Not only is George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead returning to theaters for its 50th anniversary this week, but we’ve also just been informed that FYE is exclusively offering up a 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition set that is now available in stores and online.
Released today, the set starts off with the Criterion Collection 2 disc Blu-ray featuring the original premier version of the film, restored and remastered in 4K Ultra HD from the original camera negative and supervised by George A. Romero with the support of the Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation. It includes new and archival footage, interviews, and commentary from the original cast & creators.
The Collection also features amazing artwork including an official, beautifully painted, limited edition graphic novel based on the film. Thumb through 250 pages of never published covers by Stephen R. Bissette, stunning art by Richard Bonk, and exclusive photos and interviews with the original 1968 cast and filmmakers.
Fans will get the original eight 1968 lobby cards from the release of the film, beautifully remastered with gold foil lettering, specially re-designed to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. 250 of the boxes have been randomly inserted with an additional lobby card autographed by “Johnny” of “They’re coming to get you Barbra” fame, played by actor Russell Streiner.
There is also an exclusive poster of the now Iconic Karen Cooper, played by Kyra Schon and a special edition commemorative ticket specially designed with gold foil.