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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 ›
It is a fun movie that you can watch with friends and make sarcastic remarks about!
Technically, picture quality of this Image release is generally fine, with dark scenes a bit difficult to follow, and a few overexposed desert scenes probably shot near noon time. As declared on the covers, format is widescreen and running time is 82 minutes. Audio is in French or English, and no subtitles are provided. No extras either.
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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There's a handful of weird shots that stand out. I's pretty slow paced and horribly acted, there are entire sequences where you forget it is a zombie movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was just 1 min. into the movie when I fully realized this movie was going to suck hard, real hard (it did suck a lot in the end. No wonder imdb. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Darkalo
When you go into a schlocky film like this, done by one of the masters of such, like Jess Franco, you need to tailor your expectations. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Meeley
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 14 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 17 months ago by Kenneth Anderson
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