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Land of the Dead [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 9053374
  • Release Date: 09/30/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 54)

    Special Features


    • Feature commentary with Director George A. Romero, Producer Peter Grunwald and Editor Michael Doherty
    • The Remaining Bits
    • When Shaun met George
    • Scenes of carnage
    • Zombie effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene
    • Bringing the Storyboards to Life
    • Scream Tests: Zombie Casting Call
    • 480i/p Standard Definition

    Synopsis


    Land of the Dead
    George A. Romero, who revolutionized the American horror film in 1968 with the instant classic Night of the Living Dead, returns to his dystopian zombie cycle with this horror thriller. In Land of the Dead, the zombies whose numbers had been slowly but steadily growing through Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead now dominate the streets of most American cities, while urban skyscrapers have been taken over by surviving humans, usually greed-addled opportunists who allow the living to stay in their fortified compounds for a price. Guarding the buildings are rough-and-tumble mercenaries who have learned to do battle with the zombies, making use of powerful weapons to gain advantage. But as the zombie civilization grows, the creatures have begun to slowly evolve, with their dormant thought processes beginning to awaken, and as unrest begins to ferment among the mercenaries and the entrepreneurs who pay them, the ghouls may have found a way to defeat the last stronghold of humanity. Land of the Dead stars Dennis Hopper as arch capitalist Kaufman, and Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Robert Joy, and Asia Argento as some of the mercenaries; Asia Argento's father, Dario Argento, served as a producer on one of the earlier films in the series, Dawn of the Dead. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Simon Baker
      Simon Baker - Riley
    • John Leguizamo
      John Leguizamo - Cholo
    • Asia Argento
      Asia Argento - Slack
    • Robert Joy
      Robert Joy - Charlie
    • Dennis Hopper
      Dennis Hopper - Kaufman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews

    94%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An Underrated Romero Gem Gets the Works

      Posted
      WillC6886
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      Featuring both edits of the film with newly remastered transfers, a plethora of retrospective interviews with a number of the actors involved and a slew of archival documentaries and behind the scenes features detailing the making of, George A. Romero's surprisingly relevant and topical fourth entry in his iconic "Dead" franchise is sure to make many Halloweens happy in this nicely put together package from Scream Factory, who further prove why they're the Criterion of genre releases. If there is any disappointment to be found, it's that Mr. Romero was unable to participate in this release before his untimely passing last year, but that shouldn't deter adding this title to your home video library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Awful, awful, awful

      Posted
      AltOp

      Before I start, I am fully well aware that I am talking about a zombie movie. However, this isn't just another campy filmmaker, this was a long-awaited film by George Romero. I love zombie movies, and prior to seeing this film, I held Romero in very high regards. This film is marred with weak characters, poor scripting, and an overall terrible story. I try not to truly hate something for the sake of hating it, but toss in thinking zombies (which wouldn't make them zombies at all), and this was one of those rare gems that hit every area of awful. The story was sacrificed in order to make a political statement about Capitalism. Well it worked, because as a consumer, I could never recommend that a person fuel the economy by spending money on this movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Dead Movie

      Posted
      Kamahama3x
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      On blu ray it even looks better, some of his fans didn't enjoy this one but it is filled with social satire and good old fashioned gore. It is much better than 'day of the dead" in which it's very small budget kept most of the action inside of a bunker, but not as great as the truly classic by any horror fans standards: 'dawn of the dead" or the first and great 'night of the living dead" , still this movie has a fine pacing and good performances from the top notch cast. It's worth getting on blu ray as part of any superior horror dvd collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Dumb-down of the Dead

      Posted
      Rush2112

      basically this is a vehicle to promote some kind of political agenda. Romero is one of my favorite directors but this goes beyond comprehension and insults horror fans. The original "Dawn Of The Dead" commented on consumerism yet kept the focus on what's important: THE HORROR. this film feels like Romero had Keith Olbermann and Al Franken co-write the script (now that would be horrifying!). the plot could have been brilliant but was surpassed by "28 Days Later" & "28 Weeks Later." luckily George made "Diary..." and "Land..." will be remembered along side "Return Of The Living Dead" as something laughable & dismissable.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Worthwhile Upgrade

      Posted
      BavarianGod
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      George Romero recently passed away and left behind a legacy as the pioneer of the modern zombie film. Land of the Dead was his last worthwhile zombie flick and an innovator within the genre and this scream factory release contains a new restoration and a laundry list of new special features that caters to fans. If you love zombie flicks, this is the definitive release of a quintessential film from the master of the genre, though Land of the Dead falls well short of the magnificence of both Night and Dawn of the Dead.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated

      Posted
      dwill
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      I know sequel after sequel can be very tiring, but Land of the Dead is definitely worth owning. This definitely deserves to be up there with Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead & Day of the Dead. Scream Factory certainly thought so too by releasing this film in HD. I highly recommend adding this to your collection. Includes theatrical and unrated versions of the movie, plus, lots of bonus footage. It's Scream Factory, so you know they didn't skimp.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Too late, but still fun

      Posted
      LordSteve01
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      When this movie hit theatres, it was a horror fan's dribbly dream come true - Romero was back! And while it offers up the same old Romero zombie fun, the material did come off a bit stale. This could be contributed to the fact Romero wrote the film back when the original trilogy was in full swing, but was basically burnt out by the time Land came around. Though, if you're an old school fan, there's still a lot to be offered.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Smart zombies!

      Posted
      endgamer
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      The zombies are evolving. After decades of independently budgeted zombie flicks Romero goes Hollywood and it is hit and miss. I like the look of the film and most of the actors though story-wise I thought it lacking. As for this blu-ray release the picture quality is better than the previous release and with all the new bonus features, this is a must buy for all us Romero zombie fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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