August 6, 2009
- Runtime: 96 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
The notorious shocker that introduced cannibalistic zombies to filmdom, this apocalyptic nightmare about corpses roaming the Earth was banned in many countries. A sequel (so gross it briefly earned an X-rating) is entitled "Dawn of the Dead."
"Night of the Living Dead" was George Romero's first feature film.
Working title: "Night of the Flesh Eaters."
"Night" produced two sequels, "Dawn of the Dead" (1979) and "Day of the Dead" (1985); one remake, "Night of the Living Dead" (1990); and countless imitations.
Additional cast: Keith Wayne (as Tom), Judith Ridley (Judy), Marilyn Eastman (Helen), Karen (Kyra Schon), and Bill Hinzman (Graveyard Zombie).
Sound by Gary Streiner.
Production Company: Image Ten.
Estimated budget: $70,000.
Filmed in the countryside around Pittsburgh.
Elite's THX laserdisc #EE1114 is a Special Edition of "Night of the Living Dead" and features a widescreen transfer from the original 35mm negative and dual full-running audio commentary tracks by George Romero, John A. Russo and numerous cast members.