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Shaun of the Dead [Blu-ray] (2004)

Simon Pegg , Nick Frost , Edgar Wright  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran
  • Directors: Edgar Wright
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0025VLEM0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,691 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • U-Control: Storyboards
  • U-Control: Zomb-o-Meter
  • Extended Bits with Optional Commentary
  • Outtakes
  • The Man Who Would be Shaun
  • Funky Pete
  • Plot Holes
  • Simon Pegg's Video Diary
  • Lucy Davis' Video Diary
  • Joe Cornish's Video Diary
  • Casting Tapes
  • Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart
  • SFX Comparison
  • Make-Up Tests
  • EPK Featurette
  • TV Bits
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2000 Ad Strip
  • Poster Designs
  • US Trailer
  • UK Teaser Trailer
  • UK Trailer
  • UK TV Spot #1
  • UK TV Spot #2
  • Fright Fest Trailer
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg & Edgard Wright
  • Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield and Lucy Davis
  • Feature Commentary with Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton
  • Feature Commentary with the Zombies

  • Editorial Reviews

    There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch...and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is “a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic” and Newsweek calls it “a bloody hoot!” It’s a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter.

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    231 of 280 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalyptic Weapon of Choice: The Cricket Paddle October 11, 2004
    For some horror fans, satirizing the zombie genre (and let's face it, zombie films are practically a genre unto themselves) could seem like sacrilege. With the serious films that have come before - 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, and, of course, Night of the Living Dead - SHAUN OF THE DEAD leads us down a path few have dared tread (Evil Dead fans should check out this film to see how a REAL spoof is pulled off). Leave it to the British to give us some gritty dialogue and bloody comedy all rolled into one. I, for one, say "thank you."

    So what's this film all about ...

    Shaun (Simon Pegg) leads a dull and mundane lifestyle; he works at an electronics store as a salesman, lives with a flatulently impaired and obese roommate named Ed (Nick Frost) and a second roommate, Pete (Peter Serafinowicz), who can't stand Ed. Shaun also has a girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who is suffering with him over his complete lack of motivation to accomplish anything in his life. And she's right. Shaun doesn't seem to notice the zombie-esque lifestyle he leads, the terrible routine of drinking at `The Winchester' pub (named after the rifle that gleams over the bar), the protecting of Ed's horrific behavior (ripping farts and calling women the "C" word while never maintaining a job of any kind), and, of course, his forgetfulness that she, Liz, is actually a part of his life. So naturally she calls off their relationship, causing Shaun and Ed to go on a drinking spree and video game holiday. And when they awaken from the alcoholic stupor, some things have changed. Only Shaun and Ed don't notice right away. They're so used to life being slow, boring, and ...er ...
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    80 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's been a funny sort of day, hasn't it? October 24, 2004
    Format:DVD
    It is a very hard line to cross in today's cinema to make a film that part comedy and horror film. Normally, when this happens we end up with something like the Chucky series. It began serious, but after seeing the new preview, I know they have given up serious horror and invaded into the world of campy horror. I was afraid at first that this film was going to go into that direction, but then I remembered ... this film wasn't made in America, it was made in Britain where the humor is actually intellectually funny. As I was sitting and enjoying this film from beginning to end, I couldn't help but wonder why America has not been able to master this style of film yet. Why is our comedies still heavily based in the sex humor or bathroom jokes? While there were some in this film, I felt the majority of the humor was logic and intelligence based. "If you listen to the words, you will laugh at the jokes" style of comedy instead of waiting to see who will fall over what first.

    With its firm grasp on the comedy aspect, Shaun of the Dead delivers an exceptional grade for its creativity. It takes a lot of brain work to be able to think of a story about zombies where our main characters are oblivious to the fact that anything horrible is happening in the world until the second act. That was actually some of my favorite parts of this film. I was there, sitting in the theater, knowing that it was a zombie film (still, can I call it that?), and nearly missing the entire zombie clues going on in the background. My eyes were focused directly on our star and scene-stealer duo, Shaun and Ed. One of my favorite scenes of this film is when Shaun is going to work after the dead have risen and goes through the motions as if nothing strange is happening while there is chaos and destruction all around.
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    97 of 119 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you would expect in a zombie comedy and more December 25, 2004
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Hearing that "Shaun of the Dead" is the most popular British zombie comedy of all time does give one pause, simply because you have to stop for a second and wonder as to whether you have simply missed other British zombie comedies or if you maybe took "28 Day Later" way too seriously. The thing is that when you hear "British zombie comedy" you are thinking "Monty Python's Flying Circus" or "Benny Hill" or "Black Adder" or "Asbolutely Fabulous" or "Coupling." You are not thinking something that is as restrained as what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have put together (the pair co-wrote the film, Pegg stars as Shaun and Wright directs), which is probably the biggest surprise of all.

    "Shaun of the Dead" is only four star funny, so we are not even close to "Airplane!" territory, which is still the funniest film of all time (measured in number of laughs generated) but there is another dimension to the film beyond the humor. The tagline tries to tells us that this movie is: "A romantic comedy. With zombies." The really funny thing is that, underneath it all, it really is a romantic comedy. You know: boy meets girl, girl dumps boy, zombies try to kill boy and girl and mom and flat mates, boy tries to rescue girl and mom and flat mates, so on and so forth.

    Actually the movie that that came to mind the most, despite the references to the great zombie movies of the past ("We're coming to get you, Barbara!"), was "Young Frankenstein," specifically in terms of the scenes that are played totally straight.
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