Now we have The Dead 2 from the Ford Brothers coming September 16th to Blu-ray and DVD. It looks great. It's a modern movie shot by a good team, this time in Mumbai. The problem? It plays out in the very same way as The Dead though perhaps a bit more upbeat at times. More action. The zombies haven't mutated. They don't run. The social problems underpinning the zombie outbreak are still the chief problems for the protagonist and the overall feel is through the floor hopeless and depressing. Again, this will work very well for those of you who like to think while watching movies, but it poses the same questions and reveals similar answers as The Dead only in a different locale. It isn't a fun picture. You will not feel good at the end. It still cuts through the oversaturated zombie market though.
The disc features a making of feature and deleted scenes.
If you enjoyed the Ford Brothers first effort than this is worth checking out, but I warn you not to expect a complete revision or revolution. This is very similar to the first installment. Do not expect fun. Do not expect a strong lead. Do not expect double tap or zom com rom mom.
You can order The Dead 2 now arriving September 16th.
Synopsis from Anchor Bay: A ship docks fresh from Somalia which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson, Casino Royale) is working in the stark yet tranquil Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love Ishani (Meenu), a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai and who has hidden their relationship from her tradition-minded father. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the deadreturn to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300 mile landscape filled with flesh-eating – and infectious – undead. With the help of young street kid Javed (Anand Goyal), he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all, as the clock ticks off the minutes before the last flight out of a living hell...