The Criterion Collection Adds 'Living Dead,' 'Silence Of The Lambs' Returns

Halloween may be behind us, but the folks at The Criterion Collection are ready to send a chill up your spine, as they prepare another excellent slate of films, for February.

Leading the pack is George A. Romero‘s “Night Of The Living Dead.” So, why do you need the Criterion edition, when this has been released countless times? Well, aside from the new 4K restoration, the package will the include previously unreleased 16mm dailies, as well as the unseen “Night Of Anubis” workprint edit of the movie. On top of that will be audio commentaries, interviews, and much, much more.

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Staying in the spirit of all things scary, Criterion is bringing one of their oldest titles — spine number #13! — back into print: “The Silence Of The Lambs.” The stone-cold classic is also freshly restored, and will feature tons of extras including an audio commentary, thirty-five minutes of deleted scenes, the “Inside The Labyrinth” documentary and much, much more.

For those looking to get their foreign film game going, you’ll be covered with Satyajit Ray‘s “The Hero” and Kon Ichikawa‘s “An Actor’s Revenge” — both are, of course, restored. Meanwhile, just in time for Oscar season, Tony Richardson‘s Best Picture winner “Tom Jones” lands with both the theatrical and director’s cuts, and plenty of extras to pass away the winter months.

Lastly, Louis Malle‘s “Elevator To The Gallows” gets the Blu-ray boost.