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Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (2016/Sony Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B-

Much like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, the satirical zombie novel Pride, Prejudice and Zombies has jumped from page to the silver screen. Silly but fun, the story spins the classic Jane Austen romance story and, well, adds zombies into it. Directed by Burr Steers, the film has impressive production design and cinematography with an impressive cast including Lily James (star of Disney's 2015 live action version of Cinderella), Sam Riley (Disney's Maleficent), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Bella Heathcote (Tim Burton's Dark Shadows), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, For Your Eyes Only, Alien 3), and Lena Heady (Dredd, Game of Thrones) as the eye-patch wearing villain - all of which play their parts as if they are in a BBC show but spring to action once the Undead pop around the corner.

It is the 19th Century and a Zombie plague consumed England where a serious of complicated relationships between social classes is occurring. We meet the utterly bad ass and beautiful heroine named Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) - one of three Sisters who also just happens to be a master zombie killer. She finds the love of her life in Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) who is a the top of upper class prejudice and efficient undead battler himself. Together, they must band together to find off a horde of zombies amidst the inter-personal drama and romance of the time.

The film was stuck in development hell since 2010 and was originally supposed to be directed by David O. Russell (American Hustle) and star Natalie Portman (who ended up just producing the film)... what a different film that would have been! The mashing of genres is what works however, some of the original excerpts and old time-y British vocabulary could have been a turn off to some of the American audience during its Theatrical run. Now that it's on video, hopefully it will find a wider audience, as I found to be not so bad and I've seen a ton of bad Zombie movies in my day. Be sure to watch through the credits as there is a mid sequence worth checking out.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a stunning sound and picture transfer in 2:39:1 widescreen and a crystal-clear, lossless English 5.1 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) mix that delivers nicely. The film looks great on disc with incredible detail down to the pores on actors skins. Also included in the release is a Ultraviolet copy for your smart phone or tablet.

Extras include Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Mr. Collins Line-O-Rama, Creating the Unmentionables (nice BTS look at the Zombie makeups), Courtship, Class, and Carnage: Meet the Cast and From Austen to Zombies: Adapting a Classic.

If you're a Zombie fan then you will more than likely enjoy this silly adaptation of classic literature. High in production value, the film delivers as effective popcorn munching entertainment.

- James Lockhart



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