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xxEfreetxx - 15/09/2009 01:37 PM

Original Posted By ramirezhate
wah maap belom ditranslate...

ada yang bisa bantu malu:


becanda kok jeng Peace:

saya bisa translate, tapi blom sampai rumah..

nanti sore deh klo msh blo ada yg translate, saya bantu translate o
xxEfreetxx - 15/09/2009 06:08 PM
Versi Indonesianya
George A. Romero kembali dengan film zombienya di tahun 2005, yaitu Land of the Dead, dan itu termasuk film yang terbesar budgetnya. Ini termasuk film tertingginya. 2 tahun kemudian, dia kembali mengeluarkan Diary of the Dead. Perspektif first-person dan mengganti franchise mendapat sambutan hangat dari para fans. Kelihatannya, tidak peduli apa yang George A. Romero melakukan film waktu ini, fans akan di split 50/50. Sejak LOTD Romero sudah diincar oleh banyak orang; ada sebagian orang yang bilang jika Romero benar2 teliti dalam membuat film, dan juga ada sebagian yang bilang Romero harus berhenti membuat film.

Tahun ini Romero menyampaikan film kematian ke-enamnya dengan Survival of the Dead. Film ini bercerita tentang grup kecil dari prajurit american national guards yang mencari tempat berlindung yang aman untuk kabur dari kejaran para zombie. Perjalanan membawa mereka ke Plum Island, dimana mereka berjalan ke tengah2 permusuhan keluarga yang sengit. Di satu sisi yang disebut "Muldoons" percaya bahwa zombie2 tersebut dapat disembuhkan, dan di satu sisi yaitu O'Flynn families yang berpikir sekali anda mati, anda benar2 mati. Mereka masuk di tengah2 permusuhan antara benar dan salah dimana kedua family tidak mau mengalah, dan para prajurit menemukan diri mereka di tengah perseteruan itu.

Keras di luar, lunak di dalam, Sarge menjadi lebih dari karakter satu dimensi selama film berlangsung. Kenneth Walsh brperan sebagai kepala kluarga Patrick O'Flynn, bersikeras membersihkan Plum Island dari para zombies, dan Muldoons jika menghalangi. Richard Fitzpatrick berperan sebagai Sheamus Muldoon, yang berpikir kalau kematian adalah suatu langkah dari hidup untuk mnghormati keluarga lain. Kathleen Munroe berperan menjadi Janet O'Flynn, hanya satu orang yang berusaha menghentikan kedua keluarga itu supaya tidak merusak diri mereka sendiri.

Waktu dari awal sampai akhir Survival of the Zombies adalah 92 menit. Romero sudah memberikan situasi yang seimbang antara zombie, action, black comedy, dan kaget-kagetan. Ini adalah Land of the Dead yang dirombak berdasarkan keperluan - zombies dan memaksakan cerita dalam pertahanan hidup dari manusia. Tidak ada kerjaan fantasy kamera, tetapi CGI sangat baik penempatannya. Romero melakukan pekerjaan yg mendasar dalam film ini. Berbeda dengan Diary of the Dead, dimana zombies tetap bermunculan dan tetap membuat para karakter harus melawannya. Satu aspek yang hilang yang dibawa kembali adalah zombie yang istimewa. Kita mempunyai Kathleen Munroe yang memiliki peran dobel, sebagai kembaran, dimana 1 orang kembarannya menjadi zombie (
ramirezhate - 15/09/2009 06:22 PM


wah makasih udah di translate... thumbup:
R9X - 15/09/2009 07:34 PM

hmm, trailernya kok boring ya?
lebih kayak drama???
mungkin karena judulnya "survival" kali ya???

bahkan judulnya aja sempet pending....

hmm, kirain kayak Dawn of the Dead thumbup:
ramirezhate - 25/09/2009 03:33 PM


George A. Romero is a name synonymous with the zombie sub-genre. The man has been at it for so long that the first entry in his “of the Dead” series was in black and white for Christ’s sake. If it weren’t for him, films like “28 Days/Weeks Later,” “Return of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead 2004″ and “Shaun of the Dead” would never exist, among many others. Not only has the man inspired some great zombie films, but he’s made quite a few of his own. “Survival of the Dead” is his most recent and it’s exactly what you would expect from such a veteran of the craft.

