June 21, 2005, 3:29 a.m. CST
June 21, 2005, 3:30 a.m. CST
Still not the biggest fan of "slow" zombies, but this could be fun in the "guilty pleasure" sort of way.
June 21, 2005, 3:39 a.m. CST
i must have watched one when i was really young or something, cos i cant really explain why this genre shits me up so much.
June 21, 2005, 4:03 a.m. CST
See, AICN, you can't get me a Superman Returns script review with spoilers, but you sometimes come through and surprise the crap out of us. An interview with Nicotero? How about more shit like this more often?
June 21, 2005, 4:12 a.m. CST
This movie is going to kick so much ass. Even if it doesn't live up to the standards of Dawn of the Dead (original) it should still beat the living Hell out of some more recent zombie movies (Resident Evil anyone). But I personally like the Dawn of the Dead remake with fast zombies. the fat lady zombie just cracks me up.
June 21, 2005, 4:34 a.m. CST
by Some Dude
They're slow. They smell. They're covered in blotches and sores. All they ever do is eat.
June 21, 2005, 4:43 a.m. CST
this one, however, gets the magic gift of speed when she becomes a zombie, so it's like a fat, smelly, hungry zombie lady as opposed to a fat, slow, hungry, zombie. Ohh, how that scene made me chuckle.
June 21, 2005, 4:44 a.m. CST
I meant to put fast instead smelly. my bad.
June 21, 2005, 4:56 a.m. CST
Man, I feel like I'm 15 again, waiting for my chance to go and see "Dawn of the Dead", which I read every little piece of info I could find of it leading up to the opening in theatres, from "Fangoria" to newspaper articles telling us we're "all going to hell if we go and see such a gory film". Greg, I'll have my 3 kids with me this Friday night, anxiously waiitng to "go to hell". Awesome interview Quint! Kurt has never looked better...especially after those late evenings at the cabin! I'm gussing we'll have to wait until the dvd release to see his big moment, eh? Hopefully not...I'm dying to get my hands on some nachos! : ) Dana
June 21, 2005, 6:32 a.m. CST
Man I was just about to have lunch. Think I'll leave it 20 mins. Greg you're a gentleman! Fingers crossed for next weekend...
June 21, 2005, 7:13 a.m. CST
I think we have to wait until August to see it legally. Big mistake, Everybody I know managed to get hold of a copy of Sin City before it's cinematic release, the same will happen here. Maybe we will get a gorier version theatrically rated 18 not 15 (R's usually get rated 15 here). Good news to hear that he's almost guaranteed a sequel with ****SPOILERS**** the survivors of the Dead Reckoning going out into a Zombie Wasteland trying to find somewhere to take shelter etc.
June 21, 2005, 7:25 a.m. CST
by Ken Luxury Yacht
So that would be Greg Nicotero in full make up (test makeup I do believe) reading the "Shaun of the Dead" magazine... do I win a prize? Thought not.
June 21, 2005, 8:40 a.m. CST
the grandma's britches. I can't wait for this shit to rule my world. I was thinking of sneaking into another movie afterwards, but if LOTD is as good as I think it is, I might just sneak into it again.
June 21, 2005, 9:27 a.m. CST
Yeah, the hypocrite zombies that in the fourth movie are evolving on their own after their brains are shit and can communicate, use weapons, make plans, and are more aggressive. BUT NO RUNNING BECAUSE THAT SHIT IS FAKE! Shut the fuck up. Romero didn't create zombies either. Just make the damn movies and enjoy them without the bullshit. God forbid someone try to do something different without having to watch complete dumbasses slowly kill themselves over two hours because we all know that in a crisis situation no one gets along and no one deals with the problems.
June 21, 2005, 9:28 a.m. CST
'Night' and 'Dawn' shat me up when I was about 9 yrs old, still have issues sitting all the way through 'Day' after the hands thru the wall scare (absolute fucking genius right there), and now 'Land'. Come on everyone lets practice: .....brains...mmmmm...brains........
June 21, 2005, 9:30 a.m. CST
they were just lost souls cursed by voodoo (see the film 'White Zombie' with Bela Lugosi). Romero invented the rules (shoot the head) and made them genuinely creepy.
June 21, 2005, 10:18 a.m. CST
Aren't we past watching guys in rubber masks shuffle about? Boo! Yeah, that was scary, not.
June 21, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
What is AICN coming to?
June 21, 2005, 10:49 a.m. CST
"IFC's exclusive visit to the set and look at the making of 'Land of the Dead.'" Great stuff. Savini is jacked up in more ways than one. Remaining air dates I was able to find: Thursday, Jun 23 2005 10:30 PM/2:30 AM; Saturday, Jun 25 2005 7:15 PM; Sunday, Jun 26 2005 1:45 PM
June 21, 2005, 11:09 a.m. CST
by Rhett Butler
June 21, 2005, 11:11 a.m. CST
Return of the Living Dead! BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINS!!!!
June 21, 2005, 11:14 a.m. CST
oh boy! i'll be stoned and happy at the friday afternoon matinee! i mean, all of this grisly wonderfulness AND Asia Argento? that's just the sweet naughty icing on the ripe entrails of joy. boy, in terms of sheer blissful movie geekdom, this has been a great summer...
