The Battery 2013 NR CC

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(105) IMDb 6.5/10
Available in HD

A true road movie set against a world ravaged by the living dead.

Starring:
Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Battery

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Horror
Director Jeremy Gardner
Starring Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim
Supporting actors Niels Bolle, Alana O'Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, Kelly McQuade, Eric Simon, Ben Pryzby, Sarah Allen, Nichole Kinnett, Lyles Williams IV, Olivia Bonilla, Elise Stella, Matt Bacco
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Then you hear another song.
Jeffrey Getzin
It proves yet again that you don't need a lot of money to make a good movie, just a solid script and determination.
Jacob Gustafson
Thought the movie was good, I liked the acting.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Gustafson on June 4, 2013
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The Battery is about two guys trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. But wait! Before you shake your head and go back to looking a naughty pictures of people doing naughty things, let me stress that this film is damn fine. The film is essentially a road film/buddy flick that probably could have taken place sans zombies. The zombies are there and are definitely a threat but the film is much more about the relationship between the guys and their individual relationships with their surroundings. It's not scary per se, though there are definitely horrific moments sprinkled throughout. Gorehounds will be sorely disappointed here as well. The film doesn't have much of the red stuff. So, it's not scary and it's not gory which should mean it should be terrible right? On paper it sounds cliche and dull. But the film itself is very compelling. Their surroundings are captured beautifully giving the film a strong sense of place. It's not a generic suburb or faceless city but a beautiful countryside filled with forests, streams, and isolated homes. The soundtrack also helps build the sense of place with jangly guitars, soulfully played. The gorgeous compositions mixed with perfect music build this humble film into something truly worth seeing. The film honestly feels like "post-horror" if I may be so bold. It's arty without being pretentious, thoughtful without being too intellectual.

The zombies are slow moving with no wall climbing spider zombies being present. They're threatening but only in large numbers. The two main characters travel along the countryside, never staying in one place too long so that they never become surrounded by zombies. One of the men is totally acclimated to the wandering lifestyle, the other hungers for community.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Hall on June 4, 2013
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This movie is great. I believe it had a budget of $6,000 but you wouldn't guess it. This movie is complete proof that a good story and good acting make a movie, NOT hundreds of millions of dollars in CGI/marketing. I will recommend this movie to all of my friends. It does start out slow, DO NOT give up on it. It gets much much better as it goes along. The first third of the movie is introducing the characters and their personalities, the second third is about them continuing their survival, and the final third of the movie is just unbelievably amazing. I won't spoil it. I can see now why it received rave reviews at various movie festivals. If you are a fan of the zombie genre, you need to watch this movie PERIOD
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Hallman on July 2, 2013
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This movie blew me away. Not with its special effects, or its world with tons of backstory, because those details are light at best in this movie. No this movie is about two guys who could actually exist. Two guys that have been driven to two completely opposite ends of coping with a world that is no longer what they have grown up to expect. Mickey and Ben were like any of my friends, and all of them, I cared about them, and you will too if you invest in the time to watch this movie. For being made for 6 thousand dollars, this is by far the best zombie movie I have seen. Awesome stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By darkmonkey99 on June 20, 2014
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I was motivated to write this after seeing some of the two and one star reviews below. I'm not sure what these writers were looking for, but this is probably the best zombie movie since the Ford Brothers, The Dead. The acting is amazing, especially by writer-director-actor-superman Jeremy Gardner. Gardner plays Ben, the catcher half of the battery (a pitcher-and-a-catcher make up a battery). Along with his cohort, he is a surviving member of a minor league baseball team which happened to be playing in upstate New York when the apocalypse went down.

What I found especially cool about the setup is that before the zombie outbreak, the two weren't exactly friends. They ended up together by chance. I sort of imagine that they were on the field in the bottom of the ninth when zombies attacked and fled together. So, they don't exactly mesh when it comes to their philosophies of survival. This creates the dramatic tension in the movie.

As far as the ending, I thought it was perfect. My friends and I watching this on movie night found ourselves wanting more. I would love for there to be a sequel-- hopefully not called The Battery 2-- where we find out what happened after.

Oh, and the blu-ray release is by Shout! Factory, the gold standard in horror. That alone says a lot.
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Very watchable. Unique turn. On zombie flicks.
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This film rewards you right away, because it's a movie about a zombie apocalypse, and it's serious, as in not campy or tongue-in-cheek, but it's funny and fun in precisely the way that post-apocalyptic zombie movies tend not to be. In general in movies when it comes to post-apocalyptic movies of all stripes, the first casualty is the human personality. It tends to be replaced by characters that are meditations on something philosophical: good and evil, civilization vs. brutishness, the weak and the strong...
This movie is about two guys who survive. It's wonderfully touching to watch them. Jeremy Gardner's Ben is a man who has sort of found himself in the apocalypse. He likes to kill zombies, goes out of his way to do it even when there's no real need. And basically he does all the work, makes all the sacrifices, for his friend Mickey (Adam Cronheim), who perhaps at one point was a bit of a lady killer, a hipster. Sure, Ben gets on Mickey's case sometimes, especially about the way he's always listening to music on his big headphones. Ben is convinced this will kill him. Gradually, without pretension, the headphones become a symbol of Mickey and what Mickey finds he needs of humanity to hold onto. And for Ben they are a symbol of what he needs of Mickey. A really great film.
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