Day Of The Dead

Day Of The Dead

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Day Of The Dead review

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Zombies rule the USA, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.

Release Dates

UK DVD release
April 9th 2001
UK DVD release
September 1st 2008
UK Blu-ray release
October 2nd 2007

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    • Kinsman

      Mar 6th 2014, 3:55

      A friend recommended watching the director’s cut of Day of the Dead (1985) on Hulu, which by the way is an excellent copy of the film, and I have to say that this movie has aged the best out of the whole Romero trilogy. The most artistic of Romero’s zombie movies, Day of the Dead tells the story of a group of scientists and a team of military personnel who have holed up in a secure military bunker. The scientists work tirelessly on finding some way to deal with the ever growing zombie horde while the troops provide the manpower of catching undead test subjects and protecting the facility. As what happens whenever people are trapped in a confined space for a long period of time, the survivors start to crack. The first to do so is Rhodes (Joe Pilato), leader of the soldiers who starts to see the imbalance of power within the compound. He draws a gun on Sarah (Lori Cardille), a strong independent scientist bent on finding a solution, commanding her to sit down. This marks the first confrontation of brain vs. brawn as the tension rises when Rhodes commands one of his soldiers to shoot her. The situation finally dissipates when Sarah sits down, but from that point on the line becomes clearer and clearer between the soldiers and everyone else in the compound. Amidst the growing antagonism, Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty), an eccentric scientist obsessed with his work, gets a zombie aptly named Bub (Sherman Howard) to remember his past. This amazing breakthrough is cut short when Rhodes in his mad fury tears through Dr. Logan. The war begins between the heart of the troops and the brain of the scientists. While the scientists are reasonable, their actions are not practical and while the troops are very practical, they lack any sort of rationality in the realm of logic. My apologies, but I’m not going to let out who wins.

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