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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wink Wink Nudge Nudge....
SOTD is a british comedy about a man with no ambition in life who lives with 2 men one who is cocky and sure of himself the other a lazy slob with no intrests except to annoy and harass anyone who may cross his path.
Poor Shaun suffers from the all too common middle man middle child syndrome living with these two men as well as being stepped on at his middle...
Published on Dec 18 2004 by Trauma

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not in the best condition
i personally love Shaun of The Dead but the steelbook isn't the best. As soon as i took it out of the packaging i saw the case had several dents and scratches. Overall the quality was very disappointing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wink Wink Nudge Nudge...., Dec 18 2004
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SOTD is a british comedy about a man with no ambition in life who lives with 2 men one who is cocky and sure of himself the other a lazy slob with no intrests except to annoy and harass anyone who may cross his path.
Poor Shaun suffers from the all too common middle man middle child syndrome living with these two men as well as being stepped on at his middle management job.
Plus he competes with his stepdad who makes Shaun feel like a big wussy for being a spineless mommas boy.
Oh and he has a bossy girlfriend who wants Shaun to stand up for himself and take some kind of action in his life.
With all this commotion in his life Shaun fails to see the big picture including the fact that zombies have risen from the grave and started a bloody rampage in his hometown.
By the time he realises this fact two days have passed and those demanding people mentioned above are in danger becoming food for the undead.
Thus springing Shaun into action as he bumbles his way from here to there trying to save these people with no clear reason why or how.
The gore and horror aspect take a backseat here for obvious reasons but are very intense and realistic but funny as hell because we see it all happening in the background as in one scene where Shaun shuffles to and from the store without ever noticing the feeding frenzy going on up and down the street or even when in another scene he mistakes a zombie for a drunk girl in his own backyard!!!
The direction and pacing is all very linear for a movie that juggles horror comedy and romance without ever losing its main objective or your attention.
Smart Funny and bloody.
Hell Yeah!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somehow... I relate., Oct. 13 2007
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Joseph Kayne (Victoria, B.C. Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Shaun of the Dead [HD DVD] (HD DVD)
Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Stuck in a dead end job? Tired of dealing with all those brain dead Zombies? Then this is the movie for you.

Shaun wakes up one day to find he's screwed up his life, lost his girlfriend, disappointed his mum, oh, and the world's been overrun by the Undead!

This movie is pure comic/horror genius from start to finish. A perfect Halloween treat.

The transfer to HD is top notch. This movie truly benefits from the image depth and clarity this format presents. With this much detail, I feel I could easily navigate through north London by the movie visuals alone.

The sound was simply excellent. Heavily dialog driven, every word comes through crisp and clear. When the action really heats up, the Zombie hoard feels like they are shuffling and groaning through your living room. (Darn Zombies. Always shambling through my living room. And I just vacuumed!)

The special features are all here, and highly fun to watch. It's clear this crew had a blast making this film, and all the extras are there to invite you along, and include you in on the joke.

Absolutely worth the purchase!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The dawn of Shaun!, Feb. 22 2007
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Zombies are one of those horror staples that have gotten putrid, after one too many idiotic blood'n'gore-fests with a revolting script. Like poor Dracula, they run out of things to do.

But zombie films are revitalized by the wickedly funny "Shaun of the Dead," a tale of music, love, pubs, and the slobbering undead. In the vein of Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive," it's full of twisted humour, funny dialogue and plenty of gore.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) are the poster boys for adolescentus slackeritis, living in a London flat with their peeved roommate Pete, who has actually grown up and gotten a real job. Ed plays video games all day, and Shaun's immaturity has just gotten him dumped by his long-suffering girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield).

Wrapped up in his love life woes, Shaun fails to notice a little news item: Human beings all over London are transforming into zombies. At first, Shaun obliviously drowns his sorrows, and has a nasty encounter when he goes to pick up a soda. Now he must mend his relationship with Liz and defend himself and his family from the hordes of ravenous zombies... by barricading them in a pub.

"Shaun" makes the whole genre seem fresh just because it doesn't take itself seriously. The heroes don't even have guns (since the UK public don't get them), and so our heroes fend off the zombies with vinyl records, shovels and cricket bats. That gives an idea of how serious this movie is.

