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Zombie (1979)

Tisa Farrow , Ian McCulloch , Lucio Fulci  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver, Auretta Gay
  • Directors: Lucio Fulci
  • Writers: Dardano Sacchetti, Elisa Briganti
  • Producers: Fabrizio De Angelis, Gianfranco Couyoumdjian, Ugo Tucci
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002C9DK4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,940 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Zombie" on IMDb

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  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Galleries
  • Lucio Fulci Bio

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Tisa Farrow, Ian McCullough. Scientific researchers visit a remote island and discover its horrifying secret-it's inhabited by bloodthirsty zombies that survive by eating human flesh. This graphically gory film is an update of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead . 2 DVDs. 1979/color/90 min/R/widescreen.

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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "We are going to eat you..." February 2, 2004
Originally perceived by critics as a Dawn of the Dead rip off, Lucio Fulci's Zombie is an over the top gorefest that has become a classic among fans over the years. Featuring some of the most realistic looking zombies ever to be seen on film (they're rotting and decomposing and look brilliantly disgusting) and plenty of memorable scenes (including the infamous splinter in the eye scene and the beautifully shot underwater battle between a shark and a resiliant zombie), Zombie is a gorehounds' dream. The story is simple, a few inhabitants of a cursed island all become chow for a horde of zombies, but it works for the film as it is simple, unsettling gorey horror Fulci style. There's no social commentary or dark humor like in Romero's Dead trilogy or Dead Alive, just pure horror all the way; and while it may not be as profound as Fulci's The Beyond, Zombie is still a more than solid horror flick worth seeing if you have the stomach for it. Anchor Bay has assembled a solid DVD for the film (they always do great jobs for cult horror films on DVD) with enough extras to satisfy most fans of the film.
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156 of 181 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For everyone wondering... October 16, 2004
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"Zombi 2" is the same film as Zombie. That much we've figured out. There's also a "Zombi 3" and a "Zombi 4." What some reviewers have asked is where is the missing chapter? So here goes.

When George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" was released in Italy, it was released under the name "Zombi." "Zombi 2" was written before Dawn, but was slightly changed to cash in on Romero's success. Thus, rather than call it "Zombi" again, they stuck on a "2," making it seem like a sequel.

When "Zombi 2" was released in the U.S., the name was changed once again, this time to "Zombie."

And the confusion ends.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 2-Disc edition of a true horror classic! February 9, 2005
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A boat on a New York City coast is discovered by the coast guards as abandoned but only with a literally undead creature on board but gets destroyed, leaving the coast guards puzzled. A reporter with a young woman in search of her missing father try to investigate by going to the caribbean islands with the help of some friends, but a terrible voodoo curse or virus is causing the dead to come up from the graves of the island to devour the flesh of the living as the reporter and company must struggle together to survive the island of the dead.

A shocking and excellent Italian horror thriller from Lucio Fulci whom was fresh off of doing comedies, westerns and thrillers gives us one of the most repulsive and scariest cult classics of all time. There is a creepy tropical atmosphere to give the movie's feel a tender eerieness with it's groovy music score by Fabio Frizzi and graphic gore effects such as the memorable if absolutely horrifying scene involving a woman getting her eyeball stabbed through a large splinter of wood.

The 2-Disc anniversary edition is certainly an improvement over the Anchor Bay version with better picture and digital sound quality that also contains the original Italian language track with English subtitles. It's extras are terrific, it's got featurettes on the history and behind the scenes of how this movie got made with it's success around the world, it's original european theatrical trailer, other trailers to zombie movies avalible from Media Blasters DVD, interviews with the actors & filmmakers and a photo, poster-and-still gallery.

This movie belongs in every horror lover's DVD collection, i highly recommend it but not for light sleepers or the squeamish.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
First, this movie from an entertainment value from 1 to 10 is a 10 plus.
Second, this movie from a technical visibility and technical audibility release value on DVD from 1 to 10 is a 4.
Reason for the first critique: The PROS
1. Director Lucio Fulci directs a fast paced nail biter from start to finish.
2. Excellent film scoring as the music really accentuates the drama.
3. Excellent casting, the actors are solid for this type of film - no phonies.
4. Excellent locations - from New York City to the exotic Carribean where the two main characters meet up with vacationers who agree to charter their boat and take the main two characters to the island of Matool where the horror begins - you'll know why there going there as you see the film.
5. Excellent makeup effects for zombies and the gruesome and great death scenes.
6. Excellent cinematography to heighten the tension during the film.
Reason for the second critique: The CONS
1. Anchor Bay Entertainment's DVD release of this movie is poor. This critique of poor DVD quality is rare when it comes to Anchor Bay Entertainment releases as their remastered-from-the-good-old-cellar-movie reputation normally puts out excellent quality DVDs with full frame-by-frame color correction, removal of original picture blurriness, and excellent audio track remastering, but this movie somehow slipped through the cracks as perhaps there was a rush to get this movie out on DVD due to its immense popularity among gore hounds and Fangoria Magazine fanatics. The rush job to DVD certainly shows. And below are the main points to look out for on this particular Anchor Bay Entertainment release.
2. Poor picture clarity. The picture from start to finish is viewable, but not at all crisp and without blur.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunted me ever since I was a kid....
I saw this one time when my parents were shopping and I was home alone.

I was like 8 years old, and I knew I should not have been putting in this VHS. Read more
Published 2 days ago by FILMCRITIC1987
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic of the genre
This review is about the Blue Underground Blu-ray release I recently purchased from here at Amazon.

The image on this movie looks amazing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trinity M. Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Zombie movie
Definitely delivered on the gore. I know it was the "time" but every women in the flick stands in horror while the zombie chomps on them! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Nour
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie + Shark = AMAZING
Lucio Fulci is a genious, and although I honestly don't remember the full plot of this great Italian zombie flick, the scene where a zombie wrestles a shark underwater is burned... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dan Garlington
4.0 out of 5 stars Italian gore fest
Excellent movie, special effects are excellent for time period.
It still gives scares and nauseous feelings. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary R. Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars We love this movie!
I like this movie very much!
I think most of 40S & 50s horror fun like this film.
Please watch if you have time.
Slow zombies make us frightening!
Published 1 month ago by Satoshi Oya
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!!!
I've watched more zombie movies then I should admit. This one is slow. Not just the zombies are slow, but the whole thing.
Shark scene was good. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amber Corbett
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet old school gore.
I really love the plot and the people really help entertain the zombie invasion coming and how it all started on a small island with voodoo.
Published 1 month ago by William Munoz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
Very good zombie movie. I especially liked zombie water scene. One or two scenes I thought could have been made better but overall movie was scarier and gory.
Published 2 months ago by Gary R. Sinkler
5.0 out of 5 stars The "2001: A Space Odyssey" of zombie movies...
Before we begin, let's just go over this one more time: "Zombi 2" is actually just called "Zombie," but was marketed in most territories as "Zombi 2,"... Read more
Published 2 months ago by C.
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Hello there. Is the OVER-SIZE BOX edition of Zombie (Wizard Video) the one with the BLACK BAND at the bottom or the WHITE BAND at the bottom?

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