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Plot: When a terrorist’s body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead.
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CONGLOMERATION WITH IFFY RESULTS
The movie most know as DAWN OF THE DEAD was released elsewhere as ZOMBIE. Because of that when director Lucio Fulci made his own zombie film it was called ZOMBIE 2 but released here as ZOMBIE. That film was original in its own right and had some nice effects and some gut churning moments. Fulci had already made a name for himself with several films before and after that one and when the chance came to make a new zombie film he hesitated. Knowing that writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi were working on the screenplay and wanted his input into the production he welcomed the chance.
The movie went into production shooting in the Philippines and almost immediately ran into problems. The biggest of those was the fact that items promised to Fulci by the directors were not provided which angered him. Next was the fact that the location itself was harsh and took its toll on all involved. Lastly was the fact that Fulci himself was ill at the time dealing with cancer among other things. The end result wasn’t approved by the producers and they brought the writers back in to rewrite part of the film using the footage already shot by Fulci. In addition to that they brought in director Bruno Mattei to shoot some sequences as well as Fragasso. The end result is a conglomeration of items that combine for a decent Italian zombie film but kind of a mixed bag at the same time. Knowing all of this helps when watching the film.
At a top secret government location tests are being conducted on a program called Death Note. The end results are unsatisfactory at best and deadly at worst. After the scientists behind the project cancel it and are about to transport their findings and a vial of their formula to be disposed of their attacked by spies. One of the spies escapes with the case it was all in and is shot, breaking the case and exposing him to its contents. Wounded and infected he runs through the jungle until he finds a hotel and checks in.
The military sets out to find the spy who by now has infected a worker at the hotel. Deciding the best way to be safe is to take over the hotel the military does so, taking everyone captive and later killing them all. To dispose of the body they cremate it. The head scientists chastises them for this noting that it will release the virus into the air which the commander considers “science fiction”. Apparently animating dead bodies isn’t.
Of course the virus makes its way into the atmosphere and a large number of people and animals are infected. One is a couple out for the weekend who come across infected chickens on the road, one of which bites the man and infects him. Another is three G.I.s on leave and the RV full of girls they come across, infected when a flock of birds breaks into the RV after going mad and pecking one of the girls. Eventually their stories come together and they unite.
As the virus spreads everyone seems to be under attack by the infected, zombies whose only goal is to eat the flesh of the living. All of those flesh eating moments are seen on glorious color with some well used gels, goos, goops and plenty of torn flesh. The zombies are inconsistent in that some are the meandering, slow moving zombies while others have the ability to run and fight like they’ve mixed it up before. Whether or not anyone will survive is anyone’s guess until the final reel rolls.
Like many of the Italian horror films to come out of the 70s and 80s this one is filled with dialogue and segments that make little sense. I’m not sure if that’s because something is lost in translation or that they just tend to shoot stories differently than anyone else. In any event it makes some things that happen seem incredibly stupid on the parts of the characters involved and will leave you scratching your head as to why anyone would behave this way. The military leader thinking one thing is science fiction while the other is accepted is a good example. People surrounded by zombies who take shelter and decide the smartest move is to separate and search an area is another.
The end result is a movie that feels like exactly what it was, a movie that had a script that was well put together and then twisted into something completely different. Fragasso notes in an interview in the extras the problems that they had with the producer and the fact that most of the issues had with the film stemmed from problems he created. Fulci was so angered that he shot over 20 minutes of footage of the actors doing nothing more than rowing a canoe. Conditions were so bad that when asked to return for reshoots to fix the film all of the actors involved refused, one going so far as to say she’d never return to the Philippines.
For myself I thought the movie was entertaining enough and one that horror fans can easily enjoy. Fans know exactly what to expect when it comes to Italian zombie films and this one delivers on all counts, the biggest of those being the gore content. One of those moments is also one of the funniest when a refrigerator door is opened and an unattached head flies through the air to begin gnawing on a victim’s neck. It’s sure to inspire groans and laughter for those watching who will then rewind it repeatedly to watch again and again. Another great scene involves one of the women falling into a hotel pond. Watch and see what happens, a great effect.
Severin has done a fantastic job with their release of the film. I’ve noted before with their release of SHOCKING DARK and in the past about other companies who bring films like this to blu-ray format that movies no matter how good or bad they are need to be preserved for future generations before they are lost forever. Severin has done just that with this film offering the film in a new 2k scan. Considering the original condition of the film and negatives it looks great.
Not only that they’ve packed it full of extras as well. They include THE LAST ZOMBIES an interview with co-director/co-writer Claudio Fragasso and co-writer Rossella Drudi, TOUGH GUYS an interview with actors/stuntmen Massimo Vanni and Ottaviano Dell’Acqua, THE PROBLEM SOLVER an interview with replacement director Bruno Mattei, SWIMMING WITH ZOMBIES an interview with actress Marina Loi, IN THE ZOMBIE FACTOR an interview with FX artists Franco Di Girolamo and an audio commentary track with stars Deran Sarafian and Beatrice Ring. The combined movie and these extras make the film a must have for fans of horror, those who particularly love Italian horror and movie fans looking for something different. The fans will want to forgo those old versions of the film and pick this one up from Severin. It’s the best version now available.
Original Language it
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (Germany), 1 hr 24 min (84 min) (USA), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (South Korea), 1 hr 12 min (72 min) (heavily cut) (Germany), 1 hr 24 min (84 min) (cut) (DVD edition) (Spain)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei
Writer Claudio Fragasso, Lucio Fulci, Rossella Drudi
Actors Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
Country Italy, Philippines
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Eastmancolor, Rome, Italy
Film Length 2,485 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm