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Night Of The Living Dead [VHS]

Duane Jones , Judith O'Dea , George A. Romero    Suitable for 15 years and over   VHS Tape
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne
  • Directors: George A. Romero
  • Writers: George A. Romero, John A. Russo
  • Producers: Karl Hardman, Russell Streiner
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Tartan
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Jan 1995
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CPUF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,213 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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It's hard to imagine how shocking this film was when it first broke on the film scene in 1968. There's never been anything quite like it, though it's inspired numerous pale imitations. Part of the terror lies in the fact that this one's shot in such a raw, unadorned fashion it feels like a home movie, and all the more authentic for that. Another is that it draws us into its world gradually, content to establish a merely spooky atmosphere before leading us through a horrifically logical progression that we could hardly have anticipated. The story is simple. Radiation from a fallen satellite has caused the dead to walk and hunger for human flesh. Once bitten, you become one of them. And the only way to kill one is by a shot or blow to the head. We follow a group holed up in a small farmhouse to fend off the inevitable onslaught of the dead. And it's the tensions between the members of this unstable, makeshift community that drive the film. Night of the Living Dead establishes its savagery as a necessary condition of life. Marked by fatality and a grim humour, it gnaws through to the bone, then proceeds on to the marrow.--Jim Gay

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George A. Romero's low-budget horror classic. One quiet morning, Barbara (Judith O'Dea) and Johnny's (Russell Streiner) visit to their father's grave is interrupted when Johnny is killed by a flesh-eating stranger. Barbara escapes to a nearby farmhouse, meets up with a few other desperate individuals, and prepares to do battle with the zombies who gather outside.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLURAY REVIEW ,which one 12 Sep 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is the one to buy on Bluray.
The one with the white borders around the cover,it is a great print Taken from 35mm and it shows,
in its original ratio1.37 also original music score,
and a 1.23 Documentary as well.which is excellent.

THE OTHER BLURAY RELEASE . The print is a bit washed out in places and NO Doco.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!! 1 Oct 2005
AS previous posters have noted there are loads of different editions now out of Night Of the Living Dead. If you love the original version of this film and do NOT want the god-awful special editions with either the horrible 'new-score' synth soundtrack (Scott Vladimir Licina) which ruins the film. Or the mind-bendingly bad new 18 minutes of extra footage re-shot in the late 90's which is even worse (thanks to John Russo), then be very careful which version you buy.
I bought the ORACLE version - mistake - no new footage but DOES have the new score. If you have never seen this film before then please make sure you get hold of the original un-butchered version. The best version available is still the ELITE millenium edition (this is NOT the 'special' edition) but just remastered with cleaned up picture and sound. This is sadly still unavailable in the UK but can be bought from the US and played on multi-region DVD players. NOTLD is still, in my opinion, one of the best horror films ever made but has been messed around with by people whom know nothing about good film-making and should be fed to a mob of starved zombies.
I'm giving this edition 1 star - should be a 5 of course but its been hacked to death.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars night of the living dead - contender release 1 Nov 2006
This (contender) dvd release is one of the worst i have seen... it has at least 5cuts and the transfer is a poor compared to elite's millenium edition. if you want to buy this exellent clessic film, just do not by this version! i recommend Elite Entertainment - Millennium Edition.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful release of a classic 30 Oct 2006
By Dave
Not only does this release have a weak transfer it's also a very heavily censored print.

It's nothing to do with the BBFC and everything to do with the awful print 'Contender' submitted to them.

At least 4 shots of flesh eating are missing from the 'barbecue' scene and the infamous 'trowel murder' has been reduced from 14 stabs to only 3 (almost the entire scene has gone).

Forget what the other reviewer says. This is one of the worst versions of the film in the UK and is a disgraceful release for a truly ground-breaking classic of the horror genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
Dont be fooled by its age or the fact that its in mouldy old black and white, Night of the Living Dead hasn't lost any of its punch since its controversial release in 1968. Be prepared for chilling scenes of suspence and brutal imagery of gory violence (cannibalism etc. etc.) coupled with superb acting from a cast of relative unknowns. Its grounbreaking violence and slick, stylised and now contempory direction/camera work, make the film a timeless masterpiece that changed the face of horror for ever. Never before had this level of violence been released upon the audience and has subsiquently stayed as the centre of much modern horror. Much imitated and at the mercy of two mediocre sequels, this is the zombie thriller to watch. The one. The only. The origonal horror, shock tale from a revolutionary master of the horror genre. Thank you George A. Romero.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely Misleading! 5 Nov 2007
Dont get me wrong before i start, i am a absolute romero nut and love zombie films, night of the living dead is my favourite movie of all time, i even run a website dedicated to it, now what i dont like about this item is the way it is advertised is very, VERY misleading... for a start its one disk only IT IS NOT TWO DISK as i found out when i received mine from amazon... secondly i resent the fact its advertised as a special edition, there are absolutly no special features apart from the documentry which is available on other DVD's, if you want this movie i advise the special edition version which comes in a metal tin, it has lots of features and is well worth the price. this one, STINKS.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Don't expect quality... The image is terrible and the sound is just about OK. But at least it's the original scenes with the original musical score. This therefore remains my favourite version in Region 2 DVD.
The film is of course an absolute masterpiece which deserves 6 stars minimum (Amazon will have to create a special category for it when a decend DVD release will be out in the UK.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An all-time classic available on blu-ray! 14 May 2009
Night of the Living Dead is a classic film by one of the truly great directors of the horror genre, and this blu-ray edition does it justice with a good transfer and extra feature length documentary that is an invaluable source of information about the film at the time, it's impact and of course about Romero himself.

A must own!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it :)
Published 1 day ago by Gwen Dumon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good classic horror film!
Published 15 days ago by Lisi
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
this is a classic
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Published 6 months ago by Cee Cee
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Published 7 months ago by Colonel Decker
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!!!
There seems to be a general consensus that this Millennium Edition is the best version of this film. Well - if so, I don't like to think how crap the inferior versions must be. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Metaltoe
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a laugh
I brought this thinking I was buying the more recent remake.

I watched it anyway to see what it's like. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Robert Dartnell
5.0 out of 5 stars EEEK!
Fully justifies its position amongst the all-time great 'horror' movies and the colour remastering adds an exciting new dimension to the movie. Zombies have never looked better!!
Published 14 months ago by edward reynell
4.0 out of 5 stars Original, and still the best.
I cannot comment on the many different DVD editions, I'm afraid, so take the advice of other reviewers, and choose carefully. My review is of the film as originally shown. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. P. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
Amazing cult film, can see why it started the whole zombie trend, have watched it dozens of times already. Excellent.
Published 16 months ago by HJ
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