Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
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
The opening credits includes a montage detailing the zombie outbreak leading up to the events of this film, with black and white footage and radio broadcasts depicting the infection's spread over the Earth. Some of the images come from George A. 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 (1978), named "Blades", but he could only be credited in this film as "Machete Zombie". See more »
When Riley makes a run for "Dead Reckoning" after lowering the
drawbridge, he is clearly aiming far left of the first zombie he "shoots". See more »
[Kaufman gets in his private underground limo, while his driver opens the garage door]
Careful when you open that door.
[Big Daddy appears, and attempts to get into the limo. His driver sees this, and runs out the garage door, leaving Kaufman in the limo]
Get back here, you bastard! You've got the fucking keys!
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The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »
Available in an uncut and unrated version on dvd, restoring both gore and dialogue cut from the theatrical version. See more »
Sadly I missed Land of the Dead at cinemas so I have been gagging to watch it on DVD. I did that finally last night.
I am not sure if this is a slow burn, really grow on you film or just something that is not really good enough. Its easy in some ways to look at Day OTD though younger eyes when I first saw it. But with Land, it kind of felt not right somehow.
I did like that fact that Big G has moved the genre on with the dead getting kind of smart but I am thinking that it did not have that nasty edge of the older films. Bt maybe that is the point.
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