As is usually the case with the best extended cuts, scenes that develop character and/or setting are reinstated to the benefit of the whole. In the case, we get a much better sense of the cast from some quieter scenes, especially in the first act. All in all, this is a perfect version of one of the great horror movies -- and honestly best comedies, action movies and, for long stretches, laid-back 70s vibing movies. The longest possible version of one of the greatest films of all time? Why you'd have to be brain-dead not to love it!
I am an extended edition buff and have a big collection of original ones and all the fanedits from here.
Many extended editions do not add anything to the movie, just add more useless scenes. I will rate the ones here.
Rating criteria: image quality, sound quality, 3x improvement, overall.
Image Quality: 9 of 10
Sound Quality: 10 of 10
Improvement: 10 of 10
Overall: 10 of 10
This is an absolutely excellent version of Dawn of the Dead, in fact I think it’s vastly improved over the Cannes cut. All the footage has been blended in with the original. It’s obvious one or two times when there’s something added, because the colour shifts, and this is especially noticeable during the opening sequence with repeating titles, but honestly it doesn’t matter – it’s not at all distracting from the film itself.
Technical: 4 out of 5
Entertainment: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Fantastic job. If you loved this movie for as long as I have, seeing it in a whole new light is wonderful, and inspiring. In fact re-locating this version recently, lead me to this forum, and lead me to try my hand at re-editing myself. Great job, great picture, great movie!!