09/26/2016  
Take Me To The River on Blu-ray & DVD Feb 5Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1956) on Blu-ray & DVD Jan 5Condemned on DVD & Blu-ray Jan 5Broad City: Season 2 on DVD Jan 5McHale's Navy: The Complete Series on DVD No 17Return to Sender on Blu-ray & DVD Sep 29The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney Blu-ray & DVD Oct 13

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

Jennifer Esposito Is Your Newest NCIS Agent in Season 1...
Critics Are Split on Ghostbusters Reboot ...
'Respect is key': The Game, Snoop Dogg lead march to LA...
Kristen Stewart's Sheer Dress At 'Equals' Premiere -- S...
"A Slow Slipping Away"-- Kris Kristofferson's Long-Undi...
Fox News' Roger Ailes Sued for Sexual Harassment by Ous...
Garrison Keillor Retires from 'Prairie Home Companion' ...
Jennifer Aniston is Pregnant: Star Steps Out in Loose D...
Hiddleswift Is One Big Song Promotion -- A Theory...
Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley files for ...





Microsoft Store

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

 



Microsoft Store

Keywords

television, jennifer esposito, blue bloods, ncis, mark harmon. duane henry, wilmer valderrama, michael weatherly, bull, movie, ghostbusters, comedy, chris helmsworth, melissa mcarthy, kristen wiig, celebrity, rap, game, shoop dogg, jayceon terrell taylor, alton sterling, kristen stewart, equals, jonathan simkhal, nicholas hoult, music, kris kristofferson, country music hall of fame, alzheimers, lyme disease, fox news, gretchen carlson, fox and friends, steve doocy, roger ailes, the real story with gretchen carlson, radio, garrison keillor, a prairie home companion, jennifer anniston, baby bump, justin theroux, taylor swift, tom hiddleston, calvin harris, lisa marie presley, michael lockwood, riley and benjamin keough, danny keough, michael jackson, nicolas cage, tom affleck, boston fan, bill simmons, hbo show, any given wednesday, tom brady, deflategate, hamilton, lin-manuel mianda, periscope, heart tweet machine, hamilton mixtape, cable, hbo, curb your enthusiasm, larry david, bernie sanders, saturday night live, maya and marty, christina grimmie, murdered, plaza live, before you exit, marcus grimmie, nashville, cmt, president brian phillips, the tonight show, jimmy fallon, president obama, the roots, hillary clinton, tim mcgraw, faith hill, maggie mcgraw, humble and kind, ellen degeneres show, titi pierce, coldwell banker robbins & free realty, hairspray live!, tracy turnblad, york theatre company, john waters, jennifer hudson, harvey fierstein, martin short, derek hough, j.k. rowling, harry potter and the cursed child, noma dumezweni, emma watson, judd apatow, paul freig, melissa mccarthy, romance, history channel, roots, remake, anika noni rose, t.i., malachi kirby, josh duhamel, transformers, fergie, black eyed peas, axl, double dutchess, abc, music city, grand ole opry, chip esten, lennon stella, the voice, alisan porterm, christina aguilera, ceelo green, ariana grande, sia, the little big town, 2016 billboard music awards, pink, just like fire, pamela neal, warrior princess, send my love (to your new lover), billboard music awards, adele, patrick daughters, bryan cranston, lbj, all the way, melissa leo, frank langella, todd weeks, hard sell, kristin chenoweth, wicked

On Facebook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too

Visit:

Zarabesque.com

Original Magic Dress.com

Susti Heaven

Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact
Microsoft Store