One Cut of the Dead (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

One Cut of the Dead (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

One Cut of the Dead (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

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One Cut of the Dead (2017) (Steelbook) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Shin’ichirô Ueda
Starring: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama

An eccentric and determined director sets out to shoot a low-budget zombie film at an abandoned warehouse. Suddenly the cast and crew find themselves in the middle of an actual zombie invasion. Delighted with the all-too-real turn of events, the director insists that the crew continue filming to capture the terror in all its glory. Now the actors must work together to escape this deranged filmmaker, or this may be their last performance.

My first experience with One Cut of the Dead came by way of Shudder and The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. I wasn’t sure what I was getting but I had heard good things so I watched it. What I saw was something like I had never seen before. Now having to write a review for it, I have the very hard task of trying to review something and try to give you an idea of how and why I feel it is as great as it is without spoiling what makes it what it is. Let’s just say this much, you might get a confused feeling at first after the first twenty or so minutes of seeing this one. You might then get a little shocked by what follows. However, I feel it is in the last act of this one when you will get what makes this one as great as it is and be as blown away by it as I think you will be. I have seen nothing like it and to me, it brings that fresh and new feeling that is lacking today in a lot of ways with the horror genre in general. You might think you are over zombies, but at least give this one a try before you say that.

On the surface, this is about a group of people trying to make a horror movie about zombies. That’s the simple way to describe it all. I think this is a rare case when you might be better off the less you know about a movie when going into watching it. Just know this much, you get blood, you get funny moments, you even get a bit of confusion with One Cut of the Dead, but above all else, you get one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. This steelbook version here comes with a Go-Pro version of the film in the extras and if you just can’t stand the idea of reading subtitles you will even find an English dub option on this one. Don’t read too much about this. Just watch it and take it all in.


  • Outtakes
  • POM! Instructional Video
  • Go-Pro Version of the film
  • Photo Gallery

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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