Because I’m an impatient horror dweeb who’s prone to spending too much of my hard-earned cash on import DVDs, I already own a copy of Tommy Wirkola’s impossibly entertaining Nazi zombie comedy “Dead Snow” despite the disc’s low-quality transfer and poorly-translated subtitles. That’s what I get for not waiting for a definitive Region 1 release, isn’t it? Thankfully, on February 23rd of this very year, the wait is officially over. IFC will release this frequently hilarious motion picture on both antique DVD and this pricy, newfangled Blu-Ray format, complete with tons of nifty albeit completely useless special features. All apologies to those who actually watch behind-the-scenes featurettes and gag reels. You know I still love you. Most of you, anyway.
Here’s a synopsis, courtesy of Dread Central:
When a group of medical students take a sex-and-booze-fueled ski vacation to a remote cabin in the scenic Norwegian Alps, they uncover a dark secret from World War II. After arriving at a remote cabin and unpacking their beer and ski gear, the students are visited by a suspicious hiker, who tells them that during the war, Nazis occupying the area were driven by the locals deep into the mountains and were presumed to have frozen to death there. But the vacationers discover that there’s indeed something stirring out there, and it’s not long before they are confronted by a battalion of uncontrollable, unstoppable and extremely undead Nazis.
Check out the snazzy artwork below. It’s pretty much the same as the theatrical poster, except with a few shiny new quotes.