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Post by yethboth » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:33 am

Has anyone seen the new re-imagined Day Of The Dead film that came out on DVD this year which stars Mena Suvani and Ving Rhames?

It is a very below average and dissapointing film. It's not too bad but it's not good or average either.

The zombies in it run and climb up walls and ceilings and do not walk slowly.

The film got released straight to DVD because of poor preview screenings because it received alot of negative feedback, so they decided not to release it in the cinemas but straight to DVD instead.

It is not a sequel to the remake of Dawn Of The Dead.

It is a film of it's own kind and is nothing like the original, story wise.

Ving Rhames plays a totally different character in this film.
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Post by Massive Kersal » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:57 pm

The original Dawn of the Dead for me. The remake a close second.

The new Day of the Dead was awful, and Diary of the Dead wasn't up to much either. A British film called The Zombie Diaries used a similar premise when it came out last year and I thought that was better.

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Post by Ababo » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:01 pm

Massive Kersal wrote:The new Day of the Dead was awful, and Diary of the Dead wasn't up to much either. A British film called The Zombie Diaries used a similar premise when it came out last year and I thought that was better.
Ahh, I saw The Zombie Diaries a while ago and thought it was awful! The make up was pretty good but the story and characters bored me to tears.

Anyone ever seen Boy Eats Girl? It's an Irish zombie comedy, not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but still good for a laugh.

I really enjoyed [Rec] which was out recently though. It's a Spanish film in a documentary style about a news crew covering two firemen one night, and they all end up getting quarantined inside a building with some disease that makes people rabid. I found it really tense and especially creepy at the end. OK, it's not your old fashioned slow shambling zombies, but I still thought it was great!
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Post by markopoloman » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Just 'ahem' d'loading Zombie Strippers :?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0960890/

Sounds a right laugh :lol:
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Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:00 pm

I hate picking favourates but its probably Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombie or Zombi 2 depending where in the world you are) for me. Ask me any other day though and i'd be just as likely to say any of the following...
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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:21 pm

Gotta mention a Troma film or two in here, haven't I? ;) How about:

Zombie Island Massacre
Space Zombie Bingo
Redneck Zombies
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Post by the_hawk » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:42 am

No question - Return of the Living Dead.

Every single line in that film is a classic.

"Come in dispatch, send more paramedics!"

"I thought yuou said if we destroyed the brain it would die!"

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Post by stvd » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:17 pm

yethboth wrote:My favourites are:

1. Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

Untouchable!

And despite it's age the effects are still excellent.
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Post by livefastdiefun87 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:49 am

The original dawn of the dead. Although it has become such a mainstream film now, is still my favourite.

I do like Land of the dead and diary of the dead but never went much on the DOTD remake.

I have seen boy eats girl its brilliant and has Samantha Mumba in it.
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Post by AlleyKat » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:21 am

stvd wrote:
yethboth wrote:My favourites are:

1. Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

Untouchable!

And despite it's age the effects are still excellent.
I quite dig Zombie Flesh Eaters- the story is a complete mess, but the set piece scenes are really grisly and effective.
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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:21 pm

Dawn of the Dead (original) - Dario Argento European edit
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Post by yethboth » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:54 pm

Dawn of the Dead (original) - Dario Argento European edit

I like this version very much as well. :D The music in this version is strictly the excellent electronic score by Goblin :D with no rubbish classical music in it. The rubbish classical music was sadly used in the other versions which spoilt it big time. :cry:


I quite dig Zombie Flesh Eaters- the story is a complete mess, but the set piece scenes are really grisly and effective.

It's one of the most frightening zombie films I have ever seen (e.g. the ending) despite it's low budgetness. I personally think the story works reasonably well though (I'm not going to tell you what happens in the end though). Lucio Fulci is a classic film director. :D
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Post by AlleyKat » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:41 pm

The only Fulci film I really rate is The Beyond- seriously atmospheric movie, with an awesome ending. The slightly rambling, disjointed plot actually adds to the movie, unlike Zombie Flesh Eaters.

Zombie Flesh Eaters certainly has its moments though.
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Post by yethboth » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:03 pm

Sadly, I did not think much of Lucio Fulci's 'The Beyond'. It's not a bad film, it just did not do anything for me I'm afraid.

Another Lucio Fulci film that I thought was really frightening was 'The House By The Cemetary'. Even watching it now fully uncut on Region 1 DVD with the original International trailer, it is still a really frightening film.


The Dario Argento edit version of the original Dawn Of The Dead is my favourite version despite the missing Helicopter decapitation scene from this version. The Goblin only Electronic Music Score really makes the film so much better. :D
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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:14 pm

Ahh, 'The Beyond'. A 'Marmite' film if ever there was one. You either get it or you don't.

Me, I really enjoy it, probably Fulci's best work.

And another film for my list: Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue.
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