After nearly 5 decades and loving restoration, George A. Romerois the amusement park is finally ready to open to the public! Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion, THE AMUSEMENT PARK stars MARTIN’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America play out through roller coasters and chaotic crowds .
Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative film – an allegory on the nightmarish realities of aging and a seductive snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic ability and style. The “lost” film has been restored in 4K by IndieCollect in New York.
Blu-ray and DVD bonuses include:
- Audio Commentary with Michael Gornick
- Reopening of the “Park” with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
- Bill and Bonnie’s Excellent Adventure with Bonnie Hinzman
- For your amusement with artist Ryan Carr
- Interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Sandra Schulberg, Greg Nicotero and Daniel Kraus hosted by Samuel Zimmerman of Shudder
- THE AMUSEMENT PARK Official brochure
- THE AMUSEMENT PARK Script
- Behind the scenes photo gallery
With over 100 minutes of bonus features, many only available on the DVD and Blu-ray release, fans will learn what happened behind the scenes of THE AMUSEMENT PARK with assistant cameraman Michael Gornick in audio commentary; find out what it took to restore the film 46 years after its completion in an interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, President and Founder of the George A. Romero Foundation; take a ride with the late cinematographer Bill Hinzman’s wife, Bonnie, as she recounts her favorite moments working on the film both behind the scenes and in front of the camera; find out what Ryan Carr, illustrator for the George A. Romero Foundation, achieved in an interview on THE AMUSEMENT PARK graphic novel; Join Shudder’s Samuel Zimmerman in an interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, President of IndieCollect Sandra Schulberg, Executive Producer and Director of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and Genre Legend Greg Nicotero, and Author and Writer Daniel Kraus then that they discuss the film and Romero’s legacy; learn about the issues of aging in our society with the amusement park’s official brochure and script; and explore life behind the camera with a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.
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