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Night Of The Living Dead: The Criterion Collection (1968)

Wednesday 6th December 2017

In the movie that invented the zombie genre, with a stunning new 4K restoration, Judith O'Dea and Russell Streiner star in George A. Romero's terrifying classic, Night Of The Living Dead, released on Blu-ray 19th February 2018 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne
George A. Romero
Russell Streiner, Karl Hardman
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 hour 36 minutes
19/02/2018

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

Given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 19th February 2018 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, Night of the Living Dead is back, in a new 4K restoration.

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
  • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary R. Streiner, and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
  • New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
  • Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
  • New piece featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
  • Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O'Dea, and more
  • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
  • New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
  • New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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