Day of the Dead (2008)
The small city of Leadville in Colorado has been struck by a virus around the time the military decided to do a quarantine excercise. When suddenly people start mutating, it quickly becomes clear that there’s no excercise going on but that the military are trying to keep a failed experiment from spreading. The inhabitants change into zombies that have only one goal: eat humans. A couple of survivors under the lead of corporal Sarah Bowman try to escape the town but when they realise that also the soldiers have been infected it becomes clear that there’s no way out…
Sound and Vision:
Day of the Dead has image quality as you would expect from a recent release and certainly from a Blu-ray Disc. Things look nice and sharp with hardly any grain present and also compression errors is something we didn’t spot.
The sound does its job nicely with good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer thanks to the DTS-HD track.
Although this is a Blu-ray release, Dutch Filmworks have added only their usual set of extras meaning some behind the scenes b-roll, a couple of interview fragments with cast & crew and some trailers.
Day of the Dead is the second remake of a George A. Romero we see in the last couple of years with Dawn of the Dead in 2004 being the first. That was quite a good one and it’s sad to see the man’s work being torn to shreds in this one. Day of the Dead is a simplistic movie with a couple of idiotic plot twists (vegetarian zombie!) and rather bad acting. Of course the general public doesn’t expect much more from this type of movies but fans of the genre (and especially Romero fans) will certainly be disappointed when they see this remake. Ving Rhames could have been the man to save the day here but his role lasts for about 15 minutes so don’t get your hopes up high for that either. No, this remake of Day of the Dead is one to be forgotten quickly