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Old 04-25-09, 07:32 PM
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Night Of The Living Dead?

I know this fell into public domain years ago, but who owns the rights to it now? Is there any word on a blu release.
Sorry if this has been discussed, but I just got a blu ray player two weeks ago and started upgrading my collection.
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Old 04-25-09, 07:47 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

I'm pretty sure it's still public domain.
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Old 04-25-09, 07:58 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Yeah, it's still public domain. There are still as far as I know in-print releases by Elite, 20th Century Fox and Weinstein at the moment, and it's kind of interesting that if you look at the Weinstein release there's no program content copyright on it.
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Old 04-25-09, 09:32 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Companies seem to shy away from 1.33/B&W releases on Blu-Ray, but I watched The Day the Earth Stood Still a few weeks ago, and it looked great. I don't think Elite has done any Blu-Ray releases, but somebody should take a stab at Night of the Living Dead.
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Weinsteins can release an "official" version while others can do as well since its Public domain. I have the Region B release and it looks awesome!
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Old 10-13-09, 04:08 AM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Looks like there is a second UK BD release of NOTLD coming. It'll be interesting to see a comparison. I just hope this one is region free.
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

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Looks like there is a second UK BD release of NOTLD coming. It'll be interesting to see a comparison. I just hope this one is region free.
Agreed. I'd love to have this on Blu-ray.
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

I def want this on Blu... but I'd really like the 1990 remake.
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

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I def want this on Blu... but I'd really like the 1990 remake.
Same here. Also add in I'd love to see the Remake with the bits of gore trimmed out added back in.
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Old 11-02-09, 01:22 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Review of the new Network Vid NOTLD Blu-Ray for anyone interested:

http://dvdmaniacs.net/review.php?id=1025
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Old 11-02-09, 02:35 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

This weekend AMC HD showed NOTLD digitally restored. Looked great had the Dimension Extreme logo at the begining of the film. So hopefully a BluRay is in the works.

Edit - looks like they do plan on on releasing a BluRay

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11893

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Old 11-02-09, 05:30 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Originally Posted by Tracer View Post
This weekend AMC HD showed NOTLD digitally restored. Looked great had the Dimension Extreme logo at the begining of the film. So hopefully a BluRay is in the works.

Edit - looks like they do plan on on releasing a BluRay

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/11893
Look at that date:
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Weinstein is no longer releasing Blu-rays.
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

i wish criterion would get their hands on a decent print and put this out.
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It's in public domain so anybody can (amazed it hasn't been released yet).
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Review of the new Network Vid NOTLD Blu-Ray for anyone interested:

http://dvdmaniacs.net/review.php?id=1025
Not impressed by that review. Looks like I'll hold onto the Millennium DVD until someone gets it right.
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Old 11-03-09, 12:33 PM
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Re: Night Of The Living Dead?

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Not impressed by that review. Looks like I'll hold onto the Millennium DVD until someone gets it right.
I'll probably do the same.

The folks at AV Maniacs didn't seem impressed by the transfer, but I would probably pick up the disc if it dropped below $10.
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