Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After