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Peter Jackson may be more well-known now for his epic Lord of the Rings films, but he started his career creating ultra-gory schlock horror. Films like Dead Alive and Bad Taste, loaded with bloody practical effects and a wicked sense of humor. As of now, the only versions of these films available to the general public are not exactly what you’d call “high definition.” The quality is spotty, degrading all the bright red blood Jackson worked so hard to splash up on the screen. But there’s hope in sight. Jackson himself has revealed he’s working on new Bad Taste and Dead Alive 4K restorations, hinting that new Blu-rays might be on the way.
Peter Jackson is big into film restoration these days. The filmmaker recently colorized and restored 100 hours of World War I footage for the documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. But if a World War I documentary doesn’t interest you, and you’d rather see torrents of fake blood, here’s some good news. Jackson is also working on a restoration of his older films Bad Taste and Dead Alive. The filmmaker told Empire’s Film Podcast (via Bloody Disgusting) about the effort to create new, hi-def versions of his older horror films:
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“Anything from those films that is available is, like, 1990s Telecine things, which...
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