04/15/2014  
Longmire: Season 2 on DVD May 13Transformers Energon: The Complete Series on DVD May 6American Jesus on DVD May 13Bad Country on Blu-ray & DVD Apr 29Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Clips and Web Sites and More!Call Me Crazy: A Five Film on DVD May 6Living Things: A Vegan vs. Meat Debate Movie on DVD Apr 15

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

Brad Pitt to Star as General Stanley McChrystal in Afgh...
First Trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl,' Featurin...
Autopsy: Ultimate Warrior died of heart disease ...
Longmire: Season 2 on DVD May 13...
Transformers Energon: The Complete Series on DVD May 6...

JB Joseph Burke

The Answer to American Idol's Problems Is......
CONCRETE BLONDES...
CREAM FAREWELL CONCERT...
JACK REACHER...
MANBORG...

CA Chuck Aliaga

CORRUPTION (BLU-RAY)...
THE ATTACK (BLU-RAY)...
TANK GIRL (BLU-RAY)...
HORROR STORIES...
THE UNINVITED (BLU-RAY)...

RR Rich Rosell

THE GIRL...
THE HORDE...
LIFE IS SWEET (BLU-RAY)...
SHOUT AT THE DEVIL (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)...
THE BLUE ANGEL (BLU-RAY)...

MZ Mark Zimmer

BABY PEGGY: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM...
STORAGE WARS: VOLUME THREE...
Take Part in a Film Restoration...
THE 39 STEPS (BLU-RAY)...
DARK SHADOWS: THE BEST OF BARNABAS...

JS Jesse Shanks

2 BROKE GIRLS...
DOWNTON ABBEY SEASONS ONE & TWO LIMITED EDITION...
FLORENCE AND THE SPIRIT OF THE RENAISSANCE...
NAZI COLLABORATORS...
KATT WILLIAMS: KATTPACALYPSE...

RJ Ross Johnson

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (BLU-RAY)...
PURPLE NOON (BLU-RAY)...
WEEKEND (BLU-RAY)...
JUAN OF THE DEAD...
THE DEVIL'S NEEDLE AND OTHER TALES OF VICE AND REDEMPTI...

JD Jon Danziger

SUNSET BOULEVARD...
SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM...
TABLOID...
CUL-DE-SAC...
3 WOMEN...

JC Joel Cunningham

YOJIMBO/SANJURO...
SUMMER HOURS (L'heure d'ÈtÈ)...
WIZARD OF OZ...
WINGS OF DESIRE...
HORTON HEARS A WHO!...

DH Dan Heaton

REVANCHE...
LAST DAYS OF DISCO...
NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS...
STARGATE SG-1: CHILDREN OF THE GODS...
STARGATE ATLANTIS: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON...

MS Matt Serafini

THE STEPFATHER...
THE HILLS RUN RED...
MANAGEMENT...
NIGHT OF DEATH...
GNAW...

KC Kevin Clemons

Freddy Got Fingered...

JU Jeff Ulmer

Secure The Second Season of The Border on DVD August 25...
THE WALTONS: THE COMPLETE 9TH SEASON...
Dance Me Outside kicks onto DVD May 6, 2008...

DD Dale Dobson

Film-Fest 4: Sundance 2000 & Hawaii...

RM Robert Mandel

Saving Private Ryan...

Share: email   Print      Technorati.gif   StumbleUpon.gif   MySpace   digg.gif delicious.gif   google.gif   magnolia.gif   facebook.gif
Permalink: Permalink.gif

DVD Review: DEAD SEASON



Studio: Image Entertainment
Year: 2012
Cast: Scott Peat, James C Burns, Marissa Merrill, Corsica Wilson
Director: Adam Deyoe
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Rating: Not Rated for (graphic violence, adult themes)
Run Time: 01h:28m:23s
Genre(s): horror

“What kind of name is Tweeter?” - Rachel Conrad (Corsica Wilson)

DEAD SEASON

Buy Now @ Amazon

 
   

I'm not sure we need yet another zombie movie, but it looks like this latest installment in the genre wears its extremely low budget nature as a badge of honor, for better or worse.

