Land of the Dead details
|Formats:||15 DVD, 18 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy|
|Director:||George A. Romero|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
Land of the Dead
|Rental release:||26 Dec 2005|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
George Andrew Romero takes his zombies seriously. With 2005's Land of the Dead, Romero positions the bulk of his story in a giant skyscraper which houses the last humans left on the planet.
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FUN!By a customer from camden , 11 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]So Land of The Dead eh?
I liked it.
Yes it lacks some of the doomed fatalism of the other films, and yes it is very glossy (of course it is going to be pretty polished looking, they have a bigger budget than the last 3 put together, turbo-modern effects, and an A-List cast). But the claims that it scrimps on the gore and waters down the concept and content for a resident evil weaned teen audience are just a load of old rot.
Heads explode (man can those motherf**kers pop a skull), screaming victims get torn apart by armies of decaying ghouls, yard after yard of slimy wet innards get yummed up, there really are some grotesquely inventive eviscerations on show here. The screen is regularly awash with gore. He may have higher production values this time out, but Romero has not gone soft.
Land of The Dead is a tight, well-paced, well-executed entertainment; its a coffin-load of fun. Most surprisingly of all, the self aware and sympathetically presented zombies angle that they are going for that had filled my heart with fear (I really did think it was going to be total gash) kinda works. My friends and I often found our selves going aw poor zombies (tellingly Romeros Black hero character that features in each film in the cycle is a zombie this time out, we are not supposed to root for the humans).
Despite a fairly bland and generic human hero (who has some fu*king excretable lines in the last scene), the cast and characters are all uniformly amusing (Argento, Hopper and Leguzamo et al all perform nicely), with snappy dialogue and likeable quirks (the Samoan squaddies every line is priceless I came here to do something. Why are we standing around? Lets do something.)
The heavy handed social commentary is all present and accounted for, Savini gets a cameo, it feels like a worthy addition to the series
yeah there are naysayers but f*ck em, they are wrong. I am seeing it again next week and thoroughly looking forward to it.
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Feeling sorry for the zombie???!!!!By littllestar98 (20 reviews) from Edgeware , 15 Jul 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Now, the first thing i would like to say is that i am a person who wouldn't kill a fly, literary, i can't hurt anything who is organically made, i once feel sorry cleaning mussels, but...to feel sorry for zombies...hell no!!! ( at one point one of the major character says'i though we were going into a battle not a massacre!!') they are flesh eating creature!!!! massacre is what you have to do!!! said that the movie explore a somehow different aspect of a world infested by zombies where, obviously, corruption and violence prevale, the special effects are decent, could be better, and the actors ok, the female character (Asia Argento) is the daughter of Dario Argento, Dario Argento e Romero worked together in previous movie. Romero squeeze one more movie out of his zombies(the night/day/land of the zombies), only for horror affectionados!!!
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Masterpiece Zombie MovieBy Fan (34 reviews) from Oswestry, England , 02 Jul 2010I think George A. Romero is the only director that can make an excellent zombie as this is my favourtie zombie (usellay I either like them or I don't). The acting was perfect by Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento & the rest of the cast and the storyline was witty & clever well done, different worth a watch if your a George A. Romero or Zombie fan.
Down with zomibie huggingBy a customer from Kent , 19 Mar 2010I don't know why Romero is so highly rated, yes the original Dawn of the dead is good (so is the remake), Night of the living dead is awesome (again so is the remake), as for all the other zombie hugging rubbish he dishes out, Please!!! What about the awful Day of the dead made in the 70's huh? Anything that tries to tame a zombie and make him or her a pet needs a kick in the teeth! Land of the dead is another one, 'zombies have rights too you know' give me a break! You've got to shoot them in the head man, it's the only way to be sure!
Better than I expectedBy Bassman71 (700 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 14 Oct 2009Zombies now have world domination, humans have protected city run by corporation, rebels steal battle bus, head of corporation wants it back, zombies get in city.
Better than I expected it to be although still without the humour or tension as the first two. The effects are excellent with plenty of gore, some nice cameo zombies & a few nods to the earlier films.
Average acting & script & Dennis Hopper seems to be on autopilot playing the city boss Kaufman.
dead in the waterBy a customer from Stoke-on-Trent , 14 Aug 2009this film is a total dissapointment from start to finish, i love romeros work and was eagerley looking forward to this movie.the film suffers from a wandering lacklustre flow a complete lack of suspense and an almost total disregard for any of his previous movies.
poorly scripted ill conceived DEADLY DULL .It also suffers from the dennis hopper syndrome unfortunately a fine actor who has been going for the money for far too long (waterworld anyone?) If hoppers in it its crap guys, a bad pantomime or the A team taking itself too seriously absolute kak.avoid.