Ever since Scream Factory released The Return of the Living Dead on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray back in 2016, fans of the beloved zombie franchise have eagerly requested the same high-def treatment for the first sequel, Return of the Living Dead Part II. This August, the wait will be over, as Scream Factory made the exciting announcement that the 1988 sequel will be released on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray that horror fans have been waiting for.

Bonus features have yet to be announced, but Scream Factory revealed that the Blu-ray release will feature a new HD film transfer that fans can enjoy when the Collector's Edition of Return of the Living Dead Part II is unleashed on August 14th. Check out the official announcement and cover art (by Graham Humphreys) below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates!

From Scream Factory: "'More zombies and “more brains!' are shambling into our factory this Summer! We’re super excited to report today that the highly-requested undead sequel RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II is (finally) coming to Blu-ray!! Here are the early details we have at present time:

• This will be branded as a “Collector’s Edition” that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date). U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).

• The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Graham Humphreys (who also illustrated our original ROTLD cover back in 2016). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will the original theatrical poster design.

• Extras and specs are still in progress and will be announced later in early July. However, we can confirm today that we will be doing a brand-new HD film transfer and will be correcting the soundtrack issues that were present on the previous DVD release.

• National street date is planned for August 14th. However, if you pre-order now for early shipping directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/return-of-the-living-dead-part-ii-collector-s-edition?product_id=6790 you will also receive an 18' x 24" rolled poster of the newly-commissioned art. We’ll be only be producing 1,000 of the posters so act fast!"

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