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The Criterion Collection Will Resurrect Night Of The Living Dead, Silence Of The Lambs With 4K Blu-Rays

The Silence of the Lambs and Night of the Living Dead, two bona fide horror gems, are officially joining the Criterion Collection.

Each film classic will receive a 4K restoration, along with scores of special features, which will be available from February 13th, 2018. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s Day treat?

On a more somber note, news of this re-release arrives at a difficult time for the horror community: Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme passed away back in April, while George A. Romero, the undisputed king of zombies, died in July. Indeed, it was difficult losing two legendary filmmakers in the space of three months, but this posthumous recognition ensures their finest achievements are ushered into the pantheon of great cinema.

Each release will come with different bonus features – Lambs, for instance, includes audio commentary from Demme himself, along with Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and screenwriter
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The Bottom Shelf: Damnation Alley and George A. Romero: Between Night And Dawn

Nick Aldwinckle Nov 27, 2017

Our latest round-up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays covers George A Romero, Damnation Alley and more...

With real life’s ridiculous news stories almost beyond parody, it seems fitting that 2017 was the year we saw George A. Romero, the master of satirical zombie tomfoolery, responsible for horror classics from Dawn Of The Dead through to Tales From The Dark Side, shuffle off this mortal coil. To commemorate three of Romero’s less celebrated early movies, Arrow Video has released the intriguing Between Night And Dawn set on Bluray, with ample extras to sate the most eager fanboy/girl.

First up, and by far the movie most will know (perhaps due to its 2010 remake), 1973's The Crazies plays out almost like a retread of Romero's 1968 debut Night Of The Living Dead, with a group of townsfolk again subject to a dodgy violence-inducing substance whilst military jackanapes try and control the epidemic.
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George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead Criterion Collection Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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An absolute game-changer for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead introduced the modern zombie as we know it, packing in as much social commentary as it did gore. Now, nearly 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film is getting The Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment it so justly deserves. Criterion is coming to get us, Barbara...

Slated for a February 13th release, The Criterion Collection Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray features a 4K digital restoration that was overseen by the late, great Romero as well as John A. Russo, Gary R. Streiner, and Russell W. Streiner. The new Blu-ray is packed with bonus features both old and new, and you can get an idea of what to expect from the official release details and cover art below, as well as information on another February 13th Criterion Collection Blu-ray release: Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs.
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November 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection, Hellraiser SteelBook, The Paul Naschy Collection II

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We have another busy week of home releases to look forward to, with an array of films that hit a bunch of different subgenres. For those who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, you can now catch up with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde this Tuesday, and if you missed seeing it online this fall, Amityville: The Awakening hits both Blu-ray and DVD as well.

For you cult cinema fans out there, I hope your wallets are ready for some serious damage, as there are a ton of great offerings coming home on November 14th, including the gorgeous limited edition Hellraiser Steelbook, The Paul Naschy Collection II, J.D.’s Revenge, and Arrow’s stunning Blu-ray set honoring one of horror’s true greats—George A. Romero—that features HD releases of Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, and The Crazies.

Other notable
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection & Hellraiser SteelBook

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This November, Arrow Video is giving horror fans a lot to be thankful for with several Blu-ray releases that are highly anticipated, including the George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection and the Hellraiser 30th anniversary SteelBook, and we have full release details on both holiday wish list items:

Press Release: Winter chills just mean that it's November, and Arrow Video are set to heat things up with a George Romero box set, a blaxploitation chiller, classic horror in steelbook form, a modern-day Russian black comedy, and a cult thriller directed by Steve Buscemi! With plenty of lavish packaging and limited edition items, Christmas has come early for film collectors!

Legendary horror cinema innovator, George A Romero, is responsible for arguably the most influential zombie films of all time. But he doesn't just make undead epics, and the three films collected here in the box set George Romero
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Blu-ray Review – George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (1971 – 1973)

George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn, 1971 – 1973.

Directed by George A. Romero.

