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Go See Land of the Dead.

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30th June 2005 20:08  #1

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Go See Land of the Dead.
Don't ask questions, just go see Land of the Dead. If we pay to see GOOD zombie movies, perhaps we'll get more of them. If the Dawn remake and Resident Evil (both movies I enjoyed) out sell LOTD (which they most likely will) I will be sad. Sad

Trust me, it's good, not original Dawn of the Dead good, but good nontheless.

30th June 2005 20:25  #2

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
it's already hit the torrent sites...

1st July 2005 2:42  #3

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
it's already hit the torrent sites...

Yeah but it's just a crappy cam version

1st July 2005 5:43  #4

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
hard to top
Loved DOD, excellant for todays horrors.  To top LOR?  Just ain't no way Happy

1st July 2005 12:59  #5

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
One of my favourite DVDs is my Dutch copy of Dawn of the Dead, so keen to see it. Will probably wait for the DVD release though.

1st July 2005 15:44  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'm interested in Land of the Dead. I'll probably go check it out.

8th July 2005 1:58  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Quote: Originally posted by Malcolm Campbell
One of my favourite DVDs is my Dutch copy of Dawn of the Dead, so keen to see it. Will probably wait for the DVD release though.



Nooo! It's failing at the box office. At this rate the Dawn remake, both Resident Evils and fucking House of the Dead are going to out sell it!!
What kind of message does this send hollywood?

"Why yes, we do like mediocre and shit zombie films...those good ones made by the genre creator, not so much..."

Say hello to 5 more years of PG-13 rated "horror-films" and bullet-time zombie blasting.

Sigh

8th July 2005 3:09  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
They should have brought it out in late October maybe. Horror movies usually work best around Halloween. At least, then when I would want to watch em.

8th July 2005 17:04  #9

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Usually at Halloween they have sales for horror titles Happy

8th July 2005 19:16  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Ok, I'm seeing it again this weekend, so that lets you off the hook Mal, and I'm bringing a friend, so one of you doesn't have to go (you can decide whom amongst yourselves). However, I expect the rest of you to see it this weekend. Wink

8th July 2005 21:11  #11

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
Heh the theatre near me is only showing it one time a day now. 9:00 pm. It was originally suppose to come out in October but they pushed up to June.

11th July 2005 21:15  #12

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Okay, Gabe, I saw it this weekend at the late midnight show here...pretty decent, but it felt short and jumped around from locale to locale and character to character too much. I really didn't care for the focusing in on the zombies as actual characters either, though I appreciate what Romero was tring to accomplish by doing so. It did have some excellent makeup and effects work though, KNB really came through with some unique and wild stuff...I loved the 'ripcord necked' zombie especially.
It would have done much better at the box office if it had been released closer to its original Halloween date where it wouldn't of had to compete with the big budget summer blockbusters such as ROTS and WOW and when folks who aren't genre fans are more apt to see this type of film. Leave it to Universal to screw up its release--they did the same thing to Peter Jackson's The Frighteners back in 1996 by releasing that film in the summer instead of its original Halloween date.

11th July 2005 23:41  #13

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Yeah, it really should've been a Halloween release, you guys are all correct.

I read a review that complained that this was the first time Romero didn't use a black man or woman as the main protagonist. I disagree, I think in a big way Big Daddy was the protagonist. The main dude wasn't exactly an antagonist, but mostly reacted to the events around him the whole film.

I really enjoyed the zombies as characters, but can totally understand why others wouldn't enjoy it.

I have to say the metaphorical meaning behind the fireworks and its use while fighting zombies really made my summer. It made a more powerful statement about the current politcal apathy than most of the post Michael Moore docs last year ever could.

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