Directed by: Jeff Broadstreet
Starring: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Denice Duff, Sarah Lieving
Release Date: August 20th, 2012
Running time: 88 minutes
Classification: UK BBFC 18
Distributed by: 101 Films
Film Score: 1 out of 5 stars
Video Score: 3 out of 5 stars
Audio Score: 3 out of 5 stars
I could sum up this movie using one word, S…… But I shall remained fair. I must confess that I have never been crazy about the Zombie genre of movies. My slight interest in Zombies in general has been born from the Resident Evil games, Call Of Duty’s Zombie mode and seeing the original TV broadcast of Thriller back in the 80s had me intrigued. There are people out there who will love this movie and people like myself who will wonder why.
As a movie NOTLD3DR-A is mediocre at its very best, the movie just seems very very bland and crawls along, sorry, at a very slow pace. Maybe I was expecting something completely different, maybe this is the way it’s meant to be and everything has gone right over my head. I do understand that there maybe people out there right now screaming “What about the Zombies!!!” There is one shot in particular that had me say “wow” out loud! It’s quite early in the movie when one of the Zombies sits up towards screen and his face appears to come out of the screen to a point where you feel you could put the guy in a headlock. However…. Most effects have a horrible I have been green screened feel to them with characters and items looking more like cardboard cut outs against backgrounds than existing in a real environment. Now this could be down to how the movie was shot as the 3D in some scenes can look quite good but in others it looks like a poor post production conversion, I actually put Titanic in straight after to make sure the 3D on my TV was working properly. Some other aspects of the 3D are quite nice like a shot gun pointing out of the screen and a shovel invading your living room/home cinema. But with every moment like the cool Zombie, Shot gun or Shovel they get out weighed by a horrible cardboard cutout shot straight after!
Picture quality on the whole ranges from soft focus to pin sharp. The sound was ok, nothing that’s going to blow your system away, obviously fans of the genre will get a kick out of the crunch, squelch and splat sound effects. On the whole, the whole movie just feels so inconsistent. It does it’s best to walk the line between silly and serious and seems to have no issues with its own identity, it’s not trying to be anything else other than a average Zombie movie. I am sure that fans of the genre will know where the ultimate Zombie movies sit in the grand scheme of things, I just can’t help but feel that this one will be at the bottom somewhere. Anyway, that one word to sum up this Blu Ray…. Static!