Starring Lynn Lowry, Raymond Laine, Jan White, Judith Ridley, Will MacMillan, Richard Liberty, Anne Muffly, and Bill Hinzman.

Synopsis:

A collection of three Romero films There’s Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972) and The Crazies (1973) created between Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).

When George Romero passed away in July this year, the film world lost one of its true innovators. A film maker not afraid to try different styles and forms, Romero was best known as the ‘King of the Zombies’ with 1968’s mixture of horror and social allegory Night of the Living Dead a starting point for generations of horror aficionados and independent film makers.

As this collection clearly displays, Romero was equally proficient in other genres. Providing an illuminating lesson in the director’s output between his breakthrough film
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A New Phase of Horror: Close-Up on "Night of the Living Dead"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) is playing October 1 - 31, 2017 in the United States as part of the series Prelude to Halloween.For all of its social and cinematic influence, its current notoriety as the granddaddy of the contemporary zombie movie (and television show and comic book and videogame), George A. Romero’s 1968 debut, Night of the Living Dead, was a remarkably unassuming production. Shot in mid- through late-1967 on a budget of around $114,000, with a cast and crew of unknown actors and amateur locals, the film went on to accumulate an international gross of more than $30 million, setting the standard for a progressively popular horror sub-genre in the process. One now marvels at its systematic structure, its discerning formal design, its clever manipulation of time and space, and its shrewd exploitation of generic conventions.
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George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” Coming on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur… Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” will be released on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’S Always Vanilla (1971)

Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.

Season Of The Witch (1972)

Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.

The Crazies (1973)

A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy

When George A. Romero passed away in July,
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'Night of the Living Dead' Continues in 3 New Comic Series

'Night of the Living Dead' Continues in 3 New Comic Series
This June, the dead will rise again as Double Take (2T) launches Ultimate Night of the Living Dead, with three new comics set in the universe of the 1968 film. Two series, Rise and Z-Men are written by preeminent Zombie writer, Jeff McComsey, while the third, Home, is written by Moth Grand Slam Champion, Peter Aquero. Digital previews of all three premier issues are available now at DoubleTakeUniverse.com.

Much more than just a singular launch, this marks the first releases in a major initiative surrounding the classic horror franchise, which frightened moviegoers all around the world and made zombies a household name. Having commissioned a new generation of writers to breathe new life into the classic franchise, 2T has a dozen series in the works - some following characters from the film in surprising new directions; other stories are all new. All creators are working in collaboration with 2T Gm,
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'Night of the Living Dead' Origins Movie Planned by Romero's Son

'Night of the Living Dead' Origins Movie Planned by Romero's Son
The Romero families directorial legacy continues with son following in his father's footsteps. G. Cameron Romero (Staunton Hill), son of George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) announced today that he has launched his campaign on Indiegogo, for Origins, the genesis story of the first Romero zombie in his father's iconic masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, with a goal of $150,000 for pre-production costs.

Set in the turbulent late sixties, the film tells the story of a brilliant scientist - Dr. Alan Cartwright - who strikes a deal with the military that will give him all the resources he needs to finalize his work in exchange for what he later learns is a price all mankind will have to pay.

Here's what director G. Cameron Romero had to say in a statement about Origins.

"I feel carrying on my dad's legacy is something that I not only want to do,
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Details on This Weekend’s Living Dead Festival

Fans of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead are gathering (or maybe stumbling) to Evans City, Pennsylvania this weekend, reliving the popular horror movie and to celebrating the movie’s 45th Anniversary. The Living Dead Festival will be taking place Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st at Edco Park in Evans City, Pennsylvania.

Unlike any other typical horror convention attendees won’t be cooped up in a hotel ballroom. There will be a series of meet and greets and also photo ops at several Night of the Living Dead film locations. Guests will be provided transportation from Edco Park to the location of their choice for a 1 hour session with the celebrity guest. Not only will you meet the classic horror film stars but will also be given the full tour of the eerie locations it was filmed at.

