Release details for Birth of the Living Dead

It wasn't too long ago when we got our first taste of the trailer for BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a documentary that takes a look at the making-of one of the greatest independent horror films of all time — George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Word has come in today that the doc will be released on VOD outlets on November 6th. As far as a Blu-ray/DVD release, an announcement is expected soon. This documentary will no doubt be a must see for any fan of the zombie genre as we'll get a fantastic look behind the making of one of horror's most classic films.

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed “Night of the Living Dead,” a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

“Birth of the Living Dead,” a new documentary, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster — one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

This new documentary also immerses audiences into the singular time in which “Night” was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home combined with iconic music from the 60s invites viewers to experience how Romero’s tumultuous film reflected this period in American history. “Birth of the Living Dead” shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that was also a profound insight into how our society really works.

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Source: Daily Dead



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