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The Living Dead
The Living Dead
Director: Various
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2005     13hr 16min

Contains: the night evelyn came out of the grave house by the cemetary fangs of the living dead i eat your skin the last man on earth king of the zombies night of the living dead the thirsty dead messiah of evil. Studio: ...  more »
     
     

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Director: Various
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: St Clair Vision
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 13hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

James O. (jimbo84) from FERGUS FALLS, MN
Reviewed on 4/16/2011...
So many zombies, so worth the time to watch. I'm a huge zombie fan, and this set did not let me down. I was skeptical of how good they would be, but this set SURPASSED ALL OF MY EXPECTATIONS.

Zombie fans, unite!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Buy it for "Messiah..."
ProEvil | MA | 11/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This 3 Disc DVD set from St Clair offers nine public domain horrors plus a few extras at a bargain price. So how does it compare to other DVD multi-film sets?

Disc 1:
"The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave"
"House by the Cemetary"
"Fangs of the Living Dead"
Bonus Feature - Trailers (In a bargain set?!!) for "Doctor Blood's Coffin", "The Child", "City of the Dead" and others.

Disc 2:
"I Eat Your Skin"
"Last Man on Earth"
"King of the Zombies"
Bonus Feature - A horror poster gallery with a creepy soundtrack.

Disc 3:
"Night of the Living Dead"
Film - Do I really need to write anything about this?
Video/Audio Quality - Very good full screen print. Looks better than most versions I've seen. There is one superior DVD presentation from Anchor Bay with several extras, but if you just want an inexpensive copy of the film, this does nicely.
"Thirsty Dead"
"Messiah of Evil"
Film - This is the reason I bought this set. Worth the price in itself, in my opinion. This forgotten 70's budgeter is probably too artsy and slow for the 3rd generation zombie fanboy set. However, if you enjoy moody, atmospheric horror cum art films, you can't miss it. Recommended for fans of "Carnival of Souls", "Incubus", "Daughter of Horror" or "Night Tide".
Video/Audio quality: Full Screen, washed out, but servicable print. Sound is clear but unremarkable. This print looks its age, but the film doesn't suffer for it at all. There's another "Messiah..." DVD from Diamond Entertainment that seems to use the same print. It pairs "Messiah..." with "Devil's Nightmare" and retails for almost the same price as this set.
Bonus Feature - A very short "Making of Night of the Living Dead" featurette.

Considering the price, this is worth having for "Messiah..." and the excellent print of "House...". Think of everything else as an extra."
Consider this "Night of the Living Dead" plus 8 Bonus Films
Danno | NY, NY | 07/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 3-DVD set contains 9 public domain horror films, which include:

Disc 1 - The Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave (1971)
Disc 1 - The House By The Cemetery (1981)
Disc 1 - Fangs of the Living Dead (1968)
Disc 2 - I Eat Your Skin (1964)
Disc 2 - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Disc 2 - King of the Zombies (1941)
Disc 3 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Disc 3 - The Thirsty Dead (1975)
Disc 3 - Messiah of Evil (1974)

"The Night of the Living Dead" is the real main attraction here, and the true reason I bought the DVD set, but there are other winners here, too. "The Last Man on Earth" is a European cult favorite featuring Vincent Price as the sole survivor in a world overrun by vampires. It mightily influenced George Romero's film-making, and plays like an extended "Twilight Zone" episode. There's also "Fangs of the Living Dead," a late 1960s dubbed Italian horror-comedy featuring Anita Ekberg. It falls into the "So Bad It's Good" group. The others are mostly forgettable time-fillers that, once upon a time, helped to fill up late night TV or drive-in double features. "I Eat Your Skin," for example, is a badly dated "voodoo" thriller that would have seemed dated even in the middle 1950s, and despite its Goblin-like score, "The House By The Cemetery" is one of the most incoherent slasher films ever to come out of Italy.

Film and audio quality are good-to-adequate. I suspect that, for the most part, these are cable TV prints as the gore and occassional nudity are intact. Only "Last Man on Earth" has a print that I would consider substandard to the point of being distracting. The "Night of the Living Dead" print is excellent. The extras are nice to have, and consist of coming attractions to classic horror flicks, a poster gallery, and a very brief narrated documentary about the "Night of the Living Dead." There's nothing here a true Romero fan wouldn't know, but it's nice to see in a budget DVD.

I've no clue why the DVD wouldn't work in the other reviewer's DVD player; I've tried the DVDs in my own player as well as my computer and they work just fine.

For the price, this collection of mostly forgotten horror flicks simply can't be beat. On their own I couldn't recommend any of them on their own merits (save for "Night of the Living Dead" and "The Last Man on Earth" but the others do have their (sometimes unintentional) charm. I found it a fun experience to see a series of low-budget horror flicks whose storytelling style and ambience was made totally obsolete by - you guessed it - the Night of the Living Dead! This would be a good DVD set as Halloween approaches."
The Living Dead Collection
Joshua C. Dirksen | Minneapolis, MN | 04/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have recently purchased this collection and all three DVD's have a format error causing them to skip and stutter. Buyer beware!"