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Jason Voorhees
01-30-2005, 03:53 AM
I have two NOTLD DVDs. I bought the first one for about $5 at FYE. After I had enjoyed the film greatly I decided to buy a newer version the film because the first one had bad image quality and it didn't have any special features at all. The second one that I own is much better and it has 2 commentaries, night of the living bread, commercials, and excellent picture. I intend to buy the other version that I've seen on Amazon and is supposed to be the best.

Icebreaker_8605
01-30-2005, 04:12 AM
I just have an old 68 one as part of a 4 movie disc DVD. Yeah the quality is fair. Looks like it wasn't remastered or restored. No extra features, unfortunately. I'll probably buy a newer release for better enjoyment. Also have NOLD 1990 on VHS,bty.

Silverpsycho
01-30-2005, 04:30 AM
Man, there are a ton of NOTLD '68 dvd releases because of the whole copyright fiasco. Out of all of them, I have the Elite Millenium Edition for the 1968 version and then I have the standard dvd released for the 1990 version.

I am satisfied with them both but I would like to see a better 1990 dvd get made because there is so much more they could put on there. Hopefully a better release will come out in the future.

Maxvayne
01-30-2005, 08:16 AM
Millenium Edition is my love. It's the best and not that crappy John Russo version that Anchor Bay released not long ago and it went out of print for bad sales.

Donnie Darko
01-30-2005, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by Maxvayne
Millenium Edition is my love. It's the best and not that crappy John Russo version that Anchor Bay released not long ago and it went out of print for bad sales.

are you talking about the 68' colored version Maxvayne??
cause im still wanting to get that one...

ive got the millenium edition, but id like the colored one as well.

Chomp_on_this
01-30-2005, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
are you talking about the 68' colored version Maxvayne??
cause im still wanting to get that one...

ive got the millenium edition, but id like the colored one as well.

No he's talking about this shit version: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JXVO/103-7893734-0882239?v=glance

Mr. Russo gave us a nice treat by adding 15min of NEW footage...added right in time for the 30th Anniversary DVD to be released. Yes, Mr. Russo failed miserably on capitalizing on the 30th. The whole DVD is a poor excuse...stay away from it.

Lets see...I of course own the Elite Entertainment Millennium Edition. We all know that is the best DVD of the film out there...it's also certified by Mr. Romero himself.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Y6Y2.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

I own a barebones GoodTimes Entertainment release as well. There was a 5 finger Discount at K-Mart, so I just HAD to pick it up.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005B1YC.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

And I own the newly released colored version by Off Color Films.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002IQLGM.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

All listed in this thread before hand: http://www.ohmb.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1930

Donnie Darko
01-30-2005, 02:41 PM
im glad i didnt buy that version then. i knew the Millenium Edition was best but i almost bought the 30th anniversary too. from the sounds im glad i didnt.. haha

Jason Voorhees
01-30-2005, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Chomp_on_this
No he's talking about this shit version: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JXVO/103-7893734-0882239?v=glance

Mr. Russo gave us a nice treat by adding 15min of NEW footage...added right in time for the 30th Anniversary DVD to be released. Yes, Mr. Russo failed miserably on capitalizing on the 30th. The whole DVD is a poor excuse...stay away from it.

Lets see...I of course own the Elite Entertainment Millennium Edition. We all know that is the best DVD of the film out there...it's also certified by Mr. Romero himself.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Y6Y2.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

I own a barebones GoodTimes Entertainment release as well. There was a 5 finger Discount at K-Mart, so I just HAD to pick it up.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005B1YC.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

And I own the newly released colored version by Off Color Films.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002IQLGM.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

All listed in this thread before hand: http://www.ohmb.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1930

That cover in the middle is kickass.

Chomp_on_this
01-30-2005, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Jason Voorhees
That cover in the middle is kickass.

I wish I could say the same about the DVD itself.

theoutfieldguy
01-30-2005, 09:33 PM
I've got the random jerkoff edition;The cheapest one from Best Buy for $5.99.Plus,I just re-recorded the remake about a month ago.

Scissorhands
01-31-2005, 11:47 AM
I really would like to pick up the Millenium edition.. it has Night of the Living Bread on it.. which is hilarious. :)

My one and only copy is the Blockbuster released version with the red and black cover that I bought for $1.99.. seriously. I've had it for about ten years now and it still works pretty well.. though a Millenium DVD version would be a hellofalot nicer in quality.

