Juan of the dead

Juan of the dead

DVD - 2011 | Spanish
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When Havana begins to fill up with zombies, Juan, a 40-year-old slacker, is forced to become a hero, defend his country and protect his own on an island that has turned into a real bloodbath.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen edición.
ISBN: 9781417238125
1417238127
Branch Call Number: JUA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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stse88
Dec 18, 2016

So bad it's entertaining.

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jillybee72
Jul 29, 2015

This movie is hysterical in many senses of the word, with both biting political satire and biting zombies.

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Nursebob
Jan 18, 2015

When Havana is beset by hordes of ravenous zombies (or “American-backed dissidents” as the press dutifully calls them), good-for-nothing ladies’ man Juan and his potbellied sidekick Lazaro do what any patriotic Cuban would—try to profit from it. Gathering together a loosely knit circle of fellow thieves and grifters, including drag queen La China and her musclebound boyfriend who faints at the sight of blood, they establish the “Juan of the Dead Extermination Service” and immediately set about dispatching ghouls with canoe paddles, machetes, and a harpoon or two. But the dead keep coming despite official assurances that life is now back to normal in a Havana beset with flames and scattered body parts. Sensing their own impending doom Juan, Lazaro, and their two adult children hatch one last desperate plan—but first they’re going to need a big pile of corpses… Filled with snide social commentary and political in-jokes (zombie #1 is sporting a bright orange Guantanamo prison uniform while Lazaro confesses it’s always been difficult to tell the living from the dead in Cuba) this Latin entry in the zombie genre is an entertaining if uneven blend of slapstick stunts, political satire, and gross-out horror—a mass decapitation scene in Revolution Square is as messy as it is ingenious. At times it seems as if Argentinian director Alejandro Brugués hired half of Havana to be extras in this modest little romp, and if the results are any indication we can expect bigger and better things from him in the future.

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christinadseattle
Sep 07, 2013

Awesome

kevfarley Jun 25, 2013

Best zombie romp since "Shawn of the Dead",.. only better ! Plus a visit to Cuba, and some unexpectedly sly social satire !! Well worth the effort of subtitles (which I usually hate).

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mexicanadiense
Mar 24, 2013

This movie oscillates between political satire of Cuban life and a parody of the whole zombie genre, and succeeds in both modes with some very funny characters and situations. It's kind of crude and gory in places, so not recommended for the squeamish or easily offended.

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RagnarH
Mar 04, 2013

The most complete zombie movie you are likely to see.

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3romm3la
Jan 18, 2013

Other than the novelty of the setting and the jokes about Cuban life, there's not much that sticks out about this movie. The acting is mediocre at best and half of the characters aren't very likeable.
On the plus side, the special effects were actually pretty decent.

Quimeras Dec 13, 2012

“Juan de los Muertos” es realmente una película divertida. La recomiendo.

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BlueMoonGirl
Nov 11, 2012

Fun zombie movie. If subtitles don't bother you- or you understand Spanish, it's worth a watch.

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