Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition
review by Bobby Blakey
Long before Zack Snyder became known for building the DC Cinematic Universe with Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League he took on the task of remaking the late great George A Romero’s zombie classic Dawn of the Dead. Now Shout Factory is bringing this horror flick home with an all new collector’s edition under their Scream Factory Brand.
Dawn of the Dead follows Ana who goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. The film features a great cast including Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phefer, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, and Matt Frewer and brings all the zombie fun you could want in a film.
I love Romero’s work including the original Dawn of the Dead, but this is one of those rare instances where I actually like this take on it much better. This film wastes not time getting right in on the fun and keeps it going until the end. Sure there is a big chunk of the movie without the undead, but that doesn’t make it less violent. The zombies are not the only thing to fear in the world as you quickly learn that the surviving humans are just as bad if not worse. The cast all do a great job ranging of slimy to sexy and all in between. There are some great undead looks and kills giving fans everything they want in the genre.
This latest release not only offers up a great transfer of the film, both unrated and the theatrical versions, but also a ton of bonus features including interviews, featurettes and more. Join the fight to survive and grab your copy of Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition available now from Scream Factory.
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