April 11, 2009 9:06 AM   Subscribe

Zombie Sushi Bar: A clip from the 1998 Hong Kong Horror-Comedy classic "Bio Zombie" (Sun faa Sau si) shows our intrepid heroine trying to blend in at a Undead Sushi Bar with delightfully disgusting results. NSFS (Not Safe For Squeamish)

The trailer can be found here and questionably translated clips here
posted by The Whelk (29 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
intrepid isn't quite the word i would choose for that girl.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 9:37 AM on April 11, 2009

Bio-Zombie is one of our absolute favorite movies. It is awesome.
posted by malthas at 9:37 AM on April 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

If you like that, you'll surely like this incredible film.
posted by Drexen at 9:51 AM on April 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

You can watch the whole mover here.
You can and should. No, you must. Now, if possible.
Bio-Zombies is fine, fine cinema.
posted by lekvar at 10:16 AM on April 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

I love cannibalism as much as the next guy, but that was kinda "Eh."
posted by Eideteker at 10:21 AM on April 11, 2009

Or the Machine Gun Girl (gotta sign in to confirm you're over 18) and it's superior sequel (well, the trailer is superior. I haven't seen either movie) Shyness Machine Girl.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:22 AM on April 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wild Zero is, in fact, incredible. Also, the video version has its own built in drinking game.

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:33 AM on April 11, 2009

Diner of the Living Dead!
posted by cazoo at 10:59 AM on April 11, 2009

PeterMcDermott: From the scene where she poops out a gatling gun while wearing a bikini, I imagine this film as some mish-mash of Tetsuo, the Iron Man, Videodrome, and Porky's. I am going to make sure I don't see the movie, so I can continue believing that this is what it is.
posted by idiopath at 11:10 AM on April 11, 2009

Zombies now reaching steampunk levels of daft overexposure.
posted by Artw at 11:12 AM on April 11, 2009

Wild Zero looks to be epic cinema - I will instantly rank any Mefi as Supreme Awesome God of My Ultimate Idolatry who can send me the soundtrack.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 11:54 AM on April 11, 2009

Lekvar gets one point. I had no idea such a treasure existed.

(holds old VHS copy tightly)

"Do not worry small one, I'll always have a place for you in my heart."
posted by The Whelk at 12:06 PM on April 11, 2009

Watched Wild Zero last week; caught Tokyo Zombie (Part 1 of 10, YouTube link)this week.
The story of a slacker with an afro who wants to learn ju-jitsu, but ends up being a zombie fighting champion.

What can I say? I'm a zombie sort of guy. Been that way for decades.
But unfortunately, Time magazine has jumped on the zombie hipster train, so that means it's officially all over.

I'm taking my Romero movies and going home.
posted by willmize at 12:21 PM on April 11, 2009

Yeah, I think the art in these movies is strictly limited to the trailers. I've only ever seen one of these japanese teenage/sex-violence-sploitation films, and the art was definitely limited to the concept rather than the execution.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:38 PM on April 11, 2009

Oh Yay. Another Mefi ombie thread!


*Thinks awhile to remember next line. Furrows brows, picks at some dead chunk of skin on head. Oh that's right, now he remembers:*


(That doesn't sound quite right, but so what, you improve on the most perfect of all horror movie sub-genre there ever was, genius.)


posted by Skygazer at 12:58 PM on April 11, 2009

Looks like a typical late night in Wanchai to me.
posted by banishedimmortal at 2:08 PM on April 11, 2009

Aw come on, McDermott, look at what you just posted - you're better than that. "I wasn't impressed by the one movie in this genre that I saw, therefore the genre isn't of high quality." Really?

For those who like this sort of thing, make sure to check out the delightful Tokyo Gore Police.

Also, my first date with my future wife was a screening of Wild Zero, drinking game included. Great way to break the ice. Lipstick Thespian: we just moved and everything is in boxes but I could swear I saw a soundtrack CD in her stuff...
posted by jtron at 2:44 PM on April 11, 2009

Man, Wild Zero looks fantastic!

Lipstick Thespian: It sounds to me like the soundtrack is pretty much straight up Guitar Wolf (they have a song called Wild Zero on one of their albums).
posted by malthas at 3:27 PM on April 11, 2009

    But the lowly zombie is making its move. For the past few years, vampires have been the It monster, what with Twilight and all, but that's changing. [From willmize's Time link]
Say what? Twilight & LTROI notwithstanding, I'm having a really, really hard time coming up with a list of vampire movies that I've heard of from the last 5 years, while zombie movies spring more readily to mind.

Yes, I'm aware of confirmation bias. Barackula: The Musical sounds intriguing, though.
posted by Decimask at 3:41 PM on April 11, 2009

Aren't Guitar Wolf also IN that movie? I've been meaning to see it for years, should really get round to that one of these days.
posted by macdara at 3:42 PM on April 11, 2009

@macdara: Yes, Guitar Wolf, Bass Wolf and Drum Wolf are all zombie fighters to one degree or another. That and giving out love and rock and roll advice to young Ace.
They are quite awful actors, but when they strike a cool pose, they HIT it.
posted by willmize at 4:01 PM on April 11, 2009

Zombies amongst cannibals. (aka Zombie Holocaust aka Dr Butcher)
posted by yoHighness at 6:21 PM on April 11, 2009

the zombie VS outboard motor scene
posted by yoHighness at 6:26 PM on April 11, 2009

posted by yoHighness at 6:26 PM on April 11, 2009

I went to high school with that girl. Really.
posted by mhum at 11:17 PM on April 11, 2009

I've only ever seen one of these japanese teenage/sex-violence-sploitation films

Well, technically, it's a Hong Kong movie. But, whatever.
posted by mhum at 11:18 PM on April 11, 2009

Don't show it to Woody Harrelson.
posted by gatsugatsu at 12:11 AM on April 12, 2009

Man, I just assumed that Machine Girl was another name for "I'm A Cyborg But That's Okay", a movie with a totally bad-ass scene of killer robot girl firing gun arm with shell casings shooting out of mouth (as seen at about :36 in this video). But no, I guess that this is just a, um, common trope. Like Hamlet.
posted by 235w103 at 6:30 AM on April 12, 2009

It's not Easter Sunday without the famous Zombie versus Shark scene from Fulci's Zombi.
posted by willmize at 8:12 AM on April 12, 2009

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