Night of the Living Dead ★★★½

While it's true that the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) is not only one of my favorite films, but a true classic of the genre, I still like this film very much. Much ado has been raised online about the "look" of the new Blu release of this film from Twilight Time. Having just watched it, I can honestly say that some of the criticisms have been GREATLY exaggerated. Yes, the film is much darker on the Blu, and the color palette has been muted... but it actually DOES work for the film. It is a different look, but it adds a sense of dread and creepiness that the original prints did not have. Does this make it right? No, because the film isn't exactly the way the director intended... but as a piece of "revisionist" work, this new transfer of NOTLD90 is a winner in my book. Stop reading all the reviews and take a look for yourself on a PROPERLY calibrated television, and you might agree with me.