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SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
aka GEORGE A ROMERO'S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD

Year: 2009
USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Alan Van Sprang, Devon Bostick, Athena Karkanis, Julian Richings, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Wayne Robson, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano DiMatteo, Joris Jarsky, Eric Woolfe, Josh Peace, Hardee T Lineham, Dru Viergever, Shawn Roberts
Director: George A Romero
Countries: USA / Canada
USA: 90 mins
UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: R for strong zombie violence/gore, language and brief sexuality
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and gore
USA Release Date: 28 May 2010 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK DVD Release Date: 15 March 2010

Synopsis

Renowned cult horror filmmaker George A Romero continues to reinvent the genre he created with a film that draws new battle lines between the living and the dead.

Rogue soldier Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket (Alan Van Sprang - DIARY OF THE DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD) leads a band of military dropouts to seek refuge from the endless chaos of the zombie uprising on remote Plum Island. Patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh - THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE) and his family believe the only good zombie is a (truly) dead zombie, whilst rival clan the Muldoons believe in chaining up the un-dead until a cure can be found. But there is no cure for death, and the consequences of the feud are bloody.

Caught in the middle, Sarge is drawn to Janet (Kathleen Monroe), Patrick’s daughter, who tries to make peace between the two warring factions. But when Sarge’s best friend is killed any hope of a truce is lost. The ensuing battle that follows overtakes everyone on the island, living and dead.

Romero has crafted a sharp subversion of the classic Western, and continued to raise societal issues while devising new and ingenious ways to exterminate flesh-eaters! So who are you going to side with, The Living or The Dead?










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