Synapse Films Bringing 'The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue' to 3-Disc Blu-ray Steelbook This Fall

Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Synapse Films 3-Disc Blu-ray Steelbook

We've known about this release for a while now, but we now have a release date and full details for Synapse Films' exclusive 3-disc limited edition of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie and Don’t Open the Window), the 1974 gory horror tale from the late Spanish director Jorge Grau.

Now up for pre-order from the Synapse Films website, the 6000 unit The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook will be released on September 1st, 2020. However, shipping to customers will commence on that date, or as soon as the release is received at Synapse Films. If they come earlier than the September 1st release date, they will ship to customers earlier.

All international orders will be handled via the fine folks at DiabolikDVD.

Widely considered to be one of the best zombie films ever made, the film has been beautifully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, and is presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray Steelbook with the true original English theatrical mono mix and the real opening and closing credit sequences intact.


  • Exclusive new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative

  • New 5.1 English stereo surround remix made exclusively for the Synapse Films release

  • Two audio commentaries featuring authors and film scholars Troy Howarth, Nathaniel Thompson and Bruce Holecheck

  • Restoration of the true original English language theatrical mono mix

  • Jorge Grau - Catalonia’s Cult Film King (89 mins.) – This extensive feature-length documentary explores the life and films of director Jorge Grau (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)

  • The Scene of the Crime - Giannetto De Rossi in Discussion from Manchester (16 Mins.) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)

  • Giannetto De Rossi - Q&A at the Festival of Fantastic Films, UK (43 Mins) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)

  • Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots

  • Newly translated removable English SDH subtitles

  • Liner notes booklet featuring writing from Spanish film scholar, Dr. Nicholas Schlegel

  • Exclusive CD soundtrack of the haunting original score by Giuliano Sorgini

  • Exclusive Steelbook artwork by Wes Benscoter

  • Poster of Wes Benscoter's Steelbook artwork

This release of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue is also Region Free.

In the film, "A strange twist of fate brings two young travelers, George (Ray Lovelock) and Edna (Christine Galbo), to a small town where an experimental agricultural machine may be bringing the dead back to life! As zombies infest the area and attack the living, a bull-headed detective (Academy Award nominee Arthur Kennedy) thinks the couple are Satanists responsible for the local killings. George and Edna have to fight for their lives, and prove their innocence, as they try and stop the impending zombie apocalypse!"

With its revolutionary mix of shocking-for-its-time violence and sociopolitical themes, George A. Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead quickly proved to be enormously influential with filmmakers around the world, and few were able to match its power like Jorge Grau's The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. Mixing a strong environmental statement with unforgettably terrifying set pieces, Grau's film stands on its own as a horror classic.