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HTF Review: Dawn of the Dead - Unrated Director's Cut (Highly Recommended!)



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#1 of 69 OFFLINE   Jason Perez

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Posted October 07 2004 - 02:15 AM


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#2 of 69 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted October 07 2004 - 03:46 AM

Thanks for the review. Even though Im not sure how I felt about it when I left the theater; its worth picking up for the first 10 minutes alone!
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#3 of 69 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted October 07 2004 - 04:10 AM

I never got a chance to see this in the theater... looking forward to picking it up! Great review! Thanks!

#4 of 69 OFFLINE   Anthony*B

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Posted October 07 2004 - 05:37 AM

I consider myself a "hardcore" horror fan, & I was mightily impressed w/ this film, & was prepared to totally despise it..I am very anxious to get the DVD, but really have to question the very late release date Posted Image I want it NOW!

#5 of 69 OFFLINE   Scotty_McW

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Posted October 07 2004 - 08:38 AM

Great review, Jason! I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

#6 of 69 OFFLINE   Andrew s wells

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Posted October 07 2004 - 10:07 AM

Just wondering what was added to make this version unrated, as opposed to "R" in the theaters. Great review by the way. Posted Image

#7 of 69 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted October 07 2004 - 10:53 AM

From what I understand there is a bit more gore, but mostly more story exposition. I was very impressed with this after expecting to hate it. Thanks for the review, looking forward to this.

#8 of 69 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted October 07 2004 - 11:02 AM

Nice review! I absolutely adored this film, and have been battling my desires to order one of the other region releases so I can have it sooner. I'm quite surprised I haven't caved. Can't wait till the 26th!

#9 of 69 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted October 07 2004 - 11:21 AM

There are a few more gore shots and the story exposition is quite minimal as well. The new cut neither adds or detracts from the version we saw in theatres.
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#10 of 69 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted October 07 2004 - 12:16 PM

While I do not care for the added scene at the credits, I do enjoy the movie (more then I first left the theater, which was more of the opposite at the time). Still....once
CJ sacrifices himself to allow the others to reach the dock, I turning the dvd off.


Great review Jason, who I think is lucky that he gets to view the classic monster discs. Posted Image
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#11 of 69 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted October 07 2004 - 01:45 PM

Thank you Jason for a great review. I for one cannot wait for this movie on DVD. I was also skeptical when I heard they were remaking it, but man was I suprisingly impressed with this gem.

Yes the original holds a place in my heart as the one and only that started it all, but in my own humble opinion..it just doesn't hold up after all these years.Posted Image

With that said, I still love Romero and his contribution to the genre. But I really love this remake, and put it a notch above the original overall. (did I just say that?)

Bring on the DVD!!Posted Image

#12 of 69 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted October 07 2004 - 02:07 PM

I own the unrated Asian DVD release with the white cover art featuring the zombie with his eyes rolled back in his head on the left. I was just wondering if anyone's done a sid-by-side comparisson of a/v quality on both issues and whether all of the extra fatures are presented the same in both releases?

#13 of 69 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted October 07 2004 - 02:15 PM

That is a great cover! I wish the Region 1 had that.

#14 of 69 OFFLINE   Corey Hall

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Posted October 07 2004 - 02:28 PM

Jason, James Gunn didn't write Romeo & Juliet. That was some guy named Shakespeare. Gunn wrote TROMEO & Juliet. Slight difference between a Troma movie and the Bard. Posted Image

#15 of 69 OFFLINE   Kevin Lamb

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Posted October 07 2004 - 04:56 PM

I heard rumor that some of the cut gore was a cannibalism scene. I assume that isn't the case?

#16 of 69 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak

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Posted October 07 2004 - 05:54 PM

I excepted nothing from this film going in, and I got everything and more out of it. This film is so freakin fun - who cares how stupid it may be. Stuff blows up real good!
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#17 of 69 OFFLINE   Adam Portrais

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Posted October 08 2004 - 03:28 AM

Thanks for the review. I love this movie (twice in the theater) and a good DVD review makes me want this one even more.

#18 of 69 OFFLINE   Kevin Lamb

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Posted October 08 2004 - 04:08 AM

I heard rumor that some of the cut gore was a cannibalism scene. I assume that isn't the case?

#19 of 69 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted October 08 2004 - 11:46 AM

Yes, I heard that gore scenes made it in, I don't know about the cannibalism part. We'll see!

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Posted October 09 2004 - 01:22 PM

I really loved this movie and I cannot wait for this DVD.
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