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Dead Snow (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Charlotte Frogner, Ørjan Gamst & Stig Frode Henriksen

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  ZOMBIES, NAZIS AND LASHINGS OF BLACK COMEDY!

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This 88 minute Norwegian horror-comedy has a small group of medical students (including VEGAR HOEL and the gorgeous EVY KASSETH ROSTEN) holidaying at an isolated cabin in Oksfjord.

Here they are soon visited by a mysterious stranger (renowned actor BJORN SUNDQUIST) who bids them a warning about the local area. During the Second World War, he tells, a force of savage Germans led by an Oberst Herzog (ORJAN GARNST) ruled the populous with an iron fist. Their brutality knew no bounds with killings and beatings a regular occurrence. Yet as the war drew to a close the oppressed people of Oksfjord rebelled against the Nazi troops, killing some but losing the survivors (including Herzog) in the nearby mountains. Since that day rumours persist that the place is cursed with a great evil.

Although the students at first put little stock in the story, they find a box of treasure hidden in the cabin and are soon besieged by Herzog and his loyal soldiers, now in a zombiefied state and who will stop at nothing until they have recovered the stolen valuables they believe to be theirs!

DEAD SNOW is certainly a fun film and gives regular nods to other horror-comedies such as SHAUN OF THE DEAD and EVIL DEAD, plus pays homage to the likes of PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (the undead emergence scene) and the films of GEORGE A ROMERO. Director TOMMY WIRKOLA is certainly a fan of the genre and this shows through brightly in his film.

So sit back, suspend belief and enjoy! There is a thrilling chase scene to the tune of GRIEG classic IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING and lots of gore as the students fight back with any weapons which come to hand (including knives, hammers and even a chainsaw!) as well as lashings of black humour. Characterization takes a back seat to zombie-bashing action but the film certainly packs in plenty of this during its relatively short running time.

The film looks splendid on the Blu-Ray format especially the snowy landscapes, while the sound is clear and the subtitles easy to read.

Special Features on the disc are an insightful Making Of (48 minutes), footage of the cast at the Sundance Festival (17 minutes) and small features on the Special Effects and Make Up running in at 3 minutes and 6 minutes respectively. Oh, and who can resist the charm of a film that plays BEETHOVENS Symphony No 9 on the main menu as well as the four trailers also included?

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  Dead good !

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A very enjoyable romp and the cast looked like they had great fun despite the terrible weather conditions they had to film in ! Plenty of nods towards other Movies (Evil Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Braindead), to name but 3. Dont think ive seen as much gore in a movie since "Braindead". That, mixed in with a slice of humour makes this a must-buy for any Horror Movie fan....5 stars without a doubt ! Picture and sound crisp and sharp, well done guys !

  Dod Sno

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Saw this film at a mates house and had to buy it. In my view a zombie film that was crying out to be made and although the movie was low budget, Tommy Wirkola did the zombie scene no harm at all. If you like Shaun of the Dead you'll relate to this, although in Norwegian with English subtitles this is a funny and at times gives you those jumpy moments. Definately a must buy and a rarity!

  dead snow

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was sceptical about this film at first..but absolutely loved it.
i think this is a great film and normally im not into horrorfests or zombiefests but this is just fantastic.
blood,guts and more in a funny way...definitely a must buy.
this is my first review...well done me ive patted myself on the back

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  Very funny and excellent picture quality

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I bought Dead Snow not knowing anything about the film other than it looked pretty cool because of the Nazi zombies. What I didn't expect was the film to be so hillarious. The film never takes itself seriously and that makes for some really funny scenes. It takes a little while to get going (the first half an hour doesn't have much action and all of the bad jokes are in this part too). However, the last 40 minutes or so are so brilliant, it more than makes up for any shortcomings that may have been present earlier in the movie.
It's also worth mentioning that the film looks stunning in HD. 5/5 for the picture quality.

  Hilarious

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And I mean hilarious in a good way. Its so disgustingly gory thats its hard not to laugh at the completely disgraceful deaths of each of the shiny Norwegian medical students. The only reason to watch this is for the Nazi Zombies and the claret on the snow - anything else is just window dressing, so the story is essentially non existant (How these Nazis became zombies is not really explained - nor does it need to be really), the acting is occasionally cheesy and the camera work occasionally a little bland - but the whole package is a gloriously revolting romp of ridiculousness with a vast amount of comedy gut spilling, chainsaw chopping and head smashing hammer work with more red stuff than you can shake a stick at. Mostly fairly atmospheric and well worth a watch if only to see just how each student gets messily ripped to bits.

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  good sounding movie but not

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first heard about this movie and thought that it sounded something different. starts of pretty good but falls apart very quickly, wants to be an evil dead but does not compare one bit, entertainnig at the start but not worth your money. Avoid.....

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  A nazi zombie triumph

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This is one of those rare cinematik moments, when I'm no longer ashamed to be Norwegian. I can count all the good movies out of Norway on one hand, and this title belongs on the middle finger, because it kicks some severe zombie a$$.
It's got it all, great camerawork and editing, great actors all round (not kidding!), some solid seat-jumping scares, a wee bit of skin (non-nude, but nice) and a tremendous amount of humour.

It's been years and years since the last good nazi-zombie flick, and by golly, it turns out the best of them all is Dead Snow.

  "..Unique Horror zombie gem.."

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Dead Snow is another classic Norwegian horror movie, its basicly their answer to evil dead and dawn of the dead in a way with loads comic slapstick scenes, and plenty of blood and gore etc, its all out war in the snow with NAZI ZOMBIES! what could be more fun, brilliant! dont let subtitles put you off these films, they are rare treats for horror fans!

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