R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.
The first and, to date, only George A. Romero zombie film to use the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The other films used standard 4:3 or Flat Ratios. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (1.33:1), Dawn of the Dead (1978) (1.85:1), Day of the Dead (1985) (1.85:1), and Diary of the Dead (2007) (16:9 a.k.a. 1.78:1).
You take care of him, huh?
Charlie: Hell, yeah. He pulled me out of the fire. It was bad... Just look at me, you can tell it was bad.
In the scene when the stenches break down the wire mesh gate (about 37 minutes in), a guard in the tower throws a rope and slides down (to be eaten by stenches), even though a perfectly good ladder can be seen on the tower.
The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film.
The Unrated Director's Cut has a scene missing from the UK cinema release. Just before Cholo visits Kauffman for the final time he intervenes in a disturbance at Kauffman's neighbor's' house where we see that a man has hanged himself and his son tries to cut him down only to be bitten in the neck when his father reanimates as a zombie. Cholo destroys the zombie by bashing its head in while the distraught widow shrieks in the background.
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$10,221,705 (USA) (26 June 2005)
$20,700,082 (USA) (5 January 2006)