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The Dead DVDs competition

WIN! Twenty DVDs of the new zombie horror up for grabs

New flick The Dead comes in at a highly respectable 31st place in our rundown of the top 66 zombie films of all time, which is pretty darn impressive when that means it’s tucked between Lucio Fulci’s infamously gruesome Zombie Flesh Eaters and 2009 Hollywood smash Zombieland . That’s not bad going.

The Dead sees a zombie apocalypse unfolding among the rolling dunes of a West African desert. When an evacuation flight crash-lands, an American military engineer is stranded in the middle of an outbreak of the undead, and teams up with a local soldier who’s deserted his unit to search for his son.

By all accounts, the crew put their lives and sanity on the line to complete the film, having to contend with everything from malaria to police corruption. But it paid off, because the setting means you’ll never have seen a zombie film quite like this before. Thanks to seriously gruesome effects and some stunning scenery, The Dead is our favourite zombie horror of 2011. Don’t just take our word for it, though: check out the trailer at the official website .

The film will be available to buy on both DVD and Blu-ray from 10 October, and because we enjoyed the film so much we were determined to get hold of some freebies to share with you. Thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment, we have copies of the DVD to give away to 20 lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning one, simply answer the following question .

Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.