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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Region 2 release of the trilogy, 6 Feb 2010
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This review is from: Romero's Dead Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
George Romero re-defined the horror genre with the three films included in this boxset and also invented the so-called 'living dead' sub-genre. This boxset is a flip-book with the discs inside.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Shot in black and white, two people go to visit a grave when they are attacked by zombies. One survives and resides in a boarded up farmhouse with other survivors. Ahead of it's time and whilst it's shock tactics may be feeble by today's standards, there's no doubting it's influence over the horror genre for decades to come. 8/10
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Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Some would say it is a great satire of the horror genre, others would say it is a blatant gorefest. It pulls of both gloriously and whilst it may dissapoint those looking for a scary horror movie, those who appreciate the humour will surely be rewarded. A must-see. 9/10
Features: 127 minute theatrical version of the film, 'The Dead Will Walk' Documentary, Commentary by director George Romero and producer Richard P.Rubenstein, Radio and TV spots and photo gallery.

Day of the Dead (1985) - Regarded as the worst of the trilogy, it was at the time but know it has claimed a good status among horror fans. It is more of an excersise in gory effects than great film-making but overall still great. Some even consider this the best of the trilogy. 8/10
Features: Commentary with special effects team (on the feature disc). (The fourth disc of this set is just Day of the Dead features) 'The Many Days of the Dead' 39 minute documentary, behind the scenes, photo galleries and trailers.

This is the set with the most features this side of the Atlantic, if you have access to region 1 dvd's, then opt for the 4 disc ultimate edition of Dawn of the Dead and the millennium edition of Night of the Living Dead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect zombie movies..., 23 Oct 2012
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George A. Romero is pegged as the Godfather of the modern Zombie, and for damn good reason. He is the only director who can consistently create zombie movies of high quality, and no film maker has ever been able to out rank, match, or even come close to competing with Romero. With the living dead trilogy being one of the most influential and most important horror films of all time, the films are also highly regarded as all time classics and George Romero managed to reinvent the whole sub-genre of zombie films. If you want to get the whole trilogy in one boxset then this is probably the best place to get them, however since they are not the definitive editions of the films, you might want to get them separately if you want more extra features. Anyways there are some special features in these releases that were brilliant and it was a great way to get them all in one boxset.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) opens with a scene of two young adult siblings, Johnny (Russel Streiner) and Barbara (Judith O'dea), visiting a grave of their late father. The cemetery is quite a long way from their home and neither is looking forward to the three hour drive back. After placing an annual wreath atop their father's resting place, everything goes straight to Hell. The two are attacked by a mysterious man lurking through the graveyard. Barbara makes the decision to leave her brother behind and runs to a nearby house for safety. As the struggle for survival goes on, more survivors find their way into this abandoned country home, they quickly become surrounded by zombies in each direction. Will they come out alive? The thing that made Romero's Zombies so appealing and universally feared, was the fact that he used them as a metaphor. Whether it was about the civil rights movement or the Vietnam war it was full of ideological undertones to create something that was current and relevant. This black and white classic still holds its grounds as one of the best Zombie movies ever made.

George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978) was groundbreaking, satirical, but it was above all else just a fun kind of movie to watch. It's also on the films that I count as having so much replay value, even with all of the gore and violence and chilling factors in the film. It combines a kind of documentary feel sometimes (newsreels come to mind when the zombie montages in the mall go on), but is also very un-real at the same time and over the top. The gore, courtesy of make-up impresario Tom Savini was quite impressive, especially during the 70's the time it was made in. The cast did a terrific job with their characters, especially Ken Foree who stood out the most as the main hero. In this sequel to the classic Night of the Living Dead, the zombies have taken over the land and have spread to immense numbers. A group of people escape the carnage in a helicopter, and take refuge in a huge mall where they can live off the supplies inside for years. They have to fend off the zombies trying to get in, as well as a sadistic group of bikers who want to loot the place. Great film, lots of gory action and flesh-munching. There's alot of extra features including The Dead Will Walk documentary, theatrical trailers, audio commentaries ect.

