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Product Details

  • Actors: Jan Skorzewski, Kevin Tyell, Andy Parkin, Lynn Pendleton, Gary Slater
  • Directors: Andrew Currie
  • Producers: Blake Corbet, Mary Anne Waterhouse, Mary Waterhouse
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 28 2008
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001E7LY62
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,860 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50's, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Terror spread across the land, until a collar was invented that made the zombies docile, even useful. A company was born: ZomCon. Thanks to their patented domestication collar, zombies became gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets. ZomCon would like everyone to believe that they have the world under control. But do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. He thinks the world is "phony-baloney." An awkward loner, Timmy spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom buys a zombie to help around the house, Timmy is surprised, and even curious, when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Ti

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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Fido is released on blu-ray here in Canada by TVA Films. It features a great 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack (also includes a dolby digital 5.1 track and a french 2.0 dolby track). The video presentation is excellent as well. Please note, that DNR was applied to this film to get rid of the grain. However, detail is still sharp and colours look great. I was VERY impressed with this transfer.

Special features include a short film by the film's director, art galleries, a commentary track with the director, producer, and Carrie-Anne Moss, and also a set of deleted scenes with commentary.

Feature run time is 92 minutes.
1080i
Original aspect ratio of 2.35:1
On the back it says this is a region A disc.

****One thing to point out is that this release has been discontinued by TVA. Hopefully one day it will get re-released by TVA or some other distributer****
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This is by far a very funny, unique. Movie about a boy & his pet zombie. But in reality it is a lost love between a boy & his father. the cinematographyis absolutely gorgeous in this Blu ray release. I could not wait when I finally found the Blu ray version of fido, & it did not disappoint. Hats off to the film crew & decoraters. They nailed all the way down to the zomcom logos on the cars. If your looking for the perfect movie to just make you smile & feel warm inside & forget about everyday life. This is it. ( even if you can only escape for a bit. )
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A rare treat and an extremely well done if "slightly" off center Canadian movie - the heart warming story of a boy and his domsticated "zombie" set somewhere in the 50's. The director/producer and crew recreated the "mood" of that era perfectly right down to the outfits, the houses and their colour schemes and interiors, the cars and the Martini parties on the patio, and especially the mind set of 50's domestic life! Funny and heart warming at the same time - fun for the whole family!
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Format: Blu-ray
This is a good movie to watch in Blu Ray. The recreation of the postcard american suburbs of the 50's is completed with great colors that look much more alive in Blu Ray.

The great problem is that Sony couldn't leave the image alone. When will studios understand that if you apply noise reduction, they're only sacrifycing one of the reasons why the blu ray exists, that is, more detail?

I know, noise reduction is intended to eliminate grain. Now, grain is not the most unnatural thing in a movie. There always has been there. Why try to eliminate one of the historic characteristics of film?

As a result, the image has been upgraded from a normal dvd, and colors are vibrant. But just don't look too close for the little details, because they have been erased.

The movie itself deserves 4 stars. Very entertaining, funny (black humor, that is) and even tender. And don't believe whatever comparison people are making with "Shaun of the dead" because they're very different in approach.

Technical aspects:

ASPECT RATIO 2:35:1
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH (Dolby True HD 5.1. and Dolby Digital 5.1) and FRENCH (Dolby Digital 2.0)
SUBTITLES: None (not even french!)
EXTRAS: Audio Commentary with director, producer and actress - Art Galleries - Deleted scenes with commentary - "Night of the living" short -
The Blu Ray is REGION "A" locked.
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Every so often a movie comes along in a particular genre and does things "outside the norm."

Fido is such a movie.

Yes, it's about zombies. Yes, it's about gut-munching. Yes, it's about survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

But that's where the similarities end compared to other end-of-the-world zombie flicks.

This movie is more like a cross between Pleasantville and Night of the Living Dead, with a little bit of humor thrown in there as well.

After a zombie epidemic took over most of the world, a lone scientist invented a collar to control the undead and, through the ventures of the company Zomcom, was able to transform these mindless and hungry monsters into humanity's slaves, turning them into butlers, house aids and gardeners.

Enter the Robinson family, the only family in the '50s without a zombie. However, things change when the people-pleasing mom, Helen Robinson (Carrie-Anne Moss), gets Fido, a lovable zombie with life and warmth.

Fido quickly becomes best friends with Timmy, Helen's son, but one day when the collar goes on the fritz and Fido eats the neighbor, everything changes, a cover-up ensues and it's up to the Robinson family to hide Fido from those who would want to take him away and kill him (which is something that Daddy Robinson would love to see).

This isn't your standard zombie movie. Far from it. It has heart, and though a comedy, it's not slapstick or silly. Just regular funny moments. Billy Connolly as Fido is charming, lovable, fun. You genuinely care for the poor dead guy. You smile with joy when he's happy. Your heart goes out to him when he's sad. You even side with him when he gets mad and takes out his uncontrollable hunger on unsuspecting victims.

The story is original.
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