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Undead Or Alive On DVD: Competition

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Undead Or Alive On DVD: Competition

Undead Or Alive CoverTo win one of three Undead Or Alive DVDs just answer this dead easy question:

Undead Or Alive was directed by:

A) Mark Fulgoni
B) Peter Smith
C) Glasgow Phillips
D) Mr Benn

Send you answers in through the competition page with the competition you’re entering (Undead Or Alive), your answer, name, age and email address.

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Undead Or Alive DVD Details And Synopsis

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Undead Or Alive DVD Details And Synopsis

Undead Or Alive

The hilarious, slap stick western horror, with a little bit of romance and lots of zombie carnage, is available to own and rent on DVD from 13th April 2009.

The hilarious and side-splitting horror movie Undead Or Alive, combines gun-slinging cowboys, corrupt sheriffs, Apache warriors and Native American ancient curses resulting in a zombified slapstick Old West comedy - a Zomedy! Hurry to get yours on DVD from 13th April 2009 - before the Zombies come after your brains!

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.
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Win A Copy Of FIDO on DVD

What Actually Happened After The Attack Of The Zombies? (pick any genre film).

Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the ‘50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbour…. and rotting zombies deliver the mail. Funny, frightening and just a little bit twisted, the multi award winning Fido is now released on DVD by Entertainment In Video, to rent on 9th June and to buy on 23rd June.

A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, Fido boasts a great ensemble cast including Carrie-Anne Moss (Disturbia, The Matrix trilogy), legendary stand up Billy Connolly (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 3) and Tim Blake Nelson (Meet the Fockers).
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Bollyhorror: Hell’s Ground: London Premiere, Director Q&As, At The ICA, London: Omar Ali Khan: Shilpa Shetty

zibahkhana hells ground bollyhorror image institute of contemporary arts ica edgar allen poe the ravenBOLLYHORROR! AT THE ICA, LONDON

A Season Of South Asian Horror

17– 31 August 2007, ICA, London

Directions to the ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.
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18 August 2007 – Zibahkhana – Hell’s Ground London premiere with director Q&A

Zibahkhana – Hell’s Ground / Bhoot (Ghost) / Bandh Darwaza (Closed Door) / Purana Mandir (The Old Temple) / Nagin (The Female Snake) / Mahal (The Palace) / Darna Mana Hai (Don’t Be Afraid)

Celebrate the darker side of Bollywood with a season of Bollywood Horror at the ICA including the London premiere of Zibahkhana – Hell’s Ground Pakistan’s first gore movie on 18th August.

From 17 – 31 August, seven Bollyhorrors will be screened at the ICA charting the rise of the Horror genre from the south Asian movie industry. The classic ghost tale Mahal (The Palace – 1949), kicks off this season that takes us through to the 70’s and 80’s with murderous revenge thriller Nagin (The Female Snake - 1976 TBC) and the best of Bollywoods answer to Wes Craven; Shyam and Tulsi Ramsay’s films Purana Mandir (The Old Temple - 1984) unleashing Bollywood’s first homegrown monster and Bandh Darwaza (Closed Door - 1990) their homage to the Dracula stories. Demonic possessions come in the form of Bhoot (Ghost -2003) drawing inspiration from the Exorcist and Darna Mana Hai (2003). All culminating in an Exclusive preview of the first gore movie to come out of Pakistan Zibahkhana – Hell’s Ground(2006).

zibahkhana hells ground zombie zombi image screenshot bollyhorror image institute of contemporary arts ica edgar allen poe the ravenZibahkhana – Hell’s Ground

Pakistan’s first gore film Zibahkhana – Hell’s Ground is the first modern horror film to be shot in Pakistan. Made on a shoestring budget and breaking all of the rules of local productions Hells Ground unleashes a new generation of film making talent on audiences. Five teens get lost on their way to a rock concert, are menaced by flesh eating mutations and then fall into the clutches of a family of backwoods killers. The film includes copious amounts of gore alongside a splattering of social commentary and several slices of dark humour.

Directed by Omar Ali Khan, Pakistan 2006, 90mins, English subtitles.


Darna Mana Hai

Six friends get stranded in a dense forest after their car breaks down. They find an abandoned ruin, light a bonfire and therein begins the backdrop for each of them to share their own ghoulish stories with each other. From a husband trying to shock his wife, a schoolteacher spooked by a mysterious turnaround in an underperforming pupil to a bizarre hitchhiking experience. All these stories are underpinned by the mysterious disappearances of each of the friends throughout the night. Featuring Shilpa Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, Samira Reddy and Nana Patekar.

Directed by Prawal Rawan, India, 2003.


A young couple; Vishal & Swati move into their ideal home on the 12 floor of the high rise. Undeterred by the discovery that the previous tenant was a woman who killed her son and committed suicide. After a while Swati’s strange behaviour begins to change as she is slowly possessed by the malingnant spirit wanting to exact revenge. Loaded with atmospheric sound effects and some surprise scenes that definitely nod to The Exorcist the film, like Darna Mana Hai also departs from adding musical numbers in favour of tension building climaxes.

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, India 2003, 113mins, English subtitles.

Bandh Darwaza
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28 Weeks Later: Synopsis. Cast, Crew, Danny Boyle, Robert Carlyle Interviews And The Destruction Of London


“Warning! Maintain the quarantine. Deadly force will be used to protect this area.”

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This article contains background information on 28 Weeks Later, including Cast, Crew and production notes, and interviews with Robert Carlyle, Danny Boyle (Executive Producer), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Director) and a whole host of other people involved in the project.

