Which version of Night of the Living Dead?

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  1. Matt Stone

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    I know that there are multiple releases of this flick, but don't know which to go with. I'm assuming the Elite Millennium Edition would be the best, but I thought I'd post the question here.

    TIA!
     
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    I have the Millenium Edition, seems to be the way to go. Best transfer and extras.
     
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    Thanks, Nick! That's what the info I was looking for.
     
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    Another vote for the Millenium Edition.

    It has everything you need, and even some stuff you didn´t really needed.
     
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    I am sure there has been previous discussion on this topic. Did you search the forum on this?

    I have the Millenium Edition and am happy with it. I have heard bad stories about any version from Passport Video (there is supposedly a logo that floats around the screen)and I think a version with a new musical score.
     
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  7. Mark Hammon

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    The best version is the millenium Edition from Elite.

    The original Elite version was missing most of the supplements that were found on the original Elite cav Laser Disc box set.

    The Anniversary Edition touted extras that only ruined the movie. Addition scenes (filmed 20+ years later). New music written specifically for this new addition. I returned mine immediately after purchase.
     
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    I also recommended Tom Savini's 1990 remake.
     
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    I have the earlier Elite THX edition and it's very good. I've heard the Millenium Edition has a sepia tone over the opening titles for some reason?
     
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    That makes three of us. I love the Savini version.
     
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    The Millennium Edition by Elite Entertainment is the best version of Night Of The Living Dead. Stay away from the 30th Anniversary Edition at all costs.
     
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    The Tom Savini Remake is one of the few remakes which I like. It was interesting to see what the film would have looked like if done in color. Savini didn't try to be clever. He did a straight remake and obviously respected the original material.
     
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    I picked up a R2 edition from 'Stax Entertainment'. The disc includes the b/w version plus a computer colourised version ( the ultra bright yellows have a tendancy to induce nausea ).
    Quality on the b/w original is far from perfect, but it's watchable.
     
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    The only knock I have heard about the Millennium Edition is that it doesn't have the faux THX logo at the front (which the Elite LD and first Elite dvd had) which I do get a kick out of.
    They really got me good the first time I watched the LD, it starts off with the worst quality footage possible of the opening title shots and then it explodes to be replaced with the THX logo, signifying that (back in 94/95) this is the first high quality transfer the film has received in decades. Loved it.
     
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    Exactly right Kevin! The faux THX logo at the beginning is the main reason I have held on to the original Elite DVD, I just love it and they got me too. I also read about the sepia tones during the beginning of the Millenium Edition that isn't in the original Elite DVD so I just stuck with it. One of these days I might pick up the Millenium just for the extras but I will always keep the original one for the aforementioned reasons alone.
     
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    It's not a faux THX logo, it's the Elite logo. Great joke.
     

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