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Aro Recommended Shaun of the Dead

 

UK 2004, 99 minutes
Dir. Edgar Wright
Rating: [R] R13 Contains Violence, Horror & Offensive Language
Genres: Comedy, Horror / Walking Dead, Spoof

 

Aroview: The zombie movie genre collides with distinctively British "lad humour" in this playful and wildly entertaining parody.

Centred around the dischevelled daily grind of a hardware salesman (Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the script), his slovenly flatmate and his fed-up girlfriend, this has unlikely characters worth rooting for and wrings many laughs out of the sometimes imperceptible line between the living and dead. Perhaps resembles the 'real thing' a little too closely in the final reel, but this will still go down (with a pint or two no doubt) as a minor classic of the genre.

NZ International Film Festival 2004
Adopt-a-Movie Kindly Adopted by Jack McGee

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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