Night of the Living Dead (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: October 3, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy." - Zombie hunter on television news coverage
"They're coming to get you, Barbara!" - Johnny (Russell Streiner) taunting Barbara (Judith O' Dea) in the cemetery, just before he is attacked by a zombie

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 66

Upright87%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 130,375
Over its short, furious course, the picture violates so many strong taboos -- cannibalism, incest, necrophilia -- that it leaves audiences giddy and hysterical. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 19, 2007
...Second only to PSYCHO among influential horror films... -- Rating: A+
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 25, 1994
A slightly tacky horror picture which makes quite an impact; partly, I suspect, by ingeniously playing off its own limitations. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 18, 2018
...The best thing is that NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD isn't over-composed -- it just hurtles ahead with all its gruesomeness...
Los Angeles Times
Mar 15, 1991
Minted in chilling black and white, George A. Romero's indie classic manages to be scary as hell, funny, and political all at once...
Premiere
Dec 1, 2003
If [Romero's] original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp. Full Review
New York Magazine/Vulture
Oct 7, 2013
George Romero's remarkably assured debut, made on a shoestring, about a group of people barricaded inside a farmhouse while an army of flesh-eating zombies roams the countryside, deflates all genre clichés. Full Review
Village Voice
Sep 19, 2007

Product Description:

George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a low-budget, homegrown classic that had great difficulty finding a distributor at the time of its release in 1968, and has since become one of the most influential horror films of all time. (Aside from its visceral impact years before realistic gore became the fashion, the film is also important for its portrayal of a black man as the protagonist during a time when race was an extremely sensitive issue in the United States.) The plot is simple: seven people secluded in a Pennsylvania farmhouse face relentless attacks by reanimated corpses seeking to eat their flesh. The group, which includes a married couple and their daughter, a pair of young lovers, and an African-American man, try to keep their sanity as the living dead keep trying to enter the house. Radio news reports tell of the plague taking over the eastern United States, while the ever-decreasing band of survivors rapidly loses ground in the battle to both keep peace with one another and stay alive.

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Production Notes:

  • 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.
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  • UPC: 683904633002
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