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Shaun Of The Dead Has Finally Landed On Netflix Australia

Stewart Perrie

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Shaun Of The Dead Has Finally Landed On Netflix Australia

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

It's been 15 years since Shaun of the Dead landed in cinemas around the world.

But the people at Netflix have finally blessed us by uploading the 'zom-rom-com' movie onto the streaming platform in Australia and New Zealand.

If you haven't seen it before... well, where have you been? The movie, a huge hit upon its release in 2004, focuses on electronic salesman Shaun, who swiftly shifts from directionless everyman to the hero in an apocalyptic zombie romp.

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

As the official synopsis says: "A zombie apocalypse has overwhelmed London. Shaun and Ed are slow to notice until they encounter two zombies in their garden, who they beat to death with a shovel and cricket bat."

What follows is absolute hilarity - and one of the best on-screen collaborations between Simon Pegg (who co-wrote the movie, and plays Shaun) and director/co-writer Edgar Wright (also responsible for Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz).

Pegg and co-star Nick Frost recently teamed up to film a coronavirus-related PSA, advising people to stay home.

They recreated a famous and much-memed scene from Shaun of the Dead, which sees the characters share a phone call in which they discuss their 'plan' to conquer the zombies. The original plan involved holing up at The Winchester pub, having a nice cold pint and waiting for it all 'to blow over'.

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Now, the pair have revised the 'plan' for the coronavirus in accordance with the current guidance, advising people not to go to the pub.

In the video, Pegg says: "Do not go to The Winchester, the pub is out."

He continues: "If you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all this to blow over. Above all, don't be a t**t about things. We're all in this together, don't be selfish, look after each other, give someone a call if you think they might be lonely."

Frost then asks Pegg if he has any toilet paper, to which he replies 'sorry mate, I'm down to my last sheet', before the camera pans out to reveal a multi-pack on his table.

The closing credits read: "DON'T PANIC! We can beat the apocalypse... together. Love from Simon and Nick."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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