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Old 09-23-03, 09:46 AM
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28 Days Later

Here is UpcomingDiscs.com review of 28 Days Later...

http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/dvd_rev..._where=studios

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"A terrific disc, and a terrific film. This is one of those horror movies that will still be written about years from now. Highly recommended." - David Annandale
Old 09-23-03, 11:32 AM
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If the R1 disc is anything like the R2, it should be pretty good.

Of course, if you loathed the movie like I did YMMV...
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In our review of the upcoming R1 DVD, we discuss the film's three alternative endings in some detail, should anyone be interested - http://filmfreakcentral.net/dvdreviews/28dayslater.htm

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Old 09-25-03, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
If the R1 disc is anything like the R2, it should be pretty good.

Of course, if you loathed the movie like I did YMMV...
Such a strange choice of movie to loathe. It may not be the best movie ever made, but it is far from the worst.

I can name a dozen other movies this year more worthy of loathing. Have you seen Cabin Fever?
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i also loath this movie. felt alittle slow in between the jumps, lots of it seemed unessessary, and many of us laughed at guy in a maids out fit towards the end.
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Originally posted by Josh Z
Such a strange choice of movie to loathe. It may not be the best movie ever made, but it is far from the worst.

I can name a dozen other movies this year more worthy of loathing. Have you seen Cabin Fever?
Just because I "loathe" a movie doesn't mean it's one of the worst movies ever made. That having been said, 28 Days Later was not only a collossal disappointment for me, it seemed to be a poorly-made rehash of dozens of better zombie/horror films. I guess I expected more from the director of SHALLOW GRAVE, TRAINSPOTTING, and THE BEACH (a very flawed but still underrated flick.)

Just an opinion, folks.

I haven't seen "Cabin Fever", it might be even worse, it could be a bonafide classic. But I had pretty high expectations with 28 Days Later, and they simply weren't met. In fact, the film didn't even come close.
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and many of us laughed at guy in a maids out fit towards the end.
I don't think the guy in the maid outfit was being played as high drama.
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we were sort of laughing more as a fact that this movie is kind of stupid (that was the majority of the audience got pretty restless about the 1 hour moment.)
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
Just because I "loathe" a movie doesn't mean it's one of the worst movies ever made. That having been said, 28 Days Later was not only a collossal disappointment for me, it seemed to be a poorly-made rehash of dozens of better zombie/horror films. I guess I expected more from the director of SHALLOW GRAVE, TRAINSPOTTING, and THE BEACH (a very flawed but still underrated flick.)
Funny, I haven't liked any of his previous movies but really liked this one.
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People's expectations were wrongly raised by the studio's advertising of this film.
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Originally posted by harosa
People's expectations were wrongly raised by the studio's advertising of this film.
What did you expect them to do, promote it as, "Here's a movie you're going to think sucks"?

This isn't Gigli.
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Yeah, I thought this movie was going to be SCARY as all the previews hyped it up to be. However, I found it NOT scary at all....now, it was a decent movie if you don't want a SCARY movie. But I was let down because of the hype....I still may rent it on DVD though, just to get another viewing
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I like this movie, it was more original then most hollywood horror movies, cut them up in the first 5 mins. Then later someone gets infected and slowly dies for 20mins then turns evil and turns on his friends, we've all see that right. I like the movies when a girl is out on a date and gets into a zombie attack, like thats when it's really going to happen of all times. "and I was going to give him my cherry" then he just turned evil.......

I just love all of Danny Boyle work.

This movie was scary but in a mindful way like 12 monkeys is, I cryed at the end of that movie everytime.

In this day and age of terrorist attacks something like this could really happen with smallpoxs, it could wipe out the world in just 24 hours, it almost did. It's a scarry idea, and I like how they blamed animal rights people for it in 28days, because they are the type of thoughtless people who would do something like this. Some stupied person breaks into a research center and steals a infected monkey with Ebola virus, ya that could happen. I am sure Bin Laden's people are planing it right now. I know it's a bit of a twisted reality, like you can just walk in. but it still could happen.

As long as people keep virus on ice it could happen. but just not likely.

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I'm a big fan of this movie. It wasn't exactly SCARY, but very very tense. It was great.
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Originally posted by DJ_Longfellow
Yeah, I thought this movie was going to be SCARY as all the previews hyped it up to be. However, I found it NOT scary at all....now, it was a decent movie if you don't want a SCARY movie. But I was let down because of the hype....I still may rent it on DVD though, just to get another viewing
Honestly, what is scary anymore? Just about anything that can be done in a horror movie has been done by this point.
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great movie. brilliant. great story. great visuals.
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also, please do not, I repeat do not turn up the sound, during the quiet moments! (i'll repeat this in the main forum when the flick actually comes out), it really it that quiet, (and the jumps are really loud, and come out very unexpecting)
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
also, please do not, I repeat do not turn up the sound, during the quiet moments! (i'll repeat this in the main forum when the flick actually comes out), it really it that quiet, (and the jumps are really loud, and come out very unexpecting)
I love how in most modern horror this has replaced actual scary stuff.

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