One of this year’s most anticipated home video releases arrives next Tuesday, February 13, when George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead joins the Criterion Collection.
The new 4K digital restoration, supervised by the late Romero, was recently described by Romero as being “Closer than anything we’ve seen to the definitive version of the film,” making this THE release of Night of the Living Dead that you need to own.
Over in the Facebook group Official George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, Jim Cirronella just shared some shots from the 4K restoration, giving us crystal clear sneak peek glimpses of what Romero was talking about.
Check out some of the shots below and join the group to see more.
Night of the Living Dead joins the Criterion Collection with…
- 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 R. Streiner, and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
- Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
- New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
- Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
- New piece featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
- Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor
Judith O’Dea, and more
- Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
- New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
- New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
- Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
- PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans