I don’t think Tom Savini’s remake of George Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD gets the love it deserves. It was, after all, written and produced by Romero himself in an attempt to correct how he felt about the Barbara character and to perhaps finally make some money back on the movie he may be perhaps most famous for, as we all know there were copyright issues involved with the original. While not nearly as great as the original, it is still a damn fine film with incredible acting and makeup effects (much of which was cut by the MPAA).
Now it’s finally coming to Blu-Ray via Twilight Time (a company I haven’t heard of until now), though I have my doubts about it. I think a Blu-ray for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990 is necessary, and I believe the transfer will probably be adequate, the disc doesn’t even have all of the special features the DVD had. Commentary and Trailer, rather barebones for a film I believe deserves more. Additionally, I haven’t heard anything about it being an uncut version as well, something that is sorely needed given the MPAA cut the HELL out of this film.
The bare-bones blu-ray (though I suppose we should at least be lucky for a blu-ray edition at all) has a planned release date of October 9th, with pre-orders available HERE. The film stars the AMAZING Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman (as a kick ass and chew bubblegum Barbara), McKee Anderson, William Butler, a fantastic performance from Tom Towles, and Katie Finnerman.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1990 / Color
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
Night of the Living Dead (1990)—a George Romero-approved remake of his 1968 cult horror classic, directed by makeup wizard Tom Savini—tells once again the chilling tale of seven people holed-up in a farmhouse besieged by armies of the un-dead. As the terrified little group fights for their lives, they begin to find themselves as plagued by the evil lurking within as by the ravening flesh-eaters battering on hastily boarded-up windows and doors. “Splatter King” Savini keeps things moving—and the blood flowing—as the survivors dwindle one by one.
There are also extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.