Movie Grade: D

DVD Grade: C

Another week, another zombie-related item hits a store’s shelves, premieres on TV, or opens at a local multiplex. It seems like only yesterday when all we had to talk about, zombie-wise was how great the original Dawn of the Dead is, and how the original Night of the Living Dead started it all. Now, the genre is as undead as its subject matter, with TV shows like The Walking Dead breaking ratings records (on cable, no less), and the list of available zombie movies on home video and in theaters in a given week, growing exponentially. There’s even room in super-low-budget, direct-to-DVD land for the brain-starved, as evidenced by Image Entertainment’s new release of Dead Season. Unfortunately, this amateurish (on most, if not all levels) flick, is far too forgettable, and will only leave die-hard undead fans going back to the “Romero Well” over and over again, rather than granting it a second glance, let alone a repeat viewing.

The plot is as formulaic and clichéd as it gets, focusing on a small group of zombie plague survivors that wind up on a seemingly safe island. It gets worse, as this group consists of characters that are hardly memorable or easy to forget, and they’re portrayed by actors who seemingly were hired the minute they left rehearsal at their local community theater. Director Adam Deyoe is far from a seasoned veteran behind the camera, and I’d be shocked if producers were knocking down his door after enduring Dead Season. Ok, there’s maybe a handful of worthwhile stuff here, including some pretty brutal, heart-tugging stuff near the 15-minute mark. This was so shocking and sad, that I actually had a bit of hope for the remaining 70+ minutes of Dead Season. It didn’t take long before those faint hopes were dashed, and we’re back to simply waiting and wanting for the end credits to roll.

Image Entertainment’s DVD includes an anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1 presentation that has difficulty handling contrast and black levels, but do feature nicely detailed images throughout. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix shows a decent amount of surround usage and directional effects, but this is nothing spectacular, despite clear dialogue throughout. The extras include a quick making-of piece that’s nothing but on-location footage, 15-minutes of deleted scenes, including an alternate sequence, a collection of amusing outtakes, and the film’s trailer. There’s also an audio commentary track with director Adam Deyoe, producer/editor Loren Semmens, actor Scott Peat, and director of photography Jeffrey Peters. This is an informative piece that drags at times, but, ultimately should be appealing to those that latch on to this zombie flick.

Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - October 26, 2012, 8:51 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: undead, island, hordes




Search 10,000+ titles:

or Advanced Search

DVD REVIEW ARCHIVE


Get FREE Shipping on all orders at TimeLife.com! - 120x90

 





Covered California

Keywords

movie, brad pitt, general stanley mcchrystal, the operators, afghanistan war film, david michod, gone girl gillian flynn, ben affleck, rosamund pike, elvis costello, she, nine inch nails, trent reznor, atticus ross, gone girl's score, celebrity, television, ultimate warrior, james hellwig, wrestler, heart disease, world wrestling entertainment hall of fame, animation, hbo, game of thrones, jack gleeson, king joffrey baratheon, the purple wedding, documentary, movies, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, shailene wookley, veronica roth, allegiant, divergent, insurgent, the croods, nicolas cage, joe, david gordon green, tye sheridan, late night, late show, david letterman, stephen colbert, comedy central, the colbert report, julia louis-dreyfus, seinfeld, heep, rolling stone magazine, crime, comedy, angelina jolie, big men, maleficent, unbroken, mickey rooney, a-list teenage star, andy hardy, judy garland, ava gardner, box office, indie, superheroes, captain america: the winter soldier, marvel universe, chris evans, samuel l. jackson, scarlett johansson, late night talk, ellen degereres, tina fey, conan o'brien

On Kindle!
On Facbook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too
Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact