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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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Storyline

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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treasure | desert | gold | oasis | nazi | See more »

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Release Date:

21 April 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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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Interesting make-up and not much else
20 January 2007 | by (Pennsylvania, United States) – See all my reviews

There's not a whole lot to keep viewers enraptured with Oasis of the Zombies. A couple of girls in short shorts ... some interesting zombie make-up. That's about it.

The majority of the production comes across as a student film or a badly-staged Turkish action movie. There's a lot of day-for-night filming with no attempt to filter things to make it look even close to early evening. There's a tank running around with its turret spun so it is pointing at it's own troops while moving. And there are kids that are even more stupid then the dumbest kids in the cheapest American slasher flick.

The only thing to recommend in it is that there are some interesting make-up jobs on some of the Nazis. Other than that, and the cute girls that get killed early on, this movie's barely good for background noise if your radio's broken.


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