Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead ★★★★★

Gets better with age, and it was already the best. Unfortunately part of its resonance is how modern real life events are confirming the movie’s outlook to be accurate. 

The DCP is fine for a blu ray master but feels too indistinct at times to be reference. Some deep focus shots are scrubbed so smooth the depth of field disappears and the filmic heavy grain effects become blurry unnatural looking washes. A few darker scenes didn’t seem to be able to properly convey a figure moving through darkness without breaking up. Things just generally seemed compressed and digital.

As the star of the film said before it screened “I wish this was easier to see.” The handlers of the movie don’t have its best interests at heart.

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