Written by: Michael Den Boer on November 1st, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Germany, 2010
Director: Marvin Kren
Writer: Benjamin Hessler
Cast: Michael Fuith,Theo Trebs
DVD released: October 25th, 2010
Approximate running time: 62 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 15 (UK)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo German
DVD Release: Revolver Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL (UK)
Retail Price: £9.99
Synopsis: Hoping to get back together with his ex-girlfriend. A man finds himself trapped in her apartment. When a deadly virus turns those around him into zombies.
Content wise Siege of the Dead takes on familiar themes like viruses that mutate and the living dead feeding on the flesh of the living. And while there is an air of familiarity to the events which unfold. The end result is a fun ride that covers a lot ground in just a mere 62 minutes. The film is briskly paced as the zombie attacks are frequent enough that any moments of calm are brief.
Even though the living dead are the main draw to this attraction. The real heart of this film are the survivors who try to stay one step ahead of the living dead. With the evolving relationship between Michael the man who is trying to get back together with his ex-girlfriend and a young man named Harper.With each new attack their bond grows stronger as they come up with ways to get away their living dead attackers. Another area where this film excels is how it strips everything down to its bare minimum. Time is not wasted over analyzing the cause behind the zombie outbreak. Instead the film keeps its focus on the spectacle of what is happening. Ultimately Siege of the Dead is a fast paced horror film that achieves all of its goals and then some.
Revolver Entertainment presents Siege of the Dead in an anamorphic widescreen in this film’s original aspect ratio. Details look crisp and the image remains stable throughout. Colors and flesh tones look accurate. Black levels look very good and there are no problems with compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital Stereo mix in German and removable English subtitles have been included. The audio is in great shape as dialog is always clear and robust when it needs to be.
This release comes with no extra content. Overall Siege of the Dead gets a solid audio / video presentation from Revolver Entertainment.