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Old 08-24-03, 11:39 PM
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Night of the Living Dead?

With the new Anchor Bay "Day Of the Dead" out, it makes me wonder about the first two in the series, not counting the NIGHT remake.

There are several releases of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD available, and I was wondering what the experts (meaning the majority of users whom post here) which release you feel is best and why? Should I buy one now or wait for something better, if such a thing is possible?

Also, what is the status of DAWN OF THE DEAD as far as deluxe versions go? Has there been one or will there ever be?
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3 disc next year for dawn, and go for the elite millenium version (it goes out of print soon) for notld
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Thanks, Rypro, it's better than the new 3D HORROR CLASSICS version?
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the Millenium Edition is THE definitive version of NOTLD
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Would the Millennium version also be known as the 30th Anniversary 2 disc set?
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Originally posted by Kimiakane
Would the Millennium version also be known as the 30th Anniversary 2 disc set?
Nope, only as the Millenium Edition. Comes in a red keepcase.
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Here's another thumbs up for the Millenium Edition of NOTLD. It is the only version worth having, in my opinion.

Then there is the 3-Disc version of 'Dawn' comin' out in time for the remake next year. It'll feature 'Dawn of the Dead' (domestic) and Argento's cut (also known as 'ZOMBI") and I assume a disc of extra's.
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Thank you George (and all), what does the cover art look like if I were to say, look at pictures on eBay?
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Old 08-25-03, 12:18 AM
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Better hurry though , as it is goin' OOP.
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Old 08-25-03, 12:19 AM
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Great! Thank you!!!
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Old 08-25-03, 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by LivingINClip
Here's another thumbs up for the Millenium Edition of NOTLD.
...and another .
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Originally posted by Kimiakane
Would the Millennium version also be known as the 30th Anniversary 2 disc set?
Actually...... Years ago, I owned the laser disc version, which was two discs, and I'm pretty sure that it was called the '30th Anniversary Edition'. Basically, everything that was on the laser disc version is on the DVD 'Millennium Edition' (the commentaries, interviews, etc.). Although, the film itself (I believe) has been remastered for the DVD. This may be where the confusion comes from.
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Millennium version. It's worth it for the excellent commentary and I can't say enough of the bizarre Final Interview by "Living Dead's" Star Duane Jones (Ben).
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Originally posted by MooseBoy4
Actually...... Years ago, I owned the laser disc version, which was two discs, and I'm pretty sure that it was called the '30th Anniversary Edition'.
Nope, that LD was the "25th Anniversary Collector's Edition" according to the cover. The "30th Anniversary Edition" DVD is the awful version of the film with new scenes, a new score, etc., and should be avoided at all costs.

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I have the 30th Anniversary edition and Millennium edition. Like everybody is saying go with the Millennium edition. Night Of The Living Bread is on it!!
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I actually prefer the original single-disc Elite version of NOLD. Great transfer, couple of excellent commentaries, all the essentials. The 2-disc "Millenium Edition" has more bells and whistles, but all you really need is in the first Elite edition -- and it's cheaper.

The WORST version of NOLD is certainly the 30th Anniversary bastardization, which should come with some sort of warning label.

The upcoming 3-disc set should be the final word on DAWN.
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Originally posted by Morrison
I have the 30th Anniversary edition and Millennium edition. Like everybody is saying go with the Millennium edition. Night Of The Living Bread is on it!!
That clip is priceless!
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Originally posted by malkmuz
That clip is priceless!
That alone is worth the Millennium edition.
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Originally posted by markdclark43016
I actually prefer the original single-disc Elite version of NOLD. Great transfer, couple of excellent commentaries, all the essentials. The 2-disc "Millenium Edition" has more bells and whistles, but all you really need is in the first Elite edition -- and it's cheaper.
Just to prevent any additional confusion... the Millenium Edition is NOT a 2-disc set. It's a single disc.
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The Elite ME of NOTLD is one of my most cherished DVD's.

If you don't have it, you need to rush out NOW and buy it.
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Originally posted by The Exister
The Elite ME of NOTLD is one of my most cherished DVD's.

If you don't have it, you need to rush out NOW and buy it.
I wholeheartedly agree!! It's my most cherished DVD too.

I had the original Elite release (and happily paid $27 for it over 2 years ago) and had been putting off upgrading until the false ME OOP scare...that's when I bought it from Overstock, and I'm glad that I did.
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Originally posted by LivingINClip


Better hurry though , as it is goin' OOP.
The best version by far
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In case anyone is curious. The 3D horror classic 3D version is likely to be very poor as far as 3D. I'm a big fan of the field sequential 3D technology (which is the same method used for 3D IMAX films). These 3D reissues, however are from 2D sources and whatever the system is that they use to create "fake" 3D, it's terrible.

To be fair, I haven't seen the NOTLD 3D version but I have seen the Flash Gordon and Radar Men DVD's that use this same process and it's a joke. These are also 2D sources so any 3D effect is being done by some kind of processing. You get some mild 3D effect in them when there is movement in the images. If the scene is static, like 2 people talking, the effect disappears. Worse yet, in some scenes the 3D, such as it is, is reversed so that backgound features appear to float in front of the foreground....a mess.

Terrible shame to waste an excellent viewing system on such poorly made material. If you happen to see any of the IMAX DVD's made for field sequential 3D viewing on this same system, you will get an idea of how good it can be.

Stick with the best NOTLD 2D version you can find.
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Originally posted by Morrison
I have the 30th Anniversary edition and Millennium edition. Like everybody is saying go with the Millennium edition. Night Of The Living Bread is on it!!
That is also on the Elite version, the only one I have.
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It's a shame they didn't include the other films in the Bread trilogy. LOAF (an Alien homage) and "Another Shameless Marketing Ploy". The fourth film is premiering this year at the 24 Hour Horror Marathon in Columbus, Ohio.
www.studio35.com/horror (go to the forum page to see the lineup)
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