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Miss Zombie [Blu-ray]
Review by Gary Tooze
Theatrical: Amuse Soft Entertainment
Video: Kino Lorber / Redemption
Region: 'A' (as verified by the Oppo Blu-ray player)
Disc Size: 20,513,982,055 bytes
Feature Size: 19,709,335,104 bytes
Video Bitrate: 27.04 Mbps
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: October, 2017
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio Japanese 2043 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2043 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
•Japanese (1:28) and English (0:49) theatrical trailers
Description:When the Teramoto family received their new domestic servant, Sara (Ayaka Komatsu), they were provided specific instructions: do not feed her meat ( It may turn feral ) and use the enclosed pistol to dispatch it, if there is a threat of bodily harm. So begins the ultra-dark comedy by Japanese cult director SABU (Mr. Long, Happiness). The fearful neighbors treat the disfigured servant as a monster, even as the family comes to trust and accept her. Like all good zombie movies, Miss ZOMBIE blends humor with moments of frightening violence, and holds up a mirror to society, forcing us to question who among us are the actual monsters.
Miss Zombie centers around a family that gets a zombie
as a pet, like you do. She gets shipped to their home in
a cage, helpfully bundled with an instruction booklet
and a pistol to be used in case of emergency. Zombies
don’t go feral unless they eat meat, so they’re told to
set her up with a nice vegetarian diet. They do and
she’s pretty complacent, doing whatever job they ask of
her just like the good little slave she’s supposed to
In “Miss Zombie,” a human-like zombie is delivered in a cage to
an expectant, uneasy family of three. From here, things can only expect
to head south. They do, but in the signature unpredictable, meandering
style of the film’s director, Sabu.
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.
The single-layered Kino Lorber Blu-ray of Miss Zombie looks very good in 1080P. Shot in HD with the Red Epic, and a lot of hand-held modulations there isn't much to go wrong in transferring it to BD. It has a solid bitrate and is as clean as you would imagine such a new film to be. Contrast is excellent with some dampening for flashback scenes. This Blu-ray provides a crisp, appealing video image.
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Kino Lorber use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track at 2043 kbps (24-bit) in the original Japanese language. There is surprisingly very little in the way of effects and almost no music at all in Miss Zombie. The film is most impacting by its long silent pauses and it's impressive black and white visuals. There are burned-in English subtitles offered and my Oppo has identified it as being a region 'A'-locked.
Only Japanese (1:28) and English (0:49) theatrical trailers.
December 23rd, 2017