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The Treasure of the Living Dead (1982)
"La tumba de los muertos vivientes" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  21 April 1982 (France)
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel Gélin ...
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ...
Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery ...
Ben
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Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson ...
Kurt's Wife
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Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza ...
Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard ...
Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret ...
Sylvie
Albino Graziani ...
Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu ...
Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert ...
Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina ...
Aisha
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During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later, Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him. Robert's son, upon learning of his father's death, vows to travel to Africa and find the lost gold himself. While the desert is hazardous enough by itself, the dangers lurking around this oasis are more than any of the treasure hunters ever imagined. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher {rocher@fiberbit.net}

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21 April 1982 (France)  »

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Oasis of the Zombies  »

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ESP 6,620,269 (Spain)
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Girl victim 1: Look at the size of them. Do you suppose they're Redwoods?
Girl victim 2: They're date trees. Come on.
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Lame and Cheesy Zombie Movie
4 July 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the WWII, a platoon of German soldiers is attacked by the Allies in an oasis and only the British Commander survives. The Sheik and his daughter Aisha (Doris Regina) rescue him in the desert and bring him to their house, where he recovers. Years later, the survivor tells to the mercenary Kurt (Henry Lambert) that the German troop was transporting a shipment of 6 million-dollar in gold and he informs the location of the treasure. However Kurt kills him and organizes an expedition to find the treasure.

Meanwhile the student Robert Blabber (Manuel Gélin) reads notes of his father and discovers that there is a treasure hidden in the desert. Robert joins his friends and they travel to the desert to seek the gold. However, when they reach the location, they are attacked by an army of German living dead.

"La Tumba de los Muertos Vivientes" is a lame and cheesy zombie movie by Jess Franco. This film is incredibly awful: story, screenplay, acting, dialogs, cinematography and special effects. The senseless exploitation in the beginning, with two women dressing very short Bermuda shorts is ridiculous. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Oasis dos Zumbis" ("Oasis of the Zombies")


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