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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:55 am  Post subject: Zombies [Proper]
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The idea of zombies was introduced to mainstream western culture in 1929 when William B. Seabrook wrote The Magic Island, detailing his observations of life in Haiti, including the practice of voodoo. Zombies are part of the voodoo religion, although only of a small subsect, referred to as the "cult of the dead." The practitioners of mainstream voodoo typically wanted nothing to do with these necromancers, according to Seabrook. Nevertheless, in the decades to come, in western culture the ideas of voodoo and zombies became inextricably intertwined.

The release of this book inspired a movie in the burgeoning film industry, White Zombie (1932). In it, a young couple stopping off in Haiti to get married fall victim to "Murder" Legendre, a voodoo practitioner played by Bela Lugosi. The zombies in this film are fairly close to Seabrook's portrayal: they are mindless slaves being used as cheap labor. They need to be taken from the grave almost immediately after being buried; if they have started to rot, they are no good. Seabrook's zombies won't attack you, either. When they aren't working away under the eye of their master, they're staring blankly into space.

In White Zombie, however, the makers of the movie were already modifying the legend to suit their own ends (to good effect, I might add). Legendre was able to control his zombies from afar. He had only to send a mental command, and they would obey. Many times these commands involved attacking someone, giving screen zombies their first taste of bloodshed. Another difference was that, while the zombies in Seabrook's tales can never come back to life, those in White Zombie can sometimes shake off the spell that binds them and be normal again.

Zombie films in the early 1940s echoed a trend that was seen in the wider scope of American horror films. Instead of using fantastic creatures and villains in a story to probe at the darker places of their audiences' psyches, horror had swung more and more toward making the mere inclusion of fantastic creatures the point of the film. Characters both good and evil had become two-dimensional. Perhaps in an attempt to maintain flagging interest, horror began incorporating well-known comedians into its movies. The prolific Mantan Moreland, an African-American actor who often played wide-eyed black stereotypes, was cast in King of the Zombies (1941), a comedy about three Americans crash landing on an island populated by zombies (controlled by a Nazi spy, of course).

The waning popularity of classic horror was furthered by new fears awakening in the world. After WW II, the specter of atomic warfare was a fear more real than black magic and the undead. This, combined with rumors of alien visitations (for instance, Roswell in 1947), caused a new genre to expand and fill the void: science fiction. Creatures of apocalyptic futures and threatening extra-terrestrials were rendered on screen as the new boogeymen. Oddly enough, though, this turned out to be just what horror needed. It was a small step from the reality-based fears of science fiction (possible reality, that is) to the more fantastic imaginings of horror with a new element: modern science gone awry.

When the next zombie movies appeared, the zombies were being raised by our own black magic, atomic energy. In Creature with the Atom Brain (1955), an ex-Nazi scientist is using atomic zombies to aid him in his schemes. In Invisible Invaders (1959), aliens inhabit the bodies of the recently deceased. Zombies now had also taken on a more menacing cast in and of themselves, not just being the slaves of evil masters, as filmmakers decided to heighten their scare factor.


Zombie movies continued to flit between voodoo and science through the next decade or so, as various evildoers used their undead slaves toward terrible goals. In 1968, George Romero took zombie films to the next logical step. What if the zombies didn't have a master? What if they just got up and started attacking people on their own? And if science could make zombies on purpose, why couldn't something happen to make them accidentally? The result was the Earth passing through the tail of a comet, and a world full of hungry zombies.

After Night of the Living Dead, zombiedom exploded. Zombies were made in all manner of ways, from radiation to animal bites, and they appeared in all sorts of genres: comedies, mysteries, and action films. Zombies also continued to be used as the finger to point at the evils of the day. Instead of Nazis, big industry was at fault for spilling toxic waste that transformed people into rotten flesh eaters, or the military was to blame for trying to create a soldier who couldn't be hurt. For those who are pro-organic food, in Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974), a sonic machine designed to help crops by eradicating insects ends up raising the dead as well. Sometimes there is no message at all, just some good old-fashioned zombie mayhem.

