SHAUN OF THE DEAD
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
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
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!