Description

Jess Franco, 1982

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region 1 DVD

Once established as a master of the Euro-erotic horror film, Jess Franco continued to explore more traditional modes of filmmaking, setting familiar genres on their ears with his singular brand of reckless creativity. Made during the living dead craze of the early 1980s, OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES is one of

only a handful of motion pictures to explore a most peculiar subgenre of the movement: the Nazi zombie film.

In telling the story of a cache of German gold – lost in the desert, sought by a group of teenagers, protected by the walking dead- Franco demonstrated

his characteristic lack of restraint, shamelessly inserting stock footage from a bigger-budget war picture, allowing his camera to dwell on the worm-eaten

orifices of the shrivelled undead and, of course, lacing the action with his trademark style of lyrical eroticism. The resulting film is a decadent exercise in grindhouse filmmaking that is more audacious than frightening, illuminating one of the more peculiar facets of Jess Franco’s uniquely warped cinema.

Special Features

Newly mastered in HD from the archival negatives

French with optional English subtitles

English dubbed version

Original theatrical trailer

Original trailers of other Jean Rollin films available from Redemption

Film details:

OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES aka The Treasure of the Living Dead, L’Abîme des morts vivants

France 1982 Colour 85 min 1.66:1

1920 x 1080p

Written & Directed by Jess Franco

Produced by Marius Lesoeur

Associate producer: Daniel Lesoeur

Director of Photography: Max Monteillet

Music by Daniel White

With Manuel Gélin, France Lomay,Jeff Montgomery, Myriam Landson