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CUT by the distributor.
on 4 October 2016
Reviewed Version: 2013 Entertainment One UK Blu-Ray
UK Buyers beware! Season 1 of THE WALKING DEAD has been cut by the distributors for all official UK releases! This was obviously done for the lower (15) BBFC Certificate. Until this is resolved I cannot give a full recommendation for the First Season. Strangely the German release (by the same distributor) is fully uncut in its re-released form, having originally being the identically cut version.
The series itself is of course a 5 star series, probably the best entertainment you can find in zombies out there. Don't be put off by this being made for TV, it was made for cable and can easily compete (if not beat) all major video nasty/gorefest zombie movies.
THE WALKING DEAD is based on a popular comic book series, which I have never read, so I cannot say whether it is true to the comic books or not, all I can say is that this is better than anything I've seen in zombie movies. The characters get enough screen time to be fully developed, the actors are well-cast and play their roles perfectly (which cannot be said for most zombie movies), the story arcs of each season a strong.
Highly recommended but not for the squirmish as there is a huge amount of on-screen violence and gore.