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    Added on: 8/7/2001 12:24
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    Day of the Dead (UK)

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    Once again the dead have their day
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    The concluding part of George A. Romero`s cult horror trilogy opens with the undead roaming the planet freely. The living have been forced underground, where they make their base in a hidden missile depot, helping with the experiments of scientist Doctor Logan (Richard Liberty), who hopes to domesticate the zombies. However, the military faction of the human survivors favour a more direct approach, and with food stocks becoming ever more depleted, they decide to take action. What folllows is the final showdown between the forces of the living and the armies of the dead. Also available as part of a double bill with the first part of the trilogy, `Night of the Living Dead`.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Behind The Scenes footage
    3 Trailers
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    George A. Romero

    Written By:

    Richard Liberty
    Antone DiLeo
    Jarlath Conroy
    Joseph Pilato
    Terry Alexander
    Lori Cardille

    Casting By:
    Christine Forrest

    Soundtrack By:
    John Harrison

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Gornick

    Pasquale Buba

    Costume Designer:
    Barbara Anderson

    Production Designer:
    Cletus Anderson

    Richard P. Rubinstein
    Ed Lammi
    David Ball

    Executive Producer:
    Salah M. Hassanein

    Arrow Films

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    5 / 10
    Day of the Dead is the 3rd and, so far, final instalment in George A Romero`s ` Dead ` trilogy after Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Zombies are now all over the world and outnumber humans by 400,000 to 1. 12 survivors which consist of scientists, soldiers and civilains are hiding in an underground bunker trying to end the problem. One of the scientists, Dr Logan, has domesticated a zombie he calls Bub
    and believes that this is the only way to end the problem. However, leader of the military unit, Captain Rhodes, does not think so and after discovering Bub`s source of nourishment, he kills Logan and takes control. Just then, the zombies from outside break in to get a decent meal. Cue graphic gore effects.

    Day of the Dead was not well received at the time of its release but over time, people have re-evaulated it and discovered its merits. It may not by action packed like Dawn of the Dead but it`s still a enjoyable film. It also the goriest of the trilogy and contains some extreme stuff which was heavily cut by the BBFC when first released. Thankfully, this release is uncut.

    The picture is 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen and is fairly decent. The film was previously issued on DVD in fullscreen so it is nice to see this version. Generally, the picture is mostly soft and does look a bit washed out. The picture is quite clear at times and all the gory violence can be seen clearly.

    The sound is in stereo and is not too bad. There could have been a 5.1 mix but this is good enough.

    The menus are static but have the film`s score in the background. There are 3 trailers. The first is for the 30th anniversary edition of Night of the Living Dead. The second is a lengthy one for Dawn of the Dead. And the third is a one scene teaser from Day of the Dead. A photo gallery containing 29 photos from the film`s publicity period is included. A 20 minute behind the scenes featurette is also on the disc. This is quite good and features lots of interesting info. Finally, there are bios for George Romero and F/X artist Tom Savini.

    This is not a bad disc. The film is good, picture and sound are decent and the extras are a nice bonus. It could do with a special edition in the future but this will do for now.
    posted by AD1986 on 14/7/2001 01:21