George A Romero's Land of the Dead

  • 15
  • George A Romero (2005)
  • Can / US / Fr
  • 92 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Most horror franchises run out of steam after the first sequel but - perhaps because George A Romero isn't exactly prolific - the Dead series has retained a high-quality threshold. In this fourth instalment, Romero shows why he remains the reigning king of the zombie flick by once again balancing crowd-pleasing gore with some neat satirical jibes at modern-day America. With the planet now overrun by the undead, the living also have to deal with the new social hierarchy created by unscrupulous tycoon Dennis Hopper. So, while the wealthy enjoy the high-rise luxuries of Fiddler's Green, the majority are confined to the slums. To make matters worse, it seems that at least one of the zombies is starting to think for himself, setting the scene for an epic confrontation. Romero is unlikely to ever top the mordant wit of Day of the Dead, but this entry boasts his most notable cast yet (The Mentalist's Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Asia Argento) and is a worthy addition to the series.

Plot Summary

Fourth instalment of the cult horror franchise, starring Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Asia Argento and Dennis Hopper. With society in ruins following the resurrection of the dead, a group of privileged individuals have established a settlement for themselves in a high-rise development known as Fiddler's Green. But the community's cosseted existence is threatened when zombie Big Daddy begins to regain his intelligence.

Cast and crew

Cast

Riley
Simon Baker (1)
Cholo
John Leguizamo
Slack
Asia Argento
Charlie
Robert Joy
Kaufman
Dennis Hopper
Big Daddy
Eugene Clark
No 9
Jennifer Baxter
Butcher
Boyd Banks
Pretty Boy
Joanne Boland
Motown
Krista Bridges
Photo booth zombie
Simon Pegg
Photo booth zombie
Edgar Wright
Bridgekeeper zombie
Greg Nicotero
Machete zombie
Tom Savini

Crew

Director
George A Romero

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
May be edited for violence and swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 23 Sep 2005
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Categories
Drama

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