Criterion Collection movies are about as good as you could get for any release. Now with other heavy hitters like Synapse, Arrow, or Grindhouse putting out quality genre releases on Blu-ray, Criterion isn’t the end all for high quality, classic movie releases. But Criterion swings hard with their new 4K Criterion Collection of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
First off, this classic has never looked better. I’ve only ever seen grainy public domain showings on TV and my just as bad copy in a bargain bin Mill Creek four-disc set. I’ve never seen the colorized version! So watching the old transfers is almost part of the experience now. Grainy shots that show too bright, audio quality that is clearly dated and has pops in it. The new restoration done by Romero looks great. All the blacks, whites and greys are rich. I just talked about pumped up colors in the Suspiria 4K from Synapse, now I’m talking true, Continue reading “Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” gets the Criterion Collection treatment. Finally.”