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Oasis of the Zombies (1982)

La tumba de los muertos vivientes (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 21 April 1982 (France)
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.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as A.M. Frank)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as A.L. Mariaux), Ramón Llidó (story) (as Ramón Llido) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel Gélin Manuel Gélin ... Robert Blabert
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ... Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery Jeff Montgomery ... Ben
Lina Romay ... Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson Myriam Landson ... Kurt's Wife
Antonio Mayans ... Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza Javier Maiza ... Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard Eric Viellard ... Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret Caroline Audret ... Sylvie
Albino Graziani Albino Graziani ... Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu Miguel Ángel Aristu ... Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina Doris Regina ... Aisha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesús Franco ... Zombie
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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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There's No Rest for the Wicked in the Desert of the Living Dead See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oasis of the Living Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Meditate- Regurgitate
14 October 2011 | by hendrixy6See all my reviews

When someone says, "I like bad movies." you can see how sincere they are by subjecting them to anything Jesus Franco has ever made. Franco films are my meditation. They seem to numb my mind more than a crate of wine and a week of network television. This movie is classically Franco. It has a plodding pace, horrible voice overs, hot women, terrible lighting, deliriously bad camera work, a script written by a chimp, varying and disconnected ambient noise... Christ, Jess Franco is terrible and shamelessly I adore his films. They have the feel of a twelve year old with his first camera. His childishness is abound in this and really, all of his movies. He is a testament to tenacity (and hot women).


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