It's hard to imagine how shocking this film was when it first broke on the film scene in 1968. There's never been anything quite like it, though it's inspired numerous pale imitations. Part of the terror lies in the fact that this one's shot in such a raw, unadorned fashion it feels like a home movie, and all the more authentic for that. Another is that it draws us into its world gradually, content to establish a merely spooky atmosphere before leading us through a horrifically logical progression that we could hardly have anticipated. The story is simple. Radiation from a fallen satellite has caused the dead to walk, and hunger for human flesh. Once bitten, you become one of them. And the only way to kill one is by a shot or blow to the head. We follow a group holed up in a small farmhouse to fend off the inevitable onslaught of the dead. And it's the tensions between the members of this unstable, makeshift community that drive the film. Night of the Living Dead establishes its savagery as a necessary condition of life. Marked by fatality and a grim humor, it gnaws through to the bone, then proceeds on to the marrow. Anchor Bay's 30th Anniversary Edition presents this horror classic in a pristine, newly remastered print, rescored and reedited with over 15 minutes of new footage directed by the film's writer and co-editor John A. Russo. This is a controversial "modified" version of the original film, and should be considered separately from George Romero's definitive version, released on DVD by Elite Entertainment. --Jim Gay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After years of murky tapes and fuzzy prints, Elite Entertainment showed the world what it was missing with the definitive presentation of the film on home video, mastered to THX specifications from the best materials in George Romero's possession. Elite has made the best even better with this new remaster for the Millennium Edition, and the DVD is filled with even more supplements. Romero and screenwriter John Russo discuss the challenges of the production with coproducers/costars Karl Hardman and Marilyn Eastman on one commentary track, while a cast party gathers for a raucous reunion on a second track. Other highlights include a gallery of Romero's TV commercials (check out the clever low-budget parody of Fantastic Voyage for Calgon), an articulate and thoughtful 16-minute audio-only interview with star Duane Jones (the last before his death), and heretofore unseen clips from Romero's "lost" film There's Always Vanilla. An essential disc for any horror enthusiast and still the definitive presentation. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Romeros adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 horror novel - I am legend. In this adaptation the dead come to life as cannibalistic zombies.Published 13 months ago by MCM132128
20th Century Fox presents "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" (Released: 1 October 1968) (96 mins) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2007 by J. Lovins
As a long time George A. Romero fan I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this DVD. A newly colorized version of "Night of the Living Dead" with 5. Read morePublished on July 6 2006 by The Critic
My favorite horror film of all time is NOTLD and when I heard of the new colorized version I was naturally curious. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2004 by -|-
Great remastering job, and the color was great. Great dvd great price, get this one now.Published on Oct. 14 2004 by Deimos
BY FAR THE ABSOLUTE BEST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER!!! BEING IN BLACK AND WHITE ONLY MAKES THIS CLASSIC SCARIER.THE MOOD OF THIS FILM IS INCREDIBLE. Read morePublished on July 15 2004