They walk, they moan, they bite chunks of meat off of living human beings- What's not to love about zombies? George Romero seems to adore them because this is his third installment of the "Dead" series and possibly his best. I have to admit that I got downright giddy when I heard this movie was being released on DVD. Not only did I get to see the unrated version of the film in Widescreen format, but I also got a wealth of DVD extras. Although many are critical of Romero for setting this movie underground, I find it more than fitting. While the Dead have left their graves to frolic in the sun, the living are forced to fill them to fight amongst each other. In one corner, Romero places a band of wigged out Army goons. In the other corner, a handful of mad scientist research nerds patiently await the sound of the bell. When the bell finally rings, both groups come out swinging only to blow the ceiling off their underground refuge. The open ceiling invites a sea of hungry zombies to feast off their innards, fingers, eyeballs, gizzards, and other icky oogy body parts. It's really quite disgusting, but I have to admit that I love it.
Once you finish watching the movie, you can dive into the extras. Both commentaries are worth a listen. I highly recommend the Behind the Scenes footage of Tom Savini and his army of Special Make-up Effects Artists. Having never been a fan of digital special effects, it's good to learn how they did it in the good ole days.
P.S. I do not recommend the eating of naturally-cased frankfurters while watching this film.