Oasis of the Zombies: Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
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We move into the future and see the former German commander dying and suddenly everyone is after Nazi gold left by the Germans. There is only one minor obstacle. Nazi zombies are guarding the gold!
From this point forward, this movie is a lot like watching someone grind meat. Only instead of stuffing the meat into the grinder, they very slowly move the meat toward the grinder, and then they very slowly stuff it into the grinder. Yes, this movie is much like the awful B-movies of yore where everyone is in great physical shape and can run like the wind, yet the slow, shambling zombies with various body parts in various states of decay always manage to catch up to them.
Since this movie is European (I am unsure whether there was a particular country involved; the beginning said Eurocine), there has to be at least some nudity, and there is. We see some brief nudity in the desert and then there is a somewhat torrid love scene. I was thinking that zombies might eat the two lovers during the love scene. I leave you to learn whether they did.
Before I forget, one line from this movie is highly memorable.Read more ›
(obviously awakened by the wiggling of bum's in tight sports shorts!) for whom they quickly become lunch.
Then in a rather lengthy flashback the story of lost gold and Nazi's is explained and a greedy young pup through his
connection with his father, is now on the trail of the lost gold.
Eventually he and his amigos arrive in northern Africa, to find the German Captain from the convoy of Nazi's, on the brink
of death, after he and his entourage were attacked by the gooey zombies after trying to recover the lost gold.
Despite warnings from the superstitious locals about the "walking dead", and the death of the German officer, the greedy
young uns are still intent on going to the oasis to find the gold.
Finally they arrive at the oasis and find some of their recent acquaintances slaughtered by the zombies. The night is upon
the young scallywags and soon too is the living dead. But, they pluckily fight them off with Molotov cocktails (which they
learnt to make at college!!) and torches (flames not batteries!). At which the zombies graciously shuffle off their immortal
There are not many zombies in here, maybe a dozen or so, so it aint exactly "Dawn of The Dead 1978". But what we do have
is a pretty dry and flaky bunch, with the occasional gory, gooey, worm ridden phisog.
Oasis isn't exactly fast paced, it takes a hell of a long time for the young gold hunters do actually get to the desert, and even
longer to get to the oasis.
These Nazi zombies must have rotten wooden limbs as a creaking always precedes their appearance, like 2 tree branches
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First, let me emphasize the good thing about this movie: the incredible score. Were it released now, I'd call it an interesting mix of trance and pseudo-ethnic music (rather like Muslimgauze, but with not as deft a touch), with undertones of death ambient and noise. But since those genres didn't really exist at the time, Franco was well out on the bleeding edge. If you must see this film, see it for the soundtrack. As for the rest...
Jess Franco has directed almost two hundred films in his long and completely undistinguished career (which, I might add, is still going strong, with two films released in 2002 and one slated for release in 2003 it doesn't look like we'll see until 2004). A large number of them have been softcore films. There's far more of Tinto Brass than Lucio Fulci around Jess Franco, which makes me wonder why on earth I'd have been expecting Oasis of the Zombies to be a decent flick. Oh, well, it's a Nazi zombie movie, and I got it cheap.
Yes, a Nazi zombie movie. I had always thought Shock Waves to be the only one of its kind, but it seems there's a whole subgenre of them (all inspired by Louis Pauwels' supposedly-nonfiction book The Morning of the Magicians). And of those I've seen, Shock Waves still remains far and away the best of them. But I digress.
In this one, the Nazi zombies are guarding a treasure in gold bars they'd taken from the Afrika Korps during World War II. The gold, however, never made it out of the desert; in fact, it never made it out of the oasis where the ambush was staged. After fierce fighting on both sides (`what? no one told me this was a war movie!"), the only survivor is the commander of the Afrika Korps.Read more ›
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I suppose you may find this "zombie" movie dull and lacking in directional skills as well as a poorly written
story line. Read more
The basic premise of this movie seems promising. It has Nazis, gold, zombies, exotic locales and occasional nudity. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ETN
This movie has a GREAT poster of Nazi zombies and if you spend 90 minutes staring at the poster you are sure to find it more entertaining than actually watching the movie itself,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kenneth Anderson
Some of the reviews of this movie are pretty wordy. However, as Spinal Tap's album titled Shark Sandwich once got a two word review: "S**t Sandwich", I think the same applies... Read morePublished 12 months ago by KDI
Such a stunning transfer of one of the most uneventful zombie films ever made. Watch absolutely nothing occur, in mouth-watering HD!!! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lyhue Wynegar
Unbelievably dumb, poor everything, acting, directing just a complete waste.Published 14 months ago by Carlon Green
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