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davidspackage
May 16, 2007



Doctor Rope

Haha, wow. Talk about method acting!

edit: I now remember hearing about the pig guts before, I think a number of zombie actors got sick after doing that scene?

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Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006



Call Me Charlie posted:

I feel bad that he went out on Survival Of The Dead.

Even if Road of the Dead turns out good, it won't be the same.

david_a
Apr 24, 2010



Megamarm

Basebf555 posted:

Best line he ever wrote? Quite possibly.
I dunno, I'm partial to "I'm running this monkey-farm now, Frankenstein and I wanna know... what the gently caress you're doing with my time?!"

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

There's a certain regret I think in that we will never get the original end of the series, i.e. the unfilmed Day of the Dead script. Clearly by the time he got to make Land his ideas had moved on but drat, that would have been a sight.

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Jan 31, 2010
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Maxwell Lord posted:

There's a certain regret I think in that we will never get the original end of the series, i.e. the unfilmed Day of the Dead script. Clearly by the time he got to make Land his ideas had moved on but drat, that would have been a sight.

What was it?

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Is that the goofy "train zombies to shoot zombies" one?

david_a
Apr 24, 2010



Megamarm

There was an island where the former governor of Florida had control over a trained zombie army, to predictable results. Day of the Dead got severely reduced by the budget, but parts of it remain. I think they somehow killed off zombies for good too?

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

504 posted:

Is that the goofy "train zombies to shoot zombies" one?

Training zombies to kill zombies sounds pretty cool. You got hints of that with Bub in "Day". Especially, knowing Romero, it would probably end with both sides of zombies joining forcing and hunting down humans with guns.

happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

Maxwell Lord posted:

There's a certain regret I think in that we will never get the original end of the series, i.e. the unfilmed Day of the Dead script. Clearly by the time he got to make Land his ideas had moved on but drat, that would have been a sight.

I am not knowledable in Romero's story, but I do love zombie films.
Was there much interference by studios or such in Land of the Dead?
As none had big stars in them, and then suddenly Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo.

Looks like it wasnt his real dream imo, there are definitely glimpses into it

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

The big things in the original Day script was it was this entire society under the control of this mad general and his zombie army, and at the very start one of the characters the main characters were traveling with dies, and isn't shot in the head or burned or anything- but at the end, three days later, they find his body is still there.

See, three days, and he HASN'T risen.

There's never really an explanation- whatever curse or phenomenon took place is passed over, the society they were trapped in has been blown up, and the children are left to start a new society.

Land I never heard of being a particularly bad experience- the one thing I know Universal insisted on was an R rating, but if you look at the R and unrated cuts side by side it's very hard to tell the difference, since a thing about big studios is they're good at negotiating with the MPAA. But the movie didn't do too great at the box office (seems to have just about broken even) and Romero was happy to go back to indie work for the rest of his career.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006



I don't think Romero was even that excited about making another "of the Dead" movie but it was the only movie of his he could get greenlit due to the remake of Dawn making all the money.

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.


The one thing I'll always remember most (unfortunately) is how hard I laughed during Diary of the Dead. Given that the 'camera' is a dude filming everything, there's a part in the hospital where the zombie pushes past the camera man and bites one of the group members ahead of him.

Dawn is one of my all time favorite movies though, so it's a bummer over all.

Super Fan
Jul 16, 2011

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Yeah I've heard those last two "of the Dead" movies are pretty awful

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

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Fun Shoe

Lurdiak posted:

I don't think Romero was even that excited about making another "of the Dead" movie but it was the only movie of his he could get greenlit due to the remake of Dawn making all the money.

It was the time immediately after the success of 28 Days Later and then the Dawn remake, so yea zombies were making a big comeback and the opportunity was there for Romero to get a reasonable budget for another Dead film. $20 million is quite a lot for a Romero film, I'd imagine that's the biggest budget he's ever had to work with.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006



Probably appropriate to post here, Jay Bauman made a little tribute montage to Romero's work at the end of his review of Martin. It's pretty neat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C47zRs6SPZM#t=1853s

Mike N Eich
Jan 26, 2007

This might just be the year


I found that really moving, it was a nice send off.

Whats the movie with the guy in a suit of armor on a motorcycle?

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

Mike N Eich posted:

I found that really moving, it was a nice send off.

Whats the movie with the guy in a suit of armor on a motorcycle?

Knightriders

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!


Also don't be fooled by the name Knightriders is actually a serious movie.Like yeah it's got a bunch of guys jousting on motorcycles but there is a really good dlstory in it.

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...

If any of you goons live in Los Angeles, they're showing Romero's Martin August 4th at the Silent Movie Theater/Cinefamily and they're showing Knightriders at the NoHo7 in August.

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the...eaturing-martin

https://www.laemmle.com/films/42533

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