Written by: Michael Den Boer on April 4th, 2011
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2011
Director: Tyler Benjamin
Cast: George Romero, Lloyd Kaufman, Linnea Quigley, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker,Theresa Tilly, Terry Alexander, John Amplas
DVD released: March 22nd, 2011
Approximate running time: 74 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: IMDFilms / Cheezy Flicks Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $14.95
So what is The Walking Dead Girls? It is a documentary that explores Zombie culture in the United States and more specifically sexy female zombies known as ‘Zimbies’ (Zombie Bimbo’s).
Content wise the bulk of the information contained in this documentary comes via a series of interviews with those who have contributed to the evolution of Zombie’s in cinema. Most notably George R. Romero, who’s film Night of the Living Dead is widely considered the film that launched Zombie’s as a viable commodity in cinema. Unfortunately the comments from George R. Romero offer up nothing that has not been covered in countless other discussions with him. The interviews with Lloyd Kaufman and Bruce Campbell do not fare much better as they both spend the whole time clowning around. The most interesting interview is with Linnea Quigley, who touches upon several horror films that she has appeared in.
In between these interviews there are clips from a Zombie calendar shoot. And while a sexy looking Zombie should be a selling point for any red blooded horror film fan. These segments quickly become tedious and wear out their welcome.
Having seen more than my fare share of Zombie films over the years. And also having seen numerous interviews with many who are featured in this documentary. I guess I was expecting a lot more then what is served up here. This documentary feels more like a series of interviews that have been strung together. Then a cohesive expose Zombie culture in the United States.
The Walking Dead Girls is presented is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that retains the film’s aspect ratio. The image tends to look soft and there is some mild instances of combing. Considering the very low budget nature of this documentary. This transfer is only going to look as good as its source materials.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. Background noise varies in degree throughout and there are many instances where the audio sounds flat. At least the dialog comes through clearly enough to make out what is being said.
Extras for this release are limited to trailers for other films also available from IMDFilms. Overall The Walking Dead Girls gets a serviceable audio / video presentation.