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New releases: ‘World War Z’ on DVD

Posted 12:00am on Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013

DVD World War Z: There used to be two types of zombies: the slug-slow variety in Night of the Living Dead and The Walking Dead; and the track-star sprinters of 28 Days Later and the Dawn of the Dead remake. Now we’ve got a third, even-faster category to worry about. In World War Z, the undead are as speedy as Justin Bieber’s Ferrari at a paparazzi convention. And, they can make ladders out of themselves and propel themselves skyward. That’s just one of the twists on zombie lore that makes WWZ a fun, if not particularly emotionally engaging, thrill ride. Very loosely based on Max Brooks’ unfilmable bestselling novel, which is a history book of sorts from the future about how the zombie war went down, WWZ is a straightforward narrative of survival amid carnivorous chaos and a hunt to find a cure. On DVD and Blu-ray

— Cary Darling

Also new: Behind the Candelabra; Disconnect; The Bling Ring; The East; Bless Me, Ultima; Shanghai Calling; Scenic Route; Gimme the Loot; Java Heat; Simon Killer; Daddy, I’m a Zombie

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