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Zombie (1979)

Zombi 2 (original title)
R | | Horror | 18 July 1980 (USA)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writer:

Elisa Briganti
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Olga Karlatos ... Mrs. Menard
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Storyline

A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.... Written by Si Elliott <se1@ukc.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

The dead are among us. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL 410,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Variety Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being called "Zombi 2", the film is not a sequel to anything. When Dawn of the Dead (1978) was released under the title "Zombi" in Italy, this film was retitled "Zombi 2" to cash in on the success of the American film. This was done by the studio without Director Lucio Fulci's permission or knowledge, and he often told fans this wasn't a sequel, and that it is it's own film. He was relieved to find out the film's actual title "Zombie" was kept in the American release. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Menard's wife is alone at the cottage she pushes the dresser up against the door twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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Alternate Versions

Older U.S. prints (such as the Wizard Video version) have "Jerry Gross Presents" (or some equivalent) before the title. This has been removed from the more recent Anchor Bay release. See more »

Connections

Followed by Zombie 3 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

There's No Matter
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Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
Performed by Linda Lee
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User Reviews

Cracking Fulci effort!
29 March 1999 | by Robbie-27See all my reviews

Surely the best film Fulci has ever directed, involving several zombies on a Caribbean island. As with all Fulci films, the movie suffers from rather bad dubbing, but all Fulci films seem to have this problem, so it`s almost a hallmark for the director. The gore is graphic & over-the-top, but when you`ve seen a zombie deep in the ocean fighting with a shark, nothing is over the top. A few memorable scenes, (the eye scene has to be the highlight) but this is movie is all about escapism. If you can handle the explicit gore (and if you`re watching Fulci, you better had!) this is a definite `lads night in movie`. Just don`t try to find too many subtexts in it`s, ahem, plot. (7 out of 10)


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