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Survival Of The Dead [DVD]
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Zombie sequel from horror maestro George A. Romero. A zombie epidemic has laid waste to America, leaving the military in chaos. A band of soldiers decides that in order to survive, they will go AWOL and find refuge on the remote Plum Island. However, they soon discover that even here there is no escape from a world under threat from both the living and the dead.
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Quite bad as it turns out.
I'm a big fan of Romero's classics. I even own a copy of the much lamented 'Land of the Dead' and I love Creepshow to bits, so I had every reason to be biased. But this was too rubbish, even for me.
Survival of the Dead is a sort of prequel, documenting the early stages of the zombie outbreak. The film is initially interesting. It rambles along at an acceptable pace and could pass for a decent made-for-TV series. There are some intentionally funny moments such as the zombie who has his head turned into a cigarette lighter.
Sadly, the film gradually sags under the weight of it's own flaws. Romero consistently uses American actors to play Irish people, even when they can't do the accent and the casting is pretty terrible. There is no reason why any of the characters needed to be Irish - It's all a bit daft. Additionally, there are several pointless references to the character of Tomboy being a lesbian. It's a piece of character development that goes absolutely nowhere and includes one cringeworthy scene where Tomboy masturbates in front of her colleagues. It's not so much erotic, as embarrassing and nonsensical.
Certain zombies are unintentionally hilarious, such as the undead postman who endlessly posts the same letter and the zombie girl who rides a horse. Suspension of disbelief is destroyed by stupid characters doing dumb things. Why on earth would any sane adult hug a flesh eating zombie?Read more ›
Then George decided to `reboot' the franchise set in modern times with Diary of the Dead. Whatever you think of it - it bombed. Neither fans of George or new cinema-goers liked it. So... where does he go from there? Does he learn from his mistake and go back to something more successful, i.e. perhaps a combination of Night/Dawn of the Dead?
The answer, sadly, is no.
Survival of the Dead is probably the most disappointing film of recent times. Not because it was bad. It's okay. Simply because it could have been so much better. It doesn't have much of a budget, but George is good at working round such limitations. After over thirty years spent making horror movies, this instalment comes across as if it was written by a horror-freshman.
If you've ever gone onto the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com) and looked up movies, sometimes people post in the forums sarcastic topics like `100 things I learned from xxx.' Then they go on to list all the plot holes and things that don't make sense. Unfortunately, Survival of the Dead is one long list of things that don't make sense. Its ultimate downfall is the characters. Not only are they pretty wafer-thin, but they do the most stupid and random things. To start one such list off I'd begin...
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On the DVD Package - it comes quite close to Diary of The Dead's Metal Box Double-pack edition although that had the advantage of an anniversary documentary about Night of the Living Dead on top of all its other content. For "Survival" the main documentary is 1hr 15mins long, if you play all the shorts together, that's another 20 minutes (though two of them are extended from bits of the main doc), How To Make Your Own Zombie Bite is 10mins, a short film with the lead that includes some of them opening voiceover dialog at 4mins and a storyboard comparison which is just two minutes. On the movie disc "Time With George" is just under 10mins and the HDNet promo for Survival of the Dead is just under 5min - though you can also look at the edit of this smaller feature with just George's comments and none of the HDNet stuff. Finally, there's a commentary on the film with the director, producer and other cast/crew members which is refreshing in that they don't feel like they have to talk over every single second of the film - as they're watching a rough cut themselves for the first time.
So, an enjoyable if short movie, with two hours of extras.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another low-medium budget offspring in Romero's 'dead' series, this time attempting to focus on the survival element of a zombie apocalypse. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stormchaser86
You should feel scared of the zombies but you don't. They are more of an inconvenience than a threat. Another zombie film that you just don't care if the stars get eaten or not. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr R P Smith
Quite simply, garbage. It's more of a silly comedy than horror. Poor script, poor acting, unrealistic characters. No-one is scared of zombies, and so neither is the audience. Read morePublished 12 months ago by B. Ward
Hmm! Where do we start? Okay the Zombie movie comes in two forms, good and bad, there are no grey areas within the genera and unfortunately this one falls firmly in the bad! Read morePublished 12 months ago by craig
Not a lot to say about this one, it was an okay film but nothing like the others. Only brought it as I wanted the set.Published 12 months ago by Sonia Heryet
This is a bit Silly with Some daft ideas that You don't expect from the great Romero.Obviously Shot on A micro budget and Sadly it shows.Published 12 months ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
Didn't like it. Since Day of the Dead which was the early eighties seems little order or sequence to Zombie films. Read morePublished 13 months ago by customer reg