ARRAY(0xa6675f54)
 
Customer Review

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Improves with each viewing, 25 May 2008
This review is from: Diary Of The Dead - Limited Edition 2 Disc Steelbook Metal Packaging [DVD] (DVD)
Romero is my horror hero. I need to state that right away. However, I feel that there is cause for this respect - he makes damn fine movies. I saw Diary in the cinema and I must admit I wasn't sure. I'm convinced part of my indecision was down to the wonderful "cinema experience" - the A level media students laughing every second and determined to hate it/ the constant chatter/ people who had clearly gone to the wrong film etc etc. In fact, it was one of the few films where I have seen people walk out and this really affected my enjoyment. Was I watching the the fim through my Romero tinted glasses?
Having bought the region 1 dvd, I can honestly say it gets a resounding thumbs up. Despire being a little tired of the hand held camera genre, this still stands up. No it's not Dawn of the Dead, but it is a worthy addition to the series. I remember seeing Day of the Dead in the cinema and being disappointed. Now it's my favourite. I don't think Diary will ever get to that position as it is more of a side entry to the series, but a second viewing does wonders, as it did for Land of the Dead. You have to accept the low budget origins and therefore restrictions. It is entertaining, thought provoking and delivers at least some of Romero's zombie gags. On the down side, it does lack the full on zombie carnage we expect and the 'message' is a little too obvious and forced down the throats of the viewer. All Romero's movies have a message, however, you didn't have to 'get it' to enjoy the movie. Hope he eases off in the sequel. Thankfully, the hand held angle is being dropped for Diary 2. I hope he aims more for a bigger scale, more zombie action and less force feeding of the message. He is still one of the few masters left in the horror genre.
With the dvd, the extras are satisfactory. I was expecting more insight and indepth making rather than mainly covering the basics. A little too much about how great George is and less comprehensive on the making.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Manchester, England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,190,035