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Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Released on 25 October 2004

Featuring: David Emge, Ken Foree & Scott H. Reiniger

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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Possibly one of the greatest films of the 70's. Romero's pseudo-sequel to 'Night Of The Living Dead', places its heroes in a world overrun by flesh-eating Zombies.

After securing an apartment building overcome with flesh-eating zombies, two Philadelphia area SWAT team members, Peter and Roger, flee to a television station, where they escape in the station's helicopter with Francine and Stephen - two station employees. Seeking refuge from the zombies and the ensuing hysteria, they land on the roof of a Pittsburgh area shopping mall, despite the fact that the undead seem to be flocking there... What begins as a stop for supplies becomes a longer stay as the four become embroiled in a futile war within the mall to consume retail goods and remain alive. The only difference between them and the zombies, is that they aren't dead...
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Audio commentary by director George A. Romero, special effects artist Tom Savini and assistant director Chris Romero
  • Audio commentary from producer Richard P. Rubenstein
  • 'The Dead Will Walk': a bonus documentary (75 mins)
  • Biographies
  • Filmographies
  • Original radio spots
  • Photo gallery
  • Reviews
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access

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 Romero's dead on.

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The opening of Dawn Of The Dead is simply terrifying. Inside a T.V. station we hear fragments of news of the growing zombie epidemic but are never shown what they are reporting. Instead we see the collapse and panic of the reporters and crew as they struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Romero's film simultaneously evokes the fall of Saigon-helicopters evacuating the last Americans from the U.S. embassy, the shocking urban decay of the seventies and its effect on their poor ethnic populations, and the growth of rabid consumerism in the West.
Dawn in places seems lighter in tone than Night Of The Living Dead but the message and final outcome remain the same; one of doom for all of us.

 Cult horror classic

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I first watched this film about twelve years ago on BBC 2 and I always remembered it, so I was ecstatic when I bought the dvd.
The film got the attention and more recognition it deserved when Simon Peggs' 'Shaun Of The Dead' set up the franchise.
The plot to this is very exciting about four people, two SWAT team members and two journalists surviving in a deserted shopping mall with hoards of zombies trying to get in at them. The characters are all very likeable and we really want them to make it through this terrifying ordeal.
Looking at the film now you can see it had a very low budget and some of the acting isn't too good, however the filmhas an endearing charm to it. A cult zombie epic.

 When there's no more room in Hell....

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Only Romero could have taken his 1968 classic and expanded and improved upon it to create one of the Top 5 horror classics of all time. The sly humour, the OTT gore effects, the subtle digs at consumer culture. All facets of a stunning whole. Yes, the recent remake did suprise in its effectiveness but the '78 original is the genuine article. Tom Savini did wonders with the effects, as he has on many more films since. The blood may be a touch over red at times but what were you expecting...it's just a film. From it's low key opening to its gore-drenched conclusion 'Dawn of the Dead. signalled a new dawn for horror movies. It's genius will never die....

 The best horror movie of all time

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Yet another master piece from the horror master, George A. Romero. He pulled off this film spectacularly, i remember my dad went to watch this in pittsburgh for the preview. It shocked even him, and he loves horror movies. The effects are spectacular, exploding heads, hundreds of zombies. Absolutely fantastic. This is a must buy for any horror fan.

 when theres no more room in doagh, ghosty will walk the eart

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i live in a severe small village called doagh, and every time i watch this film i look out the window to see if the dead have actually started to walk so i can get tooled up and barricade myself inside my local shop and rid the world of zombies....
what a film . romero is a true genuis .........

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ActorsDavid Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross & Tom Savini
DirectorGeorge A. Romero
Certificate18 years and over
Year1978
ScreenWidescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Additional LanguagesEnglish (Doldy Digital 2.0)
Duration127 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.