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Rejoice! SHAUN OF THE DEAD gets an American release date! Plus we got exlusive Comic-Con info, too!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here, happy as a pig in shit! SHAUN OF THE DEAD, which is one of my favorite films of the year (read my review here!!!), will be hitting US theaters September 17th. Got the official word from the studio, Focus' new genre division ROGUE PICTURES, today. They picked a great flick to pop their cherry with, I can vouche for that! I also got some exlusive info on the coolness that will be had at the San Diego Comic-Con straight from Edgar Wright, the director of SHAUN OF THE DEAD. I'm totally meeting Simon Pegg, bitches! I'm gonna tell him he's got red on him! I will geek out and you can, too! Check below for all the info!!!

Okay - this is it.

The COMIC CON screening of SOTD with me and Simon in attendance is...

Thursday, July 22nd 8pm screening of SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ Pacific Gaslamp 15 Theater - people should check the ComiCon website for upcoming details on where and when tickets will be distributed at the convention. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMIC-CON WEBSITE!!! Also our panel appearance will be Sunday, July 25th at 12:20pm in Room 20.



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  • July 9, 2004, 2:23 a.m. CST


    by ApneicMonkey

    Austraila gets Shaun in October!!!

  • July 9, 2004, 2:50 a.m. CST

    ahhhhh the comic con.....

    by payton 34

    I remember when it used to be good.

  • July 9, 2004, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Believe The Hype

    by Cablecasual

    For once us Brits can be all smug about having had this little gem ages ago. For all those doubters who will tell me to stick this stupid film in my stupid ass. For once judge this after you have seen it. I was in stitches from start to finish, lots of geek moments of fun, but pure comedy all the way through. Fantastic acting, amazing directing, but the script is just genius. After watching this you must all go and buy Spaced 1 & 2, pure genius. And Spaced series 3 is on the way!!!!! Can't wait......

  • July 9, 2004, 3:12 a.m. CST


    by MrCere

    Here, click on the Con website for our exclusive?! Who exactly is "our" panel going to consist of? Quint is a nice guy, met him at CCon like...what three years ago?

  • July 9, 2004, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Hey, Edgar! Any chance of shipping the Zombie Twins over?

    by Charlie & Tex

    Seriously, there are three good reasons why: 1)We'd look good for publicity purposes - even if we did have to wear those bloody contact lenses again. 2)We always create an impression when posing for photos 3) Most importantly, we'd do it for a free trip to the US! Lol!

  • July 9, 2004, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Good, but not great

    by Zodlander

    As a big fan of Spaced, I was hoping for more of the same with Shaun of the Dead. It's funny for the first while, but turns more serious as the film progresses. It's good, but not great. Lower the hypemeter a bit and you'll have a good time.

  • July 9, 2004, 4:58 a.m. CST

    See and believe

    by Henrik

    This was the most satisfying movie I've seen in a very long time. Funny, extremely quotable and I actually cared what happened to the characters. Pure pleasure.

  • July 9, 2004, 6:06 a.m. CST


    by Mr Sidney James

    For anyone who is interested the UK DVD release is schedulesd for October 11. see for artwork

  • July 9, 2004, 8:01 a.m. CST


    by cpz

    I would hate for Americans to buy into all the hype and rush out to see this film as if it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. It isn't. Yah, it's a watchable movie with some nice humour and some good bits, but this is in no way the classic it's made out to be. 6.5/10, no more

  • July 9, 2004, 8:02 a.m. CST

    This film had better be the shit.

    by Darksider

    As much business as it's had on this site. Here's hoping.

  • July 9, 2004, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Its a shame really

    by Rcamacho2278

    I already downloaded it..

  • July 9, 2004, 9:57 a.m. CST

    ok! great! thanks! jesus christ! too excited!!

    by bobleeswagger

  • July 9, 2004, 10:38 a.m. CST

    SHAUN OF THE DEAD to be played at Fantasia Festival in Montreal

    by Wankeroo

    I'm going to try and see it - the tickets for it just went on sale today(july 9th) I believe.

  • July 9, 2004, 10:39 a.m. CST

    To CableCasual...

    by Wilko

    ...Where did you hear about a third series of Spaced? Any links would be gratefully received...

  • July 9, 2004, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Who the Hell is even going to bother to watch this thing. It's

    by Rolling_Stone

    Not that I've downloaded and watched it or anything you understand....

  • July 9, 2004, 4:08 p.m. CST

    CableCasual and smugness...

    by Some Dude

    You deserve to be smug, if you were involoved with the production or distribution of this wonderful film. Instead, your only connection to SOTD is having paid to see it in a movie theatre. Whoop-de-friggin-doo. How can you as a man take pride in the work of others?

  • July 9, 2004, 5:18 p.m. CST

    My Schlong is Throbbing 4 Scarlett Johansson

    by tequilaworm

    and its drooling like a Zombie on a diet...CHEERS Amigos!

  • July 10, 2004, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Awesome news

    by Kerraddock

    I'm glad it's coming here, since I already had my Shaun costume together for Halloween. Now I won't have to explain it to everyone.

  • July 10, 2004, 1:10 p.m. CST

    1 week after Resident Evil:Apocalypse opens...and up against Sky

    by Fatal Discharge

    ...not exactly the best time to open it; I hope a general audience finds it. I'm sure as hell looking forward to it. This should have come out in the summer where teens/college kids could have had a blast with it, instead of waiting until schools start.

  • July 11, 2004, 7:25 p.m. CST

    The US will like it...

    by jason john

    Yeah, Shaun Of The Dead is not bad, some funny bits, its full our typical British humour so the US will like it.Plus we've been missing out on comedy horror movies.