Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

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Director: Tom Savini

Cast: Tom Savini, Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles

     
 

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Tom Savini's remake of George A. Romero's highly influential horror classic gets a dignified presentation on DVD. Night of the Living Dead has been given two transfers for this edition, a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (which is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a pan-and-scan transfer at 1.33:1. The…  See more details below

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Tom Savini's remake of George A. Romero's highly influential horror classic gets a dignified presentation on DVD. Night of the Living Dead has been given two transfers for this edition, a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (which is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a pan-and-scan transfer at 1.33:1. The original English-language audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a dubbed track in Portuguese appears in Dolby Digital Mono. Optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai are included. Among the bonus materials on this release are a commentary track from director Savini, a short documentary on the making of the movie, notes on the production, biographies of the cast and crew, and the original theatrical trailer.

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Made for reasons of profit (by writer/producer George Romero's own admission), Tom Savini's remake of Night of the Living Dead doesn't seem so much mercenary as perfunctory. Highly watchable and reasonably frightening, it suffers from familiarity for most of its running time, a final third offering the only significant departure from the original. Still, it's a pretty rich story and Savini does right by it, serving up tension, jolts, and gore in good measure. Helping out are good performances by Patricia Tallman and especially Tony Todd, probably the best actor to work almost exclusively in the horror genre. Not a necessary film, and, thanks its familiarity, lacking most of the impact of the original, it's still a superior effort when compared to most of its horror contemporaries.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
UPC:
0043396771796
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Audio: English two-channel (Dolby Surround), Portuguese (mono); Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai; Digitally remastered audio and anamorphic video; Production notes; Director Tom Savini's audio commentary; "The Dead Walk" making-of featurette; Theatrical trailers; Talent files; Scene selections

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Todd Ben
Patricia Tallman Barbara
Tom Towles Harry Cooper
McKee Anderson Helen Cooper
William Anderson Actor
William Butler Tom
Katie Finnerman Judy Rose
Heather Mazur Sarah
William Cameron The Newsman
Bill Cardille TV Interviewer
Berle Ellis The Flaming Zombie
John Hamilton Crowbar Zombie
David W. Butler Hondo
Zachary Mott Bulldog
Pat Reese The Mourner
Pat Logan Uncle Rege
Greg Funk Cemetary Zombie
Tim Carrier Autopsy Zombie
Dyrk Ashton Truck Zombie
Jordan Berlant Porch Zombie
Albert Shellhammer Cousin Satchel
Jay McDowell Front Door Zombie
Walter Berry McGruder
Kendal Kraft Bob Evans Zombie
David Grace Policeman Zombie
Stacie Foster Doll's Mom Zombie
Charles Crawley Window Zombie
Bill Moseley Johnnie

Technical Credits
Tom Savini Director
Cletus Anderson Production Designer
Barbara Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Kensington Falls Animation Animator
Ami Artzi Producer
Declan Baldwin Producer
Everett Burrell Special Effects
Tom Dubensky Editor
James C. Feng Art Director
Marc S. Fischer Production Designer
Terrie Godfrey Makeup
Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Jeannee Josefczyk Makeup
Paul McCollough Score Composer
Phil Neilson Stunts
Optic Nerve Makeup Special Effects
Chris Pangikas Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Prinzi Cinematographer
George A. Romero Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Christine Romero Associate Producer
John A. Russo Co-producer,Screenwriter
Brian J. Stonestreet Set Decoration/Design
Russ Streiner Co-producer
Matt Vogel Special Effects
John Vulich Special Effects

