Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jordan Chan, Emotion Cheung, Sam Lee, Yiu-Cheung Lai, Angela Tong Ying-Ying
Director: Wilson Yip
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Cult Movies, Anime & Manga, Animation
Woody and Bee are a pair of young punks working at a DVD store. Out for a joy ride, the two hit a pedestrian and end up with a dead body in their trunk! Un-fortunately for Woody and Bee, this is just the beginning. The de... more »
A refreshing addition to a great genre
zombie_love | East America | 10/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film served as a great reminder of why I love watching movies. It's been a while since I've seen a film that I knew, before it was even over, that I would want to watch it again and again.
It follows 2 young shopkeepers in a Hong Kong mall who can't seem to stay out of trouble. When they hit a pedestrian who, unbeknownst to them, is going to turn into a zombie, they hide him in their trunk. Returning to the mall, the zombie escapes and traps many of the shop keepers inside. Pretty soon our heros are leading the escape mission since they have experience killing zombies - from video games of course!
This film has stupendous lighting, a great story line, and some of the best written characters I've seen in a long time. You will actually care for them and be in suspense when a zombie pops up hoping noone gets bitten.
Some of the camera work is sub-par but there are lots of inventive shots. This zombie film does not have loads of gore like some others, but it does contain huge amounts of intentional comedy that will make you beg for a sequal.
The voice acting (for english dubbing) is stupendous I might add. Their dialog flows nicely with the actors expressions and moods, and even seem fitting voices for the actors.
This film will be a cherished part of my collection and is a true asset to the comedy-horror genre!"
One of the best horror/comedies to date.
Patrick K Maurer | Jessup, Maryland United States | 05/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this movie a year ago at Otakon 2000, an anime convention, and it had me and everyone else in the audience rolling on the floors with laughter. Bio-Zombie is set around two slackers, Crazy Bee and Woody Invincible who work in a cd shop at a local mall. One night the two are running an errand for their boss when they hit a pedestrian, not being too bright they hide the body in the trunk of their car and head back to the shop. Unfortunatly the man doesn't stay dead and soon is spreading his mysterious Zombie infection through the mall. Now Bee and Woody, along with a handfull of survivors are forced to fight their way through the maze-like, zombie infested cooridors to freedom. Combining all the classic elements from cheesy horror flicks and some found exclusivly in video games, Bio-Zombie comes out as a fast paced ride of of gorry thrills, and witty humor. If you're a fan of movies like Army of Darkness than this is a movie that shouldn't be missed especially in subtittles."
What a ride.
Aaron Montgomery | Indianapolis, Indiana United States | 09/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
Zombie kills some guy.
Then tons of goofy non zombie related stuff happens.
You forget you are even watching a zombie movie.
It becomes a HK slacker comedy.
You kinda get into the characters.
Then all hell breaks loose.
Suddenly this Abbot and Costello episode is Abbot and Costello meet Zombies, and then people start dying left and right. And this silly movie suddenly gets hardcore and turns into a real zombie movie with really silly looking FX, yet it's too late.
Like how Giant Robo started of all innocent and fun and suddenly became hardcore and heartbreaking, the same happens here.
Some interesting zombie ideas. Some truly funny moments.
And one of the best endings I've ever seen.
One of those hidden gems you'll never forget."
A very entertaining movie
zombie_love | 06/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off let me say that most HK horrors (if you even want to call them that) are not scary, they are for the most part meant to be funny. If you don't understand HK films or culture then this will probably seem very cheesy or stupid. But I can definately say that I loved it. It's just about two average young guys who get into a mess with zombies over the course of one night. They run a bootleg VCD shop in a mall, and gradually all the people left in the mall are turned into zombies one by one. It's just really a great movie because the characters are likeable, the situations are funny, the zombies act funny, and everyone is running around trying to escape for their lives. I actually own the HK DVD by Mei Ah but unfortunately the video quality is not the best so I am going to buy this to see if it's any better. But I notice that the running time on this version is shorter than the original. I'm hoping scenes are not cut? Also there are NO extras on this DVD, while the HK DVD has many extras such as the trailer and even an alternate ending. Either way if you appreciate HK cinema and this type of fun movie it is more than recommended."