Nearly 20 members of the cast and crew will
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Zombie Screenings and Guests Announced for FantaCon 2013

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It has been announced that FantaCon will be taking place in Albany this September, and they have a number of zombie guests and screenings planned. Continue reading for details on the event, including a 45th anniversary screening of Night of the Living Dead with many of the original cast and crew members in attendance:

“FantaCon 2013 is a celebration of horror and fantasy in film, TV, comic books, toys, music and books for all ages! The convention will be held September 14 and 15 at the Marriott at 189 Wolf Road in Albany. At FantaCon you will find thousands of fans meeting with established and aspiring film stars, television actors, comic book artists, illustrators, authors, special effects artists, producers, directors, writers and filmmakers. In addition there will be over 100 vendors selling collectables of all kinds.

For 2013, with the unprecedented popularity of zombies, FantaCon will have a first for the Albany area. Members of the
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Albany, NY Announces Three Nights of Horror with FantaCon 2013 This September

It's a few pages away on the calendar, but we just got word there's a new festival in town, and that town is Albany, NY. Scheduled for September, FantaCon, which was originally held in 1979 in Albany, is returning to the Empire State in 2013 for an all new weekend of excitement.

The guest list is already impressive, and they've got some great classic films to show in Albany's beautiful Palace Theater. Check out all the info below, and if you dig it, you can get your tickets here.

For more info and a full guest list, visit the official FantaCon 2013 website, "like" FantaCon 2013 on Facebook and follow FantaCon 2013 on Twitter (@FantaCon2013).

From the Press Release

FantaCon 2013 is a celebration of horror and fantasy in film, TV, comic books, toys, music and books for all ages! The convention will be held September 14 and 15 at the Marriott at 189 Wolf Road in Albany. At
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Attention Creeps and Creatures: Monsterpalooza Scheduled for April 12-14

Burbank will once again be filled with award-winning F/X artists, horror celebs and legions of adoring fans as Monsterpalooza will be held at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center on April 12-14. Read on for the details available thus far.

Monsterpalooza is scheduling some incredible F/X artists, special presentations and a monster museum. Artists scheduled to appear are: Michael Westmore (Academy Award Winning F/X Artist: "The Munsters," Rocky, Raging Bull, Mask, "Star Trek"), Chiodo Brothers (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Critters), Mike Hill (sculptor and painter), Kazuhiro Tsuji (Hellboy, Planet of the Apes, The Ring 2, Looper), Jordu Schell (creature designer and sculptor Avatar, Galaxy Quest, 300, Hellboy, The Thing (2011)), and many more.

And check out this list of special celebrity guests from the genre and beyond: Ace Frehley (former lead guitarist of Kiss), Lita Ford (The Runaways), The Monster Squad! (Duncan Regehr (Dracula), Tom Woodruff (The Creature), Michael Reid Mackay
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Night Of The Living Dead (1968) Review

by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

It was in 1968 when the godfather of zombie films, George A. Romero, released the independent, nightmarish film Night of the Living Dead.

Though White Zombie deserves the praise as the first feature-length zombie film -, Romero's "Dead" series is the set of zombie films all following zombie films were influenced and defined by.

Shot in black and white, "Night Of The Living Dead" revolutionized, defined and popularized the splatter film and was a superb example of what could be achieved and captured on a minuscule budget, paving the way for the independent horror films of the 70's and 80's.

The story opens with sister and brother Barbra and Johnny visiting their father's grave, when reanimated corpses suddenly attack them. Johnny is lost in the attack but Barbra flees and seeks refuge in an abandoned farmhouse.

It's not long before another fleeing survivor; Ben (played by
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Make Plans to Attend the Undead Festival October 21-23 in Asbury Park, NJ

The producers of last year’s Guinness World Record breaking New Jersey Zombie Walk present the 2011 Undead Festival ... because one day of zombie fun just isn’t enough! Alongside the world famous Zombie Walk, this year’s three-day event includes live entertainment, brand new movies to chill your bones, rows of vendors with spooky goodies, celebrities from your favorite horror films, and lots of free swag to take home! Here are some of the highlights...

