Night of the Living Dead

"Night Of The Living Dead," the renowned and influential horror classic, is as controversial today as it was when first released. Gory and unrelenting in tension, this is a film that clearly deserves its cult status.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 16, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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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
Although pic's basic premise is repellent -- recently dead bodies are resurrected and begin killing human beings in order to eat their flesh -- it is in execution that the film distastefully excels. Full Review
Variety
Oct 3, 2008
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
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
The immediate, quasi-documentary feel, a result of budgetary constraints, actually served the film's horror, jolting audiences because it all seemed just a little too real. Full Review
Village Voice
Oct 12, 2017
What's truly remarkable is how, after half a century and an uncountable number of zombie films, novels, comics, TV shows, and video games, you can watch the original Night of the Living Dead and it still feels fresh and terrifying. Full Review
Under the Radar
Mar 6, 2018
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
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

Description by OLDIES.com:

No other movie can scare the living daylights out of you as The Night of the Living Dead can. Many others have tried to imitate the zombified horror of the Living Dead but none have equaled the shock and sheer terror of this, the original.

George Romero's horror masterpiece opens as radiation fallout from an aborted rocket launch turns corpses into mindless zombies. Soon the countryside is crowded with wandering monsters looking to satisfy their insatiable hunger for human flesh. The tension builds as the number of seemingly unstoppable zombies and their helpless victims grows. The terror is all-consuming as the film ruthlessly hurtles towards its shattering conclusion.

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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Master-peice! Movie Lover: from CA -- May, 26, 2005

Yes this is a Master-peice!, by the one and only George A. Romero! Every horror fan should own a copy of this movie, and even if your not..I can guarante that you will love this film!..if not..ummmm..give it to someone who will appreciate it!


It Wont Stay Dead! Movie Lover: from Tejas -- March, 19, 2004

I am writing this on the day Dawn of the Dead (2004) is to be released.

George Romero's grizzly creation which was originaly released with an X rating (X rating in 1968 did not necessarily mean pron), which was refused by countless theaters, which should have been by all accounts dead and buried has risen from countless graves over the last 25 years.

If you intend to see the sequel this week, or if by the time you read this it is on "The Late Night Creature Feature", please get Night of the Living Dead and wacth where it all began.

There are jillion or so fan sites all over the internet

Also I want to add that every distributer alive has released a copy of this film. I have two other copies by different houses and I belive the Alpha Video to be superior. I do not work for them or have any knoweldge of what goes on over there when we are not looking but I suspect that this was digitized from an original Beta master.

Thanks for staying up late..
Big P. Dixon


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