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Old 10-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Network
- U.K. Region Free. Not cropped but some film Damage. From print. Missing ~35 seconds of footage. Extras: Theatrical trailer.

DISC INFO:
[Show spoiler]

Disc Title: NOTLD
Disc Size: 16,785,083,450 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: No
BDInfo: 0.5.8

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00004.MPLS
Length: 1:35:12.540 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 16,270,006,272 bytes
Total Bitrate: 22.78 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description
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MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19999 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Language Codec Bitrate Description
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English / LPCM Audio / 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Optimum
- U.K. Region B. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: the 83 minute "One For The Fire" documentary.

DISC INFO:
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Disc Title: NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEAD
Disc Size: 20,885,234,374 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: No
Extras: 50Hz Content
BDInfo: 0.5.8

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00000.MPLS
Length: 1:35:52.788 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 17,500,895,232 bytes
Total Bitrate: 24.34 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description
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MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20993 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Language Codec Bitrate Description
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English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 1572 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1572 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
English / Dolby Digital Audio / 448 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Forgotten Films
-1st Printing U.S.A. Region A. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Missing 30 seconds of footage. Atari Charles a long time ago says, "Best U.S. Release So Far!"

-2nd Printing U.S.A. Region A. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. No missing footage. Atari Charles says, "I contacted FFs about the missing footage, so they did a 2nd printing fixing this issue."

SPOILER is for first printing of DISC.

DISC INFO:
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Disc Title: NOTLD
Disc Size: 24,136,514,826 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: No
BDInfo: 0.5.8

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00000.MPLS
Length: 1:35:19.714 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 23,670,491,136 bytes
Total Bitrate: 33.11 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description
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MPEG-4 AVC Video 30968 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec Language Bitrate Description
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Dolby Digital Audio English 640 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

FILES:

Name Time In Length Size Total Bitrate
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00000.M2TS 0:00:00.000 1:35:19.714 23,670,491,136 33,107


QUICK SUMMARY:

Disc Title: NOTLD
Disc Size: 24,136,514,826 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: No
Playlist: 00002.MPLS
Size: 110,462,976 bytes
Length: 0:18:11.090
Total Bitrate: 0.81 Mbps
Video: MPEG-2 Video / 723 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9


Night Of The Living Dead Blu-ray Happinet
- Japan. Region A. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: 2 commentary tracks, the 83 minute "One For The Fire" documentary, a 17 minute audio interview with Duane Jones, and a theatrical trailer.

DISC INFO:
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Disc Title: NOTLD
Disc Size: 49,087,309,548 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: No

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00003.MPLS
Length: 1:36:27.781 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 31,190,814,720 bytes
Total Bitrate: 43,11 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description
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Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 38000 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Language Codec Bitrate Description
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English / LPCM Audio / 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
English / Dolby Digital Audio / 640 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
English / Dolby Digital Audio / 640 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps


SUBTITLES:

Language Bitrate
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Japanese / 18,807 kbps
Japanese / 40,985 kbps
Japanese / 34,524 kbps


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Umbrella
- Australia. Region Free. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: Reflections on the Living Dead - 80 Mins - An exclusive documentary on the making of Night of the Living Dead, featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and Sam Raimi. TV Spot. Theatrical Trailer.


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Aventi
- France. Region B. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: 2 commentary tracks, the 83 minute "One For The Fire" documentary, a 17 minute audio interview with Duane Jones, and a theatrical trailer.


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Elephant Films
- France. Region B. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: # The Dead Walk : 24'50", AVC, DD 2.0. Torrente writes, "It[The Dead Walk] is the making of the remake by Tom Savini! (yes I know it's strange but french editors can be sneaky at times ahah) # Trailer.... of the remake by Tom Savini (yes I know I know... sneaky!)"


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Enjoy Movies
-Italy. Region B. Unknown Quality. Extras: None

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Raro Video
-Italy. Region B. Unknown Quality. Extras: None

Night of the Living Dead / Dawn Of The Dead / Day of the Dead Blu-ray Intergroove
- Germany

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Power Station
- Germany

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Knm Home Entertainment
- Germany. Unknown Quality. Extras: None.

