on 31 December 2012
Before attempting to come to terms with a film like this (and there can't be many), it should be understood that conventional expectations must take a ninety-minute holiday, ideally to the 1970s London of Leon Klimovsky.
The title sequence, with shrouded zombies floating in slow motion to jangling music through a hooting and chirping nocturnal graveyard as a wax doll burns on a tombstone, perfectly sets the mood; madness and gore soon follow and before we're done we'll have met blinking corpses, spectacular Eurobabes, the very British police (who have a photo of the Queen on their office wall to prove it), a Spanish train in a station with a Welsh-looking name supposedly in rural England and, heaven help us, Paul Naschy as the Devil, resembling a demented Highland bull!
Picture's great, as is the general presentation of this excellent release; however, on a sober note, there's one scene of fowl murder to which some viewers might object.
on 5 December 2009
"Vengeance of the Zombies" was written by and stars Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy and was directed by Leon klimovsky. The story very briefly explained concerns a masked man who is using voodoo to raise the recently dead and then controlling them to kill various people..
If you're expecting a Romero/Fulci type zombie film you will be disappointed as it's nothing like one (at most there are about 4 or 5 zombies but they aren't of the cannibalistic kind). It's still a good film with some stylish direction as well as some nice&cool slow motion scenes that give it quite a dream like and surreal feel at times. There's also a healthy amount of the gore on offer. And the death sequences are very good and blood filled. Much of it was filmed in London so it's nice to see some familiar locations.
This DVD release is good and the picture quality is great,extras include intro from Naschy and linear notes with info on film/stars etc.