Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

DVD - 2004
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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!
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]
Edition: Unrated director's cut Widescreen
ISBN: 9781417018147
1417018143
Branch Call Number: DVD DAWN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Cthulhu
Jul 01, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Cthulhu
Jul 01, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Cthulhu
Jul 01, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jimhearsey
Feb 23, 2015

well done for the genre, good acting, a few known stars, ending is a bit lacking but fun overall

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

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.

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tj_is_cool
Mar 24, 2011

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

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Cthulhu
Jul 01, 2010

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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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

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!

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

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.

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

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
Apr 04, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Jul 01, 2010

Cthulhu thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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BeardedMovieGuy
Mar 16, 2015

I have been watching a lot of Zombie stuff lately, so that I will be prepared for the coming Zombie Apocalypse, so I finally got around to seeing Zack Snyders version of the George Romero’s classic, and I have to say, good job Zack. It is not a perfect movie and some of the things don’t make much sense to me, like if the guy with the sniper rifle was sitting on a gun shop with lots of ammo, why was he not killing more zombies, heck, he could have taken out pretty much everyone that was there and they could have took a nice gingerly drive to the marina, but overall it is a pretty good depiction of what would happen if there was a zombie outbreak, and I am now that much more prepared for what is coming around the bend, so that makes it worth seeing all by itself, although it could have done without the nudity.
3.5 Beards Out Of 5

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bdls206
Apr 04, 2011

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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