dOc on facebook
EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper Rushed to Hospital, 'It Doesn...
'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' is breakneck, bre...
Ted Cruz backs out of scheduled 'Daily Show' appearance...
'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take No. 1 spot at bo...
Jake Gyllenhaal's Evolution of Hotness, From Bubble Boy...
Judd Apatow: Bill Cosby "One of the Most Awful People t...
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split 10 Years After ...
Madama Bovary on DVD & Blu-ray Aug 4...
Rookie Blue: Season Five, Volume One on DVD Aug 18...
Marvel reverses scale, elevates comedy with compact her...
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Cast: Andrew Tiernan, Mikko Leppilampi, Samuel Vauramo, Jouko Ahola, Antti Reini, Magdalena Gorska, Andreas Wilson, Mark Wingett
Director: Marko Makilaakso
Release Date: January 01, 2013
Rating: Not Rated for (adult themes, violence, gore)
Run Time: 01h:25m:59s
“Sir? Is there something you’re not telling me? Regarding this mission?” - Martin Stone (Andrew Tiernan)
This sure seems like an interesting, shockingly original take on the soon-to-be-tired zombie film, but my gut tells me that there won't be much here to like.
Movie Grade: C-
DVD Grade: B
When will the endless string of zombie movie madness end? Don’t get me wrong, I can watch the
original Dawn of the Dead on an endless loop and I look forward to each and every new episode of The Walking
Dead as much as the next guy, but with each week seemingly featuring the Blu-ray/DVD release of another spin on
the zombie film genre, I can’t help but think that enough is enough. The latest of these tales of the undead is
2012’s War of the Dead, a new-ish bent on zombie invasion that puts us in Germany in 1941, as a group of
American soldiers are headed to take down a secret Nazi underground bunker. They soon discover that the only
thing worse than Nazis are undead Nazis, and an awful lot of punching, biting, gunfire, and blood-splatter occurs for
roughly 90 minutes.
War of the Dead is far from the best time I’ve had watching the undead, but it’s also far from the worst (see the
recent Dead Season as an example one of the worst). The story (as most World War II tales are) is relatively
interesting and the amateur acting is never glaringly bad. The problem is that there are too many scenes that
scream of a potentially great film that just never quite gets to where it could. Every time the intensity and tension
picks up, we take a huge step back when the zombies attack, or an awful CGI-sequence pollutes the screen. The
zombie fight choreography is rather awful, and, due to some poor costume design, we’re often struggling to tell
who’s a zombie and who isn’t, bringing to mind the still-frustrating final reel of Michael Bay’s original
Transformers film. Plus, when, immediately following our heroes’ narrow escape of a zombie attack, we get lines
like “my Grandmother walked faster than this car” delivered in a heavy German accent, it’s difficult to take
anything else in the film seriously.
Entertainment One’s Blu-ray disc release of War of the Dead presents the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio via
an AVC encoded 1080p transfer. This is a very dark film, with certain details being difficult to make out at times,
and there’s some noise evident as well. Still, image clarity and detail is generally pleasing, with vibrant colors
abounding during the less-dark sequences. The lossless, DTS-HD Master Audio track is much more impressive than
the video, however, as it does a great job ramping up the excitement during sequences heavy with gunfire and
explosions. A nice bass presence also helps matters, and the crystal-clear dialogue is well-integrated into the overall
mix. The only extra here is the trailer for War of the Dead.
Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - January 13, 2013, 4:22 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: nazi, bunker, flesh-hungry
celebrity, valerie harper, nice work if you can get it, ogunquit playhouse, mary tyler moore show, movie, mission: impossible -- rogue nation, tom cruise, simon pegg, ving rhames, jeremy remmer, alec baldwin, television, late night, jon stewart, ted cruz, david mccullough, ant-man, disney, marvel, pixels, adam sandler, jurassic, inside out, minions, trainwreck, southpaw, jake gyllenhaal, october sky, donnie darko, bubbly boy, brokeback mountain, prisoners, jeff apatow, cnn, new day, bill cosby, music, blake shelton miranda lambert, you are the reason god make oklahoma, gunpowder and lead, drama, payton reed, paul rudd, michael douglas, corey stoll, evangeline lily, horror, tom selleck, calleguas municipal water district, movies, star wars, harrison ford, dead pool, ryan reynolds, muppets, batman v superman, ben affleck, westworld, hbo, j.j. abrams, the gallows, cassidy gifford, kathie lee gifford, frank gifford, amy schumer, judd apatow, bill hader, comedy, inside amy schumer, ariana grande, dough-nut licking video, wolfee donuts, netflix, wet hot american summer: first day of camp, michael showalter, david wain, elizabeth banks, michael ian black, bradley cooper, judah friedlander, janeane garofalo, joe lo truglio, ken marino, christopher meloni, marguerite moreau, zak orth, amy poehler, david hyde pierce, molly shannon, sci-fy, star trek, justin lin, star trek beyond, zoe soldana, chris pine, donald trump, republican presidential candidate, nbc, televisa, ora tv, lupita jones, carlos slim, larry king, sex-assault lawsuit, associated press, george m. gowen iii, disneyland, disney california adventure, selfie sticks banned, california screaming, coachella, lollapalooza, jimmy fallon, tonight show, hand injury, x files, david duchovny, gillian anderson, fox, january 24, 2016, apple music, allen kovac, motley crue, taylor swift, elvis costello, calvin harris, animation, kids, the tonight show, colin ferrell, vince vaughn, true detective, nbc nightly news, brian williams, anchor, matt lauer, today, msnbc, lester holt, mark feldstein
Promote Your Page Too
Original Magic Dress.com