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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead(1979)

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Alternate Versions

Italian version (121 min., editing supervised by Dario Argento) and US-version (126 min., editing supervised by George Romero) have a different soundtrack and a different overall tone: Romero's version has some humour in it and is more horror-oriented, Argento deleted all funny scenes and made the film more action-oriented.

There is a 137 min. version which was originally available only on 16mm film. and has later been released on Laser-disc (which actually quotes it as 142 minutes). The disc also includes the original cinema trailer.

A two videotape set is also available in the USA. It includes the full director's cut and, on the second tape, most of the promotional trailers for every country where the movie was released.

Old (banned) German version ("Zombie") is 102 minutes long, has most of the violence in, but a lot of dialogue cut.

The new German version ("Zombie - Das Original") 110 (video pal) minutes long, missing nearly all of the violence.

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