The Crazies

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Julie Wiegan

In The Crazies, a mysterious toxin accidentally enters the water supply and one by one, the townspeople fall victim to an uncontrollable urge for sadistic violence and horrific bloodshed. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military steps in, using deadly force to close off access into and out of town, but also abandoning the few healthy citizens to the escalating carnage. For Sheriff Dutton (Timothy Olyphant), his pregnant wife Judy (Radha Mitchell), medical assistant Becca (Kay Panabaker) and deputy Russell (Joe Anderson), Ogden Marsh is now a bloody arena bordered by wheat fields and farms. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, targeted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together, in a desperate attempt to escape both their murderous neighbors and their government captors.

The Crazies DVD and Blu-ray contains more than 90 minutes of bonus features, including several behind-the-scenes featurettes, storyboards, theatrical trailers, TV spots, and much more. The Blu-ray edition also contains a bonus disc with a digital copy of the film. Among the featurettes are a tribute to the original film’s creator George Romero and an insider’s glimpse into the startling special makeup effects created by makeup wizard Robert Hall.

The Overture Films release is a reinvention of a George A. Romero classic. Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes The Crazies today, June 29 on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download on iTunes.

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