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The Crazies [Blu-ray]

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OF THE LIVING DEAD comes this chilling film about biological warfare. Made in the shadow of both Vietnam and Watergate, THE CRAZIES is a grim allegory about a government conspiracy against the public that ultimately results in genocide. The story is set in director George Romero's home state of Pennsylvania. In the film, a government plane carrying a dangerous virus crashes near the small town of Evans City. The virus finds its way into the town's drinking water, turning everyone who is exposed to it into a murderous lunatic. Firefighter David (Will McMillan) and his pregnant wife, Judy (Lane Carroll), remain unaffected but face great danger in trying to escape the town, which has been quarantined by the US army, whose members lurk around every corner, clad in gas masks and protective suits. The President is often depicted as a detached talking head, offering no hope to citizens trapped by the mistakes of his administration. Similar in tone and structure to his DEAD trilogy, Romero's film overcomes a visibly limited budget to create a colorful 1970s genre film that neatly captures the feeling of governmental distrust that was characteristic of the Vietnam era. With both a social message and plenty of splatter, THE CRAZIES is an underrated but appealing horror film.

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"A Thinking Man's Exploitation Film!" -- Eccentric Cinema Eccentric Cinema

"Almost Unlimited Blood And Gore... An Onslaught Of Horror Upon Horror!" -- Cinefantastique

"Frightening And Exciting... A Surprising, Neglected Treat!" -- All Movie Guide

"Not To Be Missed... An Exceptionally Entertaining And Disturbing Film That Begs To Be Seen!" -- Monsters At Play

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Product Details

  • Actors: Lane Carroll, W.G. McMillan, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty, Richard France
  • Directors: George A. Romero
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Widescreen, Digital Sound, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VRNJQ2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,792 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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As soon as I Could snag a copy of this BR i was all over it

George Romero's The Crazies is by far one of Romero's Most Under-Rated, Rarely Seen Film (Running neck and neck with Martin)

You might have seen the Homage to it known as Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later

Like all of Romero's Films it has such a Layered Social Commentary on Humanity, Government Cover-ups, and The Break down of Modern Life

With a Re-make being Released soon (Another George A. Romero Film being Re-Made Hollywood needs to Stop and come up with New Ideas, Stories, Ect. and Leave Classics ALONE!!!!)
The Original will be the Best way to Understand Romero's Vision
It has a Super Raw look and feel (Much like the Original TX Chainsaw Massacre)
With all the Craziness around the world Involving all types of Flu Strains, and Viruses right now in this day and age
Romero's premonition is Shocking to say the least

I Highly recommend this BR for All Horror Fans
Blue Underground does a FLAWLESS Job at HD Transfers
All the Extras from the SD DVD will be brought over with BR Exclusive extras
Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get yourself a Hazmat Suit and Prey
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Reading the one star reviews, it's obvious they're of the "CGI effects are awesome and realistic (yeah right! ha!), film grain is bad, not-like-anyone-I've-ever-met facial mugging is the only real acting, short attention span, give me hyper-editing, lack of substance" school of idiots. Anyway, this film is a well made Romero film. The acting is fine. The video quality on this blu-ray is very good as it displays the original film quality correctly. Amazon's official review actually got it right this time, so ditto to them.
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I expected soo much more from a George Romero film . I have seen crazier people in an old folks home .
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By roger on August 21, 2013
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great classic. good picture and sound. I like the older version than the newer movie. would recommend this movie to george fans.
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The bluray looks fantastic!!!
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Though George Romero may be best known for his zombie-filled, post-apocalyptic Dead classics, The Crazies is one of those lesser-seen films of his (along with Martin and his team up with Dario Argento, Two Evil Eyes) that should definitely be seen today, and still remains effective as well. Made in between his genre defining Night of the Living Dead and the even superior sequel Dawn of the Dead, The Crazies involves a small Pennsylvania town that becomes the breeding ground for a manmade virus that ravages the populace, which has a habit of turning its victims into homicidal maniacs in the process. Loaded with an apocalyptic atmosphere, plenty of suspense, and enough political commentary that it even remains relevant today, The Crazies may not offer anything you haven't already seen before in 28 Days/Weeks Later, or even the upcoming remake, but keep in mind that back in 1973, what Romero presented here was something near revolutionary. Blue Underground continues to release some wonderful Blu-Ray's, and things haven't changed with The Crazies, which deserves to be in your collection if you're a horror fan in the least.
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