Zombie Media Book (XT video)

Production Year: 1979
Release Date: 08/10/2012
Studio: XT Video
Collection Number: 1262

I am now the lucky owner of one of the nicest media books out there, XT Video's Zombie, AKA Woodoo, AKA a barrage of other titles.  Now I'm not fluent in German so there's not a whole lot of reading going on with this release, I can however imagine the stories encased in this set are about how awesome the movie is mixed with a few anecdotes about the director's manic behavior on set.

This make five copies of this film to grace my collection, but to be accurate I have owned a handful of past releases from Anchor Bay and Shriek Show, they've just found their way out the door, mostly through trades.

This release was put out earlier in the year and has two cover options.  Cover A (pictured below) is limited to 1,500 while the version I own, cover B, is limited to a mere 500.


This isn't an English friendly release, the audio options are Italian/German.  Content wise, if you've got the Blue Underground blu-ray release you've essentially got this release minus of coarse the DVD version.  Everything is pretty much the same, the extras disc is nearly identical with the exception of the english subtitles.


So essentially as far as us bumbling English folks go this is one of those releases to buy purely as a lover of the film.  I was lucky enough to snag this in a trade so I'm not out too much thankfully.

The Blue Underground version is certainly essential for US fans.  It looks great as far as the American releases go it certainly wins in terms of PQ.  It's loaded with extra features, however missing some of what was on the past Shriek Show release.  If you're a super fan you'll certainly want to own those along with Arrow's Zombie Flesh Eaters release which features even more extras exclusive to that release.  

Then of coarse for us fanatics there's the other bunch releases ranging from VHS big boxes to German hard boxes.  Everything has been covered, multiple covers, steel books, there's even a monster hard box that has a fake eye prosthetic.    


While my collection isn't as daunting as some, it is certainly growing and I do believe I'll be getting more copies of this film in the future.

3 comments:

  1. Just great to be one of the lucky 500 to own that edition!! I love the blu ray of this film. We got to see it on the big screen at a midnight showing when they did a limited run, it was a dream come true as I certainly was too young to have seen it during it's initial run. This was one of those epic films to fixate on as a kid, the tag line, "We are going to eat you!" to that rotted, worm eyed visage was neighborhood legend. Now as an adult, still one of my favorite films!! Though can't bring myself to bite on Charlie Band's offer of the Wizard big box "finds" Hope I can be as fortunate and come across a media book one day.

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    1. I was really lucky as my friend from facebook gave me such a great deal. I was also lucky enough to see it during it's midnight showing run when it was playing in Dallas. It was a huge coincidence because we had our hotel booked and the trip planned for months when Blue Underground announced the tour and posted the dates. Zombie was also one of those ones I was fixated on so I know what you mean. I first heard about it when I originally got the internet, but it would take me a while to actually track down a copy. Glad that companies all over the world are giving it such great releases. Thanks for reading the post man!

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