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Shaun Of The Dead
Genre: Horror Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton & Jessica Stevenson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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In the Extras menu, clikcing or Raw Meat will take you to Simon Pegg

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25821
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Zombie Violence, Gore And Language.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/21/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Edgar Wright
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Shaun Of The Dead is a gut-busting good time that knocks the blocks off of zombies while poking a little fun at Dawn Of The Dead. Shaun (Pegg) is a likeable loser who freqents his couch and the local pub. But when the dead rise to take over London, Shaun and his buddy (Frost) must rush to save Shaun's ex-girlfriend and his mother. With nowhere else to go but the pub, can Shaun and his friends fend off the zombies before they, too, are taken? You will have to laugh your way through this great horror-comedy extravaganza to find out! (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits pleasing image quality throughout, with satisfying sharpness and detail. Colors are perfectly suitable for the storytelling, with accurate fleshtones and killer dead-tones. While blacks can appear a bit milky on an appropriately calibrated home theatre display, shadow delineation is adequate. Edge enhancement and minor pixelization are noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a fairly basic sound design, this Dolby