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28 Weeks Later, the follow up to the hugely successful 28 Days Later, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated the Mainland Britain. The US army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. As the first wave of refugees return, a family is reunited - but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.

How It All Started

28 Weeks Later is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto) and produced by Enrique López-Lavigne, Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. 28 Weeks Later is an original screenplay by Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Enrique López-Lavigne, and Jesus Olmo; with Danny Boyle and Alex Garland serving as executive producers. The cast is led by Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting); Rose Byrne (Sunshine, Troy); Jeremy Renner (The Assassination of Jesse James, Dahmer); Harold Perrineau (The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions, Lost); Catherine McCormack (Braveheart, Spy Game); Imogen Poots (V For Vendetta) and Idris Elba (The Wire). Also joining the cast is a talented young newcomer, twelve year old Mackintosh Muggleton making his feature film debut.

28 weeks later cover artwork image ROBERT CARLYLE ROSE BYRNE JEREMY RENNER HAROLD PERRINEAU CATHERINE MCCORMACK MACKINTOSH MUGGLETON IMOGEN POOTS IDRIS ELBA JUAN CARLOS FRESNADILLOFour years after the enormous international success of 28 Days Later, the director/producer/writer team of Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald and Alex Garland felt the time was right to make a sequel. “We were quite taken aback by the phenomenal success of the first film, particularly in America,” recalls producer Andrew Macdonald. “We saw an opportunity to make a second film that already had a built in audience. We thought it would be a great idea to try and satisfy that audience again. The hard bit was to try and find a story which would live up to the power and depth that Danny and Alex brought to the first film.”

The first decision the filmmakers had to make was when should the sequel be set. Should the film involve the original cast? Should it go further into the future? Should it be a prequel? 28 Days Later told the story of when the virus was first unleashed following a raid on a primate research facility by animal rights activists. Transmittable in a single drop of blood, the virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country was overwhelmed and a handful of survivors desperately struggled to salvage a future.

“Alex came up with a lot of ideas and eventually we agreed upon a concept about what would happen to the UK after the disease had been eradicated and the quarantine was lifted,” explains Macdonald. “What would happen if there were only 500 people populating the UK? Who would be there to organize the survivors and refugees coming back from overseas, and what would happen to the Brits who survived? All those questions seemed interesting to us and it was out of them that the story evolved”.

Screenwriter Rowan Joffe, who had previously written Gas Attack and Last Resort, was hired to craft a first draft of the script. The search then began for a talented young director who would have the flare to follow in Boyle’s footsteps as well as be able to bring a fresh new perspective and their own unique vision to the film. “We were looking for a filmmaker of some individuality who could bring something different to the film,” says Boyle. “London was such a big part of the first film we thought that getting somebody from outside the UK to come in and direct would be an interesting approach as they would give the Capital a fresh look.”

28 weeks later car crash screen shot image cover artwork image ROBERT CARLYLE ROSE BYRNE JEREMY RENNER HAROLD PERRINEAU CATHERINE MCCORMACK MACKINTOSH MUGGLETON IMOGEN POOTS IDRIS ELBA JUAN CARLOS FRESNADILLOBoyle had recently seen the provocative thriller Intacto, the feature film debut from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo which had been a huge international and critical success. “I thought Intacto was amazing,” recalls Boyle. “A terrific thriller with tremendous flare and energy, as well as being a highly individual piece of filmmaking. I recommended [Producer] Andrew Macdonald and [Executive Producer] Alex Garland go and see it with Juan Carlos in mind for taking the helm on 28 Weeks Later.”

After seeing Intacto Macdonald and Garland were also convinced that Fresnadillo was the director they were looking for, and the filmmakers approached him to direct 28 Weeks Later.

They were thrilled when Fresnadillo and his Spanish producing partner Enrique López-Lavigne agreed to come on board. Producer Allon Reich explains, “Juan Carlos and López-Lavigne, they’re a fantastic double act. Juan Carlos is very thoughtful, very much about the detail… While Enrique is a ball of energy, a film geek, and he’s seen every film of this type. And I think there’s definitely a yin and yang in their energy, and the way they approach life that leads to a very kind of a creative whole.”

Fresnadillo recalls being approached by DNA, “I’m a big fan of 28 Days Later. It was such a big honor to receive the invitation to direct the second film, but at the same time it was something really scary. I didn’t understand what I could do, you know, to improve on the first one or to follow that landscape. But DNA chased me for one or two months… And from the first time we met I was very comfortable with them, because they were open to my ideas.”

Fresnadillo and López-Lavigne began working on the script with the help of Spanish screenwriter Jesus Olmo, developing the story around a family and what happened to them in the aftermath of the original film.

López-Lavigne explains, “The family was a good idea for us, and we wanted to develop this into something. But there is always a problem with this kind of structure in which you are looking at the new world through four different eyes, instead of one. That’s why we had to find a really strong concept for the actual storyline. And what we came up with is a storyline, that we really believe; it’s about the idea that no one is unaffected from his past.”

Fresnadillo tells about the process of writing the script, “We worked on the screenplay for almost one year, and at the end we reached a screenplay that I really love. But I was concerned about if the producers were going to like it because it was very special and different from the first one. Obviously following the same landscape and the same situation about this apocalyptic vision of the world, but to my surprise they liked it a lot.”

Boyle elaborates on working with Fresnadillo, “He’s got one foot in two cultures, so he was an interesting guy to get, you know, rather than just get another Brit who probably would [have made] it much as I’d made the first one. So you need a kind of different eye on it, really. And there’s a great tradition at the moment in our cinema of Latin American and Spanish directors, and it’s, I think, great to be able to be part of it.”

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