Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|I Was a Zombie for the FBI|
Actors: Larry Raspberry, John Gillick, James Raspberry, D.M. Coger, Richard Crowe
Director: Marius Penczner
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
THE TRUTH CAN NOW BE TOLD! I WAS A ZOMBIE FOR THE FBI The legendary aliens and the undead vs. g-men classic is now available for the first time on DVD in this very special edition. Hard-Boiled G-Men. Shape-Shifting Aliens... more »
THIS REALLY SUCKS!!!!!
Danny Jerry | md | 05/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the original version from the 80s and I still have my tape from summer 1986, when this film aired on USA Nightflight (boy, do I miss that show). This new version lacks all the charm of the original and the new digital effects are completely inappropriate in a film that is supposed to be an homage to the 50s. Track down the tape from the eighties. Break this DVD in half and mail it to the director."
One of the best midnight movie/zombie party dvds
Allen Evans | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a long run as a regular "cult classic" on USA Network's Night Flight, "I was a Zombie for the FBI" has finally re-emerged on DVD. Updated sound mix and visual effects along with chapter headings create a new experience for fans of this tongue-in-cheek tribute to the monster and G-men serials of the 50s. This is a great midnight movie for college parties or b-movie fans."
What the Hell?
Michael Moore | Columbus, OH | 03/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I was in college, I was a big fan of this movie, which was a staple of 80's late night tv. Even though I'd read all of the horrible reviews of the dvd,I planned on buying it anyway. I figured, what's a little tweaking? It was good enough for George Lucas. Folks,this is not the same movie - not even close. It's been turned into this lame "serial" with burned in video credits, a very nice orchestral score replaced by electronic nonsense that wobbles between bad techno and wannabe electronica, and added computer effects that not only adds cheese, but putrifies it. What was once an affectionate, and knowing nod to a beloved genre is now the equivalent of an old man buying a Ludacris cd - a lame attemmpt to be hip.
I bought this dvd used, and I still feel ripped off. I won't even sit it on the shelf with my other dvds. Easily the worst dvd I've ever purchased. I can't get rid of this soon enough. Do yourself a favor, and track down the original tape, and burn your own dvd.
Did I mention that this is a bad dvd?"
True Camp - Lots of Fun
Tampa Quilter | Tampa, FL USA | 07/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having watched this film many times on late night TV back in the 1980s and having even made a videotape of one of the broadcasts (which I still have), I was thrilled to be able to order it on DVD. I love this film!! Filmed in B&W, it was made in the 80s to mimic sci-fi movies of the 50s. If you pay attention to the film, there are lots of funny, tongue in cheek dialogue and items (background signs, etc.). I love the "jack-a-lope" trophy mounted on the CEO's office wall. In one scene, a security guard is arguing with someone on the phone, saying that if they think they can do a better job than he's doing to come on down and try it -- when the FBI agent enters the room, the guard quickly ends the phone conversation with, "Honey, I gotta go now ..." Interestingly, most of the movie crew were MSU film students who did a remarkable job on an extremely limited budget. This movie is among my favorite "campy" films, right up there with Reefer Madness, Sex Madness, Lust in the Dust, etc. And even with some of the DVD's "upgrades" and "changes" to the original film, I was not disappointed. If you love camp, you'll love this film."