Oasis of the Zombies [Blu-ray] (Version française) [Import]
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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.Read more ›
(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!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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 morePublished on Sept. 30 2002
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 morePublished on Jan. 5 2002 by AFP
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 morePublished on Aug. 13 2001
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 morePublished on July 11 2001 by Ashly W. Asbury
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 morePublished on June 27 2001
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 morePublished on Jan. 29 2001 by Eric S. Brown
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 morePublished on Jan. 25 2001 by The Soft Machine Operator
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