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Hood Of The Living Dead
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Carl Washington, Chris Angelo, Brandon Daniels & Raul Martinez

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 1.5
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 1
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): PUN2688DVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence/gore and pervasive language.
(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 08/23/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jose And Eduardo Quiroz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Hood Of The Living Dead" is, uh, what can I say? Different? Ricky (Washington) is a scientist whose younger brother Jermaine (Daniels) is killed one night in a drive-by shooting. Distraught over his death, Ricky uses one of his experiments to bring Jermaine back to life. Ricky is at first upset to realize that the formula didn't work, but when Jermaine rises from the dead and goes on a bloody killing spree, Ricky is left to wonder what kind of a monster he has created. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The 1.70:1 DVD picture is not anamorphic and exhibits image quality that is not meant to be displayed in high-end home theatres. Washed out colors, limited sharpness, and poor contrast all contribute to the poor image quality. Not much is to be expected from a low-budge production, so save this one for casual viewing. (Suzanne Hodges)

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