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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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The dead shall inherit the Earth. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Reckoning  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,221,705 (USA) (24 June 2005)


£2,088,987 (UK) (7 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


There were four titles before "Land of the Dead" was chosen: "Dead City," "Dead Reckoning," "Twilight of the Dead," and "Night of the Living Dead: Dead Reckoning." See more »


In one scene, Cholo is carrying a box of Champagne, and a box of cigars. In the next scene, the box of cigars has disappeared, only to reappear in Cholo's arm, as he deposits the box of Champagne on Kaufman's counter. See more »


Arena Policeman: What the hell is going on here?
Riley: Someone shot the little fat man.
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Crazy Credits

The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »


Featured in Undead Again: The Making of 'Land of the Dead' (2005) See more »


Requiem: Agnus Dei
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Point Classics LLC
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User Reviews

Land of the Dead - not too bad.
24 June 2005 | by (WV) – See all my reviews

I went in to this movie expecting the worst and couldn't have been more wrong. Romero did a good job keeping to what he does best- zombie and social commentary. The special effects and gore were really good and "Dead Reckoning" doesn't look as much like a DAWN OF THE DEAD (remake) parking shuttle, as it does in the trailers. I did feel that they introduced "Big Daddy" way to early in the film and overused him. I would have enjoyed the movie more if he was just another zombie. Cameo's by Simon Pegg, Tom Savini, and Edgar Wright were barely noticeable. I would have liked to see more "daytime" scenes but I don't think that is what Romero had in mind. Overall, it was a fun movie that had a few sudden scares and some good humor.

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