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2 No Zombi-Zombie Slam Midnight (1979)

by 27/10/2013
"Zombi 2" follows the laborious effort of a group of people to escape the zombie of a tropical island in the Caribbean. There a mysterious illness turns locals into bloodthirsty zombies.
Overview
Σκηνοθεσία

Lucio Fulci

Παραγωγή

Fabrizio De Angelis, Ugo Tucci

Σενάριο

Elisa Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti

Ηθοποιοί

Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Μουσική

Fabio Frizzi, Giorgio Cascio

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Variety Film Production

Γνωστή και ως

"Zombie Flesh Eaters", "Island of the Living Dead", "Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us", "Zombie", "Επιδρομή των Ζόμπι", "Zombi 2: Το νησί των ζωντανών νεκρών"

Πρωτότυπος Τίτλος

Zombi 2

Διάρκεια

1 Hour and 31 Minutes (91 Min)

Χώρα

Italy

Γλώσσα

Italian, English

Σλόγκαν

"When the earth spits out the dead, they will rise to suck the blood of the living!", "If you loved 'Dawn of the Dead', you'll just eat up 'Zombie'!", "We Are Going To Eat You!", "The dead are among us", "They will rise to suck the blood of the living!", "When the earth spits out the dead.....They will return to tear the flesh of the living".

Προϋπολογισμός

ITL 410.000.000

Box Office

ITL 614.000.000

Έτος

1979

ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ

The film station put to good Italian Lucio Fulci in the elite of the world's greatest filmmakers horror films is the legendary "Zombi 2". Originally there was a confusion of several, thinking that this film is a continuation of "Dawn of the Dead" (1978) by George Romero, whose Italian title was simply Zombi, however this film has nothing to do with this of Romero.

The film begins with abandoned yacht approaching the port of New York. Two policemen are investigating the boat but unfortunately for a murdered by aimodipses will a zombie that was hidden and gashed neck. Then, and after the noises that created the terrible event, the chance of two people uniting and specifically of a journalist who is assigned by the Publisher to investigate the issue and a young girl whose father belonged to the vessel. On board the Lady and the journalist they find a note from her father (and scientist) which States that it is located in the tropical Caribbean island of Matool, suffering from a mysterious illness. Soon they start to find her father and on their way they cooperate with a couple which makes it easy to reach the island taking them on their boat. What the four travelers do not know is that the island is full of bloodthirsty zombies and a mysterious illness-curse turns more and more inhabitants into zombies. There they encounter a scientist studying the mysterious phenomenon but very soon all of them will find that the ringer of zombies tightens around the constricting and longer life is threatened by the most horrific creatures you would expect to encounter.

Horror Trivia

When the "Zombi 2" was launched in cinemas said that vomit bags given to viewers because of the unprecedented brutality of the film by the standards of that era.

Well, I don't think you need to stand in one particular case and the plot after horror movies with zombies usually not distinguished for their script originality. The evidence that the highlight is the appearance of zombies, their attacks and the morbid atmosphere. Well, these three key elements, the "Zombi 2" manages famous. Innovative and very violent for its time, was able to give us a very gruesome, brutal and appalling picture for these nekrozwntana creatures who have loved generations of fans. The appearance is terrible and utterly disgusting as befits people who rose from the grave. I.e. skoylikiasmena heads, the rotten parts, plenty of wounds and deformities and all related. Their attacks are accompanied by gallons of bloodshed in extremely violent images. The atmosphere is maintained – and with the help of evocative music in a climate modulating levels morbidly despair and sapilas. All of them manage to hijack some problematic parts such as moderate interpretations, shallow dialogues and incomprehensible reactions of some victims just freeze at the sight of zombies rather than run away. I would say ' well seek logic in a movie with zombies "? Of course not so I think that if the three above-mentioned characteristics are attributed with mastery, the remaining flaws become insignificant details. Only serious complaint the somewhat slow pace of the film and the extremely delayed massive onslaught of zombies.

Be that as it may, however, the value of ' Zombi 2 ' remains huge. It is one of the best films of the genre and definitely one of the top moments of the "Godfather of gore" Lucio Fulci.

Zombi 2

Movie Highlights

  • The totally unexpected scene of a brief fight zombies with a shark (!) at the bottom of the sea! So the weird scene that you don't go to heart apothewseis!
  • Nailing the eye of Greek Olga Karlatos in a sharp broken door knob after grabbing her head by a zombie. Incredibly detailed and shocking picture!
  • The extirpation of the throat of a girl from the group by one of the zombie frikiastikotera that we have ever seen and the head of played then by a team member! Very violent scene and this!
  • Bulk Doo the zombies (finally) who, despite his slowness ideally complements the climate morbidity we attended in large part of the film.

Posters

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Photos

zombie image 5 zombie image 4 zombie image 3 zombie image 2 zombie image 1

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Zombi No 2 (1979) on IMDb

Διαβάθμιση Gore:
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος

Διαβάθμιση Βαθμολογίας:
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!

Positives

The gruesome side of the zombies, the wonderful and addictive music, the atmosphere of decadence and despair, the unprecedented violence.

Negatives

The noticeably slow pace of the film, the draft partly acting.

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Must for zombie lovers but also of extreme gore. Maintains a well-deserved title of cult horror film.

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