Silverpsycho
01-31-2005, 06:48 PM
LOL, Hell yeah Scissorhands! Night of the Living Bread rocks! That is quite an awesome extra feature on there. I always put it on if I want a quick fix of comedy. :D

Blake
02-02-2005, 02:51 PM
The Millenium version is by far the greatest. Great picture, great features, and beautiful black & white. I have no desire to see this movie in color.

SLAB
02-02-2005, 02:53 PM
I have the Millenium edition, and the crappy thirtieth anniversary edition with the soundtrack CD.

The latter was the first DVD I ever bought, gads what a mistake.

Maxvayne
02-02-2005, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by The Slab
I have the Millenium edition, and the crappy thirtieth anniversary edition with the soundtrack CD.

The latter was the first DVD I ever bought, gads what a mistake.


Dosen't sound like a bad deal. Buy it. Keep the Soundtrack. Throw the rest away.

Hallowicked
02-02-2005, 03:43 PM
I have the colored version of the original and the remake dvd.

Silverpsycho
02-02-2005, 05:22 PM
BTW, how is the colorized version of NotLD '68? I hear mainly that it sucks because fans say it should never been done to such a classic while others say it's fun to watch with the color to it. If I already have the Millenium edition...should I still grab the color version just to add to my collection? I am still up in the air about it.

Hallowicked
02-02-2005, 05:29 PM
I bought the colored version just to see how it looks and I thought it was alright.

Chomp_on_this
02-02-2005, 06:54 PM
It's definately not the same movie. I dunno...I think it kinda loses some of the meaning and scare factor when you bring NOTLD into color. NOTLD was never intended to be in B&W, but because of the financial situation the crew was involved with, it was the only choice. I think when you see the colored version you definately can tell, the movie may not have gained the cult status it has today. The B&W picture really brings out the guerilla film-making, George always references to when talking about NOTLD.

To me the colored version seemed cheesy.

Maxvayne
02-02-2005, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Silverpsycho
BTW, how is the colorized version of NotLD '68? I hear mainly that it sucks because fans say it should never been done to such a classic while others say it's fun to watch with the color to it. If I already have the Millenium edition...should I still grab the color version just to add to my collection? I am still up in the air about it.

From the pics I've seen, it looks like Argento had his way with it.

Donnie Darko
02-02-2005, 07:23 PM
yeah, the black and white vibe is important to the horror of the movie. thats part of why it sticks out so much to me.

id like to have the colored dvd, but not to really replace the millennium edition or anything.
it seems like its gonna be soo weird to see in color.

how do you go about making a black and white movie color? are the colors real (original) or redone and synthetic?

Chomp_on_this
02-02-2005, 07:26 PM
I am guessing it's done by computer generated special effect artists with the software they own and use.

Here is the blurb taken right from www.offcolorfilms.com (the company that distributed the new colorized version of NOTLD)

Off Color Films, a feature film and special effects production company, is breathing new life into these cult classics through high definition audio and video restoration, the latest colorization and special effects technology, and 5.1 DTS and Dolby Surround sound. This is the only place you'll find the best cult classics, as you've never seen experienced them before.

So I am assuming it's all synthetic. I think that's the only way to do it infact.

Silverpsycho
02-02-2005, 11:21 PM
Thanks for your input and responses guys ;)

Yeah, usually colorized versions look real poor since you can still see a large portion of black and white going on. It just looks bizarre and the colors are off. Other films this has been done with are the original "Miracle on 34th St" and a whole bunch of the Shirley Temple ones. They skin coloration is always weird to look at. I have heard that the dead in the colorized NotLD dvd are greenish...and that just sounds funny. I guess I will only buy this one if it goes on major sale or I have an extra Reward Zone certificate lying around from Best Buy.

Chomp_on_this
02-03-2005, 12:25 PM
The DVD is only like 10 bucks...its not a major loss if you buy it. Plus it has a newly transfered B&W version of NOTLD as well. AAAAAAAnd the commentary is rather hilarious. Its definately not a MUST buy, but if you are in the mood, you should maybe pick it up...its interesting.

If you want to know what NOTLD looks like colorized you can watch the trailer provided on the Off Color link I provided just above your post. Its one of NOTLD's older trailers in color...heh.

writer93
09-04-2005, 05:51 AM
i have the original black and white collectors edition

ILoveHalloween3
09-04-2005, 01:58 PM
I have the Elite Special Collectors's THX Edition, released back around 2000. It's another one that OOP now ...

