The Undead News Thread (20090711.01)

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

"Brought about by the use of a new, radiation emitting device intended to destroy insect's nervous systems, the dead are brought back to life due to the jump start the radiation provides to their nervous systems. After the murder of a woman's estranged husband, police suspect the woman, her sister and a relative stranger (who was only along because the sister had run into his motorcycle only hours prior) of involvement in the murder, and as the bodies begin to accumulate the police chief becomes more and more convinced of their involvement."

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, aka Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead, aka Don't Open the Window, aka Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue, Jorge Grau's 1974 zombie movie is considered by many to be one of the best and vastly underrated. Keep in mind, this film even predates George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. I'll admit, I have yet to see the flick myself, but I've heard the title(s) used over the years. I guess I need to get on that. Well, the good news is that this Spanish/Italian co-production is coming to Blu-ray October 27th. The 2-disc DVD was released back in February of 2008. An interesting tidbit about the film: "Director Jorge Grau purposely cast an actress known for having a flat chest in the role of the nurse so that a fake chest piece could be applied that the zombies could tear into for her death scene." Here's the special features for the Blu-ray edition:

*1.85:1 widescreen
*7.1 DTS-HD soundtrack
*Back to the Morgue – On Location with Director Jorge Grau featurette
*Interviews with director Jorge Grau, star Ray Lovelock, and Special Effects Artist Giannetto De Rossi
*Poster and Still Gallery
*Theatrical trailers, TV spots, and radio spots

Source: Arrow in the Head

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