Zombie (1979)
aka. Zombie 2
aka. Zombie Flesh-Eaters

Directors: Lucio Fulci
Genre: Horror


"The Dead Are Among Us!

In Italy, it was considered the "unofficial sequel" to Dawn of the Dead, In England, it was known as Zombie Flesh-Eaters and banned as obscene. In America, it was known as Zombie and advertised with the depraved tag line "We Are Going To Eat You!". Tisa Farrow (Manhattan), Richard Johnson (The Haunting) and Ian McCulloch (Contamination) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by the maestro of gore Lucio Fulci (Contraband, Conquest, The Beyond) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin ripping, gore gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Now Zombie has been remastered from it's original camera negative. Each flesh-eating frame has been lovingly restored to skull-rotting perfection. This is Zombie like you truly never heard or seen it before!" - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
This truly is a horror/zombie classic! Fulci really doesn't hold back on the gore here. The zombies look surprisingly good and so does all the blood and guts. The acting was also pretty good compared to other movies like this. There are some very memorable scenes, like the eyeball scene, but there's another scene that really stuck with me. And that's the underwater scene with a zombie and shark fighting which is just amazing! The atmosphere is also quite nice in this one. Despite all this, the movie does have its problems. The story is nothing special at all and there are a few plot holes and illogical stuff here. What was the story with the doctor?! All through the movie there was hints about him not beeing the good doctor he seemed, but that never got any kind of explanation. I must admit that annoyed me a bit. Also, the fact that there were maggots eating on the corpses of 400 year old Spanish soldiers is a bit dumb, but now I'm just beeing picky.
I also have to point out that Blue Underground's DVD is great. It's got both the Italian and English language tracks and the picture quality is amazing!
In the end, Fulci's Zombie doesn't reach up to the level of Romero's zombie trilogy, but it's great if you take it for what it is. Pure entertainment! A must for gore hounds!

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Buy "Zombie" uncut at: DVD Pacific or VideoUniverse