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Old 06-06-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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I watched this movie last night on a reccomendation from another thread and I must say 28 days later and Resident Evil have a lot to answer for, they are both pure rip-offs of this film, I know some will digress and say this is a knock off of the crazies or China syndrome/Andromeda Strain but this is a lot different. The cast is top notch and the performances are amazing I highly reccomend you track this one down.
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Old 06-06-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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this movie is awsome i got an old exrental copy of it somewhere?!.

This is one of the few films out there that still spooks me out to this day as i got a thing about germs!

Resident evil is a deffo ripp off although i wouldant say 28 days is..
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Old 06-06-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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Think about it the virus in 28 days and the conditions a complete rip off.
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Old 06-06-2004, 05:32 PM   #4
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good point.
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Old 06-06-2004, 06:31 PM   #5
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Warning Sign was ahead of it's time. I remember when it came to theatres, it bombed! I wish Fox would release it on dvd with a good widescreen transfer and 5.1 sound.
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Old 06-06-2004, 08:42 PM   #6
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A DVD would indeed be nice. I haven't watched this film since it first hit video. Enjoyed it quite a bit back then.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:32 PM   #7
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I just saw the previews for it and it seems that 28 days later this get its idea from Warning Sign.

check out the trailer: http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=2137

Click on "watch preview"
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:54 PM   #8
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Great movie, really deserves a dvd. It also has G.W. Bailey, who is one of my favorite 80's actors.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:00 PM   #9
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An apocalyptic virial outbreak isnt a plot that Warning Sign came up with. Its been in countless novels and movies. How the fuck does this movie get the credit?
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:13 PM   #10
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An apocalyptic virial outbreak isnt a plot that Warning Sign came up with. Its been in countless novels and movies. How the fuck does this movie get the credit?
As I said at the start of the thread it isnt an entirely original idea but it does have a new spin and a style all of its own.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:46 PM   #11
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But "Pure rip off"? Come on.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:54 PM   #12
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Have you seen Warning Sign
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Old 06-08-2004, 02:55 PM   #13
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Haven't seen that since it was in the theatre, back in the 80s!
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:19 PM   #14
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See what you think of this plot:

In a secret laboratory, the government has scientists hard at work on a virus. The virus will be used in chemical warfare. The purpose of the virus is to attack the rage centers of the brain, driving you mad. The victims attack and kill the people around them, and eventually die themselves.

Sadly, due to a test tube break, the virus escapes into the laboratory complex. People become infected and go into rages, while others try to surive (why is one immune, but not others?)

Resident Evil? 28 Days Later?

Nope, Warning Sign from 1985, with Sam Waterston and Kathleen Quinlan slumming it in a mov ethat was probably quite effective back in the day. Now it's a bit TV, although there's plenty of axe swinging and a couple tense moments.

One of those films that is strangely familiar even though you've never seen it, fans of the latter days films might enjoy this early take on things. The AB DVD is brilliantly done with a commentary too. Fun little film.

Rip off? Well, while the basic premise isn't wholly original, simularities between this and Resident Evil are impossible to ignore. 28 Days later with the whole rage thing too.... Yeah, definately influences there....
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:13 AM   #15
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Still need (and really want) to see this.
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