Shaun of the Dead

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

Edition Details: Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt), PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features: Extended Bits, Outtakes, The Man Who Would Be Shaun, Funky Pete, Plot Holes, T4 With Coldplay, Fun Dead, Trisha Your Nine Lives Are Up, Trisha I Married A Monster, Jeremy Thomson Interview, Photogallery, 2000AD Strip, Poster Designs, Diaries From Simon Pegg Lucy Davis And More, Edgar And Simons Flip Chart, SFX Before And After, Make Up Tests, Making Of Featurette, Fright Fest 2003 Teaser, Official Teaser, Official Trailer, TV Spots, Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright Audio Commentary, Simon Pegg Nick Frost Dylan Moran Kate Ashfield And Lucy Davis Audio Commentary, Bill Nighy And Penelope Wilton Audio Commentary, The Zombies Audio Commentary



This British romantic comedy with zombies (yes!) has its moments, but too much time is spent slogging through its plot requirements. The first really funny scene (with zombies in one's garden!) only comes around after 20 minutes' running time.

Still, it isn't too bad and is worth checking out by horror, and particularly zombie, movie fans. Beware: there is some gore, so if you're squeamish: stay away. However, one can't escape the feeling that there isn't enough gore somehow because Shaun of the Dead never really attains the comedic heights of something like Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness.

Acting is fine and the London shots just made me want to visit the place again. And besides, any movie with the line "kill the Queen" can't be all bad, now can it?

THE DISC: "More audio commentaries than Lord of the Rings," the director boasts on the first of four (you read right, yes) commentaries. The first track is the best with lead actor Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright proving themselves to be el supremo geeks. The others range from the let's sit here and watch the movie in silence variety and let's describe the onscreen action variety. Peg and Wright also points out the many in-jokes and references (music tracks from the original Dawn of the Dead during the opening logo!) of the movie which you had probably missed.

Also fun is a ?plot hole? section, which points out three major ones (besides the fact that the zombies always seem to pause in their attack giving the main characters some time to exchange non sequiturs or quibble). Then there are some deleted and extended scenes as well as the obligatory trailers, galleries and even a comic!

WORTH IT? All-in-all a DVD packed with extras; making it worth your while should you ever decide to purchase it.

RECOMMENDATION: Worth a rental!



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