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on 21 August 2015
"Dawn of the Dead" is regarded by many as one of the greatest horror films ever made and after watching it, it's easy to see why. It is by far my favourite film in George A Romero's "Dead" movie series, a franchise of films that many horror fans call legendary. When writing this review, I have watched all the films in the series up until "Land of the Dead", a film I didn't like which is why I had no desire to see "Diary of the Dead."

The films plot is well-known by now, it's basically a zombie apocalypse and carries the story on from "Night Of the Living Dead" (released in 1968.) I love the setting in this film, the mall is a fantastic location for the main events to happen in the movie. The film is well-paced, has some enjoyable action scenes and well-written character moments. I like the cast best here (out of all the films I have seen in the series so far), the acting is strong and Romero's directing is top-notch. There are many memorable moments, the movie has a very epic feel to it and the Zombies themselves are good here. You will not be disappointed with the ending either, the films climax is very well though out. "Dawn of the Dead" does has some comedy scenes, but these instances mix in well with the action and suspense. The tension is built up effectively and you always feel in the film that threat is never far away. Stephen King considers this one of his favorite horror films and that should give you an idea of how great it is.

The picture quality is good as well on this DVD. "Dawn of the Dead" is superior to "Night of the Living Dead" and "Day of the Dead" in my eyes, being much better than "Land of the Dead." It's not my absolute favourite horror film ever, that would go to "The Shining." But I can see why the movie is labelled as a classic zombie film. Romero was on top form here, it's my favorite movie of his to date.
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on 21 April 2012
this limited edition of packed with loads of flesh eating
extras enough for any horror fan to devour with insites
on how the movie was created with an movie convension tour
of the very shopping mall that was put on the movie tourist
map a tour that was orginised by the original actors david emge
and ken foree with a couple of the original zombie extras that gave
both horror fans at the event and the home viewers an interactive live tour of the locations
of the shopping mall that were filmed and a rare treat that the original escelator zombie recreated the scene that
made him famous and a rare documentarie by fangoria mag focuses on the meteoric carreer
of one of the most respected legends of make up fx tom savini went from nam veteran photographer
too award winning make up fx wiz and various cuts of the film and blood soaked with zombtastic tv ads
and both visual and audio trailers and it comes with commentaries a flip sidded cover and a fold out
flipsided poster and a insite movie booklet the whole package is exciting and i've enjoyed the whole thing.

20 out of 20

frankie (cool rider ) smales

(frankie smales tv and movie review uk)
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on 2 June 2013
'Dawn Of The Death' by George A. Romero is an absolute masterpiece that caught the attention of horror fans and made people recognize that zombies arnt just something to make fun of. This movie has an epic story line, setting, and characters and never leaves you being bored. Its a real sense of adventure and the gore affects are fun as usual.

Personally 'Dawn Of The Dead' is my favourite zombie movie of all time. A must watch movie for fans of the genre.
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on 16 June 2015
The best zombie film out of George O'Romero's Living Dead series which has great satire on consumerism and great characters with good performances by David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross. The make up effects done by Tom Savini who stars stars cameos in the film and would do effects on The Evil Dead are genuinely good.
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VINE VOICEon 25 May 2004
Fantastic, this is the definitive 70's zombie horror classic, absolutely superb. As one of other reviews mentioned this is really about consumerism, the fact the group holes up in a mall and the zombies get drawn there without really knowing why, distant memories from the past of what they used to do...shopping. Also, who hasn't thought of being given private free run access to an entire mall for a week - what a laugh. It's almost cowboys and Indians, barricaded in the fort with all the supplies, guns and ammo you could ever need, every little boys dream. I love 70's movies, the filming techniques, the music, the wardrobe etc, this is a great example of all of that, with added zombies and blood & gore. The helicopter filming really gets across the desperate situation the country is in with long shots of vast desolate countryside filled with grey faced living dead - there must have been hundreds of extras in this film. Defiantly worth watching, it'll be interesting to see how the modern remake compares.
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on 20 May 2012
In my opinion, this the greatest example of an archeatypical (spelt wrong probably) zombie film. It has great gore and special effetcs, a good soundtrack, good character chemistry, an isolated location to which the characters must stay, and a mix of charcater study and social interpritation/ commentry. The film is a bit long, and does occaisally get a bit dull and over- explanitory in places, but that really doesn't interfere (mis- spelt) with any of the plot. Key scenes are where the man in an apartment building gets his head blown up, and zombie children get shot (both of which are absent from the even longer director's cut), and the assault at the end from the bikers. Too bad this edition didn't have all the deleted scenes or alterante endings (i.e. the suicide ending), which would have made this DVD even better.
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on 10 May 2014
This is my fave zombie film of them all, love the way the survivors manage to evade zombie lunch in the supermarket mall, gore all the way and I certainly wouldn't want to come face to face with one of the zombies in the film as the look of them are great the way they are made up to look like zombies.
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on 2 September 2014
The version pictured is the full uncut version! This version shows shotgun blast scene and the gunning down of zombie kids! Just great to finally see the uncut press and not a expensive bluray cut version stating it is uncut!! Disgraceful. J Counsell.
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on 2 October 2016
This is not the full length version. There are parts cut out. I know this because I had that particular copy. Mot uncut either
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on 20 August 2002
my old vhs copy went moldy (never keep videos in damp understairs cupboards kids!) so I bought a used dvd through Amazon (which arrived promptly and in excellent condition) and I am a happy man again! By far the best zombie movie ever made Dawn of the Dead is a classic piece of cinema - intelligent, funny, clever and gruesome, from the first frames to the last. Perfect.
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