Topic: Pocket Essentials George A. Romero

I just finished reading the Pocket Essential book on George Romero & highly recommend it to all Romero fans. It is full of loads of facts about his major films & not so major like There's Always Vanilla & Season of the Witch. It is very well written & there is a very interesting section called "No More Room in Hell" which is full of films that he was lined up to direct like Firestarter & surprisingly Scream & films that had scripts written but never made it. I knew that he was lined up originally to do Resident Evil & from what i read it could have been a much better film,

"After directing a trailer for Capcom Resident Evil 2 computer game, Romero was approached to direct a feature adaptation. His script was faithful to the first game but was rejected because of it's extreme gore and adult nature. Paul Anderson directed a teen-friendly version in 2002.

shame, a missed opportunity.

As i said i highly recommend this & It was also very cheap.
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damn.. i would have liked to see the Romero version of RE

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Yeah, i bet it would have been way better.

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I agree. I like the RE films but if Romero had done it? Wow I can only imagine how frickin' awesome that would have been! > Thanks Zombie, I'm def. going to be on the lookout for this book, it sounds F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.! smile

Last edited by BlackTequilaKiss (2009-06-06 12:24:23)

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BlackTequilaKiss wrote:

I agree. I like the RE films but if Romero had done it? Wow I can only imagine how frickin' awesome that would have been! > Thanks Zombie, I'm def. going to be on the lookout for this book, it stands F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C! smile

Likewise, i like the RE films but it would probably have been better. I got my copy from Amazon for about a pound plus postage.:)

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ZOMBIE SLASHER wrote:
BlackTequilaKiss wrote:

I agree. I like the RE films but if Romero had done it? Wow I can only imagine how frickin' awesome that would have been! > Thanks Zombie, I'm def. going to be on the lookout for this book, it stands F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C! smile

Likewise, i like the RE films but it would probably have been better. I got my copy from Amazon for about a pound plus postage.:)

thanks ZOMBIE SLASHER! romero is my favourite horror director and thanks to you mentioning it on amazon and for a pound have also ordered it . i have got the great book from years ago " THE ZOMBIES THAT ATE PITTSBURG" which is seling on amazon uk for £70 !!

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Grrrr lol I really want this book but can't get from Amazon, don't use credit cards, and now I really frickin' want! lol, any advice??

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BlackTequilaKiss wrote:

Grrrr lol I really want this book but can't get from Amazon, don't use credit cards, and now I really frickin' want! lol, any advice??

Do you use switch? Cause that is how i buy from Amazon.

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Unfortunately no Zombie, that's why I feel stuck in a jam, & I gotta admit the pic. of the book just makes me want it more.

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Maybe you could order it at a local book shop.

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Might do that. Now I have a lil money, smile might actually do just that. Having this pocket essential would be a welcome addition to my book collection big_smile

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Buy it, you will not be disappointed.:)

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My dad met George once. Lucky as hell.

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Godzilla_Rules wrote:

My dad met George once. Lucky as hell.

Wow, that's pretty cool. How did that happen?

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If you guys search the webz, you can find Romero's script for RE.

For the lazy, I have a link for it here.

Enjoy kids.

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In the 30th anniversary Fango they had a list of all these films Romero was attached to. It's almost as if it was a joke.

I had so much fun playing RE, it would have been great to see a Romero version on film. Then it could have been remembered. sad