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Zombie Holocaust (1980)

Zombi Holocaust (original title)
R | | Horror | 28 March 1980 (Italy)
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An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.

Director:

Marino Girolami (as Frank Martin)

Writers:

Fabrizio De Angelis (story), Romano Scandariato (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ... Dr. Peter Chandler
Alexandra Delli Colli ... Lori Ridgeway
Sherry Buchanan ... Susan Kelly
Peter O'Neal Peter O'Neal ... George Harper
Donald O'Brien ... Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher (US version)
Dakar Dakar ... Molotto
Walter Patriarca Walter Patriarca ... Dr. Drydock
Linda Fumis Linda Fumis ... Nurse
Roberto Resta Roberto Resta
Franco Ukmar Franco Ukmar ... Zombie #1
Sergio Ukmar Sergio Ukmar ... Driver (as Giovanni Ukmar)
Angelo Ragusa ... Zombie #3
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Storyline

The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies, these being created by a sinister Doctor O'Brien who is experimenting with corpses. Suzan, a sexy lady in the expedition team, eventually takes a hold on things, as she is accepted as queen of the cannibals, and direct them against the mad scientist and his army of zombies. Written by Artemis-9

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He is a depraved, sadistic rapist; A bloodthirsty homicidal killer...and He Makes House Calls! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Vietnamese

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Butcher, Medical Deviate See more »

Filming Locations:

Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although never listed in the UK as an official video nasty the pre-cert video was seized by Cambridgeshire Police and the dealer was tried under Section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act 1977, though eventually found not guilty. The film was released fully uncut in 2000. See more »

Goofs

In the catch the mutilator hospital scene, the corpse that has just had its heart ripped out blinks. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Obrero: I've been anxious to experiment with a male Caucasian brain!
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Alternate Versions

USA version was re-edited and altered by distributor Aquarius Releasing Inc. and re-titled "Doctor Butcher, M.D.". Among the changes:
  • A new, completely pointless and unrelated opening title sequence featuring a zombie rising from a grave, which is actually taken from an unfinished anthology "Tales To Rip Your Heart Out".
  • The bulk of the original "serious-sounding" musical score was overlapped with a cheesy and a wonderfully irritating synthesizer one. There are even moments where you can still hear Nico Fidenco's original score muffled under the replacement score.
  • Some dialogue and character "development" were deleted for pacing reasons.
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A re-run of Zombi 2 but with the addition of a few cannibals
4 November 1999 | by thecaptain_ukSee all my reviews

This one's like a rip-off of Zombie starring Ian McCulloch again and another silly group of explorers who set sail for a tropical island only to find zombies and cannibals at play. Atrocious acting and dialogue and the worst ever fight scene in movie history where McCulloch battles a cannibal on what looks like the edge of a golf course in England! This film is nearly as funny as Night of the Zombies; there's plenty of gore and Alexandra Delli Colli gets naked several times "Wow!" The ending was disappointing however and occurs out of nowhere. The music on the Dr Butcher version was a daft electronic cacophony; the original Zombi Holocaust version is much better. Frankly ridiculous but great fun all the same. To sum up, its a rip-off of a rip-off of a sequel.


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