Night of the Living Dead 1990
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
A cunning remake of George A. Romero's black and white zombie classic Night of the Living Dead is a taut and terrifying return to the macabre scene of mayhem and dismemberment where the recently deceased begin rising from the grave as flesh-hungry zombies. Fleeing from the legion of limping undead, a small group of survivors comprised of Barbara (Patricia Tallman, Army of Darkness), Ben (horror legend Tony Todd, Candyman) and Harry (Tom Towles, Halloween), hole-up in a remote farmhouse and prepare for a bloody onslaught. As the marauding zombies surround the house, tensions between the survivors flare up, desperate to do anything to survive the hideous battle that is before them. Directed with flair and gusto by leading horror exponent Tom Savini (who provided make-up effects for Romero's original Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead), Night of the Living Dead cuts to the chase and sets the splatter count high - leaving behind a grisly trail of blood and guts, like any good zombie movie should.
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-7 of 469 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Quick story: The original Night of the Living Dead (directed by George Romero) was originally titled "Night of the Flesh Eaters." Literally a day before release, they recieved a letter from an attorney stating that the title "Night of the Flesh Eaters" was already used. So George and Co. changed the title and the rest is history. HOWEVER, George and Co. forgot to trademark the title. Someone took notice and now there's hundreds of VHS and DVD releases of the original film. It's public domain. In 1989, Tom Savini (who did the makeup for George on "Dawn" and "Day" as well as "Friday the 13th") was contacted by George to remake the film. Well, Mr. Savini did a fantastic job and was a really cool guy about it. He even discussed how he tried to involve as many people that worked on the original 1968 film so they can "make some money" from the work they did in the first place. Awesome guy.
Anyway, Night of the Living Dead (1990) came out on DVD many, many years ago and the first Blu-Ray release in the United States was via Twilight Time Entertainment back in......2013/2014?
Now, Twilight Time Entertainment is a niche label and because of this, their releases are expensive AND limited (3000 copies in this case). In fact, most new releases from them is $30-$35 at pre-order and in the case of NOTLD (1990) was sold out in the pre-order stage. Time passed, pre-orders completely sold out and the Twilight Time version releases..........well, its botched. The transfer is too dark, color is off, there's a blue-ish tint to the film (despite supposedly being approved by Savini). Needless to say, US fans are NOT happy. To boot, due to the rareity of the Twilight Time release, expect to pay $80-$90-$100 on ebay for it.
Fast forward to 2016. The Australian label, Umbrella Entertainment releases this version, completely corrected to the original theatrical release, presented in 1080p, no blue-ish tint, not dark, completely a MUCH better transfer. It's not perfect, don't expect a 4k scan, there are some minimal artifacts (pops and scratches) but its not unwatchable by any means. In fact, its the best we're going to get for now. Included are several bonus features including commentary, a "The Dead Walks" doc which covers a bit about the original film and the remake, makeup tests, etc. This disc has more features than the really expensive Twilight Time release by far.
Also, although the disc is marked as a Region "B" release, I have tried the disc on both a Region A locked standalone blu-ray player and a United States Sony Playstation 4 console. Both the film and the special features played just fine on both devices.
This item can be bought directly from the distributor's (Umbrella) website and here on Amazon. Amazon I believe is a couple bucks more expensive, BUT you'll probably get it faster than getting a shipment from Australia.
Overall: great special effects (although I liked the B&W film noir feeling of the original), good performances by all actors, good tension
As far as the dvd its standed and has err one extra lol
Making-Of Featurette: The Dead Walk which is fun to watch...
picture is clean story is good and revisioned just litly enough to keep us enjoying it with out hurting the orginal ect...
as a zombie fan and also TomSavini fan i must say it deserves 5 stars , now theres 2 other remakes but to me theres this and the original and no other... well till romero makes a remake :)