- Theatrical Trailers, TV & Radio Spots, and Poster Galleries
- Exclusive Preview of the Upcoming DAWN OF THE DEAD Comic Book from IDW Publisher
- 4 Page Collector's Booklet with all-new liner notes
Dawn of the Dead
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...this is my jam...
I've been watching ALL THE DISCS in this set and loving it very much. I'm digging on the final DVD which includes two feature-length making-of and interview documentaries. It's kind of amazing how similar things I'm seeing here are to things I've seen on other sets, ways in which they've tried to make things work, methods used to juice things up.
The thing I'm saving for last is watching Dario Argento's cut. And then I will slide the box back onto my media shelves with a soft "thank you" whispered.
I can't recommend it enough.
Worth the price.
An unspoken self imposed rule that I've given myself is that I would do little research on each movie I watch. My goal is to watch each movie with the expectations I have learned over my life naturally.
With this in mind "Dawn of the Dead" has received high praise from my recollection. My expectations were not high for many reasons. First, I have never heard compelling reasons why this was good over the years. It's zombies, and there really are not a lot of dynamic story telling opportunities there. As I have said I am not considering these film's place in time, I'm approaching them as a member of Gen X for better or worse. This doesn't mean I don't respect them, rather I want to see what I've been missing as the person I am. A second reason I had low expectations is "Night of the Living Dead." I have never seen a zombie film even come close to it. I consider one of the greatest horrors ever made and a greatest film of all time. Lastly I don't really care about zombie movies that much.
Some of the violent scenes were very good and surprisingly so while a few were poorly executed. Overall I was impressed actually. The gore, I must say, was really well done despite what had to be a minimal budget. I would go as far as saying the 70's Tarantino equivalent. If the budget had been there they could have pulled that level off. The zombies looked awful, just face paint for the most part. I have heard "Dawn of the Dead" was some form of social commentary. Honestly I didn't see it. Perhaps unthinking consumerism? I have more respect for consumers than I do the Carter administration so why not just say it's the people versus the US government? I'm joking of course. All I mean is that I can't really glean what the intention was from the director in terms of messaging. The movie is so stupid with its campy style and lame jokes (except for the blood pressure scene) no serious message is really worth finding in my opinion. As a Gen Xer I expect a main character to become a zombie so that really fell flat with me, although it was the best zombie and well acted. Unfortunately the ending was forced to create more thrills. Music was a mixed bag of adding to the atmosphere and taking away as well.
-If you like zombies they are here
-gritty 70's feel
-mostly entertaining (thank God for that!)
-surprisingly good action scenes albeit some are faky
-if you don't like zombies they are here
-confirmed much of my bias against zombie films