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Scene Index

Side #1- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:10]
2. Grave situation [5:14]
3. Uncle Rege's house [2:46]
4. Ben [5:31]
5. Yard clean-up [1:23]
6. "Fight!" [1:56]
7. Trash talk [2:51]
8. Hell on earth [2:27]
9. Gun search [2:27]
10. Tom & Harry [7:17]
11. In the cellar [1:58]
12. Barricades [5:37]
13. Ebs [1:20]
14. "Open this door!" [2:56]
15. Bitten [2:30]
16. Mr. Magruder [2:22]
17. "Is he dead?" [2:42]
18. News report [2:52]
19. Key search [2:36]
20. Going for gas [3:58]
21. Tom blows it [2:06]
22. Sarah [:39]
23. "I want that gun." [2:17]
24. "Shoot it." [6:59]
25. Last laugh [3:38]
26. Having fun [2:18]
27. Too late [:53]
28. Another for the fire [5:15]
Side #2- Full Screen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:10]
2. Grave situation [5:14]
3. Uncle Rege's house [2:46]
4. Ben [5:31]
5. Yard clean-up [1:23]
6. "Fight!" [1:56]
7. Trash talk [2:51]
8. Hell on earth [2:27]
9. Gun search [2:27]
10. Tom & Harry [7:17]
11. In the cellar [1:58]
12. Barricades [5:37]
13. Ebs [1:20]
14. "Open this door!" [2:56]
15. Bitten [2:30]
16. Mr. Magruder [2:22]
17. "Is he dead?" [2:42]
18. News report [2:52]
19. Key search [2:36]
20. Going for gas [3:58]
21. Tom blows it [2:06]
22. Sarah [:39]
23. "I want that gun." [2:17]
24. "Shoot it." [6:59]
25. Last laugh [3:38]
26. Having fun [2:18]
27. Too late [:53]
28. Another for the fire [5:15]

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Night of the Living Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Night of the living dead was okay, but the remake in my opinion is awesome. I think this has great suspense, but it has a lack of gore. This movie is better than the original in my opinion. The original was alright, it had good gore, okay suspense, but I guess it didn't rub me the right way. I love this remake.
Guest More than 1 year ago
whoever thinks the remake is a total waste... think again. The remake is awsome. Who wants to watch the old one with the lead woman that is weak and scared to do anything? The new movie shows her strong and not afraid of anything. She grows in this movie and you can see that. The old one she just sat there and cried. Both moveis are good but if you like movies with deeper meening that what is just there on the surface see the new one, but still watch the old one to compare. They are both great movies
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Savini and the makeup effects crew went to morgue and studied real corpses to get the full grasp on what a decomposing body actually looks like rather than guessing. Sure, in concept the original Dawn was great but the bluish-greyish facepaint was really really sad, even for the time. Makeup aside, I felt that the acting was quite a bit better than the original Night. Finally Barbara didn't sit and cry all the time - that just got annoying. If you enjoy zombie movies in general but are looking for a more serious film rather than a campy romp, buy this.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This flick, together with ''The Blob'', starring Steve McQueen, was the only movie to ever scare me senseless. I grew up watching the Deadly Earnest Horror Show, so I speak with some authority. Suspend your disbelief, look past the black and white and enjoy this terrifying film that will make you avoid cemetaries for a while!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first in George Romero's epic trilogy of the living dead. No silly brain-chomping, just a group of diverse people picked to survive the night in a strange house while keeping the walking dead from eating their flesh. In fact, I guess you could call it ''Real World, season 0!''
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When i first watched this movie, I was 7. It scared the hell out of me then and still today I get scared when watching it. better than the first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This remake of the 1968 movie is beleve it or not better. It's scarier the zombies look better and the acting is better. It follows the same formula from the first one in almost every scene. This is one of the few remakes that succeeds in improving the first one rent it you won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it may be chaplly made but there are good movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This retread is unnecessary. While I'm unable to accurately say how many times this "film" made me laugh, I will say that it should be billed as one of the most laughable attempts at horror ever allotted a budget. Romero is exponentially more talented and this film takes itself way too seriously. The acting is subpar and the atmospherics from the original have been dumped to make way for better-looking zombies. Frankly, I'm shocked with the reviewers on this page. If you like the original, avoid this pathetic remake.