Monday, May 19, 2008

Night of the Living Dead (DVD NEWS)

While I patiently await year after year for Burn Witch Burn (’62) to someday ever make it’s goddamn debut to DVD, here we go again with tomorrow’s release of yet another “Anniversary Edition” of Romero’s 1968 landmark zombie film, Night of the Living Dead.

But the big difference this time is, to quote: “Authorized by George Romero” himself, “Remastered”, and as usual “Loaded with All-New Special Features.” No public domain crap here folks. Here’s the rundown:

-Original screenplay DVD room only.

-Still gallery

-Original theatrical trailer (for this edition)

-Speak of the dead: interview with George A. Romero

-Last interview with Dwane Jones: Ben speaks.

-Documentary: One for the fire.

-Audio commentary: George Romero, Karl Hartman, Marilyn Eastman, John Russo.

-Audio commentary: Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, Vince Zurinsky, Bill Hinzman, Kyra Schon, Keith Wayne.

-English 2.0 mono original soundtrack (not confirmed)

-English 5.1 remastered Dolby soundtrack

-English and Spanish subtitles.

So should anyone really bother with this one if you already have the 30th anniversary edition? Or the 20th? NOTLD is without question one of the greatest films of all time… but maybe read the Amazon reviews for some additional insight by clicking HERE first. And will MGM please release Burn Witch Burn on DVD someday already?!!

6 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Well,at least the interview with Jones sounds cool.otherwise,im really just happy with my VHS as is.

Anonymous said...

THEY CAN MILK THIS TO THE END OF TIME CAN'T THEY? IF ONLY ROMERO HAD COPYRIGHTED HIS FILM CORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME THE MARKET WOULDNT BE SO OVERFLOODED WITH GOOD VERSIONS AND BAD.

I'M WAITING FOR BURN WITCH BURN TOO!

Karswell said...

Ha ha, yeah I still have a 99 cent PD copy (EP mode) I bought at Walgreens about 15 years ago on vhs. Seems so long ago...

But this new DVD version might be worth checking out the extras for sure. Netflix queue, here I come!

Anonymous said...

be cool if some day romero put out one huge dead box set with everything even the lousy new films

Matt M. said...

Oddly enough, I don't have NIGHT on DVD already, so I'm just fine with this edition.

ILoz Zoc said...

Ditto on sentiment for Burn Witch Burn. Love to see that on DVD sooner than later.