Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Blu-ray Disc - 2009 | Blu-ray version, widescreen version
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There comes a time in every man's life when he has no choice but to get up off the couch and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal Ed to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Blu-ray version, widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©2009
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY S COMEDY
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray video,region A
laser optical,NTSC
digital,optical,surround sound,Dolby Digital 5.1
1 videodisc (100 min.) sound, color; 4 3/4 in


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Zombies are inherently funny. They want to eat your brains but can't be bothered to run when they chase you. Zombies slackers are even funnier. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, in the first of Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, have a ball in this rom-zom-com (zom-rom-com? com-rom-zom?).

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Apr 14, 2018

One of my biggest beefs behind my major disappointment of "Shaun of the Dead" was that, for more than half of the goddamn time, I could not - (I repeat) - I COULD NOT understand WTF!? anyone was saying. I'm not kidding!

Yeah. OK. I know damn-well that everyone was, indeed, speaking English (or, at least, I think they were), but with all of the bloody heavy-duty British accents, and the weird/alien slang, and the annoying way that everyone was always running all their goddamn words together - Well - As you can well-imagine, it was making me so ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!

Believe me, there were many-many times when I know for sure that I had just missed out on getting the punchline of yet another killer-diller joke. But because my ears just weren't tuned into the incomprehensible way that everyone was speaking the English language - Well - I totally missed out on yet another belly-laugh.

And besides not being able to comprehend the unbelievably garbled lingo of these British boys and girls - I detested the final climax of this film, big time. It was such a blatant rip off from "Night of the Living Dead". It was. And all that I could do while it was happening was just yawn my head off until it was all over. It was really that dreary and dull to me.

Dec 18, 2017

don't waste time watching this

Oct 28, 2017

Having seen all of the movies Edgar Wright has directed except A Fistful of Fingers, I like Shaun of the Dead best. Wright also directed Baby Driver, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Hot Fuzz; they are all worth seeing. Shaun of the Dead is much more funny than scary, though I had forgotten that it and its zombies are a bit slow. The cast features familiar faces from the British TV show Spaced, which Wright also directed, as well as The Office (UK) and Black Books. The movie is rated R for zombie violence/gore and language.

Jul 21, 2017

SHAUN OF THE DEAD is a smart, funny homage to zombie movies while also maintaining its own identity instead of relying entirely on genre cliches.

VaughanPLMajid Jun 23, 2017

The first part of a trilogy and the best one; and a wonderful parody for horror-lovers to see how Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright frantically play with the cliches of the genre.

Feb 04, 2017

This is a good movie with some genuine laughs in it- though I do think that some people over rate the movie at times. Worth watching though if you haven't seen it.

Feb 03, 2017

Unfunny zombie spoof. Predictable from the word "go".

Oct 05, 2016

This movie! The actors know how to deliver their lines and give this zombie movie the perfect amount of comedy to make you forget that it's a zombie movie :)

rtnikko Jun 02, 2016

The quintessential ZomRomCom!

Oct 17, 2015

the commentary was very funny starring simon pegg and others

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Apr 18, 2013

Still Love this one.......Still Love Kate.

Mar 24, 2011

Shaun: Look, I don't care what the telly says, all right? We *have* to get out of here. If we don't they'll tear us to pieces, and that is really going to exacerbate things for all of us.

JCLJulieT Oct 13, 2010

"You got red on you"

Aug 03, 2010

Shaun:"we could always go out with your friends"
Liz:"what!? a twat and a failed actress!?!"
Shaun:"i did not call Diane a failed actress!"

Jun 18, 2010

Shaun:"Peeeete? Peeete? ...maybe he's not in"
Danny:"oie! PRICK! ...definetly not in"


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Mar 31, 2011

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Mar 24, 2011

Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back, but he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse... But for him, it's an opportunity to show everyone he knows how useful he is by saving them all. All he has to do is survive... And get his ex back.

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