So, like I finally got to see “Shaun of the Dead” via my friend Brendan Ignatious Torrent down at the local, The Broad Band and Inter Net. And will probably never get screened in North America (not that Canada would have a fucking problem with it, but 97 per cent of our movie distribution is controlled by the fucking Yanks) because they use everyday language in the first five minutes. But I suspect it won’t be the “cunts”, “arse”, “fucking”, “shit-bags”, it’s the boozing.
Well, actually, it’s me, swearing up a shit-storm because my bootleg Asian DVD player won’t play the downloaded VCD files without cacking out every second frame. Bastard! And that was the whole reason I got that illegal piece of pirate plastic.
Thank you MPlayer and your 16mb buffer on my iBook. Jebus Suffering Fuck, is this a great movie, and it’s only the pre-title credits.
So, yah, where was I? Oh, yah, never get released in the States. Starting with the opening music, “Ghost Town” by The Specials, the US never liked Two-Tone, never cared, and unless it’s some skinny bint from LA don’t really give a fuck. Remember, if you need to use vinyl to decapitate zombies, don’t use the first edition 12 inch singles, use the Sade.
And ending with The Buzzcocks “Everybody’s Happy”, and in between zombies, killing zombies, being turned into zombies, and of course going down to the pub. Because that’s where you go when zombies attack.
I hope this gets released on DVD in the NorthAm because this is funny as fuck, and if you liked “Bad Taste”, well you can see where this leads (oh, wait, long constitpated sword and sorcery epics, maybe not so much). But better things.
Oh, yeah, there’s a couple of gags from “28 Days Later” (but not the Sandra Bullock US remake version).Powered by Sidelines