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War of the Dead [Blu-ray]
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I saw this film because of its inclusion on various lists of zombie films, of which I am a fan, so some explanation has to given for these "zombies". They are neither the slow, classic Romero zombies nor the fast "infected" which eventually became a popular variation. I would have to call them simply "undead" as the director, who also wrote the script, took enough liberties with the creatures to make them something of his own. It has become somewhat common to try new things with the zombie concept, though the results generally have not been popular with audiences.
These undead are the result of Nazi medical experiments on unwilling soldiers attempting to make super-soldiers who can only be killed if shot in the head or decapitated. These experiments are carried out in an underground bunker somewhere in Finland. They succeed beyond expectations. these zombie-soldiers can get up from any attack that does not destroy their brain. they are fast and limber and can even jump great heights and distances as usually only vampires can do. They can act in an organized and planned way together. They can fight hand to hand, even fistfight. For these reasons I don't consider them zombies, they're too much like super-strong humans and the result is a WWII action film in most respects.
The film has other problems.Read more ›
The movie starts out on a high note with a chilling teaser scene that hints at the horrors yet to unfold. After this promising introduction, the story settles into its primary groove. An American squad is advancing upon an underground bunker with the intention of destroying it. After dispatching a group of enemy soldiers, it appears that the foes simply won't die. They meet a Russian soldier along the way who may know more than he's telling. Can the living band against the dead? And what atrocities await the survivors once they reach their final destination? Most of the battle scenes are handled capably, there are plenty of armed confrontations. Things are lively throughout, and I found the experience entertaining enough.Read more ›
These are not your ordinary zombies. When we first see them they leap 10-20 ft out of trees to attack. I thought I was watching "Planet of the Apes" for a moment. They seem to have superhuman strength and stamina, although the film was not consistent in their portrayal of zombie abilities. Other times they get beat up in a fight like an ordinary human.
This is a fusion war and zombie movie that doesn't work like its counterparts. The ones that worked well were zombie movies with a war background. This one is more of a war movie that has zombie soldiers, not too unlike regular soldiers. Shot almost entirely at night.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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liked it but I was hoping to have tons and tons of zombies for soldiers to kill so its up to you if you want to get this moviePublished 3 months ago by Mastcard
Good Weird WWII story line. The ending was a little bit predictable in a way, but a nice combination of characters. Very much along the lines of the Outpost series of movies.Published 5 months ago by Terry Webb
Ok what is the deal with zombie Nazis? Do Nazi’s really need to be demonized anymore beyond the fact that they are Nazis? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tim Janson
dumb...in 1941 the u.s. wasn't in the war, and finland was a german ally. I just cant get past that. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kurt Wolff
My opinion is that I did like this movie and if you try to pin me down as to why...I don['t think I can. Must be a zombie thing.Published on February 15, 2014 by Russell S
War of the Dead (Marko Mäkilaasko, 2011)
I was all set to love this movie—a Finnish knock-off of Norway's first, and best, Nazi zombie flick, Død Snø, that also... Read more
less darkness and more zombies. George romero you are not. but then, there's nothing better than a dead Nazi!!!!! amen.Published on October 10, 2013 by David H. Halleck