The modern zombie is a far cry from the humble undead worker of the cane fields in Haiti. I certainly know which I would rather meet on a dark night. But the modern zombie is here to stay, to the enjoyment of zombie lovers everywhere.

Adapted from Zombie News

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Beyond, The (1981)
Beyond Re-animator (2003)
Bio Zombie (1998)
Braindead (1992) aka Dead Alive (1992)
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) *Director's Cut* / Dawn of the Dead (1978) *Theatrical Cut* / Dawn of the Dead (2003) [remake]
Day of the Dead

Re-animator
Re-Animator (1985)
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Beyond Re-animator (2003)

Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:55 am  Post subject:
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Burial Ground
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Children of the Living Dead
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Filename.............: Children Of The Living Dead (Xvid DVD Rip).avi
Filesize.............: 670 MB (or 686,468 KB or 702,943,232 bytes)
Runtime..............: 01:26:10 (129,245 fr)
Video Codec FourCC...: xvid
Video Codec Name.....: XviD
Video Frame Size.....: 720x576 (1.25:1) [=5:4]
Video Bitrate........: 953 kb/s
Video Framerate......: 25.000
Video Frame Quality..: 0.092 bits/pixel
Audio Codec..........: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate........: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
Audio Framerate......: 44100 Hz
Interleave...........: 1 vid frame (40 ms)  Split: Yes
IMRR.................: 1.00
Stream Type..........: AVI

ed2k: children_of_the_living_dead_(xvid_dvd_rip_eng_by_bassline).avi  [670.38 Mb] [Stats] *

Zombie Flesh Eaters
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ed2k: zombie.flesh.eaters.lucio.fulci.1980.tgr.[dvd].avi  [653.00 Mb] [Stats] *

Zombie Flesh Eaters 2
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ed2k: lucio.fulci.-.zombie.flesh.eaters.2.(1988).avi  [700.66 Mb] [Stats] *

Zombie Flesh Eaters 3
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Filename.............: Zombie 4 - After Death[DivX]-MiR-.avi
Filesize.............: 700 MB (or 717,366 KB or 734,582,784 bytes)
Runtime..............: 01:24:08 (121,038 fr)
Video Codec FourCC...: DX50/divx
Video Codec Name.....: DivX 5.0
Video Frame Size.....: 640x368 (1.74:1) [=40:23]
Video Bitrate........: 1041 kb/s
Video Framerate......: 23.976
Video Frame Quality..: 0.184 bits/pixel
Audio Codec..........: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate........: 114 kb/s (57/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.92
Audio Framerate......: 48000 Hz
Interleave...........: 2 vid frames (83 ms), p=480  Split: No
IMRR.................: 1.00
Stream Type..........: OpenDML AVI

ed2k: Zombie.4.-.After.Death[DivX]-MiR-.avi  [700.55 Mb] [Stats] *

Zombie Lake
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I can not belive you guys have Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)... I am so happy... in that release there are 3 versions of the file... one is German... wat is the other 2? They both seam to be english dub? No quality diffrence?

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2 x English dubs, first is divx3.11, second is divx5, 1x german dub.

Divx5 is better quality, but i think 3.11 maybe better spread.

I'll update this thread when I get my net connection back

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quality over download speed every time.

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my bad, missed that one. I was going through extreme movie manager to see if i had some zombie films to add, Never Play With the Dead had some wrong data stored into it, but i thought i removed it. Guess i didn't.

