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Zombie (1979) More at IMDbPro »Zombi 2 (original title)

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Zombie -- Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
Zombie -- Trailer for Lucio Fulci's "Zombie" (1979) with commentary from Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth").
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Release Date:
18 July 1980 (USA) See more »
When the earth spits out the dead, they will rise to suck the blood of the living! See more »
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tisa Farrow ... Anne Bowles
Ian McCulloch ... Peter West (as Ian Mc Culloch)

Richard Johnson ... Dr. Menard

Al Cliver ... Brian Hull
Auretta Gay ... Susan Barrett
Stefania D'Amario ... Nurse Clara - Menard's Assistant
Olga Karlatos ... Mrs. Menard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Brian Hull (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ugo Bologna ... Anne's Father (uncredited)
Ramón Bravo ... Underwater Zombie (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... Zombie (uncredited)
Dakar ... Lucas (uncredited)
Giannetto De Rossi ... Zombie Hand on Paola (uncredited)
Alberto Dell'Acqua ... Zombie (uncredited)
Arnaldo Dell'Acqua ... Zombie (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Worm-Eyed Zombie (uncredited)
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Zombie (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia ... Matthias (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Peter's News Editor (uncredited)
Leo Gavero ... Fritz (uncredited)
Captain Haggerty ... Fat Boat Zombie (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Boat Cop (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Romanokids ... Zombies (uncredited)
James Sampson ... Coroner #2 (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Mrs. Menard (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Leslie Thomas ... Coroner #1 (uncredited)
Mónica Zanchi ... Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
Writing credits
Elisa Briganti (written by)

Dardano Sacchetti  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
Gianfranco Couyoumdjian .... associate producer (credited in Italian version) (uncredited)
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
Ugo Tucci .... producer
Original Music by
Giorgio Cascio  (as Giorgio Tucci)
Fabio Frizzi 
Adriano Giordanella (uncredited)
Maurizio Guarini (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Production Design by
Walter Patriarca 
Costume Design by
Walter Patriarca 
Makeup Department
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Mirella De Rossi .... hair stylist (as Mirella Sforza)
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
Rosario Prestopino .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Giorgio Chessari .... production secretary
Tullio Lullo .... unit manager
Antonio Mazza .... production manager
Christian Alexander Morán .... post-production manager (restored version) (as Christian Alexander Moran)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
Art Department
Romano Chessari .... props
Giovanni Corridori .... set construction
Carlo Ferri .... set dresser
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor: English version
Ugo Celani .... sound recordist
Giuliano Gramaccioni .... boom operator
Bruno Moreal .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects
Giannetto De Rossi .... special effects
Gino De Rossi .... special effects (uncredited)
Roberto Pace .... special effects (uncredited)
Ramón Bravo .... stunts (uncredited)
Omero Capanna .... stunts (uncredited)
Alberto Dell'Acqua .... stunts (uncredited)
Arnaldo Dell'Acqua .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Arnaldo Dell'Acqua .... stunts (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts (uncredited)
Roberto Dell'Acqua .... stunts (uncredited)
Romanokids .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ramón Bravo .... underwater photographer
Ennio Brizzolari .... key grip
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Davide Cagnazzo .... still photographer: action stills (as David Cagnazzo)
Paolo Curto .... underwater photographer
Fernando Massaccesi .... chief electrician
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer: action stills
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiorella De Simone .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Carlo Della Corte .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Giorgio Cascio .... musician: keyboards (as Giorgio Tucci)
Fabio Frizzi .... musician: keyboards
Adriano Giordanella .... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Maurizio Guarini .... music programmer (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter Massi .... administrator
Daniela Tonti .... script continuity
Ramón Bravo .... shark trainer (uncredited)
Alida Cappellini .... voice dubbing: Auretta Gay (uncredited)
Guido De Salvi .... voice dubbing: Dakar (uncredited)
Sergio Di Giulio .... voice dubbing: Al Cliver (uncredited)
Christian Dines .... bonus material editor (uncredited)
Giancarlo Maestri .... voice dubbing: Ian McCulloch (uncredited)
Ada Maria Serra Zanetti .... voice dubbing: Olga Karlatos (uncredited)
Marcello Tusco .... voice dubbing: Lucio Fulci (uncredited)
Marcello Tusco .... voice dubbing: Richard Johnson (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zombi 2" - Italy (original title)
"Zombie Flesh Eaters" - Australia, International (English title) (alternative title), UK, USA (video title)
"Island of the Living Dead" - Europe (English title)
"Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us" - USA (video title)
"Sanguelia" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for horror violence/gore and nudity
91 min | Argentina:94 min | Japan:89 min | Germany:89 min | UK:89 min (cut)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:R18+ (uncut) (2004) | Australia:R18+ (cut) (1980-2004) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1980) | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (2002) | Finland:K-16 (1997) (heavily cut) | France:16 | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1989) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2007) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (2002) | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating: 1980) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1992) (cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1992) | USA:R | USA:X (original rating: uncut) | West Germany:18 (cut)

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According to the production crew interviewed for the Shriek Show DVD, scenes were shot of the zombies coming out of the water in New York. They never made it into the final edit though.See more »
Factual errors: When Brian fires a rifle at the shark from the boat, he fires the rifle multiple times very quickly. The rifle he is using is a bolt action rifle, which must have a bolt part moved before each fire. He does not touch the bolt. In addition, Brian fires more than five times, and bolt-action rifles usually have but 5 rounds in the magazine.See more »
[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard:The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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There's No MatterSee more »


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Versions and the Uncut Version?
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26 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Scary and Impressive Make-up, 3 March 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A sail boat arrives in New York without a living soul but a zombie that attacks two guards from the Coast Guard. The daughter of the owner of the ship, Anne Bowles (Tisa Farrow), requests information about her missing father that was in the Antilles to the detectives that are investigating the crime without success. She meets the journalist Peter West (Ian McCulloch) and they decide to investigate what might have happened to her father. They travel to Matul Island with Brian Hull (Al Cliver) and Susan Barrett (Auretta Gay) in their boat. Once in the tropical island, they meet Dr. David Menard (Richard Johnson), who is trying to find a cure to a disease that brings dead back to life, turning them into zombies that eat human flesh.

"Zombie 2" is a horror classic of Lucio Fulci with a simple, but interesting screenplay. The unforgettable story begins like Nosferatu, with an empty boat arriving in a harbor with a zombie instead of a vampire; shows the naked body of two beautiful actresses, Auretta Gay and Olga Karlatos; is very gore, with a death that slightly recalls the famous scene of Buñuel in "Un Chien Andalou", when the zombie perforates the eye of Paola Menard; and has a very scary and impressive make-up, with zombies eating human flesh and biting and killing people. The sister of Mia Farrow, Tisa Farrow, has a good performance in this cult-movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Zombie – O Retorno dos Mortos" ("Zombie – The Return of the Dead")

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