#Zombies George A Romero – Land of the Dead

My Take:

  • Ragtime Zombie Band
  • Tambourine Man Zombie
  • Cheerleader Zombie
  • Champagne Zombie
  • Security Guard Zombie
  • They take food stamps at the liquor store.
  • Edward Scissor Hand Zombie
  • Butcher Zombie
  • I really like Leguizamo
  • “What happened Ryan did you get fucked?”
  • Simon Pegg cameo as a zombie
  • En El Camino by Control Machete
  • Midget Down!!
  • “Someone shot the little fat man.”
  • Punch and Judy
  • Romero loves him some rednecks
  • Social commentary: 1%
  • Self Eating Zombie
  • Face Fisting Zombie
  • Pez Zombie
  • Lawn Mower Zombie
  • First Communion Zombie
  • Clown Zombie
  • The most horribly acted line of a movie I have seen in FOREVER – Dennis Hopper (What’s that, get down!)
  • Calling the zombies “stenches”
  • Machete Zombie
  • A lot of Nazi-esque military uniforms.
  • Santa Zombie
  • Umbrella Zombie

Did you see the movie?  Did you like or hate it?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

IMDB Synopsis: The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

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Additional Movie Info:

It received a Rotten Tomatoes review of 73% Fresh.  It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 51% liking it.  Average Rating: 3.1/5 with a number of User Ratings: 137,259.

Movie Reviews:

Specs:

It had an estimated budget of $15M.  It has a 93 minute run time. Release date: 24 June 2005 .

Additional IMDB Trivia:

  • George A. Romero‘s daughter appears in the film. She is the soldier who shoots the zombie on the electrified fence.
  • An amputee actor played the legless zombie climbing the back of the Dead Reckoning. His name is David Campbell and was also in ‘Dawn of the Dead (2004)’ as the “Squished Zombie”
  • The opening credits includes a montage detailing the zombie outbreak leading up to the events of the film with black and white footage and radio broadcasts depicting the infection’s spread over the Earth. Some of the images come from Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) portraying the beginning of the outbreak. Romero wanted to use more footage from the other two films of the series up to that point, Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985) but was unable to due to complications with the rights of those films. This is because each of his zombie films have been produced by different studios. This can also be seen in the credits for Tom Savini’s cameo in the film. He is the undead version of the character he portrayed in Dawn of the Dead, named “Blades”, but he could only be credited in this film as “Machete Zombie”.
  • A non-union zombie would make CDN$9 per hour, while a union zombie, for a minimum of 8 hours, would make CDN$158.
  • Second movie that John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper star in, the other is 1993’s Super Mario Bros
  • Movie theaters showing this film in the USA were given a replacement track for the typical music and commercials usually heard playing over still images of advertisements before a movie starts. This track consisted of sound bites of music and lines from Night of the Living Dead, the original version, and Day of the Dead. Along with an advert for then upcoming airings of Day of the Dead on a pay per view network.
  • At the beginning of the movie, if you listen carefully to the tuba and tambourine zombies in the town bandstand they are playing notes from ‘The Gonk’, the mall music from Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978).
  • George A. Romero: his voice can be heard as one of the puppets in the children’s show, saying, “Take that, you smelly zombie.”
  • The view of the zombies rising from out of the river is an homage to the classic scene from Herk Harvey‘s Carnival of Souls (1962) where the dead rise out of the Great Salt Lake before the dance sequence.

 

 

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