I won't get into explaining the time line of the Zombie films. Let's just say you don't need to watch one before the other. With that said here is my review for Severin Films new Blu-ray release of the Italian Horror Classic Zombie 3.
Alan Holder and his partner Norma are two scientists who have created a reanimating serum called Death One. When testing it on a human cadaver the results are disaterous as the corpse becomes a flesh eating zombie. Dr. Holder notifies the military of the situation but while they wait for them to arrive to quarentine the zombie a group of militants crash in and steal the serum. Unfortunately durring the getaway it breaks and one of the men becomes Infected.
What transpires then is a pandemic style film where the infected begin to turn into flesh eating zombies. From infected people to infected birds the film does not really slow down. Filled with gore, that you can only see in Italian horror films this is a sure to please film.
Filmed mostly by horror mastermind Lucio Fulci and finished by Bruno Mattei this film moves at a fast pace, which is very rare in Italian horror. Usually these films are a very (sometimes to very) slow burn but Zombie 3 moves right along without much slow down.
Severin Films has been doing an amazing job with their 2k transfers and this is no exception. Amazing colors and sounds would make you think this was filmed in digital. I cannot stress enough how good this looks. They even have it loaded with special features
The Last Zombies – Interview With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso and Co-Writer Rossella Drudi
Tough Guys – Interview with Actors/Stuntmen Massimo Vanni and Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
The Problem Solver – Interview with Replacement Director Bruno Mattei
Swimming with Zombies – Interview with Actress Marina Loi
In the Zombie Factory – Interview with FX Artist Franco Di Girolamo
Audio Commentary With Stars Deran Sarafian and Beatrice Ring
Bonus Disc: CD Soundtrack
Horror fans need to head out an pick this up right away. If you have never seen it you should, and if you already own the DVD this is totally worth the upgrade
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars