Shaun of the DeadDirector: Edgar Wright,
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The zombie-riffic Shaun of the Dead heads to the U.S. DVD shelves with this fine release from Rogue Pictures. Carrying over many (but not all) of the extras from the packed U.K. disc, this release has loads of special features for you to sink your teeth into, plus fantastic transfers to boot. Starting with the technical aspects, the DVD scores points for delivering the 2.35:1 widescreen image of the film, plus a quality Dolby Digital 5.1 track that whooshes you through the fast-paced action and bathes you inside the gore-filled gunfire later on in the film. The extras start with two commentaries -- one from star/co-writer Simon Pegg and director/co-writer Edgar Wright, while the other is a cast commentary featuring Pegg again with Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield, and Lucy Davis. The first track features some downright dizzying banter between the two collaborators as they dish out zombie trivia and generally give major love to all involved with the production, while the cast commentary is filled with more zany fun that's sure to please. This edition did miss out on both the Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton commentary found in the U.K. release, along with the classic zombie commentary they included there as well, though hardcore fans will surely seek that edition out if they need it. The rest of the extras are packed with more bloody goodness, starting with the fact-filled "Zomb-O-Meter" subtitle track and "Storyboard Comparions" branching feature. Both extras add a bit more to the viewing experience every time you put the disc in, which is a sure sign of a solid DVD. Other bonus features include 15 extended scenes, ten minutes of outtakes, plus three neat comic-book stories by Oscar Wright (brother of the director) that fill in plot holes in the film -- and this disc has only begun to warm up. Add in a behind-the-scenes video diary, casting tapes, makeup tests, and an SFX comparison that is laid out in an incredibly easy-to-understand fashion that highlights the ingenuity of the film's effects staff. Also included is a highly interesting clip with Pegg and Wright filmed in September of 2001 where they literally go through a flip chart of the film as imagined at that time, complete with dialogue and storyboards. If you think that's all, there's still more to chew on and it's all great stuff, from the extra TV bits that were filmed for the movie all the way though the 2000 AD comic adaptation, included in the zombie gallery section. Those that visited the website will be happy to see the basic design layout repeated here on the menu screens, as will the horror fans out there that will appreciate the George Romero quote on the front of the box. Consistently entertaining with enough extras to shake a zombie at, the Shaun of the Dead DVD is a winner for U.S. audiences and proof that Rogue Pictures is a strong supporter of the film and its fans.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Tim Bevan||Executive Producer|
|David M. Dunlap||Cinematographer|
|Paul Dunn||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Eric Fellner||Executive Producer|
|Annie Hardinge||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Simon Hayes||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Daniel Mudford||Score Composer|
|Alison Owen||Executive Producer|
|Marcus Rowland||Production Designer|
|Karen Wakefield||Art Director|
|Natascha Wharton||Executive Producer|
|James Wilson||Executive Producer|
|Pete Woodhead||Score Composer|
1. Play All [1:17]
2. Kitchen Pow-Wow [:29]
3. Body on the Line [1:44]
4. Bodies on the Line/Yvonne [:26]
5. Taxi Driver [:20]
6. Bathroom Blowout [1:10]
7. In the Bedroom [:18]
8. Meercats United [:14]
9. Alternate Ed [1:23]
10. The Dopplegang [:25]
11. Q.W.A. [:58]
12. David Vs. Shaun [1:41]
13. More Peanuts [:23]
14. Rifle Trifles [1:18]
15. David's Redemption [1:14]
16. Bar Extension [:01]
1. Last Orders [3:35]
2. Opening Titles [1:28]
3. Ed and Breakfast [2:23]
4. Good Mourning [1:26]
5. Team Pie [3:22]
6. Pigeon Street [1:35]
7. Eating Out? [2:08]
8. The Dumping [2:28]
9. Hog Lumps and Heartache [3:21]
10. White Lines, Don't Do It [3:46]
11. Residential Evil [3:08]
12. There's Something About Mary [2:09]
13. Here Comes the Groom [2:12]
14. Jukebox Jury [2:17]
15. The Mummy [1:36]
16. The Perfick Plan [2:33]
17. Curtains for Pete [1:01]
18. Escape From Crouch End [1:36]
19. Kill Phil [3:53]
20. Blood Actually [1:37]
21. In to Bat [:54]
22. Bowling a Maiden Over [2:57]
23. Sunday Driver [3:27]
24. The Others [1:48]
25. Garden Party [1:15]
26. Swingball Wizard [2:04]
27. Playing Dead [4:10]
28. Pub Grub [3:30]
29. Monkey Nuts [2:52]
30. Killer Queen [2:47]
31. First Person Shoot 'Em Up [:26]
32. Ever Decreasing Barbara [2:42]
33. Cocktails and Entrails [4:43]
34. Cellar Dwellers [4:01]
35. Staying Alive [4:33]
36. Remembering 'Z' Day [1:37]
37. Closing Credits [2:11]
Simon Pegg's Video Diary
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart
Make Up Tests
2000 Ad Strip
T4 With Coldplay
Trisha "Your Nine Lives are Up"
Trisha "I Married a Monster"
US Theatrical Trailer
The Man Who Would Be Shaun
What Happened to Shaun When He Ran Off?
What Happened to Dianne When She Left the Winchester?
How Did Ed Get From the Cellar to the Shed?
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio: Français Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio: Español Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary With Star Simon Pegg & Director Edgar Wright
Cast Commentary With Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield & Lucy Davis
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Great Film, this made me like the Zombie genre!
That tagline probably best describes this film. During the first thirty minutes or so Shaun and Ed are completely oblivious to the signs of impending doom all around them. This is chiefly because they are, like many people would be, so wrapped up in their middle-class problems to notice. Add to that the fact that the news is constantly spouting gloom and doom twenty four hours a day as it is. This film is less of a comedy like Dead Alive and more of a Hugh Grant or John Cusack film with zombies as the antagonistic force rather than money or infidelity. All in all it is a solid film with quite a few laughs. The zombies look great and the cast is superb.
I saw this movie only once in theaters... but I dream about it every night... I love it and I am going to buy it on DVD tomorrow.
i'm a HUGE zombie flick fan. but, nonetheless, this deffffinetely is one of the best zombie flicks ever. definite keeper. This is, as Ed says, "a slice of fried gold"
This movie is one of the funniest I have ever seen. I rank it right up there with Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. It is one of those that no matter when you come into it, it is ALWAYS at a 'good part.'
A very funny zombie film that as horror and gallows of humor.
Infinitely quatable and enjoyable, Shaun of the Dead is a modern classic of both horror and comedy. Bloody and creepy enough to appease the horror crowd while at the same time funny and smart enough to keep even the most squimish entertained and in thier seat. Highest recommendation
this movie has a good mix of everything, comedy, romance, and best of all gore. watching more than once makes this movie funnier. i especially enjoyed the extras, plot holes and 'funky' pete
I absolutely love this movie. A great combination of horror and comedy! Everything about this movie is worth a watch.
Shaun of the dead is one of the best zombie movies ever. As a spoof on Dawn of the dead (the more serious zombie flick of the two) Shaun of the dead makes a little laugh at the thought of our friends,family,and strangers coming back wanting to eat our brains out. You kind of fall in love with the charecters. Especially shaun and his hopeless relationship with his gf, and his sweet and funny relationship with his best friend ed. I recommend this to anyone who has a good sense of humor, There is gore in it though not too out of hand and ridiculous. but just the right serving
Being the Coldplay addict that I am, I originally only wanted to see Shaun of the Dead because I knew that Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland were making a cameo in it somewhere. But three minutes into it, I forgot all about that because I was laughing so much. Very entertaining film. I've seen it six times already. There's comedy in the smallest of things, is that the definition of British humor? Because if that's so, I'm just one of the few Americans who understand it. You should certainly watch this flick if you're looking for a dose of non-stop comedy, drama,and horror rolled all into one. Also if you have a good sense of humor.
I'm a Senior in high school, and over the past four years, my friends and I have seen numerous movies--at least one a month. THIS BY FAR IS THE BEST ONE WE'VE SEEN TOGETHER. In fact, I've seen in it twice!... so far... AND, we all agree that we are definitely buying a copy of the DVD ASAP. Thank you to everyone involved in the production of Shaun of the Dead! BEST MOVIE OF 2004!!!
I thought this movie was great! Horror/comedy at its best as I see it. I would definitely suggest this for a laugh or a scare depending on the person.