June 21, 2005, 11:18 a.m. CST
They are pretty lame for putting it down.
June 21, 2005, 12:55 p.m. CST
...looks like Neil Young, only less greasy.
when i saw the dawn remake i knew i'd have the runners in it and i didnt mind because in my imagination it was like well different movie if i wanna enjoy it i'm gonna have to think OF a way to like it, and ill like any film with zombies anyway but those runners seemed more apocolyptic to me. as if it wasnt really a bug in the system or a epidemic, just straight punishment from "god" type snazz. it was a good zombie movie if you're in the mood for something quicker than usual and handlebar mustaches
June 21, 2005, 1:40 p.m. CST
by Sweeper Jones
They really do. What makes original Romero scary is the sense that everybody is pretty much doomed and the fact that even when Zombies are attacking us society can't get past its problems of racism, consumerism, and class distinctions.
June 21, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST
Running "zombies" worked in 28 days later, but not in much else. The joy of Romero is the unrelenting nature of the zombies. It's not a monster deftly attacking you and leaving the audience's hearts pounding from action --its an unstoppable force which builds and builds until the audience's hearts explode from their chest every time a group of zombies gets that much closer to eating the brains of the main characters. Plus, if you HAD to be eaten to death...it would be way worse if it was done slowly and deliberately.
June 21, 2005, 2:56 p.m. CST
...is it's credible that a characters will take action and risks--because you look at the zombie shuffle and you think "They're not that fast. I can make it. I'll be all right." but sooner or later they will catch up with you, something will go wrong, you'll slip or you'll have that one careless instant and suddenly you realize all that zombie sway was lulling and luring you in the whole time. Of course by the time you realize this it's already far too late. That's why Romero zombies are the only real zombies.
June 21, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST
Is it just me or have there been so many zombie flicks that the subject is about as fresh as Jennifer Lopez. Enough already. Who cares if George Romero did a bunch of them back in the day. If he wanted to do one he should have done one a few years back before the subject matter has been beaten to death.... (pardon puns) What's next Full House w/ zombie Olsen twins.... although Bob Saget's humor really IS dead... same with that Dave Ghoul-lay character...
June 21, 2005, 3:20 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
Dave Ghoul-lay? is happyjam really the Cryptkeeper in disguise? lol
June 21, 2005, 3:23 p.m. CST
The Cryptkeeper's got MUCH better skin than I! I would like to see a comedy / Zombie movie... maybe "Not another Teen Zombie Movie" Or Peel Magnolias....
June 21, 2005, 4:42 p.m. CST
I just wish the zombies were a little more gray-green, like in "Day"... most of the zombies I've seen so far look too fresh. I liked the way a lot of the ones in "Day" looked like they'd been wandering around for a long time -- nice sense of continuity. But, gawd, I seriously can't wait to see this.
June 21, 2005, 5:58 p.m. CST
Which leaves me shocked. Shocked, I say. Could this film actually end up being well-reviewed?
June 21, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST
Jesus Zombie Christ! Did you actually watch "28 Days Later"? It's very clear in the prologue that the lab chimps are infected with "rage". This movie has more to do with Romero's "The Crazies" than any zombie flick. The infected in 28 didn't die and rise to eat the living, they just went incredibly, violently psychotic. No offense OldBoy but watch "28 Days later" again. And yes, I know that the director refers at one point to the infected as "zombies" on the commentary track, but in interviews he clearly points out that they were NOT undead zombies. Sorry for the rant, but for some reason this just bugs me.
June 22, 2005, 12:19 a.m. CST
by El Vale
Sin City premiered April something in the US and i'm still waiting for it here in Colombia. It's mildly possible it gets here mid-August. So I may be seeing Land of the dead in October. Maybe. Which sucks rectum of course. I hate everyone. Good thing War of the worlds premieres the same day it does in the US, but i still hate everyone.
June 22, 2005, 1:12 a.m. CST
Holy crap, I had no idea. That must be one of the greatest uses of computer generated effects ever, I never even noticed it!
June 22, 2005, 7:58 a.m. CST
June 23, 2005, 2:11 a.m. CST
I gained a WHOLE new respect for the guy. Wow, I mean...WOW. Romero you old fart, welcome back. Time so show these kids how its done. Oh, and now I'm gonna have to watch battle royale again. CGI blood? Cool.
June 24, 2005, 4:07 p.m. CST
Are you sure they weren't rage infected zombies? Maybe the apes were zombies. No shit, this ranks up there with the onionheads who think there are aliens at the end of A.I. or honest politicians in Washington...wrong, wrong, wrong!
June 27, 2005, 2:07 a.m. CST
Hey _gears_ Looks like George R. got his ass kicked by George L. $10.2 million opening weekend - and a wide opening too. So sad...
June 28, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST
by Roger Thornhill
No one in their right mind would think LOTD would in anyway compare to ROTS in terms of box office success. LOTD may have had a wide opening, but it was on far fewer screens than ROTS.