DarknessBDJM
09-06-2005, 04:47 PM
Millenium Edition and Color.

Homer
10-02-2005, 03:44 PM
Carelessly, I searched for the 30th Anniversary Edition thinking, "It's from Anchor Bay, so it's gotta be good." But when I played it, the new scenes and new music almost killed me. I thanked God they had the original film on there, but no, it had the horrendous music as well. The DVD release is almost as scary as the film itself. Too bad I didn't pick up the ME.

Cthulhu
10-21-2005, 11:04 AM
I have the newish colorised version and another version that came in that "Horror Classics" 50 movie set.

ADDED - The dead in the color version aren't greenish. That was the horrible Ted Turner hack job from the 80s

discvader
01-13-2006, 08:11 PM
I have the Millennium THX Edition, it's the bomb! Red Case.:D

Gooch72
01-18-2006, 09:23 PM
I bought some low end version for 6 bucks.

myers2004
01-24-2006, 04:16 PM
the ones i have are
treasure box collection
st. clair vision (2005)
Brentwood home video (2005)
Madacy Entertainment (1998)
Digiview Productions (2004)


all different prices but alot for a dollar. i only wish i could get all the different covers.

michael =TERROR
04-08-2006, 06:19 PM
I own both because both were great.

Verdis Quo
06-02-2006, 01:54 AM
I have the shiny red Millenium Edition version. It looks so nice and pretty next to my Millenium Edition of 'I Spit on Your Grave' (sigh!).

urbanchaos
06-08-2006, 12:54 PM
I got the '68 one in living dead colour with a all new restored black and white edition some bonus and DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and Mono also

mcilroga
06-08-2006, 04:21 PM
I have both versions but like the '68 version better.

Halloween444
12-13-2006, 11:21 AM
I Have both version but i prefer the 1990 one because i dont know i just dig this flick its one of my top 10 so

Wicker Man
12-13-2006, 11:31 AM
I have the 25th Anniversary Edition from Elite.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/FILM/dvdcompare/nightlivingdead/cov-elite.jpg

I also owned the 30th Anniversary edition for about two hours when it first came out - I watched it, saw how abysmally bad it was and immediately took it back to Best Buy pretending I didn't know which edition I got and was able to trade it in for a better movie (let's face it - any movie is a better movie when compared to that abomination!).

Halloween444
12-13-2006, 11:46 AM
I have the 25th Anniversary Edition from Elite.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/FILM/dvdcompare/nightlivingdead/cov-elite.jpg

I also owned the 30th Anniversary edition for about two hours when it first came out - I watched it, saw how abysmally bad it was and immediately took it back to Best Buy pretending I didn't know which edition I got and was able to trade it in for a better movie (let's face it - any movie is a better movie when compared to that abomination!).

Hey that the one i have exactly the same one haha

Khan
03-06-2007, 02:20 PM
I have two cheap copies of Night and the official Millennium Edition.

I also have the Night remake, Dawn remake, Day Divimax and Dawn Ultimate Edition.

mr32
05-09-2007, 08:29 AM
I dont have any of the version, but plan on getting both of them.

Rich
05-28-2007, 09:24 AM
- Elite Millenuim Edition

- Elvira Box of Horrors (includes NOTLD)

- various public domain collections that include NOTLD

- 1990 remake

This is the only one you need. Forget those crappy $5 versions. Sure they are cheap, but they look like shit. This one was digitally remastered and suporvised by Romero himself.

http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R29C1GK7L._AA240_.jpg

Khan
05-28-2007, 09:41 AM
I also owned the 30th Anniversary edition for about two hours when it first came out - I watched it, saw how abysmally bad it was and immediately took it back to Best Buy pretending I didn't know which edition I got and was able to trade it in for a better movie (let's face it - any movie is a better movie when compared to that abomination!).


I will never own the 30th Anniversary edition, as it ruins the movie with the new scenes.

Rich
06-16-2007, 11:55 PM
Yeah, that 30th anniversary edition is lame as hell. A priest gets bit on the face by a zombie (or ghoul in that film) and does not transform...because God watches over priests of something? That was such stupid bullshit, because in Dawn of the Dead there was a zombie nun.

urbanchaos
06-20-2007, 09:52 AM
Ive got this one:
http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07253/NightOfTheLivingDeadFoxBig.jpg (http://xs.to)
and this one:
http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07253/B00000K3TO_01__SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg (http://xs.to) (Dvd-r)

for the other's ive got:
http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07253/B0001611DI_01_LZZZZZZZ.jpg (http://xs.to)
(Dvd-r)
and
http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07253/dawn_of_the_dead2004.jpg (http://xs.to)

Shamrock-Robot
07-17-2007, 12:29 AM
I have the Millenium Edition and the 1990 remake.

