At one point in his candid commentary, as he talks over a sequence in which someone's hand is torn apart, George Romero sighs and says, "You know, for some reason this just works better on the small screen." He's dead right.
Maybe it's the years of scrutinising his first three instalments on VHS, maybe it's this fourth part's contained claustrophobia - ironic, seeing as by this stage of their evolution both zombies and humans have more room to manoeuvre than ever. Either way, Land Of The Dead seems to have found its natural home on DVD. Here's hoping that now, after lacklustre theatrical receipts, its gruesome charms will be more widely appreciated.