Vengeance of the Zombies
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What strain of zombie are those seeking vengeance? These are voodoo zombie women with teased or bouffant hairdos. They are raised from the dead by burning blood covered plastic dolls, and they walk around in see-through cloaks. The make-up is basically different shades of gray grease-paint. These are slow moving zombies. Since they are voodoo-style, they are not infectious meat-eaters. Instead they are assassins sent to kill people, usually be choking them. They are brought to life and controlled by a guy in a really bad "V for Vendetta" costume. I give the vengeance zombies a slightly above average 6/10 rating.
The gore mostly consists of bright red fake blood. Most of the killings are from victims being choked or stabbed. There are a lot of fish-eye lens close-ups of zombie faces, which are kind of creepy since the zombie some of the women are not very easy on the eyes. Vengeance rates a medium gore/violence score of 5/10.
Of course, there is a fare share of the required zombie film gratuitous sexism and nudity. There are a couple of half-hearted sex scenes, and the zombie women walk around in transparent black nightgowns. Most of the movie the viewer will probably find themselves wishing that people would put on a few more clothes.Read more ›
Highlights include some awesome music, hip London locations, Naschy in 3 different roles (Indian mystic Krishna (?!), his scarred evil brother, and Satan), cheesy (but effective) makeup and topless scenes from both Mirta Miller (Dracula's Great Love) and Aurora De Alba (Frankenstein's Bloody Terror).
The HD image transfer is absolutely flawless and looks like it was filmed yesterday, not 35 years ago. Really, it's amazing. Amazon says the image is widescreen, but it's fullscreen. There doesn't seem to be a loss of visual information, but I can't say for sure. Audio boasts a selection of Spanish w/ subtitles or dubbed English with a choice of mono or surround stereo.
I hope Deimos follows through with their plan to release Spanish horror classics Night of the Sorcerers and The Loreley's Grasp later in the year-they have done a real standup job here and deserve much praise and success for their efforts.
One thing, however, which might have effectively tied everything together - a thing that's saved quite a few movies from the rubbish heap - a thing every horror movie depends upon fully as much as atmosphere - is the music. Here's a newsflash for director Leon Klimovsky (if he's still among the living): horror and jazz go together about as well as water and oil. The musical score for "Vengeance of the Zombies" flat out stinks. Now it's true that Dario Argento has used somewhat jazzy music to great advantage; but, you see, that was good jazzy music, as opposed to the screeching mess used by Klimovsky. Almost as mind-bogglingly bad as the music was the staging of the action. It wasn't just the dainty gore and prissy violence that was slow - everything was like halfway between regular speed and slow motion.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very atmospheric and fun. Make sure you get the uncut original language version with English options from mariobavafan at yahoo.comPublished 2 months ago by Manishafan
I watched about 3 minates of this thing someone has the nerve to call a movie. I'm so very sorry I paid good money for this piece of garbage.Published 21 months ago by Franklin Hamilton
I have to rate this 1 star because the quality of the movie that is on Amazon Prime in terms of video and audio was so poor, it was unwatchable.Published 23 months ago by SteveB27
Wow, so bad....I can only say I watched <10 minutes worth...but it was an awful 10 minutes. Don't waste your time. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Tammi Brewer
First I will say that the music/soundtrack to this film is just off the hook, amazing!! That was the second thing i noticed when first viewing this masterpiece of horror cinema and... Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by alyka
Another bad actor movie cheaply done.. Do not watch, waste of time and money. I hated. Amazon shouldn't charge people to watch these type of moviesPublished on March 10, 2013 by Rhonda Bell-todd
The film is worth it just to see Naschy looking absolutely gorgeous in that long haired, dark wig and showing off his muscles in that toga looking thing he wore in his first scene. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by DeutscheRoboter
"Vengeance of the Zombies" is a Spanish film set in 1972 London. Paul Naschy wrote and stars in this film in a triple role: not only does he appear as Krishna, but also as... Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by Robert I. Hedges