- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 30 October 2009
- Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2009
- Waterworld (Blu-ray)
- Big (Blu-ray)
- Army of Darkness (Blu-ray)
- Child's Play (Blu-ray)
- Role Models (Blu-ray)
- Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (Blu-ray)
- Bruno (Blu-ray)
- Doom (Blu-ray)
- Shaun of the Dead (Blu-ray)
- The Scorpion King (Blu-ray)
- The Rundown (Blu-ray)
- High Crimes (Blu-ray)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Blu-ray)
- Monsters, Inc. (Blu-ray)
- UP (Blu-ray)
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"Shaun of the Dead" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a normal, everyday working man who is trying to cope with the same things we all do: roommates, family, a job, and a relationship. Just as he decides to turn his life around, a satellite crashes in Britain and starts to turn people into Zombies. Now he must spring into action to save himself and those around him, and get his life into order.
- Universal Pictures
- 2004, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 39 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: AVC
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost
- Directed by Edgar Wright
- Violence: Medium
- Sex: None
- Language: Medium
I have to be honest and say that Shaun of the Dead was not my cup of tea. All of my friends raved about it, so I really looked forward to watching it when it arrived, but it just didn't click for me. I'm not sure if it's the style of humor, or something else, but I just found it to be slow moving, and not that funny. Perhaps this style of movie (I also don't enjoy "This is Spinal Tap" really) is just not something that I enjoy as much as others.
Shaun featured a pretty nice looking video transfer, with overall good detail, especially for a movie that had a fairly small budget. I didn't really notice any grain and the overall quality was very high. This carries over to the soundtrack, which is very impressive for a comedy/horror film. Using the surrounds fairly aggressively to draw you into the scene, and with very clear music and vocals, the soundtrack is a winner overall and much better than most other films of this genre.
This is a fairly loaded Blu-ray, featuring BD-Live content, multiple commentary tracks, deleted scenes and outtakes, trailers, Zombie trivia, and extra commentary from the characters on story-boarded scenes that weren't shot but expand on their character. Universal really loaded this single disc release with all the extras they could fit onto it.