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Zombies: The Beginning (2007)

Zombi: La creazione (original title)
A group of rough'n'tumble marines led by Captain Jurgens are sent by the powerful company Tyler Inc. to investigate reports of a zombie outbreak on a remote pacific island where a series of... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writers:

Giovanni Paolucci (story) (as Gianni Paolucci), Antonio Tentori (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvette Yzon Yvette Yzon ... Dr. Sharon Dimao
Alvin Anson ... Mark Taylor
Paul Holmes Paul Holmes ... Paul Barker (as Paul Holme)
James Gregory Paolleli James Gregory Paolleli ... Captain Jurgens (as James Paolelli)
B.B. Johnson B.B. Johnson ... Sgt. Zamora (as Robert B. Johnson)
Dyane Craystan Dyane Craystan ... Patricia Kramer (as Diana Croyston)
Gerard Acao ... Thompson (as Gerhardo Acao)
Mike Vergel ... Ludmann
Miguel Faustmann ... Morris
Gene Zwahir Gene Zwahir ... Young
Ronny Boos Ronny Boos ... Berger (as Ronald Boos)
Sereno Cunial Sereno Cunial ... Carter
Sven Stefaniksen Sven Stefaniksen ... Fox
Tony Wells Tony Wells ... Connor
Bon Vibar Bon Vibar ... Powell
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A group of rough'n'tumble marines led by Captain Jurgens are sent by the powerful company Tyler Inc. to investigate reports of a zombie outbreak on a remote pacific island where a series of secret scientific experiments are being conducted. Dr. Sharon Dimao, who's the traumatized lone survivor of a previous zombie rampage, accompanies the team on their desperate rescue mission. Written by Woodyanders

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When the dead first walked, they had no time for appetizers.

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Uses some stock-shots from Crimson Tide (1995). Viggo Mortensen, Danny Nucci and 'Jaime Gomez' can be seen in those shots. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the end credits there's another mention of the movie title, only this time it says 'Zombies : The Beginnig' instead of 'Zombies : The BeginniNg'. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Ol' Bruno goes out with a BANG!
12 November 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Bruno Mattei's final film picks up directly after ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD with Sharon (Yvette Yzon), the lone survivor, being rescued at sea. Back on the mainland, Sharon is having nightmares and execs at Tyler, Inc. don't buy her story on how the ship and crew disappeared. Six months later, Sharon is a monk but is contacted by Tyler, Inc. to participate in a rescue mission after contact with a colony on a nearby island is lost. Sound familiar? Yup, ol' Bruno gets his James Cameron on in his pumped up sequel. Actually, I should say Mattei is getting his James Cameron on again as this is his second film to rip off ALIENS nearly scene-for-scene (after 1990's equally amazing SHOCKING DARK).

This is truly a high note for Bruno to go out in for his long career of xerox cinema. Why? Is it a technical masterpiece? Does it contain amazing acting? Hell no! It is because Bruno has the gall to lift tons of scenes from CRIMSON TIDE and shamelessly steal the TERMINATOR 2 theme. There is also stolen footage of an oil plant blowing up, but I couldn't place it. I was equally disappointed and impressed that Mattei didn't steal anything in the previous ISLAND, so this was a welcome return. Plus, you have to love a direct sequel titled ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING. What? The mimicking of the plot of ALIENS, 21 years after the fact, is just hilarious. Every major scene is here, just with 1/50th of the budget. Yzon gets all tough like Sigourney Weaver's Ripley and the film's bloody finale has her in a big breeding chamber where there is a huge talking brain (no, it is never explained).

In terms of entertainment, I would rate this one above ISLAND, for the sheer ripoff factor. But they both need to be seen together. I did them back-to-back and that might be the best way as you feel like you are getting a 3-hour zombie mini-series. The flick ends with a short clip of Bruno saying something on the set and the words, "Ciao Bruno..." on screen. Indeed, many thanks for all of your fine films. And also many thanks to Cameron, Romero, Stallone, Spielberg and all of the other director's who have given Mattei "inspiration" over the years.


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10 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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