Dead 2, The

WSR Score1.5
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Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Bloody violence/gore and some language
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Howard J. Ford & Jon Ford
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In "The Dead 2," a ship docks fresh from Somalia, which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India's overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Millson) is working in the stark yet tranquil Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love, Ishani (Meenu), a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai and who has hidden their relationship from her tradition-minded father. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life, as chaos and terror have taken hold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300-mile landscape filled with the flesh-eating—and infectious—undead. With the help of a young street kid, Javed (Goyal), he has minutes before the last flight out of a living hell. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 29:12), two deleted scenes (HD 02:21), and upfront previews.

The 1080p AVC picture is oversaturated throughout and exhibits a dense, unnatural appearance. Colors are unnaturally hued and distorted. Blacks are deep but shadow delineation is poor. Resolution is inconsistent and often poorly resolved. Overall, this is an undistinguished, poorly produced and photographed movie. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby® TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack often engages all the channels with a bass emphasis and .1 LFE energy that pounds. The music score is electronically synthesized with an aggressive surround presence. Dialogue is generally decent. This is a poorly stylized soundtrack that is undistinguished. (Gary Reber)