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Contains 28 Days Later and the sequel 28 Weeks Later
28 Days Later--Anti-vivisection activists make a very bad judgement call and release an experimental monkey infected with "rage". 28 Days Later..., as the title has it, bicycle messenger Cillian Murphy wakes up from a post-traffic accident coma in a deserted London hospital, ventures out to find the city depopulated and the few remaining normal people doing everything to avoid the jittery, savage, zombie-like "infecteds" who attack on sight. Our bewildered hero has to adjust to the loss of his family and the entire world, but hooks up with several others--including a tough black woman (Naomie Harris) and a likable London cabbie (Brendan Gleeson)--on a perilous trip northwards, to seek refuge at army officer Christopher Eccleston's fortified retreat. However, even if they survive the plague, the future of humanity is still in doubt. Directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by novelist Alex Garland, this is a terrific SF/horror hybrid, evoking American and Italian zombie movies but also the very British end-of-the-world tradition of John Wyndham (Day of the Triffids) and Survivors. Shot on digital video, which gives the devastated cityscapes a closed-circuit-camera realism, this grips from the first, with its understandably extreme performances, its terrifyingly swift monster attacks and its underlying melancholy. Deliberately crude, 28 Days Later is also sometimes exceptionally subtle. --Kim Newman
28 Weeks Later--Put that cynical look away, because the critics were right. 28 Weeks Later really is a sequel that delivers, that expands on the original, and in many ways even surpasses it. Faithful in many ways to the enjoyable, if derivative, 28 Days Later, this sequel sees original director Danny Boyle (who went off to make Sunshine instead) replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo behind the camera (director of the excellent Spanish film Intacto). And Fresnadillo is an inspired choice, putting together a film that’s not bereft of flaws of its own, but one that proves to be an ambitious and surprisingly thought-provoking follow-up. Many of the building blocks are the same. Primarily set over six months after the Rage virus engulfed Britain, turning many of its inhabitants into deadly zombie-esque creatures in the process, the film this time though sees the American military arrive to help sort things out. Only things quickly go wrong, allowing Fresnadillo to mould a pacey, exciting and desperately enjoyable action carnival, that’s got a little more under the surface. Grounded by Robert Carlyle as one of the survivors of the virus, replete with his kids in tow, 28 Weeks Later skilfully navigates the labyrinth of sequel hell and really, really delivers. What’s more, it opens up the enticing possibility of a further sequel, and on the evidence of this film, that’s a very welcome thought. 28 Weeks Later, like its predecessor, isn’t a film for the faint-hearted, and wholesome family entertainment it absolutely isn’t. But it’s a very good, energetic horror movie, and far, far better than you might have originally given it credit for. --Jon Foster
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20th Century Fox, Region 2, 2008 213 mins 2 DISC
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#1
cheap if it was blu ray...
#2
wyabcp
cheap if it was blu ray...


28 Days Later is a horrible Blu-ray.
#3
28 weeks later is not worth owning in my opinion. Horrible yank filled crap.
#4
Bushes
28 weeks later is not worth owning in my opinion. Horrible yank filled crap.
I preferred that one to the first one. First one was boring and unoriginal, at least the second one was more fun if still unoriginal. Standard price anyway not really hot, always this price in places like Asda or Morrisons.
#5
MBeeching
wyabcp
cheap if it was blu ray...


28 Days Later is a horrible Blu-ray.


oh.. .. far colder than i thought then
#6
noeasywayout
Bushes
28 weeks later is not worth owning in my opinion. Horrible yank filled crap.
I preferred that one to the first one. First one was boring and unoriginal, at least the second one was more fun if still unoriginal. Standard price anyway not really hot, always this price in places like Asda or Morrisons.

The original is a modern day masterpiece, touching and violent in equal mesaure. The follow up is mediocre at best.
#7
I like them both :-)

however, its cheaper (£4.47) at Tescos, and I'm sure been 3.99 or less previously

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