That George A. Romero classic The morning hour of death (get it HERE) has received a 3D conversion, with producer Richard P. Rubinstein overseeing the conversion process frame-by-frame, and this 3D version of the film has been in theaters in 250 Regal Cinemas theaters across the United States for the past four days. When this theater performance was first announced, it was only supposed to run from October 28th to October 31st – but tickets have sold so well that Regal Cinemas is extending the run to 10 Novemberth! So fans have ten more days to catch up The morning hour of death on the big screen in 3D. Tickets are now on sale at RegMovies.com.
The Regal Cinemas press release states that “Due to unprecedented ticket sales, George A. Romero’s The morning hour of death in 3D has been extended to play at Regal Cinemas until November 10. … Every generation this film finds new fans. It has a lot to do with the absolute explosion of zombies in popular culture over the past two decades, from The Walking Dead to 28 days later. This trilogy (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead) is the original zombie outbreak, this is where it all began, this is why their popularity compounds every year.
The reason to revisit the film or even watch it for the first time is the incredible conversion to 3D. It’s not a gimmick! Fans will get to see it in a whole new light. It’s a magnified immersive roller coaster ride of thrills, chills, comedy and relatable characters in peril on the big screen.
The movie is not available on any streaming platform anywhere. It’s not on cable and has been out of print on DVD and Blu-ray in the US for over a decade. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the original, uncut 1979 US theatrical release of Dawn of the Dead, lovingly and painstakingly adapted for 3-D format under the supervision of Dawn’s original producer, Richard P. Rubinstein.“
Written and directed by Romero, The morning hour of death has the following synopsis:
As hordes of zombies swarm across the United States, the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the onslaught of the undead, but neither cities nor landscapes prove safe. In Pennsylvania, radio station employee Stephen and his girlfriend, Francine, escape in the station’s helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members, Roger and Pete. The group retreats to the oasis of a closed shopping mall to make what could be humanity’s last stand.
The film stars Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge and Tom Savini.
Have you gone out to see The morning hour of death in 3D at a Regal theater this month, or are you planning to do so now that the theater has been extended? Let us know by leaving a comment below.