Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Last Starfighter (Blu-ray)
$6.96
Psycho-Pass: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$98.54
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Soundgarden: Superunknown (Blu-ray)
$79.99
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
WCW's Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches, Volume 1 (Blu-ray)
$18.74
Planet Earth (Blu-ray)
$45.99
Big (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Devil's Due (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Beyond Outrage (Blu-ray)
$12.96
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Planet Earth | Life (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Slap Shot (Blu-ray)
$9.96
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Blu-ray)
$6.98
The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection 2 (Blu-ray)
$59.99
Gatchaman: Complete Collection + OVAs (Blu-ray)
$78.12
The Americans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$27.98
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning / The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (Blu-ray)
$19.96


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Cockneys vs Zombies


2012 | 88 min | BBFC: 15 | 2.39:1

Cockneys vs Zombies

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.4
25
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Comedy-

3
fans

281
Blu-ray
collections
10
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 02 August, 2013
 31 August, 2012

Country of origin


 United Kingdom

Links


       

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Cockneys vs. Zombies Blu-ray

Cockneys vs Zombies Preview  

8
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, August 1, 2013

The miracle of “Shaun of the Dead” has cast a long shadow on the British filmmaking scene, especially any production that dares to touch the balance of horror and comedy concerning the plague of the undead. That “Cockneys vs. Zombies” is a blood-splattered delight isn’t a shock, but how the picture manages to find a personality of its own while treading on the same battleground of genre highlights as “Shaun” turns out to be a major surprise. Silly, gory, and always on the go, “Cockneys vs. Zombies” is an entertaining romp with nitwits and monsters, keeping to the essentials of makeshift warfare while preserving all the necessary funny business. All that’s missing from the effort is a translator for American audiences.



Planning a bank heist to provide financial aid for their tough-as-nails grandfather, Ray (a scene-stealing Alan Ford), brothers Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) and Andy (Luke Treadaway) are preparing for a major crime, gathering assistance from the likes of Katy (Michelle Ryan) and madman Mental Mickey (Ashley Thomas). While undertaking the robbery, a zombie outbreak hits the East End of London, leaving the crew and their two hostages overwhelmed to see the undead crowding the streets. Furiously working out the origins of the nightmare, the team suits up for battle, arming themselves with whatever they can find, blasting their way to safety as the threat increases. Across town, Ray and residents at a retirement center, including Peggy (Honor Blackman), decide to stand their ground as well, holing up inside a corner of the complex, attempting to map out a plan of escape.

There’s nothing particularly profound about “Cockneys vs. Zombies,” with the title itself promising a minor-league affair that’s self-aware and aiming to please. Director Matthias Hoene secures a freewheeling tone right from the start, introducing us to the origins of the zombie outbreak (a plague pit from the 1600s cracked open during a construction site dig) and the initial bank heist plans of Andy and Terry as they try to agree on a getaway van. The main characters aren’t the brightest bulbs, introduced as well-meaning idiots taking drastic measures to help their grandfather, yet Hoene leans into the stupidity, having a ball dreaming up situations of confusion as these determined few stumble into a hot zone of zombie activity, working with a prior knowledge of the enemy gathered from cinema. It’s a ragtag group with a myriad of strengths, establishing “Cockneys vs. Zombies” as a flesh-chewing festival with vibrant personalities to follow, boosted by marvelous performances.



There’s a pronounced sense of humor to the screenplay, watching the team monitor the glacial lurch of the zombies. Even the seniors can out-shuffle these ghouls, with a few inspired visual gags concerning the slowness of the stalking, with much of the retirement facility subplot instigating big laughs as these infirmed few struggle to warn fellow residents of the invasion, while Ray, a proud WWII vet, feels the charge of combat once again. The younger characters are embroiled in a far more complicated scheme, keeping hostages while the world falls apart around them, finding Mental Mickey blasting through waves of the undead, even slaughtering a zombie mid-bite, a surefire death sentence that’s managed with unexpected patience by the script. “Cockneys vs. Zombies” works diligently to sustain a simple premise with showdowns and punchlines, maintaining finger-snap banter steeped in a dialect that’s confusing to alien ears, especially anything concerning rhyming slang, which even baffles other characters. That the production is so defiantly East End is refreshing, preserving local flavors while creating a bloody mess on familiar territory. There are big laughs during the movie, but its distinct attitude is what ultimately makes the feature click.



Gore zone visits are impressive for a film clearly managing a low budget. Make-up work is gruesome, helping to generate amusing zombie kills, sustaining a horror vibe to a picture that’s perfectly happy cracking wise with overwhelmed characters. Originality isn’t a priority for the effort, but entertainment is, creating a cheeky but gnarly endeavor that’s screwball in all the right ways. After all, it’s not every day one finds a movie that showcases Honor Blackman (the legendary Pussy Galore from “Goldfinger”) blasting away the undead with a machine gun. That alone is worth the price of admission.

Starring: Georgia King, Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford, Harry Treadaway, Richard Briers

» See full cast & crew




Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sorcerer
2. Kindergarten Cop
3. Get Carter
4. The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
5. Bring It On
6. Mallrats
7. Frozen
8. Big
9. Conspiracy Theory
10. Rollerball
11. The Wolf of Wall Street
12. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
13. Big Bad Wolves
14. The House on Sorority Row
15. Get Carter

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Transcendence
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
8. Frozen
9. Noah
10. The LEGO Movie
11. RoboCop
12. American Hustle
13. Under the Skin
14. The Raid 2
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Frozen Planet
4.  Sorcerer
5.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6.  The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
10.  The Pirate Fairy
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Lego Movie
2.  Lone Survivor
3.  RoboCop
4.  The Lego Movie
5.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
6.  Son of Batman
7.  The Monuments Men
8.  Noah
9.  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
10.  Kindergarten Cop
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen Planet
$14.99, Save 73%
2.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
$24.99, Save 46%
4.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$19.96, Save 50%
5.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  Seven
$4.99, Save 50%
7.  The Princess Bride
$5.99, Save 70%
8.  Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
$42.51, Save 45%
9.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  Iron Man 3
$19.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Last Starfighter

 United States


$14.98 $6.96





Psycho-Pass: The Complete First Season

 United States


$159.98 $98.54





The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series

 United States


$45.99 $24.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices