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post #91 of 108 Old 09-05-2009, 03:37 PM
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If you're referring to that terrible release where they added new scenes, then no - the UK Optimum Blu-ray is the original version of the film from 1968, with none of that junk.

John A. Russo should be imprisoned for his blasphemey of the "30 Anniversary .

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post #92 of 108 Old 09-05-2009, 04:57 PM
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dang guys, I thought there was going t be a US R-1 release when I saw this folder floated up. way to get my hopes up.
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Actually, has anyone suggested this title via email to Criterion? If any title classifies to be in their collection it's this one! BTW, NOTLD is my favorite movie ...
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Personally I think Mike Nelson's commentary should be a requirement for inclusion on any future US release.
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dang guys, I thought there was going t be a US R-1 release when I saw this folder floated up. way to get my hopes up.

The correct term is thread.
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Actually, has anyone suggested this title via email to Criterion? If any title classifies to be in their collection it's this one! BTW, NOTLD is my favorite movie ...

Why would we have to suggest it to them, do you think they've never heard of it?
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Why would we have to suggest it to them, do you think they've never heard of it?

Perhaps because Criterion has had a suggest-a-title email address on their website for a very long time ....
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Sorry for the bump, but does anyone know anything about this USA release of Night Of The Living Dead from "Forgotten Films"? Is it better than the 2 UK releases?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Living-Dea...item2306d30ec9
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Sorry for the bump, but does anyone know anything about this USA release of Night Of The Living Dead from "Forgotten Films"? Is it better than the 2 UK releases?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Living-Dea...item2306d30ec9

Someone in a blu-ray.com forum thread is supposed to review it. Not a lot of references to it other than that. For 20 bucks shipped, it might be worth the risk.
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The Forgetten Films Blu-ray is the real deal, read my thoughts here, but it has issues...
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Nice! I have to hunt this one down. A must own for sure. My second favorite Zombie flick after Dawn of the Dead re-make (the original Dawn of the Dead would be my 3rd fav)

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Has anyone checked out the German release that came out back in January?

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00318ED42/
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Another release coming out on Oct 2nd, this time from Happinet Pictures in Japan: http://www.happinet-p.com/jp2/info/r...code=BIXF-0023

Says it's based on a new HD remaster and has the "One for the Fire" documentary, interview with Duane Jones, and two commentary tracks, so it appears to be based on the 40th Anniversary Edition. No Q&A with Romero listed, though.

This might be the one to own, unless a US version is announced (or if there's something wrong with the 40th Anniversary Edition master that I don't know about, I never bought it since it was DVD-only).
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well I really hope that Japan version is finally the blu-ray this film deserves.
I just got the Forgotten Films version because it's the first public domain blu-ray release, and had gotten good reviews.
I haven't gotten around to it yet.
btw: Forgotten Films is now selling their version on amazon so you don't have to go the fleabay route.
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I still think the first UK BD is the best out there, I can live with the cropping
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I also have the Optimum disc, it is the best I have ever seen it.

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It was shot on 35mm, and it shows in the new Blu-ray. The confusion comes from the fact that the cheap distributors made 16mm dupes to save money, which made the film look terrible up until Elite did their "Millennium" Edition LD from a new 35mm print directly from the negative. This is a MASSIVE improvement over the Millennium DVD (which is the version I own), though I guess if the Blu-ray couldn't top a mid 90s LD transfer there would be hell to pay.

I'm glad you said that it was shot on 35mm. I was going to say something till I ran across your post.

I have the same Laserdisc that you have and it's the best it has ever looked and it mentions on that Laserdisc that the movie is in fact shot on 35mm. And it even goes on to say that (for what ever reasons) many people thought that it was shot originally on 16mm.

I have never owned any of the DVDs of it, however you mention that the Laserdisc is a "MASSIVE" improvement over the Millennium DVD.

I'm thinking that the Laserdisc came out BEFORE the DVD version. So something must have gone wrong somewhere...unless the source was not as good...OR...digital compression techniques were not mature enough to provide a good enough transfer (by today's standards)...or both.

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The Forgetten Films Blu-ray is the real deal, read my thoughts here, but it has issues...



Are you sure the American release is not 1.37:1? You mentioned the ratio was 1.33:1.

The old Academy ratio is acually 1.375:1. The old 4:3 TV ratio is 1.33:1.

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