Synapse Films released their newly restored Blu-ray of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue this week. This article contains several comparisons which contrast Blue Underground’s previous Blu-ray transfer with the new release from Synapse Films. The frames aren’t necessarily exact matches, but should give a solid indication of the visual differences.
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For this selection it’s easy to see the superiority of the Synapse disc that appears to be a proper HD transfer, contrasted with Blue Underground’s earlier disc released in 2009. You usually don’t see such a night and day difference between two transfers on the same format, but it’s clear who the winner is. Exceptional color, clarity and contrast are all on display here and it’s easy to tell this might be a double dip worthy for fans of this title.