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‘Night of the Living Dead’ Getting a 4K Ultra Blu-Ray Release in the US from Criterion



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Director George A. Romero‘s 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead is getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray release in the US on October 4th, 2022 from Criterion. We have included bonus feature details and a look at the cover artwork below, along with a direct link to pre-order a copy of the film on home video RIGHT HERE!

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary and quietly breaking ground by casting a Black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

Synopsis: “A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.


  • 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    One 4K UHD disc of the film and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
    Night of Anubis, a work-print edit of the film
    Program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
    Sixteen-millimeter dailies reel
    Program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead participants got their starts
    Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O’Dea, and others
    Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
    Programs about the film’s style and score
    Interview program about the direction of the film’s ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
    Interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
    Newsreels from 1967
    Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
    English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

Will you be picking up the 4K version of the classic Night of the Living Dead? If so, how do you think the film will look in glorious 4K? As usual, you can let us know the answers to both questions down in our comments section below this article piece.

You can pre-order Night of the Living Dead on 4K Blu-Ray from

Night of the Living Dead Cover for Criterion 4K Blu-Ray