"Shaun of the Dead" isn't so much a zombie movie as a love story with zombies -- a very funny one, with lots of gore. We're treated to slackers in love, Shaun drifting obliviously around London withoutn noticing the undead, and some very entertaining dialogue ("Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet...")

Later on, he's forced to shake off his obliviousness in order to save his loved ones, with a bat as his only weapon. And maybe some commandos in a tank. It's gory, and the ending gets a bit cliched and overserious, but the ride up until then is wonderfully scripted and full of hilarious crude comic moments. Not sex-organ/bathroom humor, but definitely not highbrow.

Everybody knows guys like Shaun and Ed. Pegg perfectly plays a slacker with a heart of gold, who would like to be more than he is, but doesn't have the slightest clue how to go about it. Frost is a good annoying sidekick for Shaun, and Ashfield does a good job as the long-suffering girlfriend.

As a bonus, music geeks will laugh themselves silly over such important decisions as: which albums should our reluctant heroes throw at the zombies? "Stone Roses?" "No." "...Second Coming?" "I liked it." "Dire Straits?" "Chuck it!" Good choice, Shaun m'boy.

While it's a hilarious movie, it's not a spoof -- rather it's a zombie movie with wit, love and comedy. By not taking itself too seriously, "Shaun of the Dead" ends up revitalizing a genre that seemed like it was... well, almost dead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dawn of Shaun, June 12 2007
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Zombies are one of those horror staples that have gotten putrid, after one too many idiotic blood'n'gore-fests with a revolting script. Like poor Dracula, they run out of things to do.

But zombie films are revitalized by the wickedly funny "Shaun of the Dead," a tale of music, love, pubs, and the slobbering undead. In the vein of Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive," it's full of twisted humour, funny dialogue and plenty of gore.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) are the poster boys for adolescentus slackeritis, living in a London flat with their peeved roommate Pete, who has actually grown up and gotten a real job. Ed plays video games all day, and Shaun's immaturity has just gotten him dumped by his long-suffering girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield).

Wrapped up in his love life woes, Shaun fails to notice a little news item: Human beings all over London are transforming into zombies. At first, Shaun obliviously drowns his sorrows, and has a nasty encounter when he goes to pick up a soda. Now he must mend his relationship with Liz and defend himself and his family from the hordes of ravenous zombies... by barricading them in a pub.

"Shaun" makes the whole genre seem fresh just because it doesn't take itself seriously. The heroes don't even have guns (since the UK public don't get them), and so our heroes fend off the zombies with vinyl records, shovels and cricket bats. That gives an idea of how serious this movie is.

"Shaun of the Dead" isn't so much a zombie movie as a love story with zombies -- a very funny one, with lots of gore. We're treated to slackers in love, Shaun drifting obliviously around London withoutn noticing the undead, and some very entertaining dialogue ("Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet...")

Later on, he's forced to shake off his obliviousness in order to save his loved ones, with a bat as his only weapon. And maybe some commandos in a tank. It's gory, and the ending gets a bit cliched and overserious, but the ride up until then is wonderfully scripted and full of hilarious crude comic moments. Not sex-organ/bathroom humor, but definitely not highbrow.

Everybody knows guys like Shaun and Ed. Pegg perfectly plays a slacker with a heart of gold, who would like to be more than he is, but doesn't have the slightest clue how to go about it. Frost is a good annoying sidekick for Shaun, and Ashfield does a good job as the long-suffering girlfriend.

As a bonus, music geeks will laugh themselves silly over such important decisions as: which albums should our reluctant heroes throw at the zombies? "Stone Roses?" "No." "...Second Coming?" "I liked it." "Dire Straits?" "Chuck it!" Good choice, Shaun m'boy.

While it's a hilarious movie, it's not a spoof -- rather it's a zombie movie with wit, love and comedy. By not taking itself too seriously, "Shaun of the Dead" ends up revitalizing a genre that seemed like it was... well, almost dead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The daun of Shaun, May 16 2010
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Zombies are one of those horror staples that have gotten putrid, after one too many idiotic blood'n'gore-fests with a revolting script. Like poor Dracula, they run out of things to do.

But zombie films are revitalized by the wickedly funny "Shaun of the Dead," a tale of music, love, pubs, and the slobbering undead. In the vein of Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive," it's full of twisted humour, funny dialogue and plenty of gore.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) are the poster boys for adolescentus slackeritis, living in a London flat with their peeved roommate Pete, who has actually grown up and gotten a real job. Ed plays video games all day, and Shaun's immaturity has just gotten him dumped by his long-suffering girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield).

