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Dawn of the Dead

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human!
Title: Dawn of the dead
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]
Edition: Unrated director's cut Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: splitting headaches: anatomy of exploding heads; attack of the living dead; raising the dead; the lost tape: over 15 min. of terrifying revealed; special report: zombie invasion; over 12 min. of deleted scenes; commentary by director and producer
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Summary: When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human!
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
Additional Contributors: Polley, Sarah
Rhames, Ving - 1961-�, -
Phifer, Mekhi - 1975-�, -
Bates, Tyler
Gunn, James - 1970-�, -
Snyder, Zack - 1966-�, -
Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 9781417018147
1417018143
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment/New Amsterdam Entertainment production ; produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, Marc Abraham, Eric Newman ; screenplay by James Gunn ; directed by Zack Snyder
Credits: Director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti ; editor, Niven Howie ; music, Tyler Bates.
Performers: Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley, Jake Weber.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1; dual-layer
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Death Drama Shopping malls Drama Zombies Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Death
Shopping malls
Zombies
Publisher No: 25819
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May 14, 2013
  • kaw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good storytelling, very good character development, much more than you expect in a zombie flick. Excellent zombies, although they move much too fast for my liking!

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Though the adaptation of this movie was disappointing, as a horror movie it was pretty good. The makeup artists did phenomenal jobs.The blood splatter, the shooting, and the gore was all well done. It was pure eye candy to a horror fan. I would recommend this movie to any horror/zombie movie fan.

Mar 24, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Fairly entertaining. I wished the ending was better. . .

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Death. A common fear amongst almost all the civilizations in the world. But what if you could overcome death? Would you do it? What if, in order to overcome death, you were reduced to a brainless automaton? You get bit. You bleed to death. You come back. That is the premise of this film. However, when you come back, there is nothing left of you but your body; your mind is all but gone - wasted. There is a stark difference between vampires and zombies - vampires are sentient, zombies are not. That fact makes them all the more terrifying. Similar to the original, the few survivors take refuge in a mall (an allusion to consumerism in modern society, perhaps?).

Across the river of zombies trying to bite the survivors is a gun store, owned by Andy. Neither of them can reach each other, so they use a dry-erase-board to communicate. They play a game: the people in the mall write down the name of a celebrity, such as Burt Reynolds. Andy then shoots the zombie-look-a-like in the head. A classic scene.

The film also poses the belief: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. A man was bit, he is slowly dying and shall eventually turn into a zombie. What do you do? Do you kill him right away, or do you let him die then resurrect as a zombie? At which point is a human beyond hope?

The best zombie movie; one of the better horror films I've seen!

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Cthulhu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Kenneth: Oh, I get it. You saw hell yesterday, and now you're scared of going to hell for all the bad things you've done. I'll tell you what, go in the stall, say 5 Hail Marys, wipe your a**, and you and God can call it even!

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Televangelist: Hell is overflowing, and Satan is sending his dead to us. Why? Because, you have sex out of wedlock, you kill unborn children, you have man on man relations, same sex marriage. How do you think your God will judge you? Well friends, now we know. When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Michael: So what's the plan?
CJ: The plan is you drink a nice tall glass of Shut The F**k Up!

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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