Dawn Of The Dead Unrated (Director's Cut)

Polley, Sarah

SKU: 025195045674

UPC 025195045674
Release Date 2008-09-30
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 110
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis First-time director Zack Snyder remakes zombie master George A. Romero's classic 1978 gore-fest DAWN OF THE DEAD, wisely replicating only the basic elements of Romero's movie, instead sticking to his own vision of a world overrun by undead flesh-eating creatures. The action begins with nurse Ana (Sarah Polley) waking up to discover her boyfriend has become a tasty midnight snack for a formerly cute neighboring kid. To her horror, she realizes that the whole town is in a similar state of ghoulishness, until she runs into still-alive cop Kenneth (Ving Rhames); the levelheaded Michael (Jack Weber); and Andre (Mekhi Phifer), a rebel with a pregnant wife in tow. As in Romero's original, the group heads for the local mall where they barricade themselves inside. More survivors surface, while in the outside world the zombies go about their day by slowly taking over the planet. Undeterred by the odds against them, the survivors plot, scheme, and enjoy their mall paradise. As they plan their escape, some incredibly gruesome special effects are deployed, often with a dash of wry humor added for light relief. Placing the messages from Romero's version--a funny, scary look at consumerist society--on the back burner, the 2004 version of DAWN OF THE DEAD instead concentrates on delivering a witty blood-fest. The zombies appear to have taken their cues from the fast-moving corpses of Danny Boyle's 28 DAYS LATER, and are generally much more agile than their 1978 counterparts. Director Snyder gets the balance between humorous set-pieces and plot development exactly right throughout, producing an enjoyable remake that can easily hold its own alongside the deservedly hailed original film.Good zombie fun, the remake of George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD is the best proof in ages that cannibalizing old material sometimes works fiendishly well.Snyder, making a killer feature debut, trades home-made cheesiness for knowing style, revels in the sophistication of modern special effects, and stomps off with the best remake...of a horror classic in memory.From a technical point of view, the new DAWN is slicker and more polished, and the acting is better, too.Snyder comes up with some 'wow' shots....[T]his DEAD is zippier than 1995's retake on VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED.[The film] still delivers a pretty mean bite as a gross-out/action shockfest.Theatrical Release: MARCH 19, 2004[A] reasonably enjoyable shock machine thanks to state-of-the-art effects and an appealing cast...It's good, thrilling fun.4 stars out of 5 -- A slick remake....Synder delivers a movie energy and vision that never dilutes the power of the original.
Cast Tyler Bates (Composer)
Marc Abraham (Producer)
Ving Rhames (Star)
Ty Burrell (Star)
Zack Snyder (Director)
Richard P. Rubinstein (Producer)
Eric Newman (Producer)
Armyan Bernstein (Executive Producer)
Kevin Zegers (Star)
Dennis E. Jones (Executive Producer)
George Romero (Source Writer)
Jake Weber (Star)
Sarah Polley (Star)
James Gunn (Screenwriter)
Thomas A. Bliss (Executive Producer)
Denise Cronenberg (Costume Designer)
Andrew Neskoromny (Production Designer)
Matthew F. Leonetti (Director of Photography)
Michael Kelly (Star)
Lindy Booth (Star)
Mekhi Phifer (Star)
Niven Howie (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround - English Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: U-Control Picture in Picture U-Control Tutorial Audio Commentary: Zack Snyder - Director; Eric Newman - Producer
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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