Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Stella Maris 2017

- Erik the Conqueror 1961

- Industrial Animals 2016

- Message in a Bottle 2017

- My Little Miracle 2017

- It Lives in the Attic 2016

- Almost Amazing 2017

- The Slayer 1982

- The Last Revenants 2017

- Revelator 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Beyond Macabre 2017

- Slimed 2010

- Blaze of Gory 2017

- Shadows of a Stranger 2017

- The Ghoul 2016

- 3 2017

- Charismata 2017

- Circus Kane 2017

- The Black Cat 2017

- Beyond the Trek 2017

- Bag Lady 2017

- The Love of a Woman 1953

- Happy Endings Are a Rarity 2017

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Hell's Half Acre 2017

- The Basement 2017

- Ghost House 2017

- The Dead Next Door 1989

- Wrath City 2017

- Is This Now 2017

- The Ice Cream Truck 2017

- Re-Animator 1985

- Fate 2017

- Terror in a Texas Town 1958

- Effects 1980

- The Son, the Father... 2017

- Vesper 2017

- Evil Ed 1995

- Mondo Shock 2017

- Biting Off More Than You Can Chew 2014

- Art of Obsession 2017

- Lake Alice 2017

- American Virus 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Out of My Skin 2016

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Shaun of the Dead

UK 2004
produced by
Nira Park for Working Title, Big Talk
directed by Edgar Wright
starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Jessica Stevenson, Arvind Goshi, Steve Emerson, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Julia Deakin, Matt Lucas
written by Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

Cornetto Trilogy

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!
When his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) dumps him because he has too little ambition to do anything but hang out in his favourite pub The Winchester with his best pal Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun (Simon Pegg) knows it's not one of his better days - what he doesn't know though is that the dead have chosen exactly this day to rise from their tombs & feed on the living ... & it takes him & Ed quite some time (until the middle of the next day) to find that out too since after another drunk night at the pub a serious hangover prevents them from immediately getting the whole picture.

But Shaun also sees an opportunity in the new situation: Firstly, he can get ruid of his hated stepfather Philip (Bill Nighy), who has been bitten by a zombie (& will thus become one himself) & now needs killing, secondly he can save his mum (Penelope Wilton) & this way reconcile with her after having forgotten mother's day, he can save Liz & this way reconcile with her too, & then they can all go to the pub until the thing blows over ... or so he thinks.

When he arrives at his mother's house withj Ed though, he has to realize it's not quite that sim,ple to off a still living human being, wo they take Philip with them (despite his state), when he arrives at Liz' place, she seems in no hurry of getting saved & when he finally persuades her, her 2 best mates Dianne (July Davis) & David (Dylan Moran) - who is secretly in love with Liz - decide to come as well - which means their escape car gets pretty crowded. & when Philip finally does turn into an undead, the car even crashes & Shaun, Ed, Shaun's mum, Liz, Dianne & David have to make their further escape on foot ... only to find out the Winchester is sieged by zombies.

In a heroic attempt, Shaun can distract hte zombies in order to get the others into the pub, & even shake the undead off when he acts as bait ... or so he thinks.

Soon the pub is under siege again, but this time with our heroes inside it, & despite the fact that they have a gun now noone knows how to shoot. Several relationship crises break out all at once too, to be topped off by the fact that Shaun's mum confesses to him she has been bitten by a zombie as well.

All seems lost when Shaun has to shoot his own mum, the zombies find a way to enter the pub, David is graphically torn apart by the zombies, Dianne disappears in the undead mob in a futile attempt to save him, Ed is bitten by the zombies, & when Shaun & Liz escape, they find out their escape route only lead them out of the fire into the frying pan ... until Shaun's ex Yvonne (Jessica Stevenson - Simon Pegg's partner in Spaced, also directed by Edgar Wright) comes along with a bunch of soldieers who conveniently kill off all the zombies ...

6 months later: the zombie-invasion (or Z-day) has become another media-memory, the zombies who are still undead are nowadays used for menial work or as novelty gadgets in tv-shows, & Shaun & Liz have become a happy couple again. But in his garden shed, Shaun still keeps his best buddy Ed (now a full fledged zombie) chained up for company ...

Peter Serafinowicz gives a good performance as Shaun's & Ed's you-just-love-to-hate-him flatmate.

 

With the re-emergance of the zombie genre over the last few years (see 28 Days Later or Resident Evil for example), a film like Shaun of the Dead was (fortunately) inevitable:  

A blend of (mostly Italian) zombie-film clichés with dry British humour, which is not at all unfunny, since Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright do know their source material (as they have previously proven in Spaced) & know how to lovingly make fun of it. However, the inclusion of some more serious scene (e.g. Shaun having to reevaluate the relationship to his stepdad & having to shoot his own mum) does not necessarily help the film, as it takes the story into an opposite direction all too promptly, a direction that is abandoned again all too promptly only a little while later. Still, the movie does contain some very funny scenes for all who love - or hate - the zombie-genre.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Shaun of the Dead
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Shaun of the Dead here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Shaun of the Dead at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com