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Shaun of the Dead [SteelBook] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 06/25/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (460 out of 471)

    Special Features


    • Includes interviews, video diaries and more!
    • Zomb-O-Meter: with just one click, access fun on onscreen zombie trivia
    • Missing Bits: outrageous outtakes and deleted scenes not shown in theaters
    • Raw Meat: casting tapes, Simon Pegg's video diary and special effects comparisons
    • TV Bits: includes an interview with Coldplay
    • Zombie Gallery
    • Storyboard Gallery
    • Uncensored Commentary with the cast and crew

    Synopsis


    Shaun of the Dead
    It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for likable, lovelorn loser Shaun (Simon Pegg), that moment of reckoning came when the dead rose from their slumber to feast on the flesh of the living. A hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate, Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun's life seems to fall apart when he is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and his obnoxious stepfather, Philip (Bill Nighy), shows up to berate him for not being more attentive to his caring mother Barbara (Penelope Wilton) -- especially since he forgot to send flowers for her birthday. Things take a turn for the worse when the dead return to stake their claim on the Earth, and though the chaos that follows threatens to swallow up all of England, it's up to Shaun to keep his cool and prove himself once and for all by successfully rescuing Liz and his mother. With his trusty roommate by his side, nothing -- not even the living dead -- can stand between Shaun and the two most important women in his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Simon Pegg
      Simon Pegg - Shaun
    • Kate Ashfield
      Kate Ashfield - Liz
    • Nick Frost
      Nick Frost - Ed
    • Dylan Moran
      Dylan Moran - David
    • Lucy Davis
      Lucy Davis - Dianne



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 471 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      In the tradition of the late George A Romero

      Posted
      Tranceboi1
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      You know the type of movie. The main character is just moving along in life, happy, drinking beer, playing video games, and not cleaning up his place. Suddenly BANG, the zombie apocalypse happens. One of the funniest films of the past few years, Shaun of the Dead manages to skewer and lovingly address the zombie genre made popular by George Romero and other horror directors. The entire cast is great, especially the two main characters played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The HD is great quality and The surround is very active, with the zombies growls coming from every direction during key scenes. This film is pretty much an aural and visual assault on the senses. The extras are the same ones you can find on the regular DVD release but they're entertaining at the least. I'd recommend this disc whole heatedly to comedy fans and horror fans alike. The Steele book looks awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An original celebration of the zombie genre

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      JakeWolf
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      Shaun of the Dead is the first installment of the Cornetto Trilogy, aka the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, followed by Hot Fuzz, then The World's End, all written By Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Said trilogy is a must for anyone with a good sense of humor, and a wonderful introduction to the joy of British humor, even for those who don't usually like British anything. What's not to like? There's plenty of gore, a love story, the brand of humor that comes with the story of a grown man working a dead-end job and clinging to his youthful freedom, action, a great soundtrack, endless quotability, and astounding replay value due to recurring jokes you might not catch until the seventh time you see it. It's never dull or boring, and has sweet references to many zombie horror favorites without ripping anything off. This version is well fortified with special features that are actually entertaining, and don't spoil the movie. In fact, seeing many of the special features helps you realize how well the whole troupe works together as far as writing and acting. Buy now!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well Edited and Very Well Paced

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      tommy
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      I'm not an Edgar Wright or Nick Frost or Simon Pegg fanatic; and sure, there is a bit of nostalgia around this movie for how many times it was watched as a group during my freshman year of college ... but I do find that it was just a well-edited, straight-forward, mish-mash of fun and heartfelt sillyness and seriousness. I haven't really liked any of the follow-ons, they all veered into adding more, stretching out the pacing to a breaking point, and messing up the mish-mash so badly that it just become a total mess of tones that leave me feeling like "what is this movie even trying to be?!?". But this one I think is that reigned in first, but not really first ("Spaced" was already there), effort that is just that right amount without trying to oversell its thin premise. Neat steelbook and it comes with the UltraViolet copy -- all good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Terrific Zombie Satire

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      mjo1
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      Zombies have become serious subjects in recent years, what with the phenomenal run of "The Walking Dead" and its super-serious approach to the zombie apocalypse. This satire/parody created by the English team of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright is a perfect antidote for anybody tired of the whole allegory spawned fifty years ago by horror maestro George Romero. This is the movie that Monty Python might have made had they stayed together. The edition I bought on sale comes in a steelbook case--even better! This makes for a perfect Halloween night at the movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love & Zombies

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      cribellate
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      Shaun of the Dead is one of those movies everyone needs to see at least once. If you ever wondered why so many people love Simon Pegg or Edgar Wright, this is the film that started it all for them. It's a fun film with a surprisingly refreshing and original take on the zombie film (something that is no small feat). It has everything from the quirky British humor to intense zombie chase and even a few shocking twists and turns along the way. The set comes with a DVD copy as well as an iTunes digital copy and ultraviolet. To top it all off you also get a spiffy steelbook case with some great cover art. Definitely a must buy for any Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Feature packed discs and come with a neat case!

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      highwaycrossingfrog
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      I'm definitely picking up the Steelbook editions of the rest of the Cornetto Trilogy! Great packaging and displays nicely. Great features and extras, and the digital copy is just gravy. Shaun of the Dead is certainly one of my favorite movies. Director Edgar Wright did a phenomenal job with creating this film that is not only funny, heartwarming and cool, but also is packed with great homages to the zombie genre and his other bodies of work (i.e. Spaced). Simon Pegg and Nick Frost careers have certainly catapulted since this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Zombie Flick

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      Throwdown918

      This is a hilarious zombie movie, and the first from the same people who brought you Hot Fuzz. This movie is funny and sticks to the storyline very well. The movie is about Shaun who is down on his luck and life, and how he organizes himself back to normal, while all of England is being attacked by Zombies. Just as Hot Fuzz mostly makes fun of action movies, this movie makes fun of the typical zombie movie, and it makes you laugh while doing so. Also the extra features are great. You will also love how everything looks in HD. Pick this movie up regardless of what format you have. It's a great movie and will make you laugh. Also pick up Hot Fuzz.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed

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      PapowSpaceGirl
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      While I absolutely adore this movie, my first steelbook purchases were the Universal Monster ones. Granted, perhaps I'm spoiled with the great collages used on the insides, but I expected this one to be similar since Universal also unleashed this waste of metal and plastic onto collectors. The menus are the exact same sidebar to the left as every other release. Definitely got for $5 if you need to add the film to your collection, but don't expect it to be as beautiful as the Alex Ross releases.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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