the Dead and restoration supervisor in high definition.
Dawn of the Dead – European Cut, cult horror film to the modern origins of the iconography of the Dead celebrated in the TV series The Walking Dead, is included in the Venice section of Classics 73. Venice Film Festival (August 31-September 10 2016), and it will be screened in a remastered in 4K, produced by Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo. Dawn of the Dead [Zombi, 1978] is the second installment of the tetralogy about the living dead created by George A. Romero in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead (Night of the Living Dead), which was followed by Day of the Dead ( Day of the dead, 1985) land of the dead (land of the dead, 2005) and Survival of the dead – Survival island (Survival of the dead, 2009).
Dario Argento of Dawn of the Dead [Zombie]
“I am particularly pleased that Zombies are replaying after so many years. Titanus, the distributor of the time saw it as a very strange film, too eventful: the music was too extreme, thought it would go wrong and I was a bit ‘scared of this dreadful prophecy. I did not know what to do and then I said, “Okay, we do the first in Turin is a city I love, because I made us Deep Red; if it goes wrong there, we raise the middle. ” It was a Friday afternoon and I went to the movies quite terrified; but I remember that coming from the hotel I saw a lot of people and thought, then it does not go bad! … and in fact when I arrived was very full; I walked in and thanked everyone for coming. The film came after a long series of misadventures in Italy, because censorship made me cut a lot of scenes and then it retreated. What they asked me to remove it was too; I thought, indeed, that the assembly would be difficult to understand, and then I made small cuts, small raffazzonamenti, and managed to get an emergency procedure (usually the censorship reviews the film even after six months). When the film finally came out got a ban for children under eighteen who, for me, it was pretty serious, because we had done thinking about a young audience … I have a wonderful memory of zombies that was so important for my career and for that of George “.
Nicolas Winding Refn on Dawn of the Dead [Zombie]
“I have always considered Dawn of the Dead, or Zombies, a clear piece of cinema, at the same time innovative and outrageous. It is the most extreme and fascinating fresco on American consumerism ever brought to the screen, and there is nothing else like it. I consider it a great honor to present the restoration in 4K of this masterpiece in the edition 2016 of the Festival of Venice, a place very dear to me always “.
Dawn of the Dead [Zombies] will be available next fall 4k in Blu Ray, Blu Ray and DVD, for the label Midnight Factory, in a case with extra content, which will also feature the other two versions of the film (the Extended and Theatrical), also in high definition.