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Old 01-22-04, 09:11 AM
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Night Of The Living Dead - what's the best version?

There are a lot of releases of Night Of The Living Dead on DVD currently still available.

Anyone have any opinions about which version is the best and why you think so? I have the 30th Anniversary Edition, and am wondering if it's worth an upgrade to the Limited Edition with 2 discs, or one of the other versions, like the Millenium Edition, etc.

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Old 01-22-04, 09:22 AM
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Without a doubt: The Millenium Edition by Elite. Handsdown the best version (way better than the 30th Anniversary with new footage thrown in). I got mine at Overstock with the $5 discount for first time customers (don't know if that's still going on) for like $12 shipped IIRC.
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The Night Of The Living Dead Millennium Edition from Elite Entertainment is the best version on the market.
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Old 01-22-04, 10:28 AM
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Gotta love the "search" function .... here's one of the other threads on this topic:


http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=313382
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You mean you didn't pick up the Millenium Edition before it "went out of print"?
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Originally posted by FreshOne
You mean you didn't pick up the Millenium Edition before it "went out of print"?
I just ordered the Millenium Edition. I hope it's as good as you guys say.
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The Millenium Edition...if you get any other edition of the movie...your a schmuck!
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Old 02-08-04, 09:40 AM
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A quick check in the dictionary brings this interesting entry:

no-brain·er - nO-'brA-n&r
(noun) Informal

1. Something so simple or easy as to require no thought.

2. Buying "Night of the Living Dead Millennium Edition".
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Old 02-08-04, 11:43 AM
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The Millenium Edition by Elite gets my vote.
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Old 02-08-04, 06:41 PM
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The Millenium Edition by Elite gets my vote.
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Old 02-08-04, 07:23 PM
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Just curious, has anyone ever checked out the supposedly 3-D dvd version?
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Old 02-08-04, 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
The Millenium Edition...if you get any other edition of the movie...your a schmuck!
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Old 02-08-04, 08:47 PM
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I have the original Elite edition, and it's still a very good DVD. I prefer the cover for that one to the Millennium Edition, and I also like the little intro that didn't make it to the ME.

But I still might pick up the ME one of these days, but it's not a priority.
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Old 02-17-04, 10:47 PM
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I have a copy of NOTLD on a Platinum Entertainment's Great Horror Classics Volume 4 DVD set (8 movies for $5.99). The transfer looks quite alright to me. Transfer wise, how great is the ME? Worth the upgrade?
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Old 02-17-04, 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
I have the original Elite edition, and it's still a very good DVD. I prefer the cover for that one to the Millennium Edition, and I also like the little intro that didn't make it to the ME.
Get the ME version.

That intro on the first Elite DVD scared me. I thought that was the quality.
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There is no comparison between either of the Elite discs and the Platinum (or any other disc). There just isn't. Is it worth upgrading to the ME? Only you can decide that. NOTLD is perhaps my favorite film of all-time so upgrading from the original Elite to Elite's ME was a no-brainer.

Though as Josh-da-man pointed out, the intro from the original isn't included on the ME.

hehe, I'll never forget my brother's and my reactions when we first popped the original Elite disc in my player (after the big build-up of how great the transfer was)...

.. after the first second, my brother said, "dang dude... you got ripped off!" while at the same time I exclaimed, "WTF"!
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Old 02-17-04, 11:54 PM
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I also have both the Elite and the Millennium Edition. I agree that the intro on the Elite is pretty cool. First time I ever played the DVD I stopped the movie and checked the disc to see if it was the correct disc.

Another vote though for the ME version.

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Old 02-17-04, 11:56 PM
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As MARTY said, that search function is great...if one can master the secret and have the time to search through the thousands of posts that always come up (with my searches anyway ).

As I am the "author" of that other thread about the same query, I have to agree they pointed me in the right direction. The Millennium Edition IS the best! I also bought the 30th Anniversary edition just for all the goofy extras and the silly inserted additions to the film. Horrible to purists, no doubt, but fun for non-serious horror fans such as myself.
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I have a question about the Millennium and the Special Collector's Edition. Do both of these have the same video transfer? DDD has the SCE for only $5.99, compared to $18 for the Millennium. Extras are not a big concern for me.
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I believe the SCE is the older Elite version mentioned in the above posts.

The Millennium is also Elite but newer and, I believe, has the better transfer. Now, whether it's worth the extra $$$ since you don't care about extras, that would be your call.
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i love my millenium edition notld. its got great extras including the romero commentary. i held off buying any of the crappy public domain ones floating around out there until i found a decent price on the millenium edition. definitely worth the wait for a movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid.
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Pardon my shouting, but.....

WHAT KIND OF INTRO IS ON THE FIRST ELITE EDITION OF NOTLD?!?!?!
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Old 04-23-05, 09:53 PM
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The Elite Millenium Edition is easily the best choice. Tons of copies at my local Best Buy.













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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
Pardon my shouting, but.....

WHAT KIND OF INTRO IS ON THE FIRST ELITE EDITION OF NOTLD?!?!?!
I believe it shows the non-restored opening which looks really crappy and then the scene explodes and you see the restored opener.
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I believe it shows the non-restored opening which looks really crappy and then the scene explodes and you see the restored opener.
It really is a neat intro...it really shows you how much they improved the transfer. I really wish they had kept it in the millenium edition.
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