Undead or Alive (DVD)

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Elmer Winslow is a soldier on the run from the Union Army and local cowboy Luke Budd is nursing a broken heart. After a scuffle, the misfits find themselves locked up the local clink by the towns corrupt and evil Sheriff Claypool. When they manage to escape the lockup, rob the Sheriff and flee the town they have no idea that a plague of Zombies are sweeping through the country. They are joined in the desert by the smart and beautiful Apache warrior, Sue, who is seeking revenge for her decimated people. They team up but their plans soon become complicated - they discover an Apache curse, put on the white man which has turned all the people of the surrounding areas into zombies! Sue is their only chance of surviving this Zombie epidemic, and breaking the mysterious curse. Will romance between Luke and Sue blossom or will the undead permanently keep them apart?

Running Time: 88 mins

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features: Two featurettes, Director Commentary.

Certificate: 15

My Opinion:

Lionsgate delivers another great title - Undead or Alive, but, as the subtitle states at the beginning of the film, this is a Zombedy. A zombie flick set in the old wild west with a well rounded mixture of comedy and gruesome brain eating moments. What happens when you mix an american native indian curse, an awol soldier, a dumb cowboy and a female native indian brought up in New York? Some very funny zombie moments and an unconventional cowboy film! For the small budget for this film, the filmmakers have produced the look of a bigger budget title and this is carried over into the DVD with a fantastic sharp picture and soundtrack that you'd expect from films with 10 times the money. The director's commentary actually also features the lead characters which lowers the tone of the discussions, but is much more light hearted than if the director had been on his own. The two small features are welcome editions to this DVD version, providing some interesting background information on the production and behind the scenes footage. The DVD itself is presented very well - in particular the DVD menu is very well made and introduces the tone of the movie. Finally, don't turn off the film once the credits start rolling as there are some outtake moments that will keep you laughing to the end.

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