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The Battery 2014

Amazon Video

(95) IMDb 6.4/10
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Labelled one of the greatest zombie films in years, The Battery follows two former baseball players as they navigate their way across the back streets of a zombie ravaged New England.

Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Horror
Director Jeremy Gardner
Starring Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim
Supporting actors Niels Bolle, Alana O'Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, Kelly McQuade, Eric Simon, Ben Pryzby, Sarah Allen, Nichole Kinnett, Lyles Williams IV, Olivia Bonilla, Elise Stella, Matt Bacco
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By renfield on 31 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
i never normally write reviews for films on amazon but after seeing this film (and falling in love with it) and noticing that the average review score here currently only stood at about 3.5 (a crime in my opinion) i felt compelled to write something and try and raise the average score as it seems to me that a lot of the negative reviews are written by people who were expecting something different to what this film is actually meant to be and i feel some of the less positive reviews are somewhat unfair.

this film isn't action packed, it isn't really very gory, and it doesn't offer a lot of jump scares which may be the qualities that many people want from a zombie film. what this film offers is a believable, gritty, sometimes funny, sometimes strangely heartwarming account of 2 survivors of a zombie apocalypse and their journey together. it is a beautifully shot and engaging story of two very different people forced together by circumstance who have to learn to adjust to the new world and to each other, this is the first truly original zombie film i have seen in many many years and it is unforgettable and beautiful. although it may not be the intense gore-fest many zombie fans may want, it offers so much in so many other ways and i have to give props to the last 20 minutes or so of the film for being intensely claustrophobic and devastatingly tense.

if you want a full on hack and slash type film then you may be better off with something like the hoard or maybe the rec films. if you want something different and new and you are open minded to films that mess with genre expectations then please give this film a try.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Dennett on 24 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
So, I just came across this on amazon instant video. When the first line of the description reads, "Labeled one of the greatest zombie films in years" you kinda get your hopes up.
I had a look at the reviews here to get an idea of general opinion and consequently decided to give it a go, and boy, am I glad I did.
Dawn of the Dead still occupies top ranking for me, as far as zombie films go. And whilst that film has plenty of thrills and (gut) spills, it was the humanity explored that made it stand out above the gore fests that followed. The Battery takes that and goes further, having the guts to dwell more on humanity, with a ridiculously small amount of characters. Even the zombie horde in this film is barely enough to surround a car.
Yes, it's low budget, though the end result defies quite how low budget (check the credits to see just how few people were involved and the basic gear used). Yes, it's short on action or violence, or even zombies for that matter, but it's this that gives it the originality missing from many films these days, but certainly zombie films.
Does this even qualify as a zombie film? It eschews so many devices typical of many zombie films. Does tagging it as such do it an injustice? Who knows? Who cares? This film is just good. Bloody good. And yet, not really bloody.
If you want an original story, told with style by people who obviously care about telling a good story well, then this is for sure worth a look. If your a zombie film fan, looking for an original take on the genre, then this is a must.
"Labelled one of the greatest zombie films in years"? You know, I think it might be.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Haddow VINE VOICE on 14 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Great to see this getting a wider audience but walk in with the right expectations. This is a micro budget film that works because of the chemistry and dialogue between the two leads. They are two baseball players from the same team who have ended up together after a zombie apocalypse. They move from place to place looking for survivors and supplies. I really liked this - but I found it by accident and it was one of those movies I could easily have switched off in the first ten minutes, especially given the low budget feel. But once the two main characters established themselves I began to get interested and was able to overlook budget restraints - by the end genuinely impressed by how much they'd been able to make me care what happened. Had it been presented on amazon as a new release zombie movie, I might have been very disappointed and I'm sure there will be a good handful of one star 'don't waste your time' reviews. I have a feeling that Jeremy Gardner especially will go on to do something better soon. Great soundtrack too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. D. Moncrieff on 25 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
I loved this movie.In style it is far more Walking dead than the faster paced Dawn remake or 28 days movies.What we have is a very realistically played out scenario of what would happen if The world hit The Fan!!!!!!!.Both by its midway content and the ending You know that there is a Sequel just round the corner Screaming to be made,so here's hoping it does well.My only Gripe is that at times it grinds to a complete halt,with the camera dwelling far too long on scenes which are being played out to death.One part in particular (and I wont spoil the ending) is the bit where the car is surrounded and One of them goes out to find the keys.This scene goes on far too long and I found myself hitting the fast forward button.All in All though A brilliant entry into the Zombie Canon.
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