It’s widely known that each of the “of the Dead” films by Romero have a theme of sorts. In “Dawn of the Dead,” the theme was consumerism, dependence on material goods to bring one happiness. Flash forward to “Diary of the Dead” where the theme is about people disassociating themselves from an event when they’re behind the lens of a camera and the ever-growing popularity of viral videos. With “Survival of the Dead,” the theme doesn’t seem to be as broad as the themes in other films, but it’s still quite engaging. In this one, the theme appears to be the pride of man and how it can literally ruin their entire lives.

There isn’t one specific main character in this movie which is quite common for the genre. Instead, there is a rag-tag band of characters who have come together out of desperation. One of the more important characters is ‘Nicotine’ Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) who you may remember as the leader of the rogue militant group that robbed the kids from “Diary of the Dead.” He and his troupe are as ruthless as ever, but after watching this film, you’ll look probably look at them in a different light. Desperate times call for desperate measures and the gangs tactics for survival are only natural.

Another notable character who affects the storyline more so than Crocket and his band is Patrick O’Flynn. (Kenneth Welsh) He’s the head of the O’Flynn family and he lives on a little island called “Plum.” Since the schoolyard, he’s never seen eye-to-eye with the head of the Muldoon family, a man named Shamus. (Richard Fitzpatrick) Once the zombie apocalypse begins, tensions grow even more between Patrick and Shamus. Patrick gathers a posse together to put bullets in the heads of all those that dare to continue to walk long after they’re dead. On the other hand, Shamus and his posse believe that the dead can be cured of their condition at some point and that they can grow to accept animals as a food source instead of humans. This disagreement between Patrick and Shamus leads to a tense stand-off that ends with Patrick being banished from the island.

Without giving too much away, after being banished, Patrick as well as the remaining members of his posse meet up with Crocket and his crew. They form an unsteady alliance and the wiley O’Flynn convinces Crocket to return to “Plum” with promises of a docile environment to live. Suffice to say, once returning to “Plum,” things don’t stay friendly for too long as the rivalry between Patrick and Shamus reaches new levels. It should be clear to you that this is a very story driven film. Much like any “of the Dead” film, this emphasis on story-telling is what separates George A. Romero’s zombie films from the others in the genre.

It’s been decades since the first movie in the series, “Night of the Living Dead” was released and the reason for the sudden zombie outbreak is still unknown. Unlike other zombie movies, the “of the Dead” series doesn’t revolve around the origins of the outbreak, whether it be viral or supernatural. The outbreak is occurring and the movies are about how various people from all walks of life are dealing with the situation. “Survival of the Dead” tells an extremely interesting tale about how a mans pride can take him to depths that he probably never thought he could reach. If Patrick and Shamus could simply come to an agreement, so much blood-shed could have been avoided. Not only that, but a possible solution to the zombie outbreak could have been found.

In addition to having a strong story and some admirable acting across the board, “Survival of the Dead” will not disappoint the gore-hounds out there. There is some not-too-impressive CG gore at times, but for the most part, the effects are organic and incredibly gruesome. You can expect to see cheeks torn off and spinal chords chewed on. There’s plenty of violence throughout, but it really picks up near the end. The phrase “no animals were harmed during the making of this film” appears during the credits of any film with animals in it, but it’s never been more necessary than it is in “Survival of the Dead.” Most people could care less about human-on-human violence, but add a farm animal to the equation and they get all whiny. A particular scene in this film towards the end is especially for them.

Zombie films don’t get much better than “Survival of the Dead.” It doesn’t have the fast moving zombies of “28 Days/Weeks Later” and it really doesn’t need them. The story is thoroughly entertaining as is the action and violence. When compared to other films in the genre, “Survival of the Dead” is certainly a league above. Horror fans in general should easily find something to like about this one. All of George A. Romero’s “of the Dead” films are entertaining in some manner, but this is definitely one of the better of the series, if not the best. Hopefully, the age-old director has a couple more films left in him, because he seems to be back on track with the series. If you consider yourself a zombie fan, you’d have to be infected with some sort of unspecified plague to miss “Survival of the Dead.”


Written by Andrew Patrick Weymes
second_symphony - 25/09/2009 08:37 PM

ahh biarlah kata orang mau jelek, mau bagus yg pasti gw bakal tetep nonton filmnya romero cool:
skydying - 25/09/2009 08:43 PM

kayaknya kurang greget zombie yg ini
ramirezhate - 26/09/2009 12:31 AM

Original Posted By second_symphony
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ramirezhate - 01/10/2009 03:05 PM

Review: Survival of the Dead

PLOT: Opening days after the zombie outbreak, George A. Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD finds ‘Nicotine’ Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) and his gang of rogue soldiers continuing their renegade antics. Meanwhile on Plum Island, off the coast of Delaware, two feuding Irish clans (the O'Flynns and the Muldoons) disagree on what to do with their walking dead clansmen. When they all come together hell of the human and zombie variety breaks loose.

REVIEW: Abandoning most all deeply layered subtext, Romero has made his pulpiest, most on-the-nose zombie movie yet. The movie switches between zombie horror, Western drama and zany comedy with sometimes jarring effect. Treading ground he established very clearly early on in the DEAD series, Romero continues to drive the point home that mankind’s reaction to the zombie outbreak is as dangerous (if not more so) than the plague itself. What results is a thoroughly enjoyable zombie film filled with enough gooey effects to please horror fans and a decent plot with new characters in Romero’s zombie world.

The main issue driving the plot here is the inability of the O’Flynns and the Muldoons to agree on a way to deal with their dead-and-now-walking relatives. Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Walsh) is for all intents and purposes on the side of the audience – he wants to see them blown to squishy bits. Seamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick) is the optimist and is convinced that a cure is on the way and their loved ones should be shackled until that time. O’Flynn is banished and sent to the mainland where he runs into a familiar face.

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD marks the first time a DEAD series character has appeared in a subsequent film. You’ll likely remember Crocket as the renegade solider that had a run-in with the fleeing film crew in DIARY. Here, he joins O’Flynn in his return to Plum Island where chained zombies are pantomiming remembered bits of life (a la LAND) and the Muldoons are still hell-bent on preserving their ancestry. As with all Romero films this budding tension is the sparking point for an ending involving gruesome zombie mayhem.

The film is an interesting mash up of genres and works in whole more often than it doesn’t. It is respectfully directed (on RED One cameras) and its modest budget isn’t constantly apparent. The acting all around is exactly what it needs to be to be a mostly serious horror film with a standout performance by Kenneth Walsh (TWIN PEAKS) as Patrick O’Flynn. The non-horror elements of the plot hinge on the interestingness of the warring clan plot and the actors carry it well and the movie rarely drags in that regard. The zombie action is delightfully playful at times and sometimes downright gross. My hat is off to effects guru Francois Dagenais. Romero and his effects crew seem to have an endless well of undead destroying ideas.

There are a few things that do not entirely work. First, the score is forgettable and I wish for the immediately recognizable works of the original DEAD trilogy. Secondly, some of the comedic moments are jarring and borderline slapstick. A few of them work well and are real crowd pleasers; but others stand firmly on the groaner side of things. Finally (and this one is pretty big and I must remain vague) George has introduced a new “rule” into his zombie universe. I’m not going to ruin what that rule is, but it rests in a major plot point near the end of the film. The problem with it, though, is that it makes one wonder why the rule was never in effect in other branches of Romero’s universe. The new revelation is big enough that even with his intention of going back and starting from the beginning (starting with DIARY) and going to different places with his series, one can’t help but think this is too big of an introduction to not have impact on previous entries.

Looking past the above flaws, the movie is genuinely fun for the most part. This brings me to the hardest thing about reviewing this film. The overwhelming expectation and anticipation for this film is as an entry into a long standing series by a profoundly influential filmmaker. However, the film should be reviewed on its own merits. We have to trek through the landscape of the positives and negatives of SURVIAL OF THE DEAD and land on one score. So really, I’ve just negated the whole rule issue above. We can’t fault the film for violation of the creators own rules because, even though this is a series, each part of this series is a standalone film.

Going on that, the film is fun. It’s a good film but I question its replay ability. While the acting is strong enough to propel you through this adventure the first time, the lack of any deeper layers to the proceedings means the dramatic plot elements (the Western in this film) won’t play as well a second time around. Regardless of the director’s own creation of this entire universe, here he adds nothing new to it. The zombie action is very good and the movie deserves much credit for that. Finally, the comedy elements hit just a few too many wrong notes to say that the comic relief is worthy of adding any major dynamic. So, the film is a fun but ultimately forgettable mish-mash, comic book romp. It’s recommended for anyone of the genre. For fans of Romero in particular, though, satisfaction of another masterpiece is still out of reach.

