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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Blu-ray Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  107 minutes, gag reel, deleted scenes, featurettes, previews, digital HD copy

VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Sony/ Screen Gems/ Cross Creek Pictures/ Sierra Pictures

RELEASE DATE: 5-31-2016

A new zombie outbreak has fallen upon 19th century England in this reimiganing of the Jane Austen tale.  The Bennet family wants to make sure the daughters marry well after Mr. Bennet passes away since females can’t inherit property. The Bennet siusters have been traine din the Shaolin martial arts and they’re ready to kick zombie butt if another zombie outbreak overtakes England. Liz Bennet (Lily James) doesn’t want to marry to give up her right to wield a sword to fight zombies.  Colonel Darcy (Sam Riley) is very stand-offish and he is soon smitten with Liz’s cold attitude while someone is directing this new outbreak.

 

PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES is an interesting take on the Jane Austen tale which sometimes has nothing to do with the source material while providing some action, sexy women fighting, and some humor like the sisters taking turns carrying rifles.  Matt Smith seems a little out of place as Pastor Collins (and he seems best playing The Doctor or a bad guy).   It has plenty of great action sequences, some funny moments like the Bennet sisters taking turns carry rifles, and some gorgeous costume design.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Gag reel

Eight deleted scenes where a couple of the ball scenes could have been left in while the others I see have been cut of pacing and focus.

 

THE BADASS BENNET SISTERS focuses on the Bennet sisters and the actresses who play them

COURTSHIP, CLASS AND CARNAGE: MEET THE CAST- a cast featurette where you learn the cast first bonded over drinks and Sam Riley sees Colonel Darcy as a punk James Bond

FROM AUSTEN TO ZOMBIES: ADAPTING A CLASSIC- about adapting the book which was a new take on the Jane Austen classic and a look at combining the zombie subgenre with it

CREATING THE UNMENTIONABLES- behind-the-scenes of the make-up effects of the zombies

MR. COLLINS LINE-O-RAMA- all of the various improv Matt Smith does as Pastor Collins.

 

A code to download and/or a digital HD copy of the movie

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES delivers a fresh action filled take on the Jane Austen classic with plenty of zombie fighting.   The deleted scenes are the best extra and worth checking out.

 

This review is 6-2-2016 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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