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28 Days Later?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dean Kousoulas, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. James_Kiang

    James_Kiang Well-Known Member

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    I have seen it and did enjoy it, though not to the extent some of you have. I'll agree that the movie starts strong and finishes not as, though the ending itself didn't bother me. Not a great movie, but better than a lot of the horror I have seen lately.

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    Would you really call this a zombie movie? I guess that is what it most closely resembles, but the Infected never died. Not a hugely significant point, and it didn't detract for me, but some people might feel a bit misled.

    Also, I got the feeling this was a combination of the good elements of Romero's "..of the Dead" series. That's not necessarily a put-down. It just means that while I felt the movie was well executed, I didn't find it very innovative.
     
  2. Dalton

    Dalton Well-Known Member

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    Let me get this straight. Is this a theatrical release in the States and it is already on DVD in R2? I would like to check this film out but i don't have an all region player.
     
  3. Matt<>Broon

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  4. Chris_Richard

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    Saw a screening last night.

    Really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see it again when it comes out with a bigger audience. It was a really small audience I saw it with, not sure how everyone found out about it, but we still had quite a few walkouts. Some people will see anything for free. The family with small kids (ages 7-12) probably should have left but stayed.

    Loved the soundtrack, the opening of the film, scenes of deserted London, the journey out of London, and the infecteds.

    I agree the third and to the ending was a let down but not enough to ruin it.

    Having seen the BBC miniseries Day of the Triffids a lot, as soon as they listened to the military recording over the radio I thought it would be the same with the para-military group wanting women to repopulate.


    The only other con was the digital video. I could never get used to it, but the 3 people I was with liked it, so I guess it's only me.
     
  5. Scott Weinberg

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    If you'd like to see the first six minutes of the movie, Fox is allowing you to do so right here.
    Enjoy.
     
  6. Dalton

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    Thanks Scott. Looks pretty good. I'm a sucker for zombie flicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kami

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    Does anyone know the exact budget for this movie? just curious [​IMG]
     
  8. Scott Weinberg

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    Here's the U.S. site:
    http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/28dayslater/
    List of cities getting the sneak preview screeings on 6/13:
    Albequerque
    Atlanta
    Austin
    Baltimore
    Boston
    Charlotte
    Chicago
    Columbus
    Denver
    Detroit
    Houston
    Kansas City
    Las Vegas
    Los Angeles
    Minneapolis
    Montreal
    New York
    Philadelphia
    Phoenix
    Portland
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    San Jose
    Seattle
    Toronto
    Vancouver
    Washington DC
    The site also says to 'wear red' to the preview screenings.
    Creepy.
    Check the site for specific theater info.
     
  9. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Well-Known Member

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    Great opening. Thanks for the link Scott. That is a great way to promote a movie like this.

    Also great the Kansas City was added to the sneak list. I'm there!
     
  10. Alex Spindler

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    I think it has a budget of $15 million, according to some websites. I don't know if that is the final budget, however. Link and Link
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Well-Known Member

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    I remember someone asking Boyle this question at the Sundance Q&A. The answer is buried in my just-published review of 28 Days Later .
    I'm like Lucas: you gotta pay to get the info you want. [​IMG]
     

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