Night of the Living Dead Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero

Night of the Living Dead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

13 Feb 2018


2 Discs

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1968
  • 96 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #909

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, Night of the Living Dead is back.

Night of the Living Dead was restored by the Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation.


BenDuane Jones
BarbraJudith O’Dea
Harry CooperKarl Hardman
Helen CooperMarilyn Eastman
TomKeith Wayne
JudyJudith Ridley
Karen CooperKyra Schon
NewscasterCharles Craig
Graveyard ghoulBill Hinzman
Sheriff McClellandGeorge Kosana
ScientistFrank Doak
Field reporterBill “Chilly Billy” Cardille
Washington scientistMark Ricci
News reporterLee Hartman
JohnnyRussell W. Streiner
GhoulJack Givens
GhoulRudy Ricci
GhoulPaula Richards
GhoulRichard Ricci
Posse gunmanVincent D. Survinski


DirectorGeorge A. Romero
Produced byRussell W. Streiner and Karl Hardman
Screenplay byJohn A. Russo and George A. Romero
Edited byGeorge A. Romero
Production directorVincent D. Survinski
Production managerGeorge Kosana
Photographed byThe Latent Image Inc.
Sound engineersGary R. Streiner and Marshall Booth
Special effects Regis Survinski and Tony Pantanella
MakeupHardman Associates Inc.
PropsCharles O’Dato
Script coordinationJacqueline Streiner
ContinuityBetty Ellen Haughey
HairstylesBruce Capristo
Lighting supervisorJoseph Unitas

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
  • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print 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 Russell Streiner
  • Newsreels from 1967
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

    Illustration by Sean Phillips

Other Editions

Night of the Living Dead (Criterion DVD)

13 Feb 2018


3 Discs

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96


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