|Zombie (1979) is Lucio Fulci's attempt to push the envelope as far
as he could from the standpoint of gore, and features many hideous
Zombies, which love eating live human flesh. There is also a scene
where a large splinter is run into a woman's eye.
see the main commentary
DVD info from Amazon.
Widescreen letterbox, 2.35:1
transfer is wretched. It is dark, and full of color noise
star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik magazine editor Jason J.
I learned several things from this educational film:
- Zombies are dead, which means they move slowly. Slow motion
evil guys are not very frightening.
- When you are skin-diving topless and encounter a Zombie and
a shark, the Zombie is the lesser of the two evils.
- Underwater Zombies don't like being kicked in the nuts.
- The only way to hurt a Zombie is a head shot. Blows,
bullets, etc to the body are ignored (except underwater
- Olga Karlatos has nice breasts, buns and bush.
- Auretta Gay has nice breasts and buns, and swims in a
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D+.
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