Amazing VHS Sales Promo For Peter Jackson’s ‘Dead Alive’ (1992)

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!


Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘I Kick Ass For The Lord!’ From ‘Dead Alive’ (1992)

What better way to honor the Lord’s Day than with a clip of a priest in a purple robe kicking some zombie ass and tearing limbs off like they’re Twizzlers?  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you haven’t seen Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive.  And if you haven’t seen Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, then shame on you!  I’ll let it slide though, because it is the Lord’s Day after all.

On this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, it is indeed ass-kicking priest time as we prepare ourselves to watch Father Jon McGruder take on some greaser undead thugs.  And man does he take care of some business, that is until his high-flying abilities end up being his downfall thanks to a cemetery statue.  Father McGruder gets a definite ‘A’ for effort though, and in the end that’s all that really matters.  Amen!