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George A. Romero's long lost The Amusement Park on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in October

14 September 2022

From the master of horror himself George A. Romero, comes his long-lost gem… the critically acclaimed and truly terrifying thrill-ride The Amusement Park.

Discovered and restored some 46 years after its completion this haunting tour-de-force from the maestro who brought us seminal greats Night Of The Living DeadDawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead, to name a few, was finally released in cinemas in 2019 and now this Shudder Exclusive gets its UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release this Autumn.

The film, which has been certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, makes its home entertainment bow on 17 October 2022 from Acorn Media International and comes complete with stunning artwork and a host of brand-new special features. These include audio commentary with Michael Gornick, separate interviews with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Bonnie Hinzman and Ryan Carr and a fascinating panel interview. There’s also the official brochure, the script and behind-the-scenes photos, please see full list below, making this Shudder Exclusive the must-have release this Halloween.

An elderly man (Lincoln Maazel – Martin) goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of a hellish nightmare. Amid the rollercoasters and chaotic crowds, he becomes increasingly disoriented and isolated; as the pain, tragedies and humiliations of ageing in America are played out before him... 

Perhaps Romero's wildest and most imaginative creation – an alarming and absurd allegory about the nightmares of growing older The Amusement Park provides a fascinating insight into the legendary filmmakers early artistic vision.

Amusement Park Blu-ray cover art

Described by Eye for Film as "Relentlessly bleak but so poetically conceived that you'll find it hard to tear your eyes away… a true masterpiece," The Amusement Park will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital by Acorn Media International on 17 October 2022.

BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio commentary with Michael Gornick 
  • Re-opening The Park with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
  • Bill & Bonnie’s Excellent Adventure with Bonnie Hinzman 
  • For Your Amusement with artist Ryan Carr 
  • Panel interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Sandra Schulberg, Greg Nicotero and Daniel Kraus, moderated by Shudder’s Samuel Zimmerman
  • The Amusement Park official brochure
  • The Amusement Park script
  • Behind-the-scenes photo gallery