Today in our Indie Beat section, we've got a DVD/Blu-Ray release date for an upcoming zombie flick called War of the Dead. The main catch here being it's set up more as a war film (Band of Brothers style) but with tons of zombies thrown in.
If a Band of Brothers style drama spiced up with zombies sounds like it's right up your alley, then you're in luck. War of the Dead launches on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 8, 2013, so it's a great way to start of your year. Check below for the official synopsis and trailer:
March 1941. Captain Martin Stone (Andrew Tiernan) is leading a finely-trained platoon of American soldiers on a mission to destroy an enemy bunker, joining forces with an elite platoon of Finnish soldiers led by Captain Niemi (Jouko Ahola) and Lieutenant Laasko (Mikko Leppilampi). Underestimating their enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they're suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war's most terrifying secrets and realize that they have woken up an enemy far deadlier than ever before imagined.
· Andrew Tiernan (300, The Pianist, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)
· Mark Wingett (Snow White and the Huntsman, Quadrophenia, Intruders)
· Mikko Leppilampi (Frozen Land, The Eurovision Song Contest)
· Jouko Ahola ( Kingdom of Heaven, Invincible)
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