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Zombie vs. Zombi 2

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:27 am    Post subject: Zombie vs. Zombi 2 Reply with quote

So I'm finally getting around to buying a DVD of Zombie/Zombi 2/whatever you wanna call it. You know, that Fulci's Dawn of the Dead ripoff.

Anyway. I see that both Blue Underground and ADV/Media Blasters have editions out, and both look pretty snazzy. Seeing how many horror nuts we have 'round here, I thought I'd ask before I buy. Which one should I get?

(And yes, Scott, I'm poking around DVD Talk to see what they think, too.)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Blue Underground one, and it's pretty damn excellent.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget the reason behind the dual release-it was some rights thing but I am too lazy to do the research-but I believe that both films use the same transfer. The difference, if I recall correctly, is that while both use the commentary recorded long ago for the laserdisc (and reused for the OOP Anchor Bay DVD), the Blue Underground 2-disc version incorporates many more extras. Since I have seen that one for under $20 in certain superstores, that would seem to be the way to go for the hard-core buff.

Of course, I would recommend The Beyond over Zombie any day of the week-while I bow to no one in my admiration for the sight of a zombie rassling a shark, the screw-loose surrealism of The Beyond beats it any day of the week.

My God, I really have seen too many zombie films
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Beyond is on my shopping list, too.

Am I not mistaken in thinking that one of the releases is a slightly longer cut of the film? Something like the BU version was the longer edit, but the ADV one had better extras?

Hell. I've seen both for $15 each. Maybe I'll just go with both of 'em.

Thanks for the tips, by the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Media Blasters one and it's great too. Whichever I guess.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With aplogies to BU fans, I got suckered by the extras and bought the Media Blasters version.

And Peter, I also nabbed The Beyond. Just so's you know.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

petersob wrote:

My God, I really have seen too many zombie films


Recommendations, please!

I’ve seen all of the major stuff – all Romero, Dead and Buried, Zombie, The Beyond, and even some of the newer Japanese stuff like “Stacy” and “Junk,” but I’m always in the market for some more obscure titles.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, having publicly proclaimed my adoration for the Resident Evil films, I think that my credentials for recommending zombie movies have been permanently revoked

However, here are a couple of titles-even if you have already seen them, they are worth a glance.

I Walked With a Zombie
White Zombie
Cemetary Man (Dellamorte Dellamorte
Demons
Deathdream
Tombs of the Blind Dead
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Plague of the Zombies
Shock Waves
Sugar Hill
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tomb of the Blind Dead movies are pretty nifty...very atmospheric. Of course, they're derivative as hell like the Fulci movies, but just as enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm absolutely amazed by the shark sequence in Zombie. (A little bit sickened, but amazed nonetheless.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I believe that TOmbs of the Blind Dead actually predates the Fulci films. IMDB lists it as 1971
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions, Pete. I haven't seen most of those. I'll be sure to check'em out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant derivative of Romero, not Fulci. The closing sequence of Tomb of the Blind Dead is almost a direct ripoff of the photomontage sequence of Night of the Living Dead...even the soundtrack is similar.
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