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Best Entertainment
- Germany. Region Free. 50HZ. Unknown Quality. Extras: One for the Fire - 01:23:53 - 1080/50i; Duane Jones Interview - 00:16:47 - 1080/50i; George Romero Interview - 00:15:48 - 1080/50i; NOTLD English Trailer - 00:01:49 - 1080/50i; and Dementia 13 movie(VHS Quality). The movie has 2.0 tracks in English, German, and two commentary tracks. Orlando Eastwood states, "The release I have, from Best Entertainment, is all upscaled from SD and it's 1080/50i. The German dub sounds new and has a new techno-ish score, however one scene in the German is missing so it goes over to English with German subs. The subs are removable but are automatically on even if you have the film set to English. So, mid way during the film, German subs will pop up for that one scene. Now, onto Fright Night aka Dementia 13, the film is upscaled to 1080/50i and only has German dubbing on the disc. Even Dementia 13 is 4:3 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer that has the black bars on the top and bottom and then upscaled so it has bars on all sides. Also, Dementia 13 only has German dubbing. No English audio is present for the film. It's horrible quality."

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Splendid Film
-Germany. Region B. Unknown Quality. Extras: - Making-Of (24:49 min) - Original Trailer (01:44 min) - Theatrical Trailer German Version (01:50 min) - Gallery - 28 pages Booklet - Documentation "Fan Of the Dead" (51:50 min)

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Marketing Films
- Germany

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Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray UNKNOWN COMPANY
- Germany. Region B. Unknown Quality. Extras: Unknown.

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Suevia/Crest Films
- Spain. Region B. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: the 72 minute "Reflections of Night of the Living Dead" documentary.


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray Tribanda Pictures
- Spain. Region B. Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Extras: 2 commentary tracks, the 83 minute "One For The Fire" documentary, a 17 minute audio interview with Duane Jones, and a theatrical trailer.


Night of the Living Dead / Hellrasier Blu-ray Tribanda Pictures
- Spain. Region B. - NOTLD: Several scenes cropped but image very clean. From negative. Dimension transfer. Complete. Hellraiser: Unknown quality. Extras: Unknown.


Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray NSM
- Austria.

Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray NSM 3 variations
- Austria. Blu-ray Hartbox Release. Limited Edition 131 Copies. Region B. Unknown Quality. Extras: Easter Egg Hidden Feature.

Trilogy of the Dead Blu-ray NSM
- Austria.

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Old 10-22-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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I still just have this version:

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Old 10-22-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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Can someone tell me why Romero doesnt give the original prints to a proper film studio to release? For example Arrrow or Anchor bay?
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Can someone tell me why Romero doesnt give the original prints to a proper film studio to release? For example Arrrow or Anchor bay?
I don't think he has any real control over that to this day. When they did the Elite transfer back in the day they copyrighted that to him and Elite but maybe he needs Elite's permission to use that as well. The whole thing with Night is weird, it may in fact be owned by the Wiensteins at this point and that would be tricky because of their legal issues. However we may get lucky and get a Vivendi release since it seems they are handling the Wiensteins catalog. Who knows?
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #5
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Can someone tell me why Romero doesnt give the original prints to a proper film studio to release? For example Arrrow or Anchor bay?
Anchor Bay did release this on DVD in the US, twice.

Limited Edition:





Regular Edition:





And the film is in the public domain in the US so any studio could distribute it.

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Anchor Bay did release this on DVD in the US, twice.

Limited Edition:





Regular Edition:





And the film is in the public domain in the US so any studio could distribute it.
How was the PQ on the DVD?
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:55 PM   #7
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Can someone tell me why Romero doesnt give the original prints to a proper film studio to release? For example Arrrow or Anchor bay?
He has in the past. He worked with Elite Entertainment to put out an "official" laserdisc (and later DVD).

And I the latest (gorgeous) DVD from Weinstein is also authorized:


The question should be "Why doesn't Weinstein have Genius, Sony, or whomever is currently distributing their titles release this on Blu?"
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Anchor Bay did release this on DVD in the US, twice.

Limited Edition:





Regular Edition:





And the film is in the public domain in the US so any studio could distribute it.

