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Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition (1999)

Unrated | | Horror | Video 24 August 1999
A re-edited version of Night of the Living Dead (1968) by a few members of its creative team, excluding director George Romero. It cuts 15 minutes from the original and replaces it with 15 minutes of newly-shot footage.


John A. Russo


John A. Russo (new scenes)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Duane Jones ... Ben (archive footage)
Judith O'Dea ... Barbra (archive footage)
Karl Hardman ... Harry (archive footage)
Marilyn Eastman ... Helen (archive footage)
Keith Wayne Keith Wayne ... Tom (archive footage)
Judith Ridley ... Judy (archive footage)
Kyra Schon ... Karen Cooper (archive footage)
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... Newscaster / Zombie (archive footage)
S. William Hinzman ... Zombie (as Bill Heinzman)
George Kosana ... Sheriff McClelland (archive footage)
Frank Doak Frank Doak ... Scientist (archive footage)
Bill Cardille ... Field Reporter (archive footage) (as Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille)
A.C. McDonald ... Posse Member / Zombie (archive footage)
Samuel R. Solito Samuel R. Solito ... Posse Member / Zombie (archive footage)
Mark Ricci Mark Ricci ... Washington Scientist (archive footage)


A re-edited version of Night of the Living Dead (1968) by a few members of its creative team, excluding director George Romero. It cuts 15 minutes from the original and replaces it with 15 minutes of newly-shot footage.

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Release Date:

24 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Evans City, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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During the filming of the new footage for the 30th anniversary edition, actor/composer Scott Vladimir Licina (Reverend John Hicks) suffered a heart stroke in the cemetery and was hospitalized for a few days. See more »


Edited from Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Great addition for the fanatric fans // buy the two disc dvd limmited edition
10 November 2018 | by theromanempire-1See all my reviews

I really don't get the hate for this NOTLD version. i'm a huge zombie fan. I own more than 100 zombie films and especially I love romero zombie films. NOTLD is my no 1 zombie film of all time. I own a dozen dvd editions from all around the world. including the millennium edition the 40th anniv. edition the new blu ray criterion edition and of course the two disc 1998 limited dvd edition which include also the 1998 soundtrack cd of the film. now I think any fanatic fan who owns the original 1968 version must own the 1998 version too. the fact only that it includes like 15 minutes overall of new footage makes it a must have. that it changes the beginning and the end it's not a bad thing. we already have the 1968 version to appreciate the creepy music and the unknown element of the beginning. that the 1968 version try to explain how the famous first ever flesh-eating zombie broke out of his tomb and showed how he reached the semetery to attack Barbara and her brother is a nice addition to the film. it's not a bad thing. also the new music score is very good. not creepy like the original was but it's nice to watch the film with two music scores. Essentially this is the 1968 version with few changes here and there which is a must have for the fanatic fans. if u are fanatic fan of this film u should own the famous NOTLD TRILOGY.

1) the 1968 original film

2) the 1998 version of the film

3) the great 1990 tom savini remake of the film

that's all I had to say about this version. ignore those beep negative comments and enjoy this version like u did with the original 1968 version.

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