Not as bad as I was lead to believe.
I am a zombie freak, of all apocalyptical ways for the world to end I choose the dead rising. After years of putting it off and reading scathing reviews of the 30th Anniversary Edition, I decided to give it a shot. At the end of the movie I can say, not bad. Not great, but not bad. The spliced in new scenes were far more obvious than the creators would like to think, the added back story did not do much for the overall story but was nice, come on people it is Night of the Living Dead, not the King James Version of the Holy Bible we are talking about. I rate it above average only out of a bit of bias for the genre, lets face it, the original movie was not a movie masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but I love it none the less and a little creative tweak here an there doesn't hurt since the creators are not trying to rewrite the story they are just adding to it, its my fantasy to be able to add my little twists to my favorite zombie flick, so ease up on the creators, again, its not that bad. If you like the genre it is an excellent addition to your collection of flesh eater movies, if you don't like the genre you will probably not find the movie any more entertaining than the original. Night of the Living dead in just about any form is a fun time for horror fans, it is like the Diet Coke of Horror but is the Jolt Cola of its genre.Read full review...
A MUST BUY for HORROR FANS
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead is amazing. It might feature some cheesy performances and very little special effects (it was the 60's) but George A. Romero took an idea and turned it into an instant classic.
I still enjoy watching this movie every now and then just to remind myself what started it all and how far we've come.
Rent or Buy?: If you're a horror fan this is a must buy. If you're just looking to see what all the fuss is about rent this one today.
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night of the living dead - 30th anniversary edition
i found this edition of the classic, in a word, disturbing . . . let me explain. for someone that has seen the classic innumerable times, watching it with an additional score was unnerving to me. i'm sure the people that added the music are HUGE fans and would probobly commit great bodily harm if anyone defiled the name of george romero, however, it was SOOOO unnecessary. the extra score, i feel, downgraded the movie and just changed ot for me.
a word of caution for anyone that wants to be ambitious and add extra music to a classic movie; please don't.Read full review...
Has a lot of features!
Actors: George A. Romero, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Rossie Harris, Duane Jones
Directors: George A. Romero
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1<br>Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Theatrical release: October 1, 1968.
Filmed in 1964 in the countryside around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was director George Romero's first feature film.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD produced two sequels, DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) and DAY OF THE DEAD (1985); one remake, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990); and countless imitations.
William Hinzman, who appeared as the Cemetery Zombie at the beginning of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, also served as cinematographer on Romero's THE CRAZIES.
The film was made for $114,000.
Region 1 encoding
15 minutes of new scenes
New Musical Score
30th Anniversary theatrical trailer
Audio Commentary by John Russo, Bill Hinzman, Russ Streiner and Bob Michelucci
Includes film spoof "Night of the Living Bread."
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Avoid This Edition At All Costs!
George A. Romero's brilliant zombie classic Night of the Living Dead deserves an equally brilliant dvd release. Figuring that a big anniversary edition would be a definite one I watched this dvd. It boasts 15 extra minutes but those minutes are better left off. If it had 2 versions of the film - with and without the extra footage - then it would not be too bad. But just watching this version is a disservice to Romero's vision of zombies as a metaphor for racial unrest.
The best edition so far - I am still hoping Criterion will release it! - is the Millenium Edition. It has the original version with a few interesting extras.Read full review...
great addition 2 collection
i love horror movies, expsually zombies. you have to have this, it's a classic. and to own it as a limited edition, then what better way. has extra's and evrything. great edition!