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Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

CRITERION COLLECTION

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Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
- New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed
- NIGHT OF ANUBIS, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
- New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
- Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
- New program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD filmmakers got their start
- Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O'Dea, and others
- Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
- New programs about the film's style and score
- New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
- New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
- Newsreels from 1967
- Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
- PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

4K RESTORATION

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In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)...

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Video!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

-- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
-- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
-- Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
-- English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
-- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
-- New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
-- The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
-- New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
-- New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
-- New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
-- Eva's Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri)
-- Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
-- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

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NEW RELEASE

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David Butler is a discouraged but optimistic high school English teacher struggling to connect with his uninterested students. So when honor student Lucas Ward (Dylan Sprouse) transfers into his class, he's thrilled to teach such a passionate scholar. David s excitement soon turns to fear however as he realizes that Lucas perfectionism is pathological and that the vengeful pupil is willing to destroy anyone standing between him and a perfect GPA.