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Oasis of the Zombies [Blu-ray] (Version franšaise) [Import]

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3.0 out of 5 stars Best watched with Jean Rollin's Zombie Lake March 5 2013
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First I have to say everything you have heard about this movie is true. Jesus Franco's Oasis of the Zombies is extremely cheesy and obviously has poor production values. It's very slow-paced, so it often gets boring. The actors do what they can with what they have (and it's not much), but most of the time they hardly say anything. It's got some very decent chicks (especially those in the opening scene) who almost never get undressed and decent zombies (a cheaper version of those in Burial Ground) who eat offscreen and get killed without any blood or gore. It's also got a lot of unnecessary stock footage. And, most important, Franco's zooms are here worse than ever. Still... I just can't say I'm sorry I bought it. 'Cause I'm not! There is just something unique and atmospheric about this one. Of course I love old zombie films. I'm a big fan of Romero and Fulci. I also have to admit that I already own a few Franco titles. Some of them are dear to me, such as 99 Women and Eugénie. So, as you know, to appreciate and perhaps enjoy Oasis of the Zombies, there are prerequisites. But I think anyone who enjoys 70s and 80s european exploitation cinema and who's already familiar with the work of Jesus Franco might want to add this to his or her collection. No need to say it's best watched with Jean Rollin's Zombie Lake, which is just as lame. Bring a few open-minded friends over. Popcorn and beer might help. And those who never heard anything about it and are interested in it only because of the cover art, do yourself a favor and stay away as it is extremely misleading (except maybe for the trees)! Others enjoy!
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Oasis of the Zombies (Jess Franco, 1983)
First, let me emphasize the good thing about this movie: the incredible score. Were it released now, I'd call it an interesting mix of trance and pseudo-ethnic music (rather like Muslimgauze, but with not as deft a touch), with undertones of death ambient and noise. But since those genres didn't really exist at the time, Franco was well out on the bleeding edge. If you must see this film, see it for the soundtrack. As for the rest...
Jess Franco has directed almost two hundred films in his long and completely undistinguished career (which, I might add, is still going strong, with two films released in 2002 and one slated for release in 2003 it doesn't look like we'll see until 2004). A large number of them have been softcore films. There's far more of Tinto Brass than Lucio Fulci around Jess Franco, which makes me wonder why on earth I'd have been expecting Oasis of the Zombies to be a decent flick. Oh, well, it's a Nazi zombie movie, and I got it cheap.
Yes, a Nazi zombie movie. I had always thought Shock Waves to be the only one of its kind, but it seems there's a whole subgenre of them (all inspired by Louis Pauwels' supposedly-nonfiction book The Morning of the Magicians). And of those I've seen, Shock Waves still remains far and away the best of them. But I digress.
In this one, the Nazi zombies are guarding a treasure in gold bars they'd taken from the Afrika Korps during World War II. The gold, however, never made it out of the desert; in fact, it never made it out of the oasis where the ambush was staged. After fierce fighting on both sides ('what? no one told me this was a war movie!"), the only survivor is the commander of the Afrika Korps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oasis of the Zombies May 25 2002
Two sexy, nubile half naked young girls on a trip to the desert wander off into a grave of supposed long dead Nazi's
(obviously awakened by the wiggling of bum's in tight sports shorts!) for whom they quickly become lunch.
Then in a rather lengthy flashback the story of lost gold and Nazi's is explained and a greedy young pup through his
connection with his father, is now on the trail of the lost gold.
Eventually he and his amigos arrive in northern Africa, to find the German Captain from the convoy of Nazi's, on the brink
of death, after he and his entourage were attacked by the gooey zombies after trying to recover the lost gold.
Despite warnings from the superstitious locals about the "walking dead", and the death of the German officer, the greedy
young uns are still intent on going to the oasis to find the gold.
Finally they arrive at the oasis and find some of their recent acquaintances slaughtered by the zombies. The night is upon
the young scallywags and soon too is the living dead. But, they pluckily fight them off with Molotov cocktails (which they
learnt to make at college!!) and torches (flames not batteries!). At which the zombies graciously shuffle off their immortal
There are not many zombies in here, maybe a dozen or so, so it aint exactly "Dawn of The Dead 1978". But what we do have
is a pretty dry and flaky bunch, with the occasional gory, gooey, worm ridden phisog.
Oasis isn't exactly fast paced, it takes a hell of a long time for the young gold hunters do actually get to the desert, and even
longer to get to the oasis.
These Nazi zombies must have rotten wooden limbs as a creaking always precedes their appearance, like 2 tree branches
rubbing together in the wind. And talking of wind!
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1.0 out of 5 stars This movie blows!
I've never seen this movie before so one day I seen this movie in the store.So I say hey zombie film lets try this movie out, and I went out and bought it. Read more
Published on Sept. 30 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars So Bad, It's Not Good, It's Still Bad!
This movie is soooo bad I can't explain it to you! It's about some people looking for lost gold in the damn desert but find something else! Hmm, what do they find? Read more
Published on Jan. 5 2002 by AFP
2.0 out of 5 stars Midnight At The Oasis
this piece of undead unhealthy guilty pleasure was almost entirely shot on location at the Maspalomas Dunes in the Canary Islands- rent it, if only for that incredible opening with... Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy Zombie Fun!
I have never been a big fan of Franco's films but I decided to purchase the DVD of Oasis because I love these Euro zombie pictures so much. Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointment!!
I am a fan of both goofy and serious horror movies but this fails to fall into either catagory. It was too lame to be serious and not funny enough to be entertaining. Read more
Published on July 11 2001 by Ashly W. Asbury
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that bad at all.
This film has got a really bad reputation, but mostly cause the people that criticize it is used to see hollywood megabudget movies like Gladiator and Pearl Harbor. Read more
Published on June 28 2001 by "carl_j_johansson"
1.0 out of 5 stars Just when you thought you'd seen the worst.....
This is one the worst zombie films ever made. One would think given that it's one of those rare films to cross Nazi soliders with zombies that it would be great, but it makes... Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2001 by Eric S. Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars More Eurotrash from Franco
This is a re-edited version of the Franco's earlier "La Tumba de los Muertos vivientes". It's not one of Franco's best, lacking the sex and violence and monster mayhem of... Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2001 by The Soft Machine Operator
5.0 out of 5 stars bene altime
This is the most amazing video I've ever seen. It has brought joy to my otherwise meaningless life.
Published on Jan. 3 2001
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