The main character shoots 11 rounds from his 6 shot revolver, reloads, shoots 10 more rounds, reloads, and shoots 10 more rounds. At other times during the film, he has to reload after 6 shots, especially when cornered by zombies. See more »
'The Dead and the Damned' tells the story of a bounty hunter who chases an American Indian, but when he returns with his latest prisoner, everyone in town has turned into zombies since they found some green glowing alien thing. The two enemies become friends, as they have to fight the zombies together and - naturally - save a pretty blonde from being eaten alive.
I didn't expect more than a brainless shoot-em-up, but actually this a rather good movie for the small budget. There are dialogs that make sense and give the characters a background story. The camera shots tell you that these guys know their movie history (for example, using wide angle when someone points a gun towards the camera, it gives you that 'Clint Eastwood uses a Magnum 44' feel). It may seem funny that the main character always takes so long to reload, by the way, but that only shows that most other movies are not very realistic in that respect, you know, six-shooters with 10 bullets. The zombie make-up surely is cheap and pizza-like, but they reminded me a bit of the zombies in Umberto Lenzi's "Nightmare City" in the way they looked and moved, and that's a trash classic. So, all in all I don't think I wasted my time. German DVD is entitled 'Django vs Zombies' and that title looks really cool on my shelf, even if slightly misleading.
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