Siouxsie
07-17-2007, 01:23 PM
I only have the Elite Millenium Edition.

I've only watched it once, on Christmas day, 2005 :siren:

TheShape'78
07-17-2007, 04:23 PM
1990 remake.

-mitch-

Khan
07-17-2007, 04:27 PM
You can get the original for next to nothing if quality isn't an issue.

Heck, you can download it for free and watch it online!

TheShape'78
07-17-2007, 04:33 PM
You can get the original for next to nothing if quality isn't an issue.

Heck, you can download it for free and watch it online!

they have it at FYE, when i get some money i am going to get myself a copy.

-mitch-

Khan
07-17-2007, 04:34 PM
If you want the best, get the Millenium Edition.

It is worth it just to see a short film called Night Of The Living Bread.

cinezombi
07-27-2007, 03:10 PM
The original cut DVD, the blockbuster special vhs, The colorized version and the remake.

Shamrock-Robot
07-28-2007, 08:47 AM
they have it at FYE, when i get some money i am going to get myself a copy.

-mitch-

You should definately get it, Ive had it for a while and Ive watched it over about 4 times, And I usually dont watch a movie that many times when I get it on dvd.

HalloweenBK
09-07-2007, 07:56 PM
i have the very old 1st 1 on VHS & DVD, that 1 is a Classic :)

MaDMaNMaRz
01-24-2008, 12:44 PM
I have the Millenium Edition and the Colorized/BW DVDs.

I think the Millenium Edition is the best version of NOTLD.

Nexus-x17
02-02-2008, 09:42 PM
I only own the remake, which has somewat substantial extras. I was disappointed, however, in the false advertising of production notes.

Khan
02-02-2008, 09:57 PM
You can watch the original for free (legally) online.

It slipped into public domain year ago.

Hawkwind
02-03-2008, 08:14 AM
I got this one
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z69/The-Pyramid-Spell/1aqq.jpg
Its just a cruddy UK release, that I found for like $3 one time.

Myers Insurance
02-03-2008, 10:04 AM
I have a ridiculously crappy EP transfer of it on VHS, and then the 1998 version with a new score. I have the booklet from the 30th Anniversary DVD.

Severed
02-03-2008, 10:17 AM
I have the 30th anniversary edition with great new footage and score! :( I also have a copy I picked with a cheap horror collection.

spindrift68
02-03-2008, 10:57 AM
I have so many copies, I can't count them all.

Khan
02-03-2008, 11:47 AM
I have the 30th anniversary edition with great new footage and score! :( I also have a copy I picked with a cheap horror collection.

That version is so awful.

Get the Millenium edition.

bangtango
02-03-2008, 12:14 PM
I have a cheaper version which I assume is public domain. The cover art is decent, it comes in a regular dvd case (not a slim) but only has like 6 chapters in the Scene Selection with no notable bonus features. The title is also upside down on the spine which looks weird when you store this in your dvd collection. I found it at an outlet store but it seems to be one of the more commonly sold versions through Amazon (aside from the Millennium or 30th Anniversary copies)

Khan
02-03-2008, 12:20 PM
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9592/notlddvdun3.jpg

bangtango
02-03-2008, 04:19 PM
I own the one with this cover art, a very bare bones package but the movie itself looks fine.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31EBMK9E0ZL._AA174_.jpg

Myers Insurance
02-03-2008, 04:23 PM
Why does everyone hate the 30th anniversary edition? I thought it was pretty cool - gave us some nice backstory to the zombie at the beginning.

Khan
02-03-2008, 04:27 PM
It is an insult to Romero's vision and was made without his permission (blame Russo for that).

It has a priest surviving due to the power of God, something that contradicts the film's original intention.

Consider it non-canon, as George didn't do it.

bangtango
02-04-2008, 10:51 AM
It is an insult to Romero's vision and was made without his permission (blame Russo for that).

It has a priest surviving due to the power of God, something that contradicts the film's original intention.

Consider it non-canon, as George didn't do it.

To add to this:

Anytime there are newly shot scenes just thrown into a film, it is usually a bad idea. All that new crap, it isn't like any of it was shot during the original filming. So it is basically an abomination.