RATING: 7/10
diazmahendra - 01/10/2009 11:30 PM

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ramirezhate - 02/10/2009 04:03 PM

Survival of the Dead

Reviewed by: Robert Sims
Rating: 8 out of 10

Alan Van Sprang as 'Sarge' Crockett
Devon Bostick as The Boy
Athena Karkanis as Tomboy
Kenneth Welsh as Patrick O'Flynn
Kathleen Munroe as Janet / Jane O'Flynn
Richard Fitzpatrick as Seamus Muldoon

Directed by: George A. Romero


Scattered across George A. Romero's zombie wastelands are two kinds of survivors: those who shoot first and then never ask questions about the moral ambiguities of killing the undead, and those who seek a way to coexist with their flesh-eating nemesis.

This violent clash of ideologies propel the Godfather of Gore's latest zombie saga, a sequel to 2008's mythological reboot Diary of the Dead that received its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. Rather than pick up where he left off, with Diary's remaining documentarians trapped inside a panic room, Romero turns his attention to the rogue National Guardsmen who ransacked their RV. This frees Romero from treading familiar territory in his bid to launch a new Dead franchise. More important, Romero abandons the divisive "documentary style" approach he took with Diary; this is an old-fashioned, narrative-driven shocker bursting with torn limbs, devoured entrails, and decapitated Deadheads.

A Western-flavored thematic cousin to Day of the Dead, Survival finds again finds man trying to unlock the secrets of the zombie mind in order to preserve civilization. Unlike Day, though, Survival doesn't make an allegorical statement against a military machine that's unprepared and ill equipped to crush an unknown enemy. Instead, Romero offers a damning indictment of man's inhumanity toward man at the cost of saving one and all.

On a remote island off the Delaware coast, two feuding families clash over their zombie problem. The pragmatic Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) believes the only good zombie is a dead zombie. The devout Seamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick) vows to kill to protect his undead family members in anticipation of a cure. Muldoon triumphs by kicking O'Flynn off the island.

Enter 'Sarge' Crockett (Alan Van Sprang) - the first Romero protagonist to transition from one Dead to another - and his troops. Sick of fighting a losing battle, they abandon their post and survive by stealing supplies from unsuspecting civilians. Unsure of where to head, they find a YouTube video featuring O'Flynn extolling Plum Island as a safe haven. It's just a scam to lure survivors and rob them blind. Crockett turns the tables on O'Flynn, and they all end up on a ferry to Plum Island. Once there, O'Flynn appeals to Crockett to overthrow Muldoon and turn Plum Island into a zombie-free zone.

Romero essentially drops us into the middle of The Big Country—if Gregory Peck not only had to content with two warring ranchers but also the undead. This is as close as Romero gets to giving us a zombie western within the context of his proposed four-film cycle.

If Diary embraced digital-age media to stream on every laptop the collapse of a modern-day society, Survival takes us back to a time when an isolated community could easily shut itself off from the world outside. For that reason alone, Plum Island is the perfect secluded locale for a determined man like Muldoon to conduct dangerous social experiments involving the zombies. Muldoon's intentions are noble, but his methods are cruel. That makes it difficult to appreciate the good he's attempting. Romero stacks the desk against Muldoon - it doesn't help that Fitzpatrick makes Muldoon an inflexible bastard - so we side with O'Flynn (played with devilish charm by Welsh).

Muldoon's actions also raise the same ethical questions that we hope the medical community grapples with when conducting research that present ethical challenges. Muldoon comes to view the zombies not as people but as disposal test subjects. Romero, of course, never does. He always displays empathy for the undead, rarely ridiculing them for performing the same rituals prompted by stuck memories.

The conflict within the conflict allows Romero to continue to riff on how man is his own worst enemy. But he doesn't tip his hat as to whether future sequels will find the world uniting to save itself against its common foe.

