NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
of desperate strangers converge on an abandoned house as the world comes to grips with mysterious ghouls— reincarnated corpses with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. One of the most successful independent films of all time on a budget-togross ratio, Night conjures visceral terror unlike anything audiences had ever seen before, and it still has one of the most disturbing endings of any horror movie.
The new 4K digital restoration— sourced almost entirely from the original 35mm camera negative— was supervised by the late Romero himself. It’s monochromatic of course, with inky blacks as luscious as...well, brains. Beads of sweat on faces and fine details in everyday items add a dose of reality. The super-clean 50-year-old mono soundtrack keenly balances dialogue, music, and effects, and with no distortion in raised voices.
Night of Anubis, an unrestored 16mm workprint of Romero’s horror classic, is here, while a second extras platter has interviews from insightful super-fans Guillermo del Toro, Robert Rodriguez, and Frank Darabont.