The UK’s Second Sight Films has announced that it is working on brand new 4K restorations of George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic Dawn of the Dead and vampire horror Martin.
Producer Richard P. Rubinstein has granted the company access to the films’ original elements, including an original camera negative for Dawn of the Deadand a dupe negative for Martin, which will be used to create brand new 4K scans for its UK releases.
The scanning, colour grading and restoration of both films will be managed by Final Frame under the supervision of Director of Photography Michael Gornick, while the mastering and encoding will be handled by one of the entertainment technology industry’s most experienced specialists, David Mackenzie of Fidelity in Motion.
Dawn of The Dead is set to be released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDR and will feature George A Romero’s Original, Unrated US Theatrical Release Cut (2:07), Romero’s Pre-US Release Cannes Cut (2:17) and the foreign edition edited by Dario Argento. There will also be a standard Blu-ray together with a Blu-ray release of Martin.
Both titles are slated for release in late summer 2019, and will feature a host of brand new special features, details of which are expected to be announced soon.