There's been some news lately about recent NOTLD remakes/prequels, and, along with guffinator12's comment above, it got me to thinking about all the different versions of NOTLD. The raping of this film isn't anything new. So, because I'm a list whore, let's just name them off, shall we? I've compiled a list of all the versions I know of with links for each film (I tried to link to these message boards when possible).
First, of course, there's the original masterpiece:
1968 - Night of the Living Dead (original)
Then all hell breaks loose.
- 1986 - NOTLD colorized version (zombies had green skin)
- 1990 - NOTLD Savini remake
- 1997 - NOTLD Colorized (by Anchor Bay, zombies had grey skin)
- 1999 - NOTLD 30th Anniversary Edition ("removes 15 minutes of footage from the original film and inserts 15 minutes of new footage shot especially for this edition.. George A. Romero was not involved with this version." Children of the Living Dead is a sequel to this one.)
- 2004 - NOTLD Colorized (by Legend Films, different from the previous two)
- 2005 - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D ("The makers of this parody of Night of the Living Dead took George Romero's classic and wiped the soundtrack clean, then redubbed it with comedic dialogue.")
- 2005 - NOTLD Survivor's Cut ("recut version of Romero's classic, with additional footage added and scenes digitally treated for dramatic effect")
- 2006 - NOTLD 3D remake
- 2007 - NOTLD SOV remake
- 2009 - NOTLD Re-Animated (arty "animated" film that used a bunch of different clips from various animators that animated different scenes of the original movie, set to the original audio)
- 2009 - NOTLD Rifftrax treatment (like MST3K)
- 2009 - NOTLD Colorized 3D (3D treatment of the 2004 colorized version)
- 2012 - NOTLD Origins 3D (3D CGI animated film)
- 2012 - NOTLD Re-Animation (3D live-action)
- 2012 - NOTLD Resurrection (a British remake)
- 2012 - NOTLD remake (not much info, this one may fall through.. directed by Matt Cloude)
Are there any that I'm missing?
Are you looking forward to any of those last four? More details can be found on their respective topics.