Then again, Romero's enjoying himself too much to think too far ahead. Unlike the geek-smart Diary, which self-consciously brought us the zombie apocalypse live and uninterrupted, Survival finds Romero caught in the moment. As much as he feels for the zombies, Romero has no problems with dispatching them in truly gory fashion. This time, though, there's a Looney Tunes element to certain kills—just as many are intended to induce laughter, as they are to make us cover our eyes. Romero especially has a blast with a ranch shoot-out between contemporary Hatfields and the McCoys.

OK, we're seen Survival made too many times before by Romero's imitators to consider it a masterwork from the creator of this horror subgenre. But this is an old-school zombie conquest choreographed by Romero. No one does it better. The zombies may lumber toward their quarry, but Romero keeps things moving faster than a fleet-footed survivor running for safety. That still may not be quick enough for a generation weaned on Resident Evil, but it allows Romero to maintain a careful balance between staging some truly visceral moments and taking time to take stock of the profound matters at hand.

Where Romero plans to take this franchise remains to be seen. He doesn't paint himself into a corner with Survival - unlike he did with Land of the Dead - so all possibilities are open. While it would be foolish to think that Romero is working toward a classic à la Dawn of the Dead, Survival does what Diary didn't: inspire confidence in Romero's decision to bury one beloved Dead franchise in order to start over from scratch.
ramirezhate - 02/10/2009 08:18 PM

Survival of the Dead -- Film Review

Bottom Line: George A. Romero's entertaining new zombie feature shows that you can't keep a good man down.

Venice International Film Festival (Competition)

VENICE -- George A. Romero's latest zombie fest, "Survival of the Dead," is a polished, fast-moving, entertaining picture whose mainstream success will depend on audiences' tolerance of its tendency to become an abattoir of extreme carnage.

Zombie aficionados will feast on the inventive and often funny ways that the genre king -- with the help of special effects makeup artist Francois Dagenais and visual effects supervisor Colin Davies -- contrives to show heads exploding and bodies being blown apart.

True to the form with savvy cultural points, clever wit and a nice twist on what might happen to the newly deceased, "Dead" should make a tidy boxoffice killing.

Romero keeps his script simple and direct. The world is in crisis, with 53 million people dying each year but refusing to stay dead. The deadheads, as they're now called, feed on live humans, who then become deadheads. And so on.

On Plum Island off the coast of Delaware, two Irish families, the O'Flynns and the Muldoons, are continuing their lifelong feud by disagreeing on how zombies should be treated. Rascally O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) is all for blowing them to pieces, no matter that they were once members of the family. Stern Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick) believes they should be chained up and held to await the development of a cure.

As the film opens, the feud has exploded, and Muldoon puts O'Flynn onto a boat to return to the mainland. There, meanwhile, a small band of soldiers led by Sarge (Alan Van Sprang) has turned outlaw, robbing others to stay supplied with food and ammunition and reducing deadheads to dead bodies whenever they encounter them.

They are seeking a relative safe haven, and through a quick series of events, they end up going to Plum Island with the exiled, vengeful O'Flynn in tow, little knowing that besides having deadheads to worry about they are now heading into a violent turf war.

Made in Canada with a Canadian cast, the film is expert in all areas, with Sprang a plausible leader and Welsh and Fitzpatrick old hands as the two faces of Irish charm. The mayhem includes heads responding explosively to the effects of fire extinguishers, flares and blades, besides the usual assault weapons. It's surprisingly good fun.

Production: E1 Entertainment, Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Prods. present a Devonshire production
Cast: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Athena Karkanis, Stefano Di Matteo
Director-screenwriter: George A. Romero
Producer: Paula Devonshire
Executive producers: George A. Romero, Peter Grunwald, Dan Fireman, Art Spigel, Ara Katz, Patrice Theroux, D.J. Carson, Michael Doherty
Director of photography: Adam Swica
Production designer: Arv Greywal
Music: Robert Carli
Costume designer: Alex Kavanagh
Editor: Michael Doherty
No rating, 90 minutes
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ablaw23 - 28/02/2010 05:25 PM

Original Posted By second_symphony
ahh biarlah kata orang mau jelek, mau bagus yg pasti gw bakal tetep nonton filmnya romero cool:

biar kata orang jelek , zombie jalan uda gak musim , tetep bakal nonton .
kangen night of the living dead klo liat film ny George romero . hhu .
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