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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Watch George A. Romero's DEAD Trilogy (NIGHT 1968, DAWN 1978, DAY 1985) on VHS

Dead Trilogy Art by MattMcEver at DevinatArt.com:


Original VHS cover:

2004 DVD cover:

Watch Night of the Living Dead (1968) on Elvira's MTV Halloween Party (1984):

On October 31st, 1984, Elvira Mistress of the Dark (played by Cassandra Peterson) hosted an MTV Halloween Special originally called Macabre TV: Elvira's Halloween Special where she appeared in comedic segments with guests John Carradine, Laraine Newman, Todd Rundgren, and Cheech Marin as she presented music videos and the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

This YouTube video contains just Elvira's segments and the full film, the commercials and music videos have been edited out...

...or Watch the FULL 5 hour special with commercials and music videos on Archive.org...

...or YouTuber Elvira’s Vault edited in a higher quality version of the film with Elvira's VHS qaulity MTV segments:

Watch Night of the Living Dead on Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010–2012):

The Elvira character first appeared on Movie Macabre a show that aired locally from 1981 to 1986 where she hosted horror and science fiction genre B movies. The show was revived in 2010 as Elvira's Movie Macabre where public domain films were shown and lasted until 2012. In this first episode of the revival, Elvira decides to clean out her basement, relaunch "Movie Macabre," and hosts "Night of the Living Dead."

Watch on YouTube below or watch at ShoutFactoryTV.com:
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Watch Night of the Living Dead (1968) on MasTERRORpiece Theatre The Ghoul vs Count Scary:

MasTERRORpiece Theatre is a Halloween special that originally aired on WKBD-TV Channel 50 on October 31, 1996, where Detroit, Michigan horror hosts Count Scary (Tom Ryan) and The Ghoul (Ron Sweed) try to out host each other as they present Night of the Living Dead.

Watch on YouTube...

...or watch at Archive.org:

Watch Night Of The Living Dead with Commercials as it aired on USA's Up All Night on 10/17/97:

Up All Night was a late night showcase of cult and b-movies that aired on the USA Network from 1989 to 1998.

Watch on Youtube...

...or Archive.org:

Watch Night of the Living Dead: Live from Wisconsin Hosted by Mark & Mike with commercials:

On Halloween Night 2006, the defunct cable channel G4 Network aired a live showing of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, hosted by Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank of American Movie fame, in the front yard of a home in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The show featured Mark and Mike providing commentary for the film, as well as participating in several Halloween-centric activities, including the filming of the first-ever live horror movie. Presented complete with commercials.

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1983 Thorn EMI Video VHS Cover:

1987 HBO Cannon Video VHS Cover:

Cleaned up VHS resized to Blu-ray cover by 13Clerk13 at DeviantArt.com:

TV Guide Ad by The-End-of-Summer.blogspot.com:

Watch Dawn of the Dead (1978) Complete 1979 CBS Broadcast with Original Commercials:

The End of Summer's fan edit of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead as it may have looked if it premiered on network television in the late '70s, specifically December of 1979, modeled on the 1981 broadcasts of Halloween (1978) on NBC and The Exorcist (1973) on CBS. Language and gore effects have been edited out.

More Info at https://the-end-of-summer.blogspot.com/2021/05/teos-theater-dawn-of-dead-1978-full-cbs.html:

Watch on YouTube...

...or watch at Archive.org:

1987 HBO Video VHS Cover:

1989 HBO Video VHS Cover:

Watch Dawn of the Dead (1978) Theatrical Cut in Fullscreen:

This is a rip of the HBO Video VHS released in the US by distributor Weintraub Entertainment Group in 1989.

Watch unedited full film in fullscreen at YouTube:

1997 Video Treasures, Elite Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS cover:

Watch Dawn of the Dead (1978) The Original Director's Cut in Widescreen:

A rip of Video Treasures and Elite Entertainment VHS released in the US by distributor Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1997. The 2-tape set contains the complete film on tape 1 and domestic/international trailers on tape 2.

Watch unedited full film in widescreen at YouTube:

Japanese VHS covers:

Watch Dawn of the Dead (1978) Partial Japanese TV Broadcast:

This is a VHS recording of a Japanese TV broadcast with introduction that aired in Japan in October 1980. This release uses music from Susperia as the soundtrack, is dubbed in Japanese, has an exploding intro, a typed background on what caused the dead to reanimate and includes a Japanese TV host introducing and discussing the movie.

At the time, the post-production staff ordered a tape of the M&E track from the rights agency to make a Japanese dubbing for the film. The sound quality was so poor that it couldn't be used in its entirety for broadcast. Therefore, the production crew appropriated another film's soundtrack, and all the sound effects were reworked.

Also, gore scenes were drastically cut out and the dialogue was altered, which led to a flood of complaints from fans after the show. Therefore, two years later in July 1982, the soundtrack was replaced with the normal soundtrack and aired again.

Watch on YouTube...

...or watch on Archive, originally recorded on VHS then converted to DVD VOB files:

Here is a cam rip of the film in English with Japanese subtitles, also originally recorded on VHS then converted to DVD VOB files:

Austria VHS cover:

Germany VHS cover:

Watch Dawn of the Dead (1978) Uncut German Version on VHS:

A rip of German language VHS released in Austria and Germany by X-Rated KultVideos. Austria got an uncut version of the film and Germany received an edited version.

Watch at YouTube:


Original VHS cover:

Cleaned up VHS resized to Blu-ray cover by 13Clerk13 at DeviantArt.com:

Original Newspaper Ad:

Watch Day of the Dead (1985) [VHS Vault] 1 hr 41 min TV-MA Horror at https://tubitv.com/movies/298350/day-of-the-dead-vhs-vault:

To celebrate films originally released during the VHS era, Shout! Factory TV offers a carefully curated collection of titles, digitized directly from the VHS tape source for an authentic VHS experience. Included are cult classics such as Kentucky Fried Movie, George Romero’s Day Of The Dead, and Never Too Young To Die starring a young John Stamos. They've also added related titles, including Adjust Your Tracking – The Untold Story Of The VHS Collector, and A Real Job, a comedy set in a 1980’s video rental store.

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Quote and Dead Trilogy VHS pic found @the.vhs.zone:

Dead Trilogy VHS stack buy on t-shirt, sticker, hoodie, mug, +more by PodcastFromTheCrypt at teepublic.com:

Romero Zombie VHS Stack Illustration buy at thehappyhorrorshop.bigcartel.com:

Dead DVD covers:


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