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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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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.
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****
Movie takes place in the 50's-60's era with a high level of scientific ability.
Scientists & Gov't have figured out how to "control" zombies for the benefit of everyday families, in the form of house keepers, servants, etc. Essentially they have become pets, and popular to have, especially with that "keep up with the Johnson's" feel, and the 50's advertising propaganda, and so on.
Definitely well acted and cast.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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This is a great movie, but I still have not received it. It was supposed to be an anniversary present for my husband, so I'm sure he would have LOVED it, but he doesn't have it.Published on Nov. 16 2013 by Sasha Corrigall
Sit boy sit..... awesome zombie movie... with a twist! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !Published on Jan. 19 2013 by Lanning B Braaten
Awesome movie. Fun for the whole family. Cool how its set back in the fifties. Great movie for zombie fans.Published on Dec 9 2012 by jc
I heard about this movie when it first came out, but never got a chance to see it. Finally got to and now want to watch it for all the little things I missed first time round. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2012 by laleduc
Carrie Anne Moss is without a doubt the most beautiful & talented actress in films. This movie itself is a low budget Canadian movie that tries to spoof the silly low budget... Read morePublished on July 4 2009 by James J. Varela