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Between Night and Dawn - New Romero Box

Three Romero Films on Blu-ray/DVD by Arrow

George A. Romero's most popular films are his zombie flicks, no doubt. Between Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978), he directed four more films. Arrow Video will release three of them in a Blu-ray/DVD box set.

The first one is There's Always Vanilla (1971). However, more interesting is the second one called Season of the Witch (1972). Originally, it had a length of 130 minutes but the distributor decided that it was too long. As a result, it was cut to a length of 89 minutes only and promoted as softcore porn under the name Hungry Wives. Until today, the original cut is considered lost. Parts of the missing footage have been found though and in 2005, a so-called Extended Version (104 minutes) was released on DVD in the US. Last but not least, there is The Crazies (1973).

As for the upcoming Arrow release: There's Always Vanilla is based on a new 2K scan, the other ones are based on a new 4K scan. The box set is called George A. Romero - Between Night and Dawn and it will be released on 10/23/2017 in the UK. The day after, it will also be released in the US. Each film is in a single keep case and the box also contains a booklet with 60 pages. The extras are as follows:

There's Always Vanilla:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner
  • Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There's Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch
  • Trailer

Season of the Witch:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Alternate extended cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
  • The Secret Life of Jack's Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers

The Crazies:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting the Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
  • Never Before Seen BTS footage
  • 2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers
Release: Jul 23, 2017 - Author: The Undertaker - Translator: Tony Montana

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