Zombi 3 DVD

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  1. Mat

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    Does anyone know where I can purchase the Japanese DVD release of Zombi 3 - I've tried to use amazon.co.jp but I haven't got a clue what any of it means!
     
  2. crank

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    Ebay my friend, Ebay.

    crank
     
  3. napalm68

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    cdjapan.co.jp - but why don't you get the italian shock version?
     
  4. The Jap version is exactly the same as the Euro version as I remember - only with a new gore scene - filmed entirely by the Japs & tagged onto the very beginning of the movie. You can clearly see that the actors are all Japanese even though they're all wearing surgical masks, and the scene doen't even have any real bearing on the rest of the movie. Those stills of the zombies coming out of the water aren't actually in any print I've ever seen of Zombie 3.
     
  5. Jeremy

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    I'm pretty sure the Japanese disc is the Fulci/Mattei film, while the Italian Shock is the Andrea Bianchi film.

    Napalm68 - Have you actually been able to find ZOMBI 3 listed on CD Japan? Because I haven't...
     
  6. napalm68

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    Sorry, no. Hell, you have to be able to enter japanese characters to search the damn amazon jp site. Gives me a headache even thinking about this...
     
  7. napalm68

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    God, my head hurts...

    Try here . Its the best I can do. They dont seem to have 3 at the moment. Unless it has some other name.
     
  8. crank

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    So that Japanese dude in the tube scene at the beginning of Zombi 3 wasn't actually in the movie? It's on my Bootleg VHS from Midnight Video, and I always just assumed it was part of the flick. It's a pretty cool scene though, with all that crazy green lighting and all, but now that you mention it, it does seem a little tacked on.

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  9. Heaven17

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    @: HI!
    Which one is now this Japanese DVD?
    Zombie 2 from Andrea Bianchi or Zombie 3 from Fulci/Mattei ?!
    thx :)
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  10. Jeremy

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    @: WoW! Thanks this was a great Help. :)
     
  12. skinnypuppy6

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    ZOMBI CONFUSION
     
  13. I haven't actually seen the DVD covers so I couldn't say.
    Burial Ground/Il Notte Del Terrore/Nights Of Terror/Zombie 3 etc, is the Bianchi movie - Giannetto De Rossi zombies & looks like a horror porno.
    Fulci/Mattei's Zombie 3 looks exactly like a modern remake of Night Of The Zombies/Zombie Creeping Flesh - which essentially it was - as soon as Mattei came on board anyway.
    Fulci didn't really have anything to do with it & it shows. Mattei was in the right place when Fulci took ill just moments into the shooting schedule.
    You should be able to come up with some clues by checking out the illustrations on the covers.
     
  14. napalm68

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    Yeah, it does say Deran Serafian and Beatrice Ring is in the Sangeria 2, and it is by Fulci, so I guess that makes it Fulci's Zombie 3. And I guess that Japan Shock Zombie 3 is NOT the Fulci film. but the Bianchi film. Damn this is confusing.

    Jeremy - did you rough out the Japanese yourself (like me), or do you know of some magical site... :)
     
  15. Jeremy

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    I used BabelFish, a translating service through Altavista available on their main page. It doesn't translate all that well, but it was good enough for you to usually be able to basically understand what a page in another loanguage is saying.
     
  16. Huh? I thought that Burial Ground/ Nights Of Terrror/ Zombi 3 was the sequel to Fulcis Zombie. I know that Fulci had nothing to do with it, so is this one a different Zombie movie? If so is it any good? I didn't like Burial Ground though.
     
  17. Not really, It's not Fulci - his name's on there, but he only made a couple of small scenes before he was taken ill. Lucky old Bruno Mattei was called upon to mess up a potentially interesting movie.
    There's only a couple of brief spattery scenes to speak of - excluding the Jap tagged-on bit in that version, & it's derivative of some of the cheaper zombie rip-offs, like Lenzi's Nightmare City, Night Of The Zombies & Aftermath (yet another Zombie 3 from Italy - circa 1989) You'll probably be disappointed if you're looking for another Fulci zombie flick.
     
  18. mazzariniuk

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    Oops!

    Quote from BlazingMagnum
    Fulci didn't really have anything to do with it & it shows. Mattei was in the right place when Fulci took ill just moments into the shooting schedule.

    Text taken from Stephen Thrower's BEYOND TERROR - THE FILMS OF LUCIO FULCI.

    ...The film print and the posters for ZOMBI 3 may bear the name of Lucio Fulci, but attribution of a director's credit to this troubled production has long been fraught with difficulty. As early as its innaugural screening at the Rome Fantafestival in 1988 rumours were afloat that Lucio Fulci had actually shot very little of the film. The first head to replace the chopping block was that of Bruno Mattei, director of 1980's ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH. Mattei was said to have completed the film after Fulci was taken ill, with the latter having completed perhaps as little as five minutes of onscreen footage. Fulci, worried about his future and not wanting to seem an insurance risk, at first denied these stories about his illness. He eventually claimed to have shot virtually a feature's length of material before walking from the project, due to disagreements with producer Franco Gaudenzi and writer Claudio Fragasso (see note 1). The most recent developments in the ZOMBI 3 saga have seen Fragasso absolving Bruno Mattei from blame, by asserting it was he who made the film after illness forced Fulci to quit. It seems Fulci did actually shoot almost a complete feature, only to have it junked as unusable (save for a couple of short scenes) by the team of Gaudenzi, Fragasso and Mattei. Fragasso can hardly have expected any praise for the fiasco that was eventually released, so we must assume (for now at least) that his reluctant admission of culpability is the truth (see note 2).

    Note 1. "It's true that I didn't finish that movie, but that didn't have anything to do with my illness...During the making of ZOMBI 3 I had the usual arguements, but finished a cut of the film which was 75 minutes long. We had a problem with the script, which we couldn't change, because the useless writer was a friend of the producer, Franco Gaudenzi, who's a nice guy but hasn't got a clue. While we were shooting the thing in the Philippines, my daughter and I were surreptitously changing the script, bit by bit, but eventually I had to ask the producer to let me drop the project..." - to Luca Palmerini, printed in Giallo Pages #3, 1994.

    Note 2. "Fulci finished directing..... Unfortunately Fulci was ill and the end result wasn't as good as we had hoped for. In fact, we were 20 minutes-worth of footage short of completing a feature film. Gaudenzi was now very worried and asked me how we could save the film. After discussing the possibilities, Gaudenzi said that I could cut the existing scenes, but was not allowed to make them longer. So, my wife and I wrote extra scenes, and Gaudenzi then said that I had to go to the Philippines to shoot the new footage. I filmed for 15 days with Mattei's help, although most of the directorial duties were mine. However, I really didn't want anyone to know what happened as I had the greatest respect towards Fulci. I knew taht Fulci would have spoken badly about the film, and I preferred it if he thought Mattei was at fault, not me! (laughs). It wasn't a very lucky film, I think it was jinxed. I say this because of Fulci's illness and it was very difficult to reason with him at the time." - Claudio Fragasso interviewed by Jason Slater in The Dark Side issue 73.

    Hope this sheds some light on the subject.
     
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  19. It does indeed shed some light on the subject of a fairly shabby movie, which nobody seemed to want to take full responsibility for. But as much as I love the movies, Italian casts/crews seem to be awfully liberal with their individual versions of particular circumstances & events. Check out Daria Nicolodi's rather aggressive version of events during the making of Suspiria, on the special edition DVD doc. Interesting.
     

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