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Bio-Zombie (1998)

Sun faa sau si (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 June 1998 (Hong Kong)
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A group of young shoppers and employees must band together when a zombie outbreak over runs their Hong Kong shopping center in the middle of the shopping day.

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Wilson Yip

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Matt Chow, Man Sing So (as Siu Man Sing) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jordan Chan ... Woody Invincible (as Siu Chun Chan)
Emotion Cheung ... Loi (as Kam Ching Cheung)
Sam Lee ... Crazy Bee (as Chan Sum Lee)
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Kui (as Yiu Cheung Lai)
Angela Ying-Ying Tong ... Rolls (as Angela Tong)
Suk Yin Lai Suk Yin Lai ... Jelly
Tat-Wah Lok ... Military Officer (as Tat Wah Lok)
Frankie Chan ... Ox
Tak Chi Tam Tak Chi Tam ... Policeman #3001
Chi Chuen Chan Chi Chuen Chan ... Policeman #9466
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soi Cheang ... Automobile Repairman (as Pou-Soi Cheang)
Francis Cherry Francis Cherry ... Man A (voice)
Siu-Lung Ching ... Chan Kam-Shing
Matt Chow ... Shing's Assistant
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Mrs. Kui / TV Announcer / Cindy (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
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Hong Kong's answer to George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead. A soft drink tainted with "Iraqi bio-chemicals" has the power to turn people into flesh-eating zombies. Gangsters smuggle it into HK, only to become instant zombie prey. One of the gang escapes with the bottle, but is run over by two young VCD sellers and wannabe petty criminals (Woody Invincible and Crazy Bee) returning to their mall shop in their bosses' car. Trying to revive him, they give him a drink of what they think is Lucosade. With him seemingly dead and unsure of what to do, they bring the corpse back to the mall with them in the boot of their car. They make the mistake of leaving the boot open. And, pretty soon, the mall is crawling with zombies. The odd couple and a bunch of other mall employees have to bond together to try and fight their way out. Written by jon/dica <dica@massivemag.com>, corrected by Matt

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Hakka

Release Date:

11 June 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bio Zombie See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The opening credits include Sam Lee and Jordan Chan inside a theater, complaining about the movie they're bootlegging... Bio Zombie! See more »

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Hong Kong horror/comedy that works!
1 February 2002 | by Falken-XSee all my reviews

Well, i'm extremely pleased I saw this film when I had the chance. I managed to see it late one night on 'Film Four Extreme', not knowing what i'd be in for. I was expecting a cheap zombie effort that I would have to force myself to sit through. But I was wrong!

First of all I have not seen the newly 'dubbed' version of this film and do not wish to either. I have seen two different versions which different subtitles. The first was on 'Film four' which seemed to have been translated by someone british, I could tell because most of the slang was british. The other version of subtitiling is from the HK region 0 DVD and NOT the newly release US version of this film which I think has the dubbing. The DVD subtitling isn't great because some of it is translated very poorly, whereas the 'Film four' version of this is grammar perfect.

From the very opening shots of the film I actually found myself laughing! Could this be!? A horror film that is actually truly funny and isn't 'Return of the Living Dead'! Two characters called 'Crazy Bee' and 'Woody Invincible' work at a VCD shop in a neon like indoor mall, and accidently run into this person in their car which is inevitably a zombie. They take the body back to the mall in the trunk of their car only to release that its missing and starting all kinds of trouble in the mall. That's the basic plot from there without giving anything away. But I assure you, you'll find yourself laughing! There are some classic moments in it.

Now, for the Zombie genre horror people out there I still suggest checking this out. As far as I know there are few zombie films out there that seem to be able to work with comedy. A couple that spring to mind are 'Return of the Living Dead' and 'Brain Dead'. Although Bio Zombie may not be as good as either of these in effects, its still an equally great zombie film. There are minimal gore scenes and no truly amazing SFX but it doesn't let it's low budget appereance hurt the film at all. Still there are some great gore scenes, such as the 'tap in the face' where Bee jams a tap pipe into a zombies head and turns on the fawcett and blood comes out the end! Not to mention a scene with a drill in the mouth! There are good points to be had for the true zombie genre horror fan. If you do get the chance to see this on 'Film four' then I suggest you do, because this version of the subtitles are a lot better.


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