Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Return of Zuma

Mein gott!!! There's going to be a new ZUMA sequel this year called THE RETURN OF ZUMA (aka Ang Pagbablik Ni Zuma)!!! Who wouldda thunk that!!!???

Of course, there's a good chance a few of you don't even know the original film ZUMA which came out way back in 1985. And very briefly (veeery briefly); It's about this green dude who has snakes coming out of him and who fucks up people and stuff (see the clip). It's not necessarily the best film ever made but the character is so weird and different from any other horror movies that alone makes it worthwile. Uh, did I mention it's ever only been available on VHS in Japan. In Filipino language with Japanese subs.

[Japanese VHS in Tagalog, Jap. subs]

The only English "version" that exists is an English dubbed trailer for the film which, incidentally, is on the Japanese ZIMATAR tape (Zuma contains for trailer for Zimatar). There is also a sequel entitled ANAK NI ZUMA (aka Zuma 2: Hell Serpent) from '87. You can get it on VCD from online stores in the Philippines.

[Filipino VCD/in Tagalog/no subs]

yes, the writing is in English on the VCD cover although the film is in Tagalog and doesn't have English subtitles. No, I don't get it either, LOL

From the original film:

ZIMATAR - wild 'n' rare Filipino flick

Apart from the two romantic French/American movies mentioned in the previous post (lol) I also watched the wild Filipino movie ZIMATAR yesterday! If you make a Google search for ZIMATAR you'll come up with almost zilch!

It a very rare movie which only exists on über-rare VHS in Japan and on rare DVD/VHS in Germany. Unfortunately, I don't have the Jap. VHS but at least I got hold of the German disk. Unfortunately, the DVD only holds the German dub (the VHS is English dubbed) and the picture quality is terrible, anyway, regardless, it was a cool fairy tale movie experience that's for sure! 130 minutes of monsters, evil witches, bad kings, wild scenes, and a 10 y.o. heroic kid. haha. Good stuff. Oh, and some of the music is stolen from the German war movie DAS BOOT!!! (how did they get away with putting this out on DVD in Germany without getting their asses sued off??). Rosemarie Gil is in it too (you know; the snake chick from DEVIL WOMAN). There's not a trace of blood or gore but in this movie you don't really need it (it would have been better tho, LOL). Recommended (if you can find it!). I got my DVD from German Amazon.

PS: The cover is from the Japanese VHS. The German cover is simply too crappy to show here!! If you MUST watch it then go here

Before Sunrise / Before Sunset Box Set

I watched this last night. I know. It must be such a shock to you.