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And these ones
ed2k: Zombie.Flesh.Eaters.Lucio.Fulci.1980.TGR.[DVD].avi  [653.00 Mb] [Stats]

ed2k: Lucio.Fulci.-.Zombie.Flesh.Eaters.2.(1988).avi  [700.66 Mb] [Stats]

ed2k: Zombie.4.After.Death.AKA.Zombie.Flesh.Eaters.3.shared.by.Darkangelum.avi  [700.55 Mb] [Stats]

At any rate...it is pretty much complete...we can add as it goes along :wink: i.e. Dawn of the dead remake and ones that are beeign released still. :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 9:22 am  Post subject:
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Revolt Of The Zombies (1936) Xvid.avi
King.of.the.Zombies.(1941).XviD.avi

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bump, top list verified with topics, second list is those in series and the 3rd are ones without topic titles.

If you can verify anything on the 3rd list (or if you have a thread for them [cos i'll move em to the top list]) please post specs! If you have any additions to any list, please post em :)

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well you can verify
ed2k: Zombie.4.After.Death.AKA.Zombie.Flesh.Eaters.3.avi  [700.55 Mb] [Stats]

as i added it to the mule network some time ago in this thread and it wasn't originally shared by Darkangelum as in Dxa's post....i know this since a friend of mine ripped it a few years ago :wink:

ed2k: Zombie.4.After.Death.AKA.Zombie.Flesh.Eaters.3.shared.by.Darkangelum.avi  [700.55 Mb] [Stats]

http://forum.dead-donkey.com/viewtopic. ... t=zombie+4

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you could also add these from my post in that other thread since i put this lot on the network aswell :D
although i think children of the living dead could do with a *proper* since i ripped that some time ago and reckon it may be a bit shitty :lol:


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ed2k: Return.Of.The.Blind.Dead.avi  [679.67 Mb] [Stats]
ed2k: Tombs.Of.The.Blind.Dead.avi  [693.93 Mb] [Stats]

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zombie 5 killing birds

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any chance of specs on zombie flesh eaters 3 and children bass?

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Code:
Filename.............: Children Of The Living Dead (Xvid DVD Rip).avi
Filesize.............: 670 MB (or 686,468 KB or 702,943,232 bytes)
Runtime..............: 01:26:10 (129,245 fr)
Video Codec FourCC...: xvid
Video Codec Name.....: XviD
Video Frame Size.....: 720x576 (1.25:1) [=5:4]
Video Bitrate........: 953 kb/s
Video Framerate......: 25.000
Video Frame Quality..: 0.092 bits/pixel
Audio Codec..........: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate........: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
Audio Framerate......: 44100 Hz
Interleave...........: 1 vid frame (40 ms)  Split: Yes
IMRR.................: 1.00
Stream Type..........: AVI


this defiantely needs a *proper* :lol: anyone want one?

and the other rip with original filename intact, can you retag this one on the ed2k link?

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Filename.............: Zombie 4 - After Death[DivX]-MiR-.avi
Filesize.............: 700 MB (or 717,366 KB or 734,582,784 bytes)
Runtime..............: 01:24:08 (121,038 fr)
Video Codec FourCC...: DX50/divx
Video Codec Name.....: DivX 5.0
Video Frame Size.....: 640x368 (1.74:1) [=40:23]
Video Bitrate........: 1041 kb/s
Video Framerate......: 23.976
Video Frame Quality..: 0.184 bits/pixel
Audio Codec..........: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate........: 114 kb/s (57/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.92
Audio Framerate......: 48000 Hz
Interleave...........: 2 vid frames (83 ms), p=480  Split: No
IMRR.................: 1.00
Stream Type..........: OpenDML AVI



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yes, sorry I thought u meant the one I posted was the correct one. What a twat "Shared by" :roll: Who gives a toss what that cretin is sharing.

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Video Frame Quality..: 0.092 bits/pixel

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Can't rmemeber much about that movie to be honest, probably a natural defence mechanism :lol:

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spudthedestroyer wrote:

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Video Frame Quality..: 0.092 bits/pixel

:-o

Can't rmemeber much about that movie to be honest, probably a natural defence mechanism :lol:



quality is still pretty good considering that :wink: ....but the movie does have Jeff Stryker pr0n star in it so YES....I reckon the defence mechanism was on full when watching this :lol:

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