|28 Days Later|
Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Noah Huntley
Widescreen; closed caption; English, French, Spanish audio tracks; Spanish, English subtitles; audio commentary by director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland; alternative theatrical ending with optional commentary; alternative ending with optional commentary; radical alternative ending with optional commentary; six deleted scenes with optional commentary London Walk, Abandoned Train, Motorway Carnage, Taxi/Sweden, The Infected in the House, Floorboards; "Pure Rage: The Making of '28 Days Later'"; music video Jacknife Lee; animated storyboards from the original UK Web site; production and Polaroid galleries with director commentary; theatrical teaser; theatrical trailer.
|Splashing the zombie gore of "Day of the Dead" onto the apocalyptic survivalism of "The Omega Man" and adding a dash of "Resident Evil," director Danny Boyle brings us "28 Days Later," a well-conceived, tautly-executed meld of sci-fi and horror that eschews big-budget special effects for more insidious scare tactics. Boyle's breakthrough movie was "Trainspotting," an explosive, boisterous romp through the urban hell of heroin addiction. "28 Days Later" is a more literal hell, as most of England is transformed by a blood-borne plague into a wasteland populated by bands of violent flesh-eaters. Jim (Cillian Murphy) misses getting infected, because he's been comatose in a London hospital during the outbreak. He awakens to a city that's desolate except for raging fiends seeking human meat. Encountering a pair of fellow survivors (Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley), Jim learns of the disease. The trio meets an uninfected father (Brendan Gleeson) and daughter (Megan Burns), and they all resolve to find the safe haven promised by an automated radio message. It's no more frightening than your basic "X-Files" episode, but "28 Days" gets the blood pumping. Co-starring Christopher Eccleston.|