The most disgusting film I’ve EVER seen! It takes a lot to shock me when it comes to cinema. This one earns its place among groundbreaking (and head-breaking) splatstick classics. The entire time I was watching DA I kept thinking “This makes Evil Dead look like a PG family film.”
***1/2. With the living dead, you can be dead serious like George Romero or dead funny like Peter Jackson. A few years later, Robert Rodriguez will handle the vampire theme in the same way with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. Recommended.
The greatest zombie movie ever made, who needs Romero when you have Jackson? It's probably the goriest movie ever made, and yet I can't see how it would offend anybody. Therein lies the playful genius of Peter Jackson's genre movies.
8 - I can take or leave most of Jackson's latter output (the major exception to this being "The Two Towers"), but seeing him work his magic on something he loves and arguably does better than anyone else, as is the case with "Dead Alive", is an absolutely nauseating delight.
Giddily silly and deliriously gruesome. Completely camp and cartoonish yet still occasionally legitimately nauseating. A gleeful dive into depravity and gore anchored by a naive, wholesome romance. Drags a bit, though. Probably because Jackson couldn't bring himself to leave anything he'd shot in the editing room and out of the movie. A trait he seems to still retain.