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Big-budget zombie apocalypse thriller starring Brad Pitt. UN employee and committed family man Gerry Lane (Pitt) is forced to abandon his wife and children when a global pandemic hits, turning ordinary people into violent subhuman monsters with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Due to the nature of his job, Gerry is deemed one of the very few people left on Earth with the ability to find the source of the virus and ultimately a cure, but will he be able to do so before the last remnants of humanity are completely eradicated?

Starring:
Elyes Gabel, Mireille Enos
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

World War Z

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 54 minutes
Starring Elyes Gabel, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, David Morse, Julia Levy-Boeken, Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
Director Marc Forster
Genres Horror
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 21 October 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 54 minutes
Starring Elyes Gabel, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, David Morse, Julia Levy-Boeken, Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
Director Marc Forster
Genres Horror
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 21 October 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 54 minutes
Starring Elyes Gabel, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Aharish, David Morse, Julia Levy-Boeken, Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
Director Marc Forster
Genres Horror
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 21 October 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Claire, Lulu VINE VOICE on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
I am also a late comer to this film and I have to say, I'm so glad I came to it! I don't do horror films generally, they DO freak me out and zombie films are just my worst nightmare (with the exception of clowns, clowns are just wrong!). I bought this in an effort to be brave and to ogle at Brad Pretty (not a typo). Well I'm truly glad I was being brave. This film is gripping from the start, when I say gripping, I mean superglue! It is literally minutes before you have no choice but to continue.
Aside from looking good, Brad does quite a good job, he's convincing enough and while I want overly in love with his screen wife in the film, I could've been convinced easy enough. The children in the film make the suspense and tension all the more real and Brad does a good job of convincing you he is the doting daddy.
The premise is that his character is a retired UN officer and that as a consequence of the entire world seeming to go rabid, they require him to assist with the "sustained threat". So it starts. The zombies are literally on steroids and super fast. Only Bolt would have half a hope of outrunning them. No more spoilers though, genuinely one of the best zombie films I've seen, less mindless gore, more story, more action, well worth the few hours!
If you're after gore, go elsewhere, but if your after sustained thrills throughout, a decent enough story and Brad Pretty ogles, definitely the film to choose, even for wusses like me who are terrified of zombies :-/
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MLA VINE VOICE on 22 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
World War Z is a 2013 zombie apocalypse starring Brad Pitt. It is based on the concept from Max Brooks in his book of the same name. The Blu-ray does not add runtime to the theatrical releae. It does have some reasonablee Extras discussing the origin, on-location work, and a bit about the science of contagion.

World War Z is of the modern breed of zombie apocalypse films inspired presumably by 28 Days Later in which the zombies run fast and are an adrenalin rush of danger most of the time. WWZ takes it further than 28 Days by having the zombies show absolutely no regard for their own physiques as they hurl themselves extraordinarily aggressively towards potential victims. They act like aggressive mosquitos and anyone who has encountered mass mosquito attack where the insects care not for their own survival only the opportunity to bite can see the horror the WWZ zombies present.

The film differs significantly from the original book. It is a separate product in the same universe. The plot of WWZ sees Brad Pitt's character Gerry Lane travelling to various international hotspots to try and track down the source of the zombie contagion and hopefully generate a cure. En route thousands of zombies are in his way and dozens of minor characters and extras are killed off. This is a fairly thoughtful but high volume action film with plenty of terrifying action sequences. It is not a character piece.

The story for WWZ was put together by the notoriously mortality obsessed J. Michael Straczynski.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glen on 5 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
What an absolutely fantastic movie!
I remembered this coming out at the cinema but, not being a fan of the zombie genre - in fact, I loathe it, it's dull and stupid! - I didn't really take all that much notice. But it was always there, niggling at the back of my mind. So, on a whim, I decided to take a punt - it was only a fiver, so, not that much of a risk - and get it on DVD.
Wow! Am I glad I did!
I can't stop watching it. No blood; no gore. No ridiculously un-scary zombies shambling about at minus two miles per hour. Everything I hate about 'proper' zombie movies is gloriously absent from World War Z. And in its place we have one of the most epic, large-scale actioners I've ever seen. Never mind being TOLD by the characters that the world is overrun by the undead as they valiently battle a small contingent in a shopping mall or something, in this movie we get to SEE the world overrun.
The opening Philadelphia set piece is amazing. The Jerusalem one is just plain addictive.
The only minor gripe I might have is with the third act. Usually action movies crank UP towards the end. This one cranks DOWN. After the mind-blowing action of acts one and two the third act is more about tension. It's not a problem. It's just different.
Seriously, don't do what I did and let the online reviews put you off.
If you like gore and brain-eating, then, admittedly this probably isn't for you. But if you're more mature than that and enjoy a good story excellently told then take a chance on this one. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 7 July 2013
Format: DVD
The world ignores the signs of global disaster and the next thing you know there is a world wide zombie (closer to rabies) pandemic.

Brad Pitt,who is now a family man, must save the world to save his family. There is some background noise that would indicate the zombie outbreak might be caused by how man destroys the environment and ignores the signs (global warming, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) The world is thrust into anarchy, while the military exists.

Brad must look for the original virus somewhere in the world to find a cure. We discover N.Korea is unaffected because they pulled everyone's teeth. Israel is unaffected because they have a great wall around their country, but apparently cold isolated places like Greenland are infected. The only reason I point out these inconsistencies is because the film writers went to great length to make the film realistic. Oh yes, if you have a lot of people on a ship, they share beds and sleep in shifts.

I enjoyed the film more as a pandemic film than a foot dragging, flesh eating, living dead, rotting zombie film, because that is what it was. I would say if you don't like Brad Pitt, don't see this film. There is very little screen time that doesn't show his face. Should make for a good video game and a decent sequel.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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