It's George A. Romero's first movie as a director in 5 years, his first zombie script in 15 years, and the first zombie picture he's directed in 20 years. So what does his eager audience think of LAND OF THE DEAD? VW regulars—Kim Newman, Stephen R. Bissette, John Charles, Richard Harland Smith, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, and editor Tim Lucas—discuss the unrated return of one of the fantastic cinema's great mavericks!
DVD Spotlight: KING KONG
Bill Cooke reviews Warner Home Video's deluxe two-disc set of the 1933 Cooper/Schoedsack classic—the most eagerly awaited DVD ever, and the VW's Kennel's choice for 0ur Favorite Disc of 2005!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks
Joe takes a third row aisle seat for vintage screenings of Barry Brown in BAD COMPANY, Faye Dunaway in René Clément's THE DEADLY TRAP, Bernie Casey in George Armitrage's blaxploitation fever dream HIT MAN, and Tony Curtis in SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A WAR AND NOBODY CAME?, while Jay North enters Angel Tompkins' course in THE TEACHER!
Plus Reviews of...
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN—THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, ALONE IN THE DARK, BATMAN BEGINS, DAY OF THE DEAD 2: CONTAGIUM, DERANGED, ENTRAILS OF A VIRGIN, ENTRAILS OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, EXORCIST—THE BEGINNING and DOMINION: PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST, FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON, GODZILLA FINAL WARS, HOLY BATMANIA!, HOUSE OF WAX (2005), KING KONG—PETER JACKSON'S PRODUCTION DIARIES, KONGA, MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN, MARK OF THE WITCH/THE BRIDES WORE BLOOD, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, NIGHT AND THE CITY, NIGHT OF THE SKULL, RED COCKROACHES, SHATTER DEAD, SIXTEEN TONGUES, SON OF KONG, SPIDER-MAN 2, THIEVES' HIGHWAY, ZATOICHI CHALLENGED, ZATOICHI THE OUTLAW
RAMSEY CAMPBELL on THE CALL OF CTHULHU, the new silent film produced by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society!
DOUGLAS E. WINTER on new soundtrack releases from Monstrous Music (THIS ISLAND EARTH), Percepto Records (DINOSAURUS!), and La La Land Records (KING KONG VS. GODZILLA)!
All this and much, much MORE!