The Italian Zombie Movie - DOUBLE FEATURE
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(Mar 15, 2010)
While investigating the brutal death of his twin brother, a special forces veteran, a sexy psychic, an evil succubus, her oafish boyfriend, two mysterious aliens and the Michigan Militia inadvertently join forces against a Landfill of the Living Dead!
Finally, by popular demand and through the wizardry of digital video compression technology, "Zombie Abomination AND Zombie Atrocity - The Italian Zombie Movies - Parts 1 & 2" are available together for the first time on a DOUBLE FEATURE DVD! At long last, you can see these smart, funny (and occasionally ridiculously gross) homages to and parodies of the surreal and sexist European horror flicks of the 80's in one double-feature sitting! That's nearly three hours of no-budget cult-movie "zombedy" fun for the price of one DVD. With so much 'movie' crammed onto a single DVD, we had to eliminate the amazing bonus features that are included on the individual releases, but you WILL get a brand new cast and crew commentary track not available anywhere else! So if you're ready for the JAW-DROPPING dialogue, CHUNK-BLOWING grossouts and GUT-BUSTING laughs that have been pleasing genre critics and film festival audiences around the midwest, pop in The Italian Zombie Movie - DOUBLE FEATURE DVD and enjoy!
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Then there are Saragon and Rockman, two utility linemen out searching for the source of an energy spike, who escape their zombie encounter by tapping into the technology of an alien spaceship they discover. Likewise, the Colonel and Jeremiah, former soldiers now with the Michigan militia, manage to extricate themselves from the zombies' clutches with the help of Jeremiah's martial arts training. Jeremiah goes on to bigger and better things. While the Colonel is a man obsessed with cleanliness, frequently sterilizing his hands with his urine - even sterilizing them before examining a stool sample taken from Ruggero, the only character actually bitten by the zombies. Ruggero, a cop holed up in a trailer in the woods, is, of course, in danger of becoming a zombie from the encounter, as he sends his girlfriend Maria on one after another mission to try and save them both from the zombies. But Maria, it turns out, has her own agenda - as does the sinister Dr Falluci, whose scientific experiments for the Army are what precipitate the zombie crisis to begin with - and whose prescribed pills render a great psychic powerless to stop the zombie assault.
Katriona, widow of Bruno's twin brother, is a psychic who gives Tarot readings - as it turns out, to her nemesis Mariangela, her husband's old flame from high school, who's out to extract revenge on just about everyone for her brother's accidental death. Katriona, the most intriguing as well as the most surrealistic character of them all, has become a virtual scatterbrain since losing her ESP; but manages to regain it just in time to send an SOS to Bruno, who runs the length of Italy to rescue her.
A lot of this review would have to be labeled SPOILER were it not for the fact that it really doesn't matter all that much finding out what happens or to whom it happens. All that matters is watching how it all develops and plays out. And, following in the footsteps of a previous reviewer, I intend to watch it again - and perhaps yet again - and fully expect to enjoy it just as much as the first time I watched.
Now the content; that is different! IF you don't know what the movie is about, or the production quality, visit their website. It is one of the best zero budget movie(s) I've ever seen. Humorous and gory, you can tell they had fun making this, and want you to have fun watching. Whichever set you get; whether it's this one with the more compressed video, or the individual titles with all the special features, you need to see these movies if you're a fan of B-Movie zero budget horror! The second one was more fun, but it needed the story setup of Part 1 to really shine. It's one continuous story.
I originally slammed this title very hard (1 star in an earlier, now deleted review) for being compressed, because it states this at the title screen, and recommends purchasing the individual titles to get the less compressed video with all the special features. I gotta say, I contacted the director, and he was very apologetic and has taken steps beyond what was needed to make things right! But visit theitalianzombiemovie website to get all the details on what you're buying. Don't trust Amazon's description 100% (at least not as of the date of this review).
If you have an older CRT (not flat panel or HD), TV, then this version may be fine for you, especially if you don't watch outtakes, behind the scenes or special features. One thing this set has that the individual titles don't is a different audio commentary.
Bottom line: SEE THESE MOVIES!!!
It's an homage to older Euro horror so if you enjoy that horror subgenre in particular you are really in for a treat. Additionally if you enjoyed the low-budget shot-on-video (good old analog tape days) movies of the 80's you will really appreciate this.
Zombies, aliens, martial arts, animated disembodied wrestling heads... what's not to like? A truly over-the-top story that ties together nicely in the end. I highly recommend it especially for fans of lower-budget indie horror and aspiring filmmakers. The Double-Feature DVD (containing both Parts 1 and 2) is a must as the two really need to be watched together to get the full effect.