Dawn of the Dead

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Good Remake

on 9/26/2007

I did not see this movie in the theater and watched it the first time on standard DVD, it was OK, but in HD-DVD the picture was much sharper and being this was a directors cut there were things that I do not remember seeing on the standard DVD, I felt that the ending was a little rushed, but like most current 'living dead' movies of late not much detail as to what created or caused the dead to come back to life?

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Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an edgy, electrifying thrill-ride!

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.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 204740476
UPC 025193002624
UPC 14 00025193002624
Format HD DVD
Release Date 8/28/2007
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Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Armyan Bernstein - Executive Producer
Arvinder Grewal - Art Director
George A. Romero - Based On Screenplay By
Jake Weber - Actor
James Gunn - Screenplay
Matthew F. Leonetti - Cinematographer
Mekhi Phifer - Actor
Niven Howie - Editor
Richard P. Rubinstein - Producer
Sarah Polley - Actor
Tyler Bates - Original Music By
Ving Rhames - Actor
Zack Snyder - Director
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review ...it is with a heavy sigh of relief and a great deal of surprise that yet another re-make, the zombie-fest Dawn of the Dead, based on George A. Romero's 1979 masterful, clever, and socially satirical cult classic, is actually impressive. Incredibly impressive. So much so that this critic places it above Danny Boyle's much lauded zombie art-house picture 28 Days Later...Wonderfully directed with zombies both hysterical and horrifying, and with a fast paced, jump-out-of-your-seat tension, the carnage adds some additional depth that's surprisingly real and even touching at times...The acting is excellent across the board and the music, from the hilarious elevator mall music (instrumental versions of "Don't Worry Be Happy" and "You Light up My Life") to Johnny Cash, to The Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died," work seamlessly in this end-of-the-world universe.
Reviewer Kim Morgan
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The contrast between this new version of "Dawn of the Dead" and the 1979 George Romero original is instructive in the ways that Hollywood has grown more skillful and less daring over the years. From a technical point of view, the new "Dawn" is slicker and more polished, and the acting is better, too...Of gore and blood there is a sufficiency. When the survivors devise a risky way to escape from the mall (which I will not reveal), a chainsaw plays a key role...So, yes, "Dawn of the Dead" works and it delivers just about what you expect when you buy your ticket. My only complaint is that its plot flatlines compared to the 1979 version, which was trickier, wittier and smarter. Romero was not above finding parallels between zombies and mall shoppers; in the new version, the mall is just a useful location, although at least there are still a few jokes about the Muzak.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, English, French, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Digital Audio
Adam Nayman, Eye Weekly ...the best zombie movie since George A. Romero's still-bracing Dawn of the Dead.
Annette Cardwell, FilmCritic.com ...a rather terrifying yet thrilling little ride.
Philip French, The Observer The action is relentless, and the body count formidable...
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