News / 21 June 2021

David Cronenberg’s THE DEAD ZONE Blu-ray Detailed For Local Release!

Final specs for Via Vision‘s upcoming Limited Edition Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg‘s vastly underrated 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s THE DEAD ZONE via their Imprint Films label have been revealed and it looks to trump the upcoming Scream Factory Blu-ray too!
cache_800_600_0_0_100_16777215_I60 - The Dead ZoneUtilizing the very same 4K Scan from the Original Camera Negative as Scream Factory, Imprint Films have gone above and beyond in the Special Features department, obtaining all previously release archival material in addition to commissioning an outstanding amount of new Special Feature content including a contribution from Australia’s very own Lee Gambin.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p presentation from a 4K scan from the original negative
  • NEW “Look Past The Future: Filming The Dead Zone” – An all new interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin (2021)
  • NEW “From Coma To Coda: Scoring The Dead Zone” – An all new interview with composer Edward Shearmur (Reign of Fire) discussing Michael Kamen’s score. (2021)
  • NEW “DINO IN THE DARK: ADAPTING THE KING OF HORROR” – An all-new documentary featuring interviews with Mark L. Lester (Firestarter), Mark Irwin (The Dead Zone), Lewis Teague (Cat’s Eye), Dan Attias (Silver Bullet), Mick Garris (The Stand), Tom McLoughlin (Sometimes They Come Back), Tony Magistrale (Hollywood’s Stephen King), and more! (2021)
  • NEW Visual Essay on The Dead Zone by film Critic Lee Gambin (2021)
  • Audio commentary by film critics Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2002)
  • Memories from the Dead Zone 2006 featurette
  • The Look of the Dead Zone 2006 featurette
  • Visions and Horror from the Dead Zone featurette
  • The Politics of the Dead Zone 2006 featurette
  • 1983 Vintage interviews with David Cronenberg, Debra Hill & Martin Sheen
  • 2018 interview with Stephen King
  • Trailer
  • DTS HD 5.1 surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies

THE DEAD ZONE follows Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) who wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a ‘gift’ at first, but ends up causing problems.

THE DEAD ZONE On Blu-ray July 21