Indie writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zom-com, The Dead Don’t Die, is as dry as a newly risen corpse.

We’ve seen enough zombie movies to know that when the dead start walking, the living start running. But in the sleepy rural town of Centreville, USA, the situation is met with surprising indifference by the residents and local cops (Adam Driver and Bill Murray in a delightfully droll double act). Not so surprising, though, for viewers already familiar with Jarmusch’s idiosyncratic output (Dead Man, Only Lovers Left Alive) – the somnolent characters put the dead into deadpan, ensuring that the film’s one joke lasts the distance. The Dead Don’t Die engages on the strength of its starry cast, sangfroid tone and small town ambience, and Tilda Swinton’s sword-swinging Scottish mortician is alone worth the price of the disc.

Release Date: March 11, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring:
Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton

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