Wrapped up in his love life woes, Shaun fails to notice a little news item: Human beings all over London are transforming into zombies. At first, Shaun obliviously drowns his sorrows, and has a nasty encounter when he goes to pick up a soda. Now he must mend his relationship with Liz and defend himself and his family from the hordes of ravenous zombies... by barricading them in a pub.

"Shaun" makes the whole genre seem fresh just because it doesn't take itself seriously. The heroes don't even have guns (since the UK public don't get them), and so our heroes fend off the zombies with vinyl records, shovels and cricket bats. That gives an idea of how serious this movie is.

"Shaun of the Dead" isn't so much a zombie movie as a love story with zombies -- a very funny one, with lots of gore. We're treated to slackers in love, Shaun drifting obliviously around London withoutn noticing the undead, and some very entertaining dialogue ("Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet...")

Later on, he's forced to shake off his obliviousness in order to save his loved ones, with a bat as his only weapon. And maybe some commandos in a tank. It's gory, and the ending gets a bit cliched and overserious, but the ride up until then is wonderfully scripted and full of hilarious crude comic moments. Not sex-organ/bathroom humor, but definitely not highbrow.

Everybody knows guys like Shaun and Ed. Pegg perfectly plays a slacker with a heart of gold, who would like to be more than he is, but doesn't have the slightest clue how to go about it. Frost is a good annoying sidekick for Shaun, and Ashfield does a good job as the long-suffering girlfriend.

As a bonus, music geeks will laugh themselves silly over such important decisions as: which albums should our reluctant heroes throw at the zombies? "Stone Roses?" "No." "...Second Coming?" "I liked it." "Dire Straits?" "Chuck it!" Good choice, Shaun m'boy.

While it's a hilarious movie, it's not a spoof -- rather it's a zombie movie with wit, love and comedy. By not taking itself too seriously, "Shaun of the Dead" ends up revitalizing a genre that seemed like it was... well, almost dead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Zombie Flick!, March 27 2005
If zombies are your bag, and you're looking for a good laugh at the same time, then this flick is for you.
The movie follows the standard zombie plot. Hero gets up one day, does his usual thing, and suddenly everyone is a zombie and it is up to him to save the planet. Only here, the catch is that Shaun is just your average everyday slacker in a dead-end job. He doesn't have a chiseled figure and is filled with self doubts. His best friend is disliked by many and is a slacker himself. In other words, these aren't the guys you would expect to be leading a group of people to safety.
But this movie works. Unlike other movies which focus on blood and gore, this movie focuses on humour. The gore and violence is kept to minimum, with more of a focus spent on the interactions between Shaun, his girlfriend, and his slacker buddy.
This is most definitely a zombie movie for the Gen-X'ers amongst us.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a funny movie with zombies, Oct. 22 2007
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A terrific zombie film that is more a tribute than satire, albeit a tremendously funny one at times. While it contains a score of intertextual references to the "Z" genre, it belongs to it by its own right; after all, it is the only romantic comedy of the bunch! Although the comedy never lets up, the film is surprisingly touching and thrilling at points. Simon Pegg's everyman hero is very endearing, and once he's wielding that cricket bat, we're cheering for him to the very end. Great, gory fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What more could you ask for in a pointless zombie take-off??, Dec 15 2004
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Shaun of the Dead was definitely a great 13$ spent (ticket price). it was an awesome satiric comedy with a bunch of great new young english actors. I dont want to spoil the plot, or hilarious moments [and there are many in this ghoulish tale] but I will suggest if you're searching for a great laugh and don't mind some blood then look no further. 5 stars, and I'm first on the list to purchase the DVD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to any "dead movies" collection, Feb. 15 2005
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Bittwister "belangw" (Calgary, Alberta Canada) - See all my reviews
I own all the best dead movies, including this one. I'm happy to report it met all my expectations. It's clever, funny and has a healthy dose of gore. It's the same old dead movie and then it's not. SOTD made my wife laugh out loud and that's a feat I've seen few other movies attain, dead or alive!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS FILM, May 17 2014
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what can i say? british humour, excellent editing, great story. superb actors. I LOVE this film. funny. clever. definitely worth owning.
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