Land of the Dead – Gory!

In the 4th installment to George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” series, the zombies have taken over the earth. The surviving humans live on a small secluded strip of land, with two sides cut off by rivers. The humans strive to survive, while outside the zombies are steadily evolving…

This is a cool movie! Some might say it’s dumb, but I love crap like this, I’ve watched all of the Romero movies and I love them all, he’s the forerunner in the zombie genre, and has been making these films since Night of the Living Dead[/url] back in 1968.

I think out the series Dawn of the Dead (1978)[/url] is probably my favourite and most memorable set in an American shopping Mall. I haven’t managed to see the 2004 remake[/url] yet however.

This was a good zombie movie in typical Romero style, good social commentary about class, stereo-types and poverty and good commentary about the ignorance and stupidity of Americans.

I chose to see the DVD as I know it’s going to be a gory movie and the Malaysian censorship board would have a field day removing all the best parts.

It is fairly violent, nasty and can make you squirm at times.

The zombies are back to lurching, creepy ugly looking zombies from the olden days, no more spriting super zombies.

The vein of the film is that the zombies evolve, they start to think again, they start to communicate and move en masse..this was a subtext in some of Romero’s early works (Day of the Dead) and the movie also plays homage in parts to the early parts of the series.

There were also cameos from some of the actors from the earlier films.

There is plenty of gore, eye ripping, limb spewing, intenstine chomping action, the time passed fast and I’d say I thoroughly enjoyed it, it may get slated by ‘film critics’ but I thought it was great.

Grab the DVD and see it ASAP!

A solid watch it in the dark alone 7/10.

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18 Responses to Land of the Dead – Gory!

  1. kimberlycun October 21, 2005 at 3:45 am #

    if i have to choose one thing i like about the movie, is the scene when one zombie stuck its arm into someone’s windpipe and pulled the guts out then started chompin on it.

  2. Pat October 21, 2005 at 4:01 am #

    Aw man, YEAH! Romero is just awesome!

    And trust me, i really thought the ’78 version was better despite the slow moving zombies… It just felt more realistic (as realistic as a zombie movie can be at any rate)

  3. Dabido (Teflon) October 21, 2005 at 8:00 am #

    “…good commentary about the ignorance and stupidity of Americans.”

    That’s like shooting fish in a barrel! 🙂

  4. skyflakes October 21, 2005 at 9:06 am #

    this is the type of movie you invite the girl you like to watch so she can pounce on you and you can be a hero… bleh..

  5. coppersnare October 21, 2005 at 1:12 pm #

    The 2004 Dawn of The Dead was awesome. I hated the ending tho.

  6. yajneswar Rathakrishnan October 21, 2005 at 1:59 pm #

    i think dawn of the dead was s omuch better. this one lacked the oomph. the only thing it had was gore. the acting was semi-medioccre and the blak zombie’s makeup was horrible. from the face down it was obvious no work was done. so inconsistent.

  7. Chris October 21, 2005 at 2:59 pm #

    How about Shawn of the Dead?

    That’s easily the best horror film I’ve ever seen, thanks to a truckload of classic moments – such as the part where Shawn and friend attempt to kill a zombie by flinging old music records at it… Awesome stuff.

    “We’re coming to get you, Barbara!!!”

  8. vlad October 21, 2005 at 9:23 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more.

    I miss Bub, was the name Bub, the research zombie in Day of the Dead.

  9. ShaolinTiger October 22, 2005 at 1:46 am #

    Shawn of the Dead and House of 1000 corpses, classic!

  10. spiller October 22, 2005 at 2:37 am #

    Yeah, Dawn of The Dead was cool. Especially the part they made fun of Burt Reynolds.

  11. Dabido (Teflon) October 22, 2005 at 7:55 am #

    Doesn’t work, has one minor flaw!

    She screams, leaps across the cinema landing on my lap.

    I scream and throw her off my lap and run screaming from cinema not stopping till I am in a diffrent city.

    She dumps you the next day for not protecting her! 🙂

  12. Chris October 22, 2005 at 12:42 pm #

    BTW, if you haven’t seen Doom yet, don’t bother.

    It’s the worst film I’ve seen all year, with absolutely no humour, a poor script and every known American film cliche thrown in.

    Not only does the game look better, it’s even got a better story, better music, etc… I don’t like Doom 3 all that much, but it’s miles better than this shite.

  13. Kyle G October 22, 2005 at 8:29 pm #

    You should definately see the remake of Dawn of the Dead. It’s one of my favorites, better than the original.

  14. shanks October 22, 2005 at 10:17 pm #

    i like the bits where the zombies went swimming and the fact that they could, brings a whole new level to this zombie think-tank (this is no spoiler, they included it in the trailer).

  15. Tracy October 23, 2005 at 4:49 am #

    I happened to watch this show after I had my dinner.. and it was gross.. It took me quite a while to think how on earth can they walk underwater..

  16. vlad October 23, 2005 at 11:25 am #

    Which reminds me, since I don’t get to visit Uncle Ho frequently, is Devil’s Reject already clear?

  17. KY October 23, 2005 at 8:56 pm #

    if i watch this i’m reasonably sure i’ll file it under the comedy section. hehe

  18. tenshino October 26, 2005 at 1:10 am #

    Yo Shaolin. Feel like replyin to this because I’m a fan of zombie genre movie too. If you like Land of the Dead .. try Dawn of the Dead (remake) n Shawn of the Dead (parody of zombie movies). Cheers