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    Get a head start on the Halloween season with Janus Films’ rerelease of Night of the Living Dead, opening tonight in a new 4K restoration at New York’s Film Forum. Made on a shoestring budget by the late horror pioneer George A. Romero, this wildly influential landmark of independent cinema tells the hair-raising story of a group of strangers who are trapped in a farmhouse and forced to do battle with ravenous zombies. Romero turned genre conventions on their head, utilizing his limited resources with the ingenuity of a great stylist and infusing the deceptively simple narrative with social commentary that evoked the tumult of late-sixties America. Check out the new rerelease trailer below, and if you’re in town, catch tonight’s screening at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with producer Russ Streiner, soundman Gary Streiner, and screenwriter John Russo.

9 comments

  • By Ray
    October 13, 2017
    06:13 PM

    If Criterion does not release a Blu-Ray with exclusive packaging and artwork commissioned by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, I will be greatly disappointed.
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    • By Naked_Island
      October 13, 2017
      08:11 PM

      Sean Phillips is doing the artwork. You can see the new poster for Janus Films online.
    • By Alexander Olcay
      October 16, 2017
      07:43 PM

      Robert Kirkman?!? Are you kidding??? Romero would roll over in his grave if that happened. Its common knowledge Romero hated the Walking Dead. He called it: “a soap opera with a zombie occasionally”.
    • By aliensummer
      October 20, 2017
      05:17 PM

      Robert Kirkman isn't even an artist. He's a writer.
  • By HUSKY
    October 13, 2017
    10:56 PM

    Awesome, can't wait for to be on Blu!!!
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  • By Paul Henderson
    October 14, 2017
    12:05 AM

    Any idea when its coming to blu-ray? I'm so excited I could eat a brain!
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  • By Thomas K.
    October 14, 2017
    08:38 PM

    Criterion, you are releasing this soon? That's why you are telling us about this, no?
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  • By ScorpioVelvet
    October 16, 2017
    03:58 PM

    So awesome seeing it return to the cinema for the first time in ages, always loved watching this and it really had set a standard in the horror genre. Romero would have been very happy to see the restoration & comeback it deserves. And if that isn't enough, it may look like Criterion could release it in their collection but they should also add in Martin (also by Romero) in as well. Cheers for both Janus Films & Romero, one of the greatest horror films of all time! :)
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  • By Nathan Cram
    November 15, 2017
    07:28 PM

    I wish I would've know this before I bought the Blu-Ray release that came out last month
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