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Night of the living dead / Janus Films ; an Image Ten production ; screenplay by John Russo, George Romero ; produced by Russell W. Streiner, Karl Hardman ; directed by George A. Romero.

Romero, George A., (film director,, screenwriter,, editor of moving image work.). Streiner, Russ, (film producer.). Hardman, Karl, (film producer,, actor.). Russo, John, 1939- (screenwriter.). Jones, Duane, (actor.). O'Dea, Judith, (actor.). Eastman, Marilyn, 1927- (actor.). Wayne, Keith, 1942-1995 (actor.). Ridley, Judith, (actor.). Image Ten (Firm), (production company.). Janus Films, (film distributor.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley. (Cast).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681434025
  • ISBN: 1681434024
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded leaflet.
  • Edition: Three-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
"This film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation"--Opening frames.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, co-screenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner ; new restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner, and presented uncompressed ; in booklet: an essay by critic Stuart Klawans.
Disc one special features: 1994 commentary [one] features co-writer-director-editor George A. Romero, producer-actor Karl Hardman, actor Marilyn Eastman, and co-writer John Russo ; 1994 commentary [two] features producer-actor Russell Streiner, production manager Vincent Survinski, and actors Judith O'Dea, S. William Hinzman, Kyra Schon, and Keith Wayne ; Light in the darkness featurette (24 min.) made by the Criterion Collection in 2017, this program features filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez discussing the cinematic importance of Night of the living dead.
Disc two special features: Night of Anubis (85 min.) uncorrected 16mm work print of the film with introduction by co producer, Russell Streiner ; never-before-seen 16mm dailies ; Learning from scratch (12 min.), 2017 interview with co-writer John Russo ; TV newsreel ; trailers from 1968 and 2017 ; TV spots ; radio spots.
Disc three special features: Walking like the dead (2017, 13 min.) features ten cast and crew members discussing what it was like to portray cinema's original flesh-eating ghouls in interviews shot for the 2009 documentary, Autopsy of the dead ; Tones of terror (2017, 11 min.) features producer Jim Cirronella as he delves into the skillful use of existing library music for scoring Night of the living dead ; Limitations into virtues (12 min.) in this video essay made for the Criterion Collection, filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramo examine the style of Night of the living dead ; excerpts from episode of NBC's Tomorrow (18 min.), host Tom Snyder discusses the mechanics of the horror genre with director George A. Romero and filmmaker Don Coscarelli ; Higher learning (45 min.), footage from 2012 Toronto International Film Festival event where director George A. Romero discusses Night of the living dead ; 1987 audio interview with Duane Jones (22 min.) ; 1994 interview with Judith Ridley (11 min.) ; 1967 newsreel detailing the real-life findings of the Mariner 5 spacecraft in Venus's atmosphere.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one: Night of the living dead (with optional audio commentary by cowriter-director-edior George A. Romero, producer-actor Karl Hardman, actor Marilyn Eastman, and cowriter John Russo ; and optional audio commentary by producer-actor Russell Streiner, production manager vincent Survinski, and actors Judity O'Dea, S. William Hinzman, Kyra Schon, and Keith Wayne) -- Light in the darkness (discussion of the cinematic importance of the film featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez); 2017.
Disc two: Night of Anubis (uncorrected 16mm work print of Night of the living dead ; introduced by coproducer / Russell Streiner; 85 min.) -- Dailies (introduced by sound engineer Gary Streiner) -- Learning from scratch (interview with cowriter / John Russo; 2017) -- TV newsreel (with the only behind-the-scenes footage of Night of the living dead known to exist) -- Theatrical trailers -- TV spots -- Radio spots.
Disc three: Walking like the dead (features ten cast and crew members discussing what it was like to portray cinema's original flesh-eating ghouls in interviews; shot for the 2009 documentary, Autopsy of the dead) -- Tones of terror (on the skillful use of existing library music for scoring Night of the living dead; 2017) -- Limitations into virtues (video essay examining the style of Night of the living dead) -- Tomorrow (excerpts from the July 3, 1979 episode of NBC's Tomorrow in which host Tom Snyder discusses the mechanics of the horror genre with director George A. Romero and filmmaker Don Coscarelli) -- Higher learning (footage from 2012 Toronto International Film Festival event where director George A. Romero discusses Night of the living dead; 45 min.) -- Duane Jones (interview of the actor from 1987) -- Judith Ridley (interview with the actress from 1994) -- Venus probe (1967 newsreel detailing the real-life findings of the Mariner 5 spacecraft in Venus's atmosphere).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, The Latent Image, Inc. ; editor, George Romero ; special effects, Regis Survinski, Tony Pantanello.
Participant or Performer Note:
Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley.
Summary, etc.:
A group of strangers become stuck in a house together as zombies rise in search of living human flesh.
"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 a great story 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 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. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, Night of the Living Dead is back"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 4:3 full frame presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
In English with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Romero, George A. > Interviews.
Romero, George A.
Night of the living dead (Motion picture : 1968)
Night of the living dead (Motion picture : 1968)
Dead > Drama.
Zombies > Drama.
Cannibalism > Drama.
Survival > Drama.
Survival.
Dead.
Zombies.
Cannibalism.
Genre: Low budget films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Horror films.
Independent films.
Interviews.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Zombie films.
Zombie films.
Horror films.
Independent films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.