Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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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.


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29 March 1999 | Russ-60
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| My comments on Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead is a brilliant film. You gotta love those zombies. I loved the bit where one of the bikers arm got stuck in the blood pressure machine and the zombies ate him alive. If you're going to see it, make sure it is the Director's Cut.

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Trivia

Zombie actors took photographs of themselves dressed up in full zombie makeup inside a photo booth on the second floor. They then replaced the sample pictures on the front of the booth with the ghoulish ones.


Quotes

Dr. Millard Rausch, Scientist: We must think logically. We must deal with his crisis logically, with calm and unemotional response! We have to remain rational. We have to remain logical.
TV Commentator: Scientists like you always think that way. That's not how people think. We just cannot ...
Dr. Millard Rausch, Scientist: ...


Goofs

When killing Zombies in the basement of the project, Peter fires seven shots out of his revolver. Although revolvers can hold anywhere from 5-10 rounds, Peter's revolver only held 6 rounds.


Crazy Credits

"... Music by Dario Argento and THE GOBLINS"


Alternate Versions

There are three main versions of the film. -The U.S. Theatrical Version, which George A. Romero considers his definitive cut of the film, runs 127 minutes and was the version released in American theaters in 1979. It contains a mix of both Goblin's soundtrack and several library tracks. -Dario Argento's cut, released in Italy under the title ZOMBI, and also known as the European Version, runs 118 minutes. It removes several scenes, mostly anything humorous, emphasizing the horror and action, and has more extensive use of the Goblin music. -The Extended Version or Cannes Film Festival Version runs 139 minutes (this version was erroneously called the 'director's cut' when Elite Entertainment released it on laserdisc). It was assembled to premiere at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and is something of a workprint. It contains many extended scenes and the soundtrack is almost entirely library tracks. All three versions have been made available on Anchor Bay's DVD box set, the Japanese Happinet/Stingray Blu-Ray box set, and Arrow's UK Blu-Ray box set.


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Cosmogony Part 1
(uncredited)
Composed by
Paul Lemel
Published by De Wolfe Music Ltd.

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