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Land of the Dead (2005)

R  |   |  Horror  |  24 June 2005 (USA)
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The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

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Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. Written by Anonymous

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Rise of the Zombies See more »

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, language, brief sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Dead Reckoning  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£870,285 (UK) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

£2,088,987 (UK) (7 October 2005)
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Trivia

The opening credits includes a montage detailing the zombie outbreak leading up to the events of the film with black and white footage and radio broadcasts depicting the infection's spread over the Earth. Some of the images come from Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) portraying the beginning of the outbreak. Romero wanted to use more footage from the other two films of the series up to that point, Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985) but was unable to due to complications with the rights of those films. This is because each of his zombie films have been produced by different studios. This can also be seen in the credits for Tom Savini's cameo in the film. He is the undead version of the character he portrayed in Dawn of the Dead, named "Blades", but he could only be credited in this film as "Machete Zombie". See more »

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At the start, when the Skyflowers stop and they are leaving the supermarket, 3 zombies are shot by the guy in the truck. The third zombie falls before being shot. See more »

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Riley: [Slack shoots open the door, startling him] What the fuck are you doing?
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Referenced in Wasting Away (2007) See more »

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Requiem: Agnus Dei
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George returns with something a little different and scores!
22 June 2005 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

I was able to catch an advance screening with friends last night, and maybe it was just the mood we were in, but we had a blast. It took me a few minutes to get the direction George was going with this one, but once I did, it cranked on almost every cylinder.

The first thing to note is this is not a serious, somber, scare you out of your pants zombie movie. What it actually plays out as instead is a social commentary on class, politics, and stereo types, while having a good time doing it. Think more Evil Dead meets Mad Max meets Night of the Living Dead, and you'll get a clearer picture of the movie George has made here.

Yes, it is very violent, and yes, there are plenty of "feedings." Highly recommended for those whose take zombie movies as seriously as they should.


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