'Fight of the Living Dead'
(Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa, iJustine, Strawburry17, Olga Kay, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm)
Overview: A competition series with horror overtones, 'Fight Of The Living Dead' is an unprecedented mash-up of the reality and scripted genres. The show will follow 8 top YouTube stars as they attempt to survive the first 24 hours of a highly simulated Zombie Apocalypse. The only prize is survival.
DVD Verdict: Basically put, 'Fight of the Living Dead' is a bunch of "famous and favorite YouTubers" who have to fight for survival and try and make a cure to escape a massive Zombie apocalypse! Well, I have to confess I had NO idea who these "famous" YouTubers were! None of them, actually! My teenagers, on the other hand, are familiar with them and have scolded me for not being more “in the know”. As such, the novelty of having such persona's is lost on me - however the originality of the concept is not.
'Fight of the Living Dead' is shot via security and hidden cameras placed throughout a prison. We get to see first-hand the decisions each team makes and the resulting mayhem that ensues. I like the way this is done because it lets the viewer experience the ‘realism’ of each situation. And it is very realistic, because the teams don’t know where the cameras are; therefore they cannot play to them! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Fight Player Profiles
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