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Commentary track, featurettes, Visual Effects Progression
Scenes, Movie-IQ, "Beyond the Graveyard" PIP commentary
track, deleted scenes, promo and theatrical trailers
It's all about Twinkies not Sno-Balls, not about Ding-Dongs
or any other overprocessed foodstuff. OK, well the cause
of the undead eating others IS due to hamburger mixed with
a little Mad Cow disease spiced with E Coli. It's the end
of the world and "Columbus" (everyone goes by where they
are from so they don't become too personally involved) played
by Jessie Eisenberg has put together his own rules for survival
and making friends isn't one of them. When he encounters
"Tallahassee" (Woody Harrelson) he at least finds someone
he can hang with and he has no fear. He also has no common
sense but he's a darn good shot plus he loves Twinkies and
will do ANYTHING to get them including facing zombies when
not necessary. ***
Their life gets complicated when they encounter a pair
of con artist sisters (Emma Stone and Abigial Breslin) on
a trip to a zombie free amusement park.
Image & Sound:
"Zombieland" is a bloody mess. That's a good thing.
It looks very nice with dead-on colors, sharp detail and
plenty of decay on view. ***
Audio sounds very nice with a DTS-HD lossless soundtrack
that makes every groan, scream and the sound of ripping
flesh come alive...sort of.
Aside from a traditional commentary track featuring
Woody Harrelson, Ruben Flesicher, Jessie Eisenberg and writers
Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. They discuss everything from
the changes made in the original script when it was clear
it wasn't going to be a TV pilot to a theatrical movie to
ad libs. We also get a PIP (picture-in-picture) that takes
us behind-the-scenes as we watch the movie including animatics
and how the various physical effects were done as well.
"Zombieland Is Your Land" a glimpse into how the U.S.
became "zombiefied" (yeah, I made the word up). We also
get a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the
movie "In Search of Zombieland" as well as the original
theatrical promo trailers. ***
Exclusive to Blu-ray in addition to the PIP feature
we get "Movie IQ" allowing you to access real time trivia
on the movie. ***
Best Buy and some other retailers also have included
a DVD with two featurettes. "Shootin' Zombies with Ruben
Fleischer" gives the director room to talk about creating
the movie, the opening sequence and other bits of info.
The second featurette is "Behind the Scenes with the Cast
and Crew of Zombieland" a decent featurette that expands
on the behind-the-scenes featurette included on the regular
DVD and Blu-ray editions of the movie. ---
| One of the better comedies with
horror overtones to come down the pike since "Shaun of the
Dead" (which Flesicher and the writers fully admit inspired
this film), "Zombieland" is so entertaining and so good that
I honestly thought it was an adaption of a graphic novel (hey,
Hollywood usually isn't THAT inspired) that I had some how
missed. Clearly inspired by a variety of graphic novels, movies
(including George Romero's seminal horror satire "Dawn of
the Dead", "Day of the Dead", etc.), "Zombieland" is a lot
of fun. I should warn you it has bad langauge, inappropriate
moments and gore. Oh, and it has lots of undead people.