While it had all the jumps, scares, and apocalyptic doom of a great zombie movie, it was also one of the funniest British comedies to hit the big screen in a long time. It heralded the start of a strong film career for several cast members as well as director Edgar Wright. We take a look at what the main cast and director have been up to since.
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The plot focuses on Shaun, an unmotivated young man who is attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he reconciles with his ex-girlfriend and settles his various issues with his mother and stepfather. At the same time he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies that is causing society to collapse. Shaun is an appliance salesman who is going nowhere in life; he follows a mundane routine, and his girlfriend Liz is dissatisfied with their relationship, primarily because it revolves around going to The Winchester, Shaun's favourite pub.
Hey - remember zombies, everyone? Whatever happened to them, eh? On the other hand, zombies are fucking idiots.
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View on Amazon. This is due to the fact that the film is set during the advent of a zombie outbreak and as such there are many gory albeit hilarious scenes. From humans transforming into zombies and unfortunate individuals being eaten by zombies, irrespective of whether they are alive or dead, to humans exacting revenge on the living undead by killing them in a variety of graphic, ingenious and comedic ways, Shaun of the Dead definitely warrants its 15 parental guidance rating; even though its violent zombie fight scenes are often depicted in a hilariously haphazard fashion!
If you want to get some sense of how successful Shaun of the Dead was, you only have to glance at the list of celebrity guests which Simon Pegg, its writer-star, and Edgar Wright, its writer-director, have enlisted for the follow-up, Hot Fuzz. This time, Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a policeman with the greatest arrest record in London. To get him out of the way, they pack him off to the West Country's most crime-free village, but first he has to say goodbye to his ex-girlfriend, a masked, uncredited actress who's rumoured to be Cate Blanchett. It's quite a roll call, although to British viewers it helps make Hot Fuzz seem less like a film per se than a Comic Relief special or an old episode of The Comic Strip Presents
They both mesh seamlessly to create a movie that never fails to entertain. As for the DVD, it is literally the epitome of a well crafted disc on so many fronts. First off, it has an impressive amount of extra features that are actually interesting and fun to watch.