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All hail the zombie master

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22.07.2017

RICHARD SWAINSON

Last updated 08:15, July 22 2017

The late US filmmaker George A. Romero was known for mastering the zombie film genre.

OPINION: As an adolescent in the early 1980s there were three films that I watched over and over again.

In an era before VCRs became commonplace, in a household where a video recorder was quite rightly seen as a luxury item beyond the budget, this was a difficult undertaking.

There were only two possibilities: either you took advantage of the regular Sunday night double features that played at The Majestic, Rotorua's venerable fleapit theatre, or you invited yourself around to a house of a schoolmate whose parents enjoyed a greater income than yours did.

Majestic screenings accounted for multiple exposure to the first Star Wars (1977) film long before the subtitle 'A New Hope' became affixed.

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The fleapit also played The Warriors........

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