Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window) (1974)
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Release Date: Nov 28, 1974 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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When state officials test out a new experimental pest-control device that uses subsonic waves to kill insects, it produces an unwelcome but interesting side-effect: the noise is enough to wake the dead -- literally -- and the corpses of the recently deceased begin to rise from their dirt-naps with ravenous appetites for warm human flesh. Since the predicted zombie jubilee starts off with more than a whimper than a bang (actually it's more of a wheeze, since these are particularly asthmatic
Nov 28, 1974 Wide
Sep 1, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Scenic settings, guts, and a residual contact high from the counterculture movement converge in one of the zombie genre's most unique and enjoyable entries.
Much of the pleasure of this UK take on Night Of The Living Dead comes from seeing the undead wandering round the grey landscape of '70s Britain as if they've accidentally lurched into an early Mike Leigh film.
It's artfully atmospheric, capturing a nightmarish landscape in the idyllic English countryside.
Blue Underground has now delivered a 2-Disc Special Edition with a nice array of new supplements.
... Grau delivers the gore with a certain amount of restraint, never allowing the violence to overwhelm the film and building up a good amount of suspense between attacks.
... Jorge Grau delivers the gruesome goods in a cinematic blood frenzy with satisfyingly dark dramatic twists.
Despite some satisfyingly gut-busting moments, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue retains a very British stiff upper lip.
This minor cult classic has its fans, to be sure, but it never really pays off.
If you're looking for the missing link between George Romero's zombie epics and his splattery Italian copycats, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue might just be that absentee connection.
Cˇpia nada ambiciosa de A Noite dos Mortos Vivos que, apesar de tudo, se revela bastante interessante e inc˘moda.
Director Jorge Grau has an incredible eye and creates a lavish horror spectacle.
offers everything a genre fan would want in a good zombie flick
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