Night of the Living Dead in 4k

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nightIch habe, glaube ich, drei verschiedene Night of the Living Dead-Blurays im Regal stehen und anscheinend werde ich mir demnächst noch eine zulegen müssen, denn das Museum of Modern Art hat seine Kopie des Films in 4k abgetastet und digital restauriert. Die Version hat am 5. November Premiere im MoMa, danach dürfte die Fassung wohl irgendwann auf 4k-BluRay erscheinen, vielleicht sogar endlich mal in einer dem legendären Film angemessenen Edition mit den unterschiedlichen Versionen (Coloriert, 30th Anniversary-Fassung mit neuem Material, Remake) und Kram.

The Museum Of Modern Art first acquired one of the original prints of Night Of The Living Dead in 1970 for its collection, and have finally gotten around to restoring it for the digital age. Director George Romero worked closely with the Museum in order to, according to a press release, “terrify new audiences and devoted fans with a version that returns our film to the quality we originally intended.”

The annual To Save And Project Festival showcases the Museum Of Modern Art’s restorations and rediscoveries. “It has been impossible to truly appreciate the film’s formal beauty and visceral power,” explained film curator and festival co-organizer Joshua Siegel. “Our state-of-the-art restoration draws upon the best original visual and audio elements previously thought to have been lost.”