Word of the The Dead fiasco has apparently reached Lionsgate HQ.
Lionsgate has just issued a recall of all copies of The Dead, the John Huston film that was released on DVD this week in an incomplete version. I’ve not been able to get any details beyond their hope to have replacement copies in the next couple of weeks.
More updates as I receive them.
(And no, I haven’t heard if they will replace that awful cover art with the beautiful poster art the original theatrical release .)
UPDATE: Here’s the press release from Lionsgate and instructions for consumers to get a replacement for their disc:
It has come to our attention that due to a technical malfunction, the initial DVD shipment of John Huston’s THE DEAD contained an incomplete version of the film. We deeply apologize to all our consumers for this unfortunate error and want to offer them an opportunity to replace their current copies with the complete version as soon as it is available to ship the week of November 23rd. We regret this inconvenience, as Lionsgate is committed to providing our consumers the highest quality home entertainment experience.
All consumers who purchased a copy and wish to receive the new complete version should do one of the following:
– EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org with their address and a scan/attachment of their receipt
– FAX (310) 222-5562 with their address and copy of their receipt
-MAIL their receipt along with a note including their address to: 20102 S Vermont Ave Torrance, CA 90502
Or please call (800) 650-7099 directly if you have any further questions.