Night of the Living Dead

2 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Criterion Collection Spine # 909
Barcode 5050629316735
Catalog Number CC2851BDUK
Catalog Number CC2851BDUK-1 Disc One
Catalog Number CC2851BDUK-2 Disc Two
BBFC Reference VFE27492 Disc One
BBFC Reference VFE28099 Disc Two
Language English
Subtitles English HoH
Region B
Territories United Kingdom
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Colour Black & White
Audio Linear PCM 1.0, Dolby Digital 1.0
Run Time 96 Minutes
Notes Digipak in a slipcase
Includes a fold-out poster with credits and an essay on the other side

—On slip case—
Under exclusive license from Image Ten, Inc. © 2017 Image Ten, Inc.
© 2018 The Criterion Collection
First printing 2018.

Two-Blu-Ray Special Edition Features
New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner and producer Russel W. Streiner
New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed
Night of Anubis, a never-before-resented workprint edit of the film
New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
New program featuring Russo on 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 others
Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
New programs about the film's style and score
New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russel Streiner
Newsteels from 1967
Trailer, radio spots and TV spots
Plus: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

—On foldout poster back—
This restoration by the Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation, was undertaken from a new digital transfer created in 4K resolution on Cineric's wet-gate film scanner, primarly from the 35 mm original camera negative. For the few sections that proved impossible to scan from that element—approximately 1 percent of the feature film—a 35 mm fine-grain from 1968 was used. The transfer was supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner.

After the evaluation of eighteen separate source elements, the original monaureal soundtrack was remastered under the supervision of Romero and Gary Streiner from the original quarter-inch mix masters, quarter-inch premix audio tape, a final composite 16 mm magnetic track, and the 16 mm magnetic mix units. The resoration was performed at Audio Mechanics, led by John Polito.

Transfer supervisors: Eric Nyari/Cineric, New York; George A. Romero; John A. Russo; Gary R. Streiner; Russell W. Streiner; Katie Trainor/Museum of Modern Art, New York · Colorist: Daniel DeVincent/Cineric · Disc Mastering: Pixelogic, Los Angeles

Production Credits:
Producer: Curtis Tsui
Executive producers: Peter Becker, Kim Hendrickson, Fumiko Takagi, Jonathan Turell
Technical director: Lee Kline
Director of production: Angie Bucknell
Subtitle supervisor: Brett Sharlow
Postproduction supervisor: Giles Sherwood
Digital engineering director: Trevor Murray
Production associate: Elizabeth Pauker
Web producer/Resaercher: Valeria Rotella
Art directors: Sarah Habibi, Eric Skillman
Illustrator: Sean Phillips
Designer: Eric Skillman
Art production coordinator: William Brese
Art assistant: Julie Sussman
Videographics manager: Shayne Christiansen
Editorial director: Elizabeth Helfgott
Managing editor: Anna Thorngate
Associate editor: Benjamin Mercer
Editorial assistant: Will Noah
Audio supervisor: Ryan Hullings
Supplemental audio: Christopher Ayoub, Vasilis Fotopoulos, Nathan Singhapok, Michael W. Wiese
QC and restoration manager: Stéphane Pecharman
QC and restoration: Jon Buchanan, Ryan Connors, Alyson D'Lando, Craig Ferrence, Betsy Jones, Eric Luszcz, Cara Shatzman, Russell Smith
Asset manager: Andrew Alvarez
Brian Belovarac, Benn Crossley-Marra, Emily Woodburne
(No chapters specified)


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