Being that I’m a HUGE fan of Peter Jackson’s 1992 blood-soaked opus, Dead Alive, I was pretty ecstatic and giddy when I found this rare VHS sales promo ad for the movie that was given out to video stores before it’s release:
Are we sure that this was released in 1992? Because the music is definitely straight out of the 80’s and makes me want to exercise for some reason. But anyway, let’s talk about the toothless elephant in the room for a second. The dentally-challenged guy who proclaims “It’s like Monty Python meets George Romero. Outstanding!!!” is awesome. He deserved some kind of spin-off or something, even though I don’t think you can do spin-offs from a VHS sales tape.
Hopefully this promo gave Dead Alive the boost that it needed when it was distributed to video stores in 1992. And hopefully, everyone enjoyed and got great use out of their Dead Alive candy dispensers. I’m kind of envious and bitter that I didn’t get to enjoy my own candy dispenser. Life sucks sometimes. I for one discovered this movie on VHS, and came close to wearing out my copy from so many viewings. I just can’t get enough of that damn rat monkey!