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).
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.
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.
Movies must be OAR, sports and movies must also have 5.1 audio, No EE or NO SALE!