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BIG TITS ZOMBIE
DVD Region 2. Terracotta Distribution.

Big Tits Zombie. Just the title is enough to ensure the attention of any self-respecting Strange Things reader. Add to that wildly excessive gore, gratuitous nudity, chainsaws, references to Bataille and, oh yeah, old-school 3D, and you have a winner!

Based on the manga Kyonyo Dragon, this Japanese movie features porn idol Sola Aoi as a stripper who finds herself down on her luck (waking up next to a horny tramp after a night drinking) and so agrees to take a gig at a deserted spa resort, where the dancers outnumber the customers and spend their days bickering in the dressing room.

However, when they discover a secret basement filled with occult books, everything changes. Gothic Lolita Maria (Mari Sakurai) reads from the Italian(!) Book of the Dead, and before long, various local corpses have risen and are chomping on the girls. Eventually, Aoi and fellow porn starlet Risa Kasumi find themselves facing not only the zombies but also Sakuri, who has become the Queen of the Dead. Lucky for them, then, that they found a chainsaw and samurai sword just lying around...

Taking a few sly digs at films like Chanbara Beauty (which also has a scantily-clad cowgirl battling zombies), Big Tits Zombie is unashamedly low-rent. The zombie make-up is laughable, the action scenes cheesy and the dialogue ripe, while the (mild) nudity gives new meaning to the word 'gratuitous'. There are glorious moments of excess, including a fire-breathing zombie vagina, and at 73 minutes, it doesn't overstay its welcome.

The 3D scenes are dropped in, seemingly at random (a 3D symbol appears onscreen to let you know when to wear your glasses) - tits and gore scenes make sense with the third dimension, but a few others are odd choices. The gimmick mostly appears during the first half of the film, and the 3D is as effective as any other anaglyph 3D used on a colour movie shown on a TV screen - ie not very. They do add to the fun though, which I guess is the point of them.

This movie isn't on the level of other recent Japanese babes 'n' blood movies like Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police or Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl, admittedly. In fact, by most standards, Big Tits Zombie is rubbish. But it's hugely enjoyable rubbish and certainly one of the better zombies vs strippers movies (and there are far more of them than makes sense) out there. Ideal for watching with a crowd, preferably under the influence of alcohol.

Hardened fans of big tits might, however, feel a bit short-changed if they take the title too literally...

DAVID FLINT

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