Zaat (Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack)
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As for the story ...
Disillusioned ex-Nazi scientist Kurt Leopold (played with grim stoicism by a skinny and pasty Marshall Grauer) disappears into a run-down lab in rural Florida. (Wait a minute, you say: what's an ex-Nazi doing with an abandoned lab in rural Florida, of all places? Don't ask, I say!) He's convinced that the way he can rule the world is to become part-fish. (Wait a minute, you say: what in the Sam Hill was this ex-Nazi thinking in order to jump to this conclusion? Don't ask, I say!) But can the motley crew of a young black biologist (Gerald Cruse), a redneck sheriff (Paul Galloway), and two sexy government agents for the Inter-Nations Phenomenon Investigations Team (Dave Dickerson and the stunning Sanna Ringhaver) pool their strokes of genius before the world's forever flushed up a creek without a paddle? Only time will tell ...Read more ›
ZAAT (aka "The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z") is an dreadfully stupid movie, make no mistake about it folks! Luckily, it's one of those that's so bad it's good. You have to wonder just what these folks were thinking (or smoking) when they dreamed this mess up. The "plot" concerns a disgraced scientist working in the everglades who dreams of turning himself and the tasty female of his choice into hybrid catfish people so that they can rule the world. (Honest!) He also plans to turn everyone else into mutant catfish people so that we can all live together in aquatic harmony. (No word on whether Catfish Hunter thought this was a good idea or not.) A scientific investigation agency sends in a trio of good guy scientist types, (picture a mix of X-files, Scooby-Doo and The G.I. Joe Adventure Team), to get to the bottom of the dastardly goings-on before it's *GASP!* too late!
The release of this oddball clunker on Blu-ray is cause for both great joy and great sadness. On one hand it's cause for euphoric celebration because bad movie lovers like myself would never have believed in even our wildest dreams that we would EVER see this bizarre motion picture get a legit home release. Doubly delightful to see that it got the Blu-ray treatment to boot! There are some neat extras on the disc and the packaging is pretty sweet, too. However, this Blu-ray is also cause for heart-breaking misery because Cultra, the company that produced this Blu-ray edition, chose to utilize a DNR (digital noise reduction) filter to make the transfer look cleaner, which isn't all that unusual. They problem is that they went waaay overboard when they filtered the source material to master this movie; everything has a slick sheen to it that wasn't there originally.Read more ›
But it doesn't stop there my friends. Nooooooo.
In the morgue scene the corpse breathes. Boom mics appear in various scenes. Apparently the production had a film editor, but nobody knows why. Pointless and downright silly narrative monologue at the beginning with bad folk music in the background. Crew shadows everywhere. Monster standing around waiting for cue. Hanna Barbara cartoon like sound effects. A monster that wears a Phillis Diller feather boa. NOBODY in the film can act. Miles of "stock footage" that sticks out like a goiter on a prom queen. One of the best scenes in the movie is when the monster is in the lab freaking out and tearing the place apart. He "acts" like a 3 year old birthday boy after somebody flicks a booger on his cake.
This movie has been described as;
And, it's HILARIOUS! An all time classic!
If you're a fan of bad (and I mean really bad) movies, you're going to love this! The HD 1080p transfer isn't like James Cameron going back with his touch as he did to Titanic. This transfer shows a little wear...and it actually enhances the retro experience. There's a restoration featurette on the Blu-ray that shows the sharpening, color correction and digital noise reduction they used and it's pretty impressive. This Blu-Ray version is guaranteed to be the best treatment you'll ever see given to this film and it looks pretty darn good, even on a projector screen.
Everybody knows the phrase "B Movie". Well, this is a Z Movie. And the Z is for, ZAAT!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film is awful. Most scenes are boring or repetitive or flat out dont make sense. Only watch if you are into making fun of bad films.Published 6 months ago by Cole Menjugas
A classic made in my home town of Green Cove Springs that my Grandfather had a bit part in.Published 19 months ago by 1NRA
Corny low budget stupid story line ... In other words great flickPublished 19 months ago by Scott Ray Pierson
If you really want to see this tripe?get Blood waters of Dr.Z.its the same movie.Zaat is the name of the formula he uses. Read morePublished 24 months ago by J.R.Love
Excellent picture and sound quality. Loved this movie. Very glad it came out on video. If you like those cheaply made monster movies of long ago, add this one to your list.Published on August 4, 2013 by Kenneth K.
The product itself is okay, but damn this movie is boring and so slow I just fell asleep on it. The droning voice of the narrator can put anybody to bed. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Andre
Is this movie silly??? Yes it is. But that's the whole point. People that run this movie down,just don't get,that this is not supposed to be taken seriously. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Ishmael
What horrifying creature will be unleashed when Nazi scientist Dr. Kurt Leopold injects himself with his own sinister serum, ZAAT? Half man, half catfish, ALL TERROR! Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Carl Manes