The 30th Anniversary release of Night of the Living Dead on dvd is not the original release but the original release with new scenes and a new soundtrack. There is the original release included on the DVD but the soundtrack is new. Most Night of the Living Dead fans consider the 30th Anniversary release to be blasphemy. I have the 30th Anniversary on DVD in limited and regular release and for what it was, it is enjoyable, but not true to the original Romero film from 1968.

Some Reviews review:

http://www.mediacircus.net/notld.html
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/review...ivingdead.html

"The disc quality is really good, although when the new scenes are inserted you can tell - how could you not? Another pox on this film is the re-scoring by Scott Vladimir Licina, which is so bad that I'm going to just ignore it. There are two versions of this film included on the DVD, the 30th Anniversary re-edit and the original cut with Licina's new score (which, again, sucks so bad that I'm not even gonna talk about it). I can't believe anyone could make this film suck, but congratulations Mr. Russo - you did it in spades. Russo is credited as the "writer/director" of the new scenes in this version. May zombies eat his liver."

Surely at some point, someone will release the 30th Anniversary release on Blu-Ray as well.
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The 30th Anniversary release of Night of the Living Dead on dvd is not the original release but the original release with new scenes and a new soundtrack. There is the original release included on the DVD but the soundtrack is new. Most Night of the Living Dead fans consider the 30th Anniversary release to be blasphemy. I have the 30th Anniversary on DVD in limited and regular release and for what it was, it is enjoyable, but not true to the original Romero film from 1968.

Some Reviews review:

[Show spoiler]http://www.mediacircus.net/notld.html
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/review...ivingdead.html

"The disc quality is really good, although when the new scenes are inserted you can tell - how could you not? Another pox on this film is the re-scoring by Scott Vladimir Licina, which is so bad that I'm going to just ignore it. There are two versions of this film included on the DVD, the 30th Anniversary re-edit and the original cut with Licina's new score (which, again, sucks so bad that I'm not even gonna talk about it). I can't believe anyone could make this film suck, but congratulations Mr. Russo - you did it in spades. Russo is credited as the "writer/director" of the new scenes in this version. May zombies eat his liver."


Surely at some point, someone will release the 30th Anniversary release on Blu-Ray as well.
I believe the Millennium release to be the one offically approved by Romero himself...which I showed a picture above.
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I still just have this version:


Unless that whole thing gets ported over and a new transfer, that'll probably be the only version I stick with.
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Unless that whole thing gets ported over and a new transfer, that'll probably be the only version I stick with.
Exactly...which is why I still have it. Not everything is superior on bluray...yet....but I hope one day this version gets the bluray treatment.
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Im gunna get this one for posterity I reckon.
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I believe the Millennium release to be the one offically approved by Romero himself...which I showed a picture above.
Again, the more recent one from Weinstein (which I pictured) is also approved by Romero... and includes slightly better PQ, although some of the Millennium extras didn't make it over. I have both of those on DVD and that'll keep me satisfied until we get an "official" BD release.
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What is the best version of this film out there available? I need to know so I can possibly invest in it one of these days.
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Great Question. I am unsure of a blu-ray answer, but Elite Entertainment's Millennium Edition DVD is supposed to be the best DVD.
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I went with the Happinet release from Japan, and I'm more than happy with it. I narrowed it down to region A compatible releases and from there, due to a lack of info available about the Aussie release, I narrowed it down to the Forgotten Films release in the US and the Japanese one that I ended up getting. Between those 2 the US release is missing footage and is essentially a bare-bones release while the Japanese one contains the complete film and some nice extras, so the choice was obvious. The transfer is also amazing. The only flaw is a couple of very brief vertical lines in one scene. They couldn't be visible for more than a few seconds, and I didn't even see them the first time. Overall I think it's the one.
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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Night-...Blu-ray/14216/
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Which version of NoTLD is in this?




if it is one that is unknown I could check for the info.

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I still have this fantastic release:



Got it for $7.50 at Walmart near Halloween
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Got it for $7.50 at Walmart near Halloween
Yep. That's the one I have. I did own the Elite version too.
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