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What they say: The long-awaited fan favorite finally available
In an effort to expose a flesh-eating cult in New
York City, a team of scientists sets out on an
expedition to the primitive island of Keto. They
are soon trapped in the wilderness, surrounded
by a tribe of murderous cannibals and an army
of deadly zombies!
What I say: The first time I watched Zombie Holocaust it was called Doctor Butcher M.D. Back in the 80’s apparently it was import law to re-title all Italian horror movies. This made the movie seem more lurid that it actually was. Zombie Holocaust stands on its own as a fine example of the splatter zombie film. Now, let me say, this film is not perfect. There are errors galore present in the film. Like when a cannibals arm clearly breaks off when he throws himself from a window, but it’s back on him when the camera catches up to him.
This can give the film a funny feel at times, but once the cannibals, and later the zombies, show up things improve immensely. If things and surrounding seem familiar, don’t panic. You’re not going crazy. The movie was shot on the same sets at Lucio Fulcis Zombie.
Now it might seem like I’m down on Zombie Holocaust but nothing could be further from the truth. There is only one thing I love more than a zombie movie, and that’s an Italian zombie movie.
Picture quality pretty amazing for a film from this time period, as it seems they were not preserved very well. Picture is sharp with lots of detail, and everything looks great. The DTD MA HD 2.0 track is fine, with clearly heard voices amongst all the screaming.
Extras include some cut scenes, an interview, and a DVD copy of this film.
Recommended for the zombie fan in your life!