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Old 05-14-04, 11:22 AM
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How is "City of the Living Dead"...good blind buy?

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Old 05-14-04, 01:50 PM
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Just a step down than The Beyond but still a great film. Two fantastic scenes that need to be seen! Another good italain zombie flick.
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completists. they always try to make it sound like a dirty word. I love how they try to make it seem that anyone who likes it is an idiot. fanboy sounds a little too queer...so completist it is.
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Old 05-17-04, 05:25 PM
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...ahh... you actually read the review all the way through to the end... BRAVO!

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Originally posted by Hendrik
...ahh... you actually read the review all the way through to the end... BRAVO!

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actually....I got bored about 4 lines in and had to skip to the end.

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Old 05-18-04, 03:23 PM
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i think they're great.... for zombie movies

very very creepy atmosphere...

but overall, i still think The Beyond is better (quality wise)

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Old 05-19-04, 11:11 AM
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I liked this movie. I wouldn't really call it a zombie movie though. Yeah, there's a handful of zombies, but they're more like a consequence of things happening in the film. They could be a plague of locusts or a drought.

Does this film make sense at all times? No. Does it make sense at all? Mostly no. But it's got good atmosphere, genuine creepiness, and the best use of maggots in a movie ever. I bought it blind and am not sorry.
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great movie. the atmosphere is great. very creepy. i agree with one of the previous posters as well, its not really a zombie movie. more of a gory/supernatural wacked out movie. haha
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Old 05-23-04, 03:28 PM
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hehe this movie is great but one scene in particular may have you reaching for the barf bag..lol but anyway movie is actually really creepy and def worth the blind buy..not really a zombie movie but it has zombies none the less..
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Old 05-23-04, 10:35 PM
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Re: How is "City of the Living Dead"...good blind buy?

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Have you seen "The Beyond" yet?

Comparing "City of the Living Dead" (aka "Gates of Hell," which I prefer because City of... sounds too Romeroish) to "The Beyond," I'd have to say that CotLD has a more coherent storyline than The Beyond, but the "look" of CotLD (including the lighting, cinematography, and make-up special effects) is inferior. Be advised, though, that I've only seen it on an old VHS tape, so the DVD may improve on things like the lighting and such.

CotLD has some classic Fulci set pieces, like a rain of maggots, a woman puking her guts out (literally!), and a drill to the head.
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Re: Re: How is "City of the Living Dead"...good blind buy?

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Be advised, though, that I've only seen it on an old VHS tape, so the DVD may improve on things like the lighting and such.

not really...it still looks like crap. might consider that limited import, if I find the pic is better.
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Limited import? hummmmmmmm........ do tell
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Old 05-24-04, 09:25 PM
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The AB disc looks pretty good, definitely not what i would call "crap".
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Old 05-26-04, 01:28 PM
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this seems like a great movie..I was thinking of blind buying it too..anyone know what language it is in? if not english then is it dubbed or is there subtitles?
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It's dubbed.
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thanks for the reply..im gonna get it
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Old 05-26-04, 08:28 PM
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You'll love it. One of my favorites, in spite of the abrupt ending. (due to lost film footage and lack of budget for a re-shoot)
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Old 05-27-04, 10:15 AM
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although the film has been presented in various other countries letterboxed, as well as AB's - the OAR restores the gruesome gore from the drill through the head scene that is missing on cropped non-widescreen video versions of the film.
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Old 05-27-04, 11:35 PM
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i love this movie..the whole enitre flick seems to be taken out of somebodys nightmare..a very scary underrated horror film.make sure you watch it with the DD 5.1 Cranked up in a dark room and by yourself!
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