Monday, January 25, 2010

Survival of the Dead Release Date Set

Romero is Back From the Dead
So, since Magnolia Pictures subdivision Magnet picked up the rights to George Romero's Survival of the Dead last month, it seems that the ball has quickly started rolling. According to Fango, Magnet has scheduled a US release date of May 28th, with a Video on Demand release set for April 30th. This is good news for me, as I live fairly close to a Magnolia theater - and I would assume this should play there. As with Bruce Campbell vs. Frankenstein, I'm a little hestistant to get too excited about this due to the lackluster offering that was Diary of the Dead. Of course, I am always willing to give Mr. Romero the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps the old man still has something up his sleeve to surprise us with. Judging from the trailers, I kind of doubt it, but you never know.

7 comments:

Josh Reynolds said...

So, what is this one about, exactly? I mean, what's the twist here?

The Warfreak said...

From the IMDb page: "On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state."

I think it is a direct sequel to Diary, but I may be wrong on that.

wiec? said...

yikes. why a cure? that's crazy.

if your dead (under normal circumstances) there's no cure and if you're a zombie would you want to be cured?

example: "my Aunt was a zombie. she bit my Uncle Ted and ate my cousin's lower intestines. then she got cured and is feeling much better."

Cinema Du Meep said...

Diary Of The Dead was definitely George Romero's biggest cinema folly to date. I'm a huge fan of his, but that one just did nothing for me.

I am looking forward to Survival and hoping he's getting back on track like he did with the excellent LAND OF THE DEAD.

The Man With No Name said...

Bruce campbell vs franky eh? l;ol wow. I cant wait for survival of the dead. But I think romero really has lost his touch lately...

WEB SHERIFF said...

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Hi Warfreak,

On behalf of Magnolia Pictures and the movie’s producers, many thanks for plugging "Survival of the Dead" ... .. and if you / your readers want good quality previews, then an early-preview trailer for “Survival of the Dead” is already available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc at www.myspace.com/officialgeorgeromero and the official site at www.magnetreleasing.com/survivalofthedead ... ... the full, official trailer is due to premiere soon and for further details of on-line promotions for this movie and Magnolia releases generally, check-out www.magpictures.com and their official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/MagnoliaPictures.

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The Warfreak said...

Cool, Web Sheriff. I don't know how much plugging a Romero film actually needs 'round these parts, but I'm glad to support my local sheriff.

Also; free tix?

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