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Zombie Strippers - Special Unrated Edition [Blu-ray]
(Jay Lee, 2008)
Review by Gary Tooze
Video: Sony Pictures
Feature Runtime: 1:34:21
Feature film disc size: 29.2 Gig
One dual-layered Blu-ray
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: October 28th, 2008
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
•Commentary with writer/director Jay Lee, Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund and Joey medina
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Titillation and Sass: The
Zombie Strippers Pop-Up Trivia Track
Product Description: The world's most famous adult film star, Jenna Jameson stars in this thrilling zombie adventure. In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie Strippers" the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new "fad" even if it means there's no turning back. They're not just strippers...They're Zombie Strippers !
Those excited by the words “Zombie Strippers” alone won’t be disappointed by Jay Lee’s unabashedly schlocky film, which he wrote, directed, shot and edited. (Need it actually be said that everyone else can safely sit this one out?)
Strewn with some surprisingly decent effects, this unevenly paced film delivers, if nothing else, on the promise of its title: lots of surgically enhanced nude dead women strutting their stuff.
Voice boxes intact — uncharacteristic for screen zombies — the bloodied pole-dancers become more desirable to the strip club’s clientele of drooling idiots, many of whom serve as postshow snacks. The undead’s popularity sparks jealousy among the still-living performers and intensified greed in the club’s sleazy boss (Robert Englund), who realizes there’s a killing to be made (in more ways than one, of course).
Excerpt from Laura Kern's review at the NY Times located HERE
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
With pragmatic HDV shooting thisdual-layered Blu-ray, feature taking up 29.2 Gig, looks acceptable if never really stellar. Detail and colors (neon green) are quite strong but it lacks the depth of similar modern transfers we have seen - this may be the limitations of DV - I'm not sure. Still, the average purchaser of this Blu-ray is certainly not being deceived that this is another Citizen Kane - they want Jenna Jameson's boobs in 1080P and that is exactly what they will get. The film is mostly in darker locations (the strip club or out in the alley) so the high-definition never really gets to shows its stuff. Brighter scenes are remarkable and can look more impressive when infrequently shown. Hopefully, the caps below will give you a good idea of the transfer. It's pretty god actually - better than the film.
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October 23rd, 2008
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