Dead Alive

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The best bad movie you'll ever see

by Peter Kamikawa on 7/24/1999

Combine all you thought you knew about bad horror movies and you'd end up with 'Dead Alive.' From gallons and gallons of fake blood and gore to the caminess of a boy who loves his mum too much, this movie covers it all: extreme gore, extreme close-ups, bad plot, and bad acting. This movie even has great cheesy quotes that you can spice up any conversations with like 'Your mom ate my dog!' and 'I kick $%^ for the Lord!' All in all; a quality flick that I never stopped laughing at. Read More

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by nategall@home.com on 10/3/1999

a movie which starts out gory (the first 5 minutes turns my stomach) and goes straight downhill from there.. but man, what a ride. sure its cheesy, sure its gory, sure its funny (yep, funny) but where else will you ever hear 'your mother ate my dog'.. highly recommended! Read More

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Product Overview

On a quiet street, in a small town, pure evil has come to stay. An innocent young man forced to care for his domineering mother finds the task a whole lot more demanding after she's bitten by the cursed sumatran rat-monkey.

Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40100112
UPC 031398684138
UPC 14 00031398684138
Format DVD
Release Date 8/17/2004
Rating Rating
Keywords
Black Comedy
Campy
Disturbing
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Monsters
Theatrical Release
Zombies
Editors Note
Note Peter Jackson, master of subversive comedy, presents the story of a hapless young man whose overbearing mother gets him into a heap of trouble when she catches a bizarre zombie virus and starts turning innocent passersby into walking corpses. This grandiose splatterfest features loads of unforgettable, stomach-turning effects. Highlights include a ghoulish, bloodthirsty baby, zombie mutilation, progressive putrefaction, and an off-the-wall undead mating scene. Sick, twisted, and hilarious, DEAD ALIVE is unlike anything you have ever seen before--and is definitely not for the squeamish.
Plot Summary
Summary Peter Jackson's third feature-length film is a bizarre black comedy--sort of a screwball NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, with plenty of graphic violence thrown in for good measure. While spying on her son and his date on a trip to the zoo, Lionel's domineering mother (Elizabeth Moody) is bitten by a vicious Sumatran rat monkey and consequently starts manifesting some rather peculiar behavior, attacking all those unfortunate enough to get in her way and turning them into zombies. Poor Lionel (Timothy Balme) is forced to hide her victims in his basement in order to conceal his mother's grotesque affliction from his love interest, Paquita (Diana Peñalver). But soon his mom's zombified entourage starts to rebel and becomes too much for Lionel to handle. In the raucous finale, Lionel takes on a whole army of the undead (plus the occasional unruly bodily organ) with his trusty lawnmower and finally confronts his mother in an all-out Oedipal extravaganza. Though so over the top that it's often classified as a comedy rather than a fright film, DEAD ALIVE has also been touted as one of the goriest horror movies ever made--so be warned: It's not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Your mother ate my dog!"--Paquita (Diana Peñalver)|"Not all of it..."--Lionel (Timothy Balme)
Quote "Stand back, boy! This calls for some divine intervention!"--Father McGruder (Stuart Devenie) to Lionel, as he leaps to battle undead hoodlums
Quote "I kick arse for the lord!"--Father McGruder
Quote "They're not dead exactly. They're just...sort of rotting."--Lionel to Paquita, about his sedated residents in the basement
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...It's the most delirious bloodbath since RE-ANIMATOR, the kind of horror movie that makes you want to turn your head -- and then dares you to look away..." 03/05/1993 p.40-2
Directors
Peter Jackson
Actors
Diana Peñalver
Timothy Balme
Cast & Crew
Diana Penalver - Actor
Elizabeth Moody - Actor
Ian Watkin - Actor
Timothy Balme - Actor
Peter Jackson - Director
Murray Milne - Director of Photography
Peter Dasent - Musical Score
Jamie Selkirk - Producer
Jim Booth - Producer
Stephen Sinclair - Story By
Peter Jackson - Writer
Frances Walsh - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 6841 - D
UPC 00031398684138
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 85 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.66:1
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Balme,Timothy
Label Trimark Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
New York Daily News ...the goriest fright film of all time!
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