Dimension Extreme will be releasing both George Romero’s latest AND first film – DIARY OF THE DEAD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on DVD on May 20th! While I’m sure all of us own multiple copies of the original NIGHT, this new 40th Anniversary Edition boasts a brand new 90 minute documentary called ONE FOR THE FIRE, which features interviews with EVERY one involved in NIGHT. (According to FANGORIA, the DVD crew interviewed everyone from "George down to Ella Mae Smith, who was a zombie extra from Evans City, PA.") Sounds like the DVD will be worth it for that new documentary alone! Complete stats on both DIARY OF THE DEAD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD are listed below!
DIARY OF THE DEAD:
Presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
• Audio commentary by Romero, director of photography Adam Swica and editor Michael Doherty
• For the Record: The Making of DIARY OF THE DEAD documentary
• Character Confessionals featurette
• The First Week featurette
• The Roots featurette
• Familiar Voices featurette
• Myspace short film contest winners
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD:
Features a remastered hi-def fullscreen transfer of the movie.
• Audio commentary by Romero, producer/actor Karl Hardman, actress Marilyn Eastman and writer John A. Russo
• Audio commentary by producer Russell W. Streiner, production manager Vince Survinski, actresses Judith O’Dea and Kyra Schon and actors Bill Hinzman and Keith Wayne
• One for the Fire: The Legacy of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD documentary
• Ben Speaks: The Last Interview With Duane Jones
• Speak of the Dead: A Conversation With Duane Jones
• Still gallery
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original script DVD-ROM