The Crazies (2010)

The Crazies was released on DVD on June 29, 2010
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Storyline:

This 2010 remake of a somewhat obscure 1973 George Romero picture injects a mysterious virus into the water supply of a small Iowa town, and the consequences are… well, you didn’t expect the consequences to be positive, did you? The movie is called The Crazies, after all. So when local folk begin acting a mite peculiar, it just means they’ve gone to the well too often–literally. Borrowing the structure of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the remake gets off to a clumsy start, but as the noninfected rally around the sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) and his doctor wife (Radha Mitchell), the action becomes streamlined and reasonably inventive. Director Breck Eisner has a particular knack for finding ingenious ways of killing people (a knife through the hand becomes a useful tool for the sheriff in one turn-the-tables moment), and he’s been wise enough to hire respectable actors for the top-lined duties; along with Olyphant and Mitchell, there’s also Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) as a loyal, amped-up deputy. If the movie misses the tart social-context stuff that Romero does so well, it at least fills the bill when it comes to the chase-and-escape business of a contemporary horror picture. The spate of such 21st-century remakes of 1970s horror pictures misses the raw, raggedy unease of those low-budget projects, but if you’re going to make a slick new update, The Crazies is the way to do it.

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On DVD:

US DVD Release Date June 29, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 101 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date June 29, 2010
Actors Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Christie Lynn Smith, Preston Bailey, Brett Rickaby, John Aylward, Joe Reegan
Directed by Breck Eisner
Studio Overture Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment
MPAA R (Rated R for bloody violence and language)
Gross $39,123,589
Genre(s) Action, Horror
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