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Marko Mäkilaakso (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 May 2012 (Finland) See more »
A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Andrew Tiernan ... Captain Martin Stone

Jouko Ahola ... Captain Niemi

Samuel Vauramo ... Kolya
Mikko Leppilampi ... Lieutenant Laakso

Andreas Wilson ... Assistant
Antti Reini ... Sergeant Halonen
Magdalena Górska ... Dasha

Mark Wingett ... David Selzman

Andrius Paulavicius ... Russian soldier
Geoffrey T. Bersey ... Old man
Tomas Ereminas ... Nazi zombie soldier
Teemu Eriksson ... Medic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alden Anderson ... Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Marko Mäkilaakso ... Corporal Jackson (uncredited)

Directed by
Marko Mäkilaakso  (as Marko Makilaakso)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marko Mäkilaakso  screenplay
Marko Mäkilaakso  story
Barr B. Potter  co-writer

Produced by
Alessandro Fracassi .... executive producer
Robert Little .... executive producer (as Robbie Little)
Marko Mäkilaakso .... co-producer (as Marko Makilaakso)
Barr B. Potter .... producer
Ramunas Skikas .... producer
Joel Soisson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
Joel Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Casting by
Robin Gurland 
Production Design by
Algis Garbaciauskas 
Art Direction by
Darius Bastys 
Audrius Dumikas 
Kari Kankaanpää 
Set Decoration by
Dalia Pranckenaite 
Costume Design by
Daiga Rybakoviene 
Makeup Department
Egle Mikalauskaite .... makeup designer
Production Management
Darius Jarasunas .... production manager
Milda Leipute .... production supervisor
Chris F. Woods .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Inga Zavoronok .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Stankeviciute .... second assistant director
Boris Taskov .... first assistant director
Art Department
Barry Atkinson .... development artist
Julius Baratinskis .... painter
Arturas Cerkauskas .... props
D'Ubaldi Cinzia .... digital artist
Aurelijus Gaidelionis .... assistant property master
Kari Kankaanpää .... development artist
Arturas Kmitas .... props on set
Ramunas Rastauskas .... property master
Sarune Tautvaisaite .... props on set
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound designer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Zdenek Manych .... boom operator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rene Mikan .... sound mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Owen Peterson .... sound engineer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Darius Cicenas .... special effects supervisor
Volker Lorig .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Alden Anderson .... visual effects
Magno Borgo .... digital paint artist
John Bowers .... visual effects
Erik Dehkhoda .... visual effects artist
Rob Geddes .... digital paint artist
Justas Giedraitis .... visual effects supervisor
Alyssa Gobelle .... visual effects intern
Chad Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Georg Kaltenbrunner .... visual effects
Christopher Knight .... visual effects artist
Nicholas Lambert .... digital paint artist
Brandon Miletta .... cg supervisor
Charles Pina .... digital paint artist
James Pina .... roto/paint supervisor
Raminta Poskute .... visual effects producer
Jonathan Sims .... visual effects artist
Tomas Ereminas .... stunt coordinator
Leonid Kotik .... stunts
Bogdan Kumshatsky .... stunts
Robert Martinkevic .... stunt rider
Ruta Nemaniene .... horse wrangler
Arturas Nemanis .... horse master
Andrej Riabokon .... stunt performer
Grigorij Strelec .... stunt rider
Camera and Electrical Department
Linas Dikcius .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Vytaitas Gudlevicius .... key grip
Zdislav Jagelo .... electrician
Rolandas Joneliukstis .... first assistant camera
Alexandre Lehmann .... additional photography
Marko Mäkilaakso .... camera operator
Jerzy Palacz .... camera operator
Audrius Zelenius .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Donatas Simukauskas .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aldona Levandaviciené .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrea Baracca .... colorist
Baron Kimble .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jelena Grishina .... trainee script supervisor
Lon Haber .... publicity department
Loreta Liesyté .... script supervisor
Salvatore Ricciardi .... scan operator
Rasa Vilkaityté .... production coordinator
Lloyd Kaufman .... special thanks
Stan Lee .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"War of the Dead - Stone's War" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The film's original title was Stone's War, but was changed to War of the Dead, after Stan Lee had suggested it.See more »
Miscellaneous: In World War II Finland only collaborated with Germany in 1941 after Finland had already been attacked by the Soviet Union in 1939. Finland only retook the land ceded at the end of the Winter War. US citizens did assist Finland in the Winter War against Soviet Union (as ambulance drivers) and UK and USA both supported Finland at this time.See more »


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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
honest, accurate review for 'war of the dead', 24 May 2012
Author: adamcarlton from United Kingdom

the best way to describe this movie is that it's a B movie coated with A movie presentation. the special effects and the acting are the only things really holding it back from its true potential. the acting or dialogue is at times so bad and the accents so inconsistent that you wonder why the director didn't just choose to re-shoot some of the scenes and put a little more pressure on his actors. the special effects are sometimes good, but sometimes bad. this is made clear at the start of the movie when some men are gunned down in a hallway yet there is no sign of any bullet penetration or even sound effects here and there. some men just fall to the ground, we'r shown close ups of some weird nazi character grinning as he walks out of a lit-up doorway like a freaking angel or something.

the best thing about this movie is its presentation. the cinematography and camera-work is pretty 'up there'. like one of the quotes on the DVD cover states, it is 'like an episode of band of brothers with zombies'. and yeah, it is; just with much less impressive actors.

the story is unoriginal yet interesting enough to warrant your time and it looks like a lot of effort went into this little B movie. the characters all look fantastic (just like any soldier out of saving private ryan or band or brothers) and at times gunfights and explosions are convincing. its just a shame the acting and occasional iffy effects let it down.

so in summary:

presentation - 8 special makeup effects & sound - 6 acting - 5 script - 6

overall - 6/10

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