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Shaun of the Dead
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Synopsis:
"A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living."


Review by
Steven Davies
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Review Date: 14 January 2005 My Rating: out of 5

 
 

Disc Details
Disc Type: DVD, Region 1
Release: 21 December 2004
Country: United States
No. of Discs: 1
Certificate: R

Special Features
Feature Commentary with Star Simon Pegg Feature Commentary with Cast Members Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield and Lucy Davis Simon Pegg's Video Diary Casting Tapes Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart SFX Comparison Make Up Tests EPK Featurette Funky Pete The Man Who Would Be Shaun Plot Holes Outtakes Extended Bits Photo Gallery 2000 Ad Strip Poster Designs TV Bits Theatrical Trailer

Shaun of the Dead has become one of the brightest and truly original comedy horrors that the UK has ever produced. Iíve been waiting so long for the genuinely talented team of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright to bring their innovative television style to the big screen. Expect even bigger things. But lets put aside all the positive plaudits this movie has been getting and concentrate on the recent Region 1 DVD release.

Having purchased the Region 2 UK release of the DVD back last September I wasnít expecting too many extra goodies to be added to the US disc. And between the two not much had changed. But then it is hard to improve on such a feature packed DVD release as this.

The difference with this DVD is its not one of those rushed discs jam-packed with lots of features that arenít particularly interesting, relevant or purposeful. It is more a professionally designed, animated and compiled series of behind the scene action, extra footage, outtakes, interviews, video diaries, flip charts, SFX comparisons, make up tests, posters, ad, trailers etc...

There is a shitload of stuff heaving here and each and every section you journey too on the well animated DVD is appealing. Even a special piece on plot holes in the movies are dealt with here in a distinctive manner which includes excellent artwork and Nick Frost commentary.

OVERALL SUMMARY
There are hours and hours of exciting material on the Region 1 DVD release of Shaun of the Dead, and footage and audio that fans of the movie will drool over like mindless zombies. Oh, and look out for the hilarious Man Who Would be Shaun outtake!




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