I didn't see Dawn Of the Dead until 1998 on the double sided DVD.This one stings. Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead are among the best & possibly the most influential horror movies ever made.
All these white guys out there today patting themselves on the back for putting a black dude in a movie are about 50 years behind Romero.
My parents rented Dawn Of The Dead for me on tape when I was way too young (maybe 12 or so) and I still remember the opening sequences terrifying me. I was used to A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th movies but Dawn was a whole different thing that since it didn't have any recognizable people like Freddy or Jason so it just seemed so real. I've loved the movie ever since then and I've probably bought every North American release of it the laserdisc box set when I was a teenager in the 90's.I didn't see Dawn Of the Dead until 1998 on the double sided DVD.
sadly it is true, that he used it as a vehicle for social commentary, and the current generation of zombies walking around cell phone in hand more concerned about their Starbucks or the latest digital download is a prime exampleThere's something particularly eerie about this kind of post for me personally.....