Zombie

Zombie

Director: Lucio Fulci Cast: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCullough, Richard Johnson

DVD (Remastered)

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Overview

Released on DVD the same day as horror specialists Shriek Show offered a more feature-packed, two-disc Special Edition of the same film, director Lucio Fulci's gore-drenched zombie effort has been lovingly remastered by William Lustig and the folks at Blue Underground to offer a near-flawless transfer despite its relative lack of bonus materials. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this transfer is simply the best presentation of this film on DVD to date. Rumor has it that both Blue Underground and Shriek Show have used the same print in striking their transfers, though Blue Underground's stellar transfer edges slightly past Shriek Show's with an image that is both sharper and offers more accurate colors and skin tones - making this the disc to buy if you're simply looking for the best transfer possible. With bright, vivid colors -- including reds that seem to leap from the screen -- rock-solid blacks, and little evidence of edge enhancement, the visual presentation here is near flawless. Audio presentation is solid as well, and with Blue Underground offering no less than six audio options (three in English and three in Italian) with optional English subtitles, viewers can choose to watch the film in a variety of ways. For purists, Blue Underground has included the original English and Italian Mono mixes, which place emphasis on the voice track and ring through loud and clear without distortion or hiss. Equally clean are the Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, with the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, in particular, carefully updating the soundtrack by offering directional effects that remain faithful to the original mix while truly packing a punch that will undoubtedly satisfy those with solid home theater systems. As previously stated, the bonus materials presented here pale in comparison to the Shriek Show release, and though they are limited mainly to promotional materials, there are a few gems to be found. While the original Italian trailer doesn't shy away from revealing some of the film's more shocking gore effects, the U.S. trailer offers only brief glimpses of the zombie menace while warning viewers that they will be supplied with "barf bags" lest their sensitive stomachs have an adverse reaction to the wildly explicit gore. Television spots closely resemble the U.S. trailer by reiterating the warning of the aforementioned trailer, and radio spots featuring an ominous-sounding announcer are sure to send a chill down the spines of the easily frightened. Poster and still galleries offer a wealth of fantastic images, and in addition to the much talked about shot of the large zombie from the opening scene emerging from the New York harbor (on a poster apparently autographed by Fulci himself, no less!), viewers are also treated to a humorous shot of the same zombie relaxing with a cigarette between takes. For those wanting to learn more about the legendary Italian director, an extended bio traces his career from his earliest days training with Luchino Visconti and Michelangelo Antonioni to his touching final appearance at the 1996 Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in New York.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
UPC: 0827058105996
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 30,503

Special Features

Theatrical trailers; TV spots; Radio spots; Poster & still galleries; Lucio Fulci Bio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tisa Farrow Ann Bowles
Ian McCullough Peter West
Richard Johnson Dr. Menard
Al Cliver Brian Hull
Auretta Gay Susan Barrett
Olga Karlatos Mrs. Menard
Stefania D'Amario Nurse
Ugo Bologna Actor

Technical Credits
Lucio Fulci Director
Elisa Briganti Original Story,Screenwriter
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Gianfranco Couyoumdjian Associate Producer
Fabrizio de Angelis Producer
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup Special Effects
Fabio Frizzi Score Composer
Walter Patriarca Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Dardano Sacchetti Screenwriter
Sergio Salvati Cinematographer
Vincenzo Tomassi Editor
Maurizio Trani Makeup
Ugo Tucci Producer
Giorgio Tucci Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [3:08]
2. "Chopper One to Headquarters" [2:53]
3. Zombie Below Deck [2:05]
4. The Investigation Begins [4:43]
5. Snooping [3:50]
6. Caught in the Act [2:25]
7. Travel Plans [4:15]
8. Dr. Maynard [5:02]
9. Sailing & Superstition [2:58]
10. Skin Diving [3:12]
11. Shark Attack [3:13]
12. Treating the Afflicted [3:26]
13. Mrs. Maynards Shower [2:29]
14. Splinter in the Eye [2:37]
15. Damage Assessment [5:47]
16. Origin of the Species [1:57]
17. Zombie Flesh Eaters [5:38]
18. Jungle Drums [5:03]
19. We Are Going to Eat You [3:24]
20. Leaving the Dead [3:14]
21. Behind Hospital Walls [3:59]
22. The Big Showdown [7:10]
23. Fleeing the Island [4:21]
24. Brooklyn Bridge/End Credits [2:59]

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Zombie 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
it was the first zombie movie for me, and the best one I've seen ,but crapy acting...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had really high expectations from this movie, reading that it was the best zombie movie after the original Night of the Living Dead (which is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of zombie movies). I got this DVD and watched it with my brother, and I spent nearly all the movie laughing at the absurdity of it. I won't go into detail about the blood looking like paint, or the horrible translation, or the ear-shattering sound effects. The movie in itself is good, with some gory scenes (the one in the house with the zombies eating the woman was great!), and some ridiculous ones (the shark scene...that poor shark was drugged!) The DVD looks really grainy at times, and some subtitles wouldn't hurt, either. Is it the best zombie/gore movie out there? No. Is it a definite must-have in any horror collection? Maybe. The good of the movie? The zombie makeups. There's a good scene where worm-eye zombie gets his head squashed. It looks so real! Besides, the movie is watchable and entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How could they have marketed this movie as the sequel to Zombi (Dawn of the Dead)? In Romero's Dawn, it was established that the dead walk and eat the living. This 'sequel' rewrites Romero's movie and slides a cheesy voodoo subtext in to explain why the dead rise. All in all, it wasn't a terrible movie. Some of the gore was good and I loved the soundtrack. It's just that the movie makes a stupid sequel. The DVD is sorta craptacular, too. The picture is rough and grainy. The extras range from a couple of interesting trailors to a banal commentary track by one of the movies stars. Lame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Definately a movie for a fan of pure horror and gore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the great Zombie Movies. Not as good as Dawn of the Dead, but still possessing a rustic Charm of its own. The effects are great, Gory as only Fulci could be. Forget about the acting, the cast in this are only food for the Zombies. If you liked this, then get The Beyond also by Fulci.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like italian zombie movies, this is for you. A horror collector's must have. The acting is pure cheese, but the Locations, direction, and gore are great !!!!!!!!!!!!
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