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This review is from: The Crazies  [DVD] (DVD)
A brilliant piece of cinema, once you get past that this isn't a zombie film in the mould of previous Romero films you realize it is one of his most brutal and interesting pieces of work from this master of cinema. Interesting points of note, it is as depressing, realistic, and brutal as people say. Not gory, but it's themes, ideas and concepts are some of the darkest he has explored. This also bears several similarities with early David Cronenberg, in particular, 'Shivers' and 'Rabid' as it has a darkly sexual undertone as society breaks down all around.
It is also alot better than the remake, which is not a bad film in itself. If you have only seen the remake, it is still worth seeing this as it is very different in tone and particularly in ending.
If your'e only interested in Romero as King of the Zombies then this probably isn't for you, but as an interesting, dark piece of cinema going into new directions and breaking new ground it's great.
Picture quality, sound quality and special features are all very good on this addition (though perhaps not "definitive")