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Peter Jackson Says the 4K Digital Remaster of ‘Braindead’ / ‘Dead Alive’ “Looks Great”



Peter Jackson Says the 4K Digital Remaster of 'Braindead' / 'Dead Alive' "Looks Great"

Peter Jackson, director of the 1992 splatter flick known to many as either Braindead / Dead Alive, has been talking about a 4K restoration of the beloved horror comedy classic for years without giving specific details on how far off it is from completion. Now, in a brand new interview conducted recently with Uproxx, Jackson gave a slight update on its progress.

In that interview with Peter Jackson via the Uproxx website, the following conversation took place:

Uproxx: Before we get to The Beatles, around Halloween my friend let me borrow a DVD of Dead Alive, or Braindead, I know it has two titles. That is a great movie. I hadn’t seen it.

Jackson: Oh, thank you so much, thank you. Thank you, we’ve been held up a bit by doing this Beatles film, but we are trying to remaster all those early films…

Uproxx: Right, because apparently that movie is hard to come across and I had to watch an old DVD…

Jackson: Yes. It would’ve been a little bit of a crappy quality for this, because all the DVDs that were out there were done back in the 1990s. So we are doing a remastering and whole digital 4K thing and it looks great. But we’ve been trying to do all that in between Beatles stuff, and that’s been put on a shelf for a while. But, hopefully, within another year or so they’ll come out remastered.

It’s exciting to hear that Jackson plans on remastering more of his earlier films, including Bad TasteMeet the Feebles, and Heavenly Creatures.

Are you excited for the 4K version of Braindead / Dead Alive? If so, will you be picking it up on Blu-Ray once it hits home video? As usual, you can let us know the answers to both questions down in our comments section below this post.

Stay tuned for more potential news on the 4K remaster of Braindead / Dead Alive to come.