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Oasis of the Zombies [Blu-ray] [1982] [US Import]

1.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AIANJ7S
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On my way home from work I noticed an old betamax video sitting at the bottom of an old drain in the street where I live. Carefully fishing it out with an old coathanger, I dried it out, then watched it. It was an old copy of Oasis of the Zombies by Jess Franco. The picture quality, though not great, was watchable, and far better than the version here on Amazon Prime.

The film is just awful, but somehow entertaining too. Completely illogical and silly, but it takes you back to the good old days of 80s horror!
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Can I firstly specify that this will play on Uk blu ray players (it works on mine which is region B). The quality of the image varies from very good to bad depending on the scene (the bad being stock footage). Generally barring specks the image is bright and clear and much better than Redemptions other 2 previously released Franco blu ray titles. The Film itself is like a poorly executed Fulci fim, and Franco so obviously is trying to emulate that, especially with his zombies... but unfortunately has more of a comedic effect (check out the head on a stick zombie!!! ). The film itself drags at times but has some entertainment value, especially the last 20 minutes which is where it has its biggest impact and is crappy. It certainly isnt the best zombie film and definately not the worst, but dont go into this expecting Zombie (flesh eaters) or anything. Overall though if youre a zombie nut or even just a Franco fan it may be worth picking up for your collection, just lower your expectations.
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Vaguely interesting Franco Film that is coming out in a newly restored version from Black House films later this year. Perhaps Amazon will then remove the rubbish they have on Instant Video. They clearly don't bother to quality control uploads from Echelon Studios.
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A group of students go to Africa looking for lost Nazi gold, unaware that a murderous treasure hunter is on the trail of it also, all are blind to the fact that the long dead Nazi's may not take to well to there gold being stolen and rise from the grave to stop them.

Jess Franco's foray into the zombie movie is not a pleasant one, in truth its a painfully slow, non-starter. Let's start with the positives, it's only 82mins long (although that's still 80mins too long), the desert scenery looks great and the war scenes actually look quite good, so much so that they fell like they were filmed for another film. As with Franco there are the usual problems, horrific acting & dubbing, the make up effects are about as convincing as a £3 note, the plot makes about as much sense as Gary Busey on a good day and the soundtrack is sleep inducing, but the deathly pace but is the real killer. We get a totally redundant murder scene at the beginning of the picture as the perpetrator is killed off not 25mins later, the combat scenes (we see in a flashback) are really just padding, it just seemed Franco needed something to pad out the treasure hunting stuff and in context seems a little out of place. The film then grinds on & on with very little zombie action until the last 15-20mins, the first attack is at about the half hour mark, but it takes what seems like an eternity for the next with only completely uninteresting dialogue to hold you, by the time the zombies gather & rise from there grave's most will have lost the will to live.

How this became a Section 3 nasty is a mystery, there a couple of quite mild chowing sequences, neither are bloody or strong, maybe the police fell asleep, had a nightmare and thought it was from the film, its a possibility, well maybe.
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This version is utterly unwatchable. It is so washed out, you might was well be wearing a brown paper bag over your head. Its so fuzzy I can't believe that it isn't some kind of bootleg copy of a copy of a heavily used rental betamax tape that fell out of a motorcyclists back pocket on the way back to the video store, slid own into a storm sewer where it was eventually flushed out to sea. Now, decades later, it washed ashore, found by an Amazon Prime Instant Video employee who thought it was somehow good enough quality to put in the store.
All that, and its cropped 4:3, not even pan and scan, but center cropped.
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I remember this film back from when I rented it from a video shop years ago. The quality of the tape was awful, as was the film - I suspect it was a heavily watched bootleg copy from the way the title was written in crayon and blu-tacked to the case. Unfortunately as I was taking the film back to the store on my motorbike, the betamax tape fell out of my (ridiculously large) back pocket, bounced a couple of times on the road and slid down a drain, never to be seen again.

I often wonder what happened to that tape and if anyone ever found it.
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