Day of the Dead was a flop when originally released almost twenty eight years ago, its reputation has slowly increased over the years, and now is generally regarded as a classic. I certainly underestimated it for a long time. In my opinion Romero's Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead are two of the greatest horror movies ever made, but I always thought that 'Day...' was a bit of a let down. But after watching it again in several years I must humbly eat my words. This is a GREAT movie! Romero and special effects Tom Savini do wonders on a limited budget, and the movie is full of suspense, a claustrophobic atmosphere and plenty of gore. And of course who could forget Bub the zombie, the most memorable character in my opinion, being one of the first intelligent zombies to appear on film. Day of the Dead obviously isn't a perfect movie, but is more or less a fitting conclusion to one of the most daring film trilogies in the horror genre. There was an extra disc for all the features for this film including an all new documentary The Many Days of the Dead as well as the other usual features trailers, picture gallery ect. Anyway this boxset was brilliant and comes highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest horror trilogy of all time, 10 Dec 2011
This review is from: Romero's Dead Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
Just a quick word first on the two reviewers who gave this collection 4 out of 5- be ashamed of yourselfs.

Onto the movies. Well you all know the stories by now so I will not go on about those too much.

George Romero created the most intense and gore filled horror trilogy of all time with these movies. It was never about the zombies of course but all about humanity and how when push comes to shove we are just as bad if not worse than them.

Night of the Living Dead is of course a genuine classic, that is able to keep up the tension for the full 90 plus minutes. And there are some great gore scenes in here as well even though it was made in 1968. The first twenty minutes are still terrifying and I have always called this section pure horror. It's wonderful.

Ten years later Romero followed up with Dawn a new word in spelling classic.
Over the years you just run out of words for this wonderful movie. It's like three movies in one with so many stories and characters being involved. Act 1,2,3 and it all works. To boot the acting is top draw and the gore is aplenty.

Finally Day of the Dead. Now when this movie was released it had a lot to live up to and critics slammed the movie. Bad choice. This movie has it's own set of atmospheres and deserves a 5 star rating also. The acting is brilliant and again Romero is not afraid to let us character build before seeing tons of blood. And oh boy when the blood flows, it flows. Honestly even for a movie that is over 25 years old you will probably find yourself looking away at some of the death scenes. And what of the last 25 mins climax? Blood and guts baby.

Day may not be as strong as Night and Dawn but it's a brilliant third and final trilogy. This is just an amazing box set that comes with hours of addtional footage and interviews. I loved every single blood curdling moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead good, 21 Sep 2011
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Romero's original 'Dead' trilogy in this dvd box set is a must for zombie fans and more specifically Romero himself. Buy it and survive the apocalypse or be bitten and become one of them!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Good, 5 July 2011
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the front cover art isn't great and a tad predictable but the 3 films are zombie/horror classics. if you like zombie films or even just films these are a must have. just wished it included diary,land and survival had to buy them seperatley. overall very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The two best zombie films, 24 Jun 2011
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This box set comes with 4 DVDs, 1 DVD is a bonus DVD and the other 3 are the actual zombie films. Straight away I'm going to say something that will offend most Romero fans when I say that I don't actually like Night Of The Living Dead. I'm not saying it's a bad film, just that I don't like it and I think that it's a little bit overrated, just my opinion. It's still worth watching, though.

I still rated this box set 5 out of 5, though, because in my opinion Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead are THE two best zombie films to date. I used to favour Dawn over Day, but in the past couple of years I've come to realise just how great Day Of The Dead is. I haven't grown bored of Dawn, I still like it just as much as I always have, but I've really come to appreciate just how good Day Of The Dead is.

I think for most people they find Day Of The Dead a little dull because it lacks action, it's more character driven and while I too would have liked more action in the film, seeing the tension and despair the characters are under in the film makes up for the lack of action, also Day Of The Dead easily has the best soundtrack of the three. George A Romero also reveals in this boxset just why Day Of The Dead lacks action and why he had to rewrite the script, too.

Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead most probably won't be topped.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Trilogy, 5 Dec 2010
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Im a huge fan of the dead trilogy and Night of the living dead is my favourite because it's a classic, i also like Dawn of the Dead as there was some funny moments in the film,but day of the dead may not have been the best in the series other than that i still enjoyed it.This box set is a must have for any fan of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Entertaining, 18 Nov 2010
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Some of the best zombie films out there in a nice box set. Would urge you to give it a go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies everywhere, 28 July 2010
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Not much to say as these are the best zombie films ever made this is a great box set Which includes night of the living dead, dawn of the dead and day of the dead plus a bonus disc with a great documentary on it what makes this great also is that dawn of the dead is the directors cut and also this box set is limited edition and a very good price too.
If you like your zombie films buy this while you can it's well worth it's money this is a must have for horror fans
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4.0 out of 5 stars classics!, 23 May 2010
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romero's classic dead films, still great to watch an at a great price too. much better than the recent remakes an sequels!
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