Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Night Of The Living Dead 3D |
Actors: Sid Haig, Brianna Brown, Johanna Black, Greg Travis, Cristin Michele
Director: Jeff Broadstreet
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 09/09/2008 Run time: 80 minutes Rating: R
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 12/29/2013...
Hideous beyond belief. This film is nothing but a pathetic attempt to cash in. It's as bad as Day of the Dead 2. Bad acting throughout, zombie make-up that can best be described as a joke and a total lack of purpose.
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Worst Remake Ever
Arthur Kicker | Your Mom's House | 11/05/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ingredients for a horrible horror movie remake: horrid acting, terrible dialogue, terrible cinematography, a complete lack of gore, and a complete disrespect for the source material. This remake of 'Night Of The Living Dead' has all of those in spades...plus a ton of really crappy 3-D and oh, Ben isn't black in this one. Ugh. Terrible. Let me start by saying that I love the original and I also really like Tom Savini's 1990 remake, so my opinion may be a bit skewed. But this remake is absolutely horrid.
First off, the acting is the quality of a high school drama class. Everyone in the film is terrible. Even Sid Haig, who is normally great, phones it in. All the characters are unlikeable, especially the "hero" Ben, who is now played by some white emo kid. He's not rough and tough like Duane Jones in the original or world weary like Tony Todd in the 1990 version. White Ben is just there, stumbling through his lines like a confused drama student.
Secondly, the 3-D in the film is pointless and terrible. The film has some decent 3-D shots in the opening graveyard scene but then fails to really do anything with it for the rest of the film. Instead of trying to create depth in the shots, the filmmakers shot the bulk of the film like a regular movie. They make a couple half-hearted attempts, but there is not a single shot that jumps out at you(the slo-mo bullet effect near the end of the film is pathetic). But whatever, I could've dealt with it if it were not for the fact the the 3-D is just bad. With the glasses on, everything is just blurry. And unfortunately, there's no function on the disc that allows you to turn the 3-D off. You get to either watch a blurry film with the glasses off or a blurry film with the glasses on.
Third, I just don't feel that the team behind the film really had any love the source material. I heard an interview with the director, Jeff Broadstreet, a while back on the now defunct 'Pickled Embryo' podcast. He basically said that he's not a horror movie fan nor has he ever made a horror film. He was picked by the financers of the film because in the past he almost one time made a 3-D film. The brains behind the money picked a director who was passionless for the horror genre and passionless for the original film. But at least he almost made a 3-D film one time.
Fourth, there was a complete lack of gore. I'm not saying that it needed to be all 'Dead Alive' or anything. But a horror movie about zombies with hardly any violence in it? Sad. And then wait till you see the ending... The writers basically added in a "mad scientist" sort of character that completely ruins what was already a horrid turd of a film.
Hands down this is the worst remake ever and that is saying something because there have been some really terrible remakes('The Hitcher' or 'The Grudge 2' anyone?). I really wanted to like this, but it was just awful. Please do yourself a favor and skip this movie. Don't even rent it."
Sid Haig steals the show
E. Drenner | Los Angeles, CA | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What more can I say; this movie is better than most people think. First of all, horror fans are the harshest critics on the planet. Hands down. When this non-George Romero endorsed "remake" hit the theaters, most fans already had their minds made up. I myself, was skeptical, but found the picture to be an entertaining mix of humor and horror. Solid supporting actors and a tight pace are what keep you engaged, but Sid Haig gives one of his best performances and essentially makes the movie worth while. Without him, the picture would be less memorable.
Truth be told, if this were a 3D zombie movie, other than NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, people would be all over it. Aside from the same opening, this movie ventures into it's own storyline and brings in a wonderful idea as to why all the zombies exist in this small, rural town. Too good a plot point to spoil here, just keep in mind this movie has it's own agenda and is clever enough not to rehash what was already accomplished in Romero's original.
Not as bad as the others said it was
decervantes5 | California | 10/13/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
I agree with the others that it was not as good as the original movie. The 3D on the video "night of the living dead" was good, however I must worn you " do not try to clean the glasses" they will smeat and the blue of the blue lense will come off."