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DVD Reviews:  Night of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary Edition


The Final Say!

Feature Score:
8/10
DVD Extras Score
8.5/10


Reviewed by Richard Hill
Distributed by:
Magna Pacific
Running Time: 92 Minutes

This is a cult classic. Made in 1968, produced by Russ Streiner, who also stars in the film, it has been re-released in a 30th anniversary edition. The film is in black and white, which might sound off putting, but it all adds to the character of the film. It is about zombies or ghouls as they call them, and how they rise to try and kill all the living. 

It starts off with a couple going to pay their respects at a graveyard, but when the man gets attacked and killed, his girl has to fend for herself. The most memorable part is when it shows a heap the ghouls swarming over a hill to get into a house that has the girl who survived the original attack in it. Itís just a pity that when itís all said and done, they end up killing someone who is still alive. 

The film is in black and white, which may be off putting to some, but it adds to the character of the film. There are 2 versions on the DVD, the original 1968 version, and a 30th anniversary edition. The 30th anniversary edition has 15 minutes of extra footage, most notably at the start of the film with a completely different opening. Picture quality is also a lot clearer and features Dolby sound. 

This isnít a film that would win any awards for visual effects, but it does well considering its age. This is a must for any connoisseur who likes or collects cult classics or just like showing off a collection that is a bit out of the ordinary.

Night of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary Edition Features

  • Complete 30th Anniversary Edition of the film with more than 15 Minutes of new scenes

  • Complete Original 1968 Version of the film

  • Behind the Scenes Featurette

  • 30th Anniversary Trailer

  • Stills Gallery

  • Audio Commentary

  • Music Video

 

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