• Take in the New Jersey premieres of films Chillerama and The Dead on Friday night, October 21, free to all convention attendees!

• The NJ Zombie Walk 2011, Saturday, October 22nd: A team of professional make-up artists will be on hand to give demonstrations and assist in giving complete zombie makeovers for a nominal fee to cover the artist’s expenses. The day starts at 10am, but the walk itself begins at 5pm so don’t be late!
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Night of the Living Dead Grzegorz Domaradzki Poster

Night of the Living Dead Grzegorz Domaradzki Poster
Artist Grzegorz Domaradzki has meticulously crafted a masterpiece breathing with emotion: a new Night of the Living Dead 24x36" Limited Edition Silkscreen Print. If you take a few moments to absorb the composition as a whole you'll notice how the elements work together to form a skull. This four color silkscreen print with metallic inks has been masterfully printed by Mama's Sauce on 100lb cover white, individually hand numbered and available for $40 plus shipping and handling. To buy the regular edition, which is limited to 250 prints: clickHere. For the classic enthusiast, a black and white glow-in-the-dark version, limited to 100 prints, is also available: clickHere

MovieWeb readers can get a 15% off discount when they purchase this poster. Simply enter the code "Movieweb" at checkout when you visit www.shopkrypton.com. Check out the image below.

Night of the Living Dead was released October 1st, 1968 and stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman,
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Convention Report: 2nd Annual Living Dead Festival, Evans City, Pa on October 30, 2009

The Third Time’s a Charm... If the Living are Dead

My very first writing for Icons of Fright was a convention report on Pittsburgh, Pa’s Monster Bash in 2007. It was a decent show, a small-scale convention where I met Kyra Schon and Bill Hinzman of Night Of The Living Dead, and it marked my inaugural trip to the Pittsburgh area. My second visit to the area followed a year later, when I travelled to Monroeville, home of George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. The purpose behind that one was the HorrorHound show, another convention I chronicled for Icons. But that report ended up being more about my buddy X hitting a deer than the lackluster convention itself. This past Halloween weekend, I made my third visit to the area, and this trip was something altogether special. This time, I was headed to Gary Streiner’s 2nd Annual
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No Shortage of Conventions This Halloween Weekend

Icons resident staffer Mike Cucinotta recently noted that there's certainly no shortage of classic and revered horror films showing this October.  Well, genre fans who travel the convention circuit will not be left wanting this Halloween weekend, as three conventions hit different parts of the map, each bringing its distinct flavor.

Chiller Theatre:  This twice-yearly mega-event brings a number of faces to Parsippany, NJ.  The convention boasts mainstream stars such as Ann-Margret, Mickey Rooney and Monkey Davy Jones;  convention stalwarts the likes of Kane Hodder, Brinke Stevens and Night Of The Living Dead's Bill Hinzman;  and a few genre rarities such as Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart of Night Of The Creeps.  Because of the recent downturn in the economy, Chiller has downsized this Halloween's show.  But I can personally attest:  I've been to every Chiller for 5 1/2 years, and I've never been disappointed.  Look forward to a
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Living Dead Festival Building Steam in Evans City, Pa

 

 

Gary Streiner is putting the final touches on his ode to Night Of The Living Dead with this Halloween Weekend's Living Dead Festival, and people are starting to notice.  The fest recently garnered notice in the Pittsburgh Triblive, and Your North Hills.  The first article speaks of the timeliness of the festival and the timeless of the movie itself, while the second comes from the writer's very personal relationship to the film.  Gary's personal investment in not only the festival but in keeping the movie's history intact have made him beloved in the hearts of ghoul-lovers everywhere.  If you're a fan of Romero-style undead or zombies in general, Gary has a place for you in his heart and in Evans City, Pa this Halloween weekend.

 The Living Dead Festival takes place on October 30-31, with many first-time guests such as Judith Ridley, as well as an outside showing of Night on Halloween night,
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