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#41 of 51 OFFLINE   James_Kiang

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Posted May 28 2003 - 05:40 AM

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.


#42 of 51 OFFLINE   Dalton

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:23 AM

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.

#43 of 51 OFFLINE   Matt<>Broon

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:43 AM

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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?


Yep. It's out in the UK at any rate.

Mind you the Darkness Falls DVD had come out in the US and been shipped to me a couple of weeks before it came out over here. Maybe it's a peculiarity unique to horror films. Posted Image
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#44 of 51 OFFLINE   Chris_Richard

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Posted May 29 2003 - 03:16 AM

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.

#45 of 51 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted May 29 2003 - 05:46 PM

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

Enjoy.

#46 of 51 OFFLINE   Dalton

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Posted May 29 2003 - 11:49 PM

Thanks Scott. Looks pretty good. I'm a sucker for zombie flicks. Posted Image

#47 of 51 OFFLINE   Kami

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Posted May 30 2003 - 02:25 AM

Does anyone know the exact budget for this movie? just curious Posted Image

#48 of 51 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted May 30 2003 - 04:13 AM

Here's the U.S. site:

http://www2.foxsearc...om/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.

#49 of 51 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted May 30 2003 - 04:31 AM

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!

#50 of 51 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted May 30 2003 - 04:39 AM

Does anyone know the exact budget for this movie? just curious
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

#51 of 51 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted May 31 2003 - 11:36 AM

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. Posted Image