George A Romero returns to his cult "Of the Dead" franchise, and he is in fine form. As far a zombie movies go, it's a little light in the primal horror aspect than his others. "Land of the Dead" tries to make a political statement. Where his others focused more on society and the degenerative human nature.
The zombies have never looked Dead-er, or more freaky than now. Not to mention they're getting smart, and starting to work together. It is a post-apocalyptic world, and clearly the Zombies are in charge.
The HD picture quality is very, very nice. A clear improvement over DVD. However the movie loses some of it's WOW factor by being almost completely shot at night, or in darkened locales. The pitch dark scenes cause the movie to lose out in the normal depth range of other HD titles on the market. Not bad, but not a stand-out.
The sound is mediocre at best. Presented in basic 5.1 surround, this movie is a disappointment. Flat, and uninspired. Even the DVD had DTS surround. A shame they couldn't replicate this audio to go with the HD image.
The features are plentiful and informative, however, the disc must be flipped to the standard DVD side to be viewed. This was a hassle, and not worthy of release on the HD DVD format, which boasts the greatest level of interactivity.
This is a fabulous movie, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but the lackluster quality of this HD transfer keeps me from scoring it above a 3 out of 5.