'The Crazies'


A lot of horror movies have gotten remakes in recent times, and this one also makes the list. In an almost-40-years-later revisiting of filmmaker George A. Romero's cult classic, a sheriff (Timothy Olyphant, "Justified") tries to prevent his entire Iowa community from falling prey to contaminated water that causes insanity.

Of course, that's a tough mission to fulfill, as more and more people display the feared traits. Radha Mitchell ("Pitch Black") plays the lawman's wife for director Breck Eisner ("Sahara"). DVD extras: theatrical trailers; four "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by Eisner; photo gallery; DVD-ROM copy of the script; television spots; "motion comics." ** (R: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)

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