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 ›
THE STORY: A disgraced scientist working in the everglades dreams of turning himself and the tasty female of his choice into hybrid catfish people so that they can rule the world. 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!
THOUGHTS: ZAAT (aka "The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z") is an dreadfully stupid movie, make no mistake about it. 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. It's also available as a release as one of the 'experiments' on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and it's even funnier when it's getting torn a new one. Either way, ZAAT is a helluva weird viewing experience.
THE BLU-RAY: The release of this oddball clunker on Blu-ray is cause for both great joy & great sadness. On one hand it's cause for euphoric celebration because bad movie lovers like myself would never have believed in our wildest dreams that we'd EVER see this misfit motion picture receive a legit release. There are some nice bonus features as well. One the other hand, this Blu-ray is cause for heart-breaking misery because Cultra, the company that produced this release, utilized DNR (digital noise reduction) to make the transfer look cleaner, which isn't unusual. The problem is that they went waaay overboard when they selected the amount of reduction to use.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
F*** you, Pulp Fiction. Eat a bucket of di***, Shawshank Redemption.The Sixth what? Did Andy have to fight walking catfish that he ran into, while crawling through that sewer, in... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
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 12 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 on July 16, 2014 by 1NRA
Corny low budget stupid story line ... In other words great flickPublished on July 4, 2014 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 on February 20, 2014 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