New box set from Arrow Video compiles three of George A. Romero’s most interesting films and packs them with extras
This writer is still reeling from the loss of the great George A. Romero, a filmmaker that altered the course of the contemporary horror film but who also fully embodied the independent cinema spirit. And on top of that, he was a sweet, kind, funny, intelligent and humble human being whose company I will forever miss.
But in the context of his filmography, there are a slew of fine films George made in the 1970s post-Night of the Living Dead that are flawed, fascinating and essential pieces of his cinematic journey. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur. Three films from the late, legendary director that prove that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. And now, Arrow Video has compiled these three pictures in a stunning 6-disc, limited edition set, due out October 24th.
George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn includes the following films:
There’s Always Vanilla (1971): Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.
Season of the Witch (aka Jack’s Wife, 1972) : Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.
The Crazies (aka Code Name: Trixie, 1973): A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.
Special Features Include:
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
There’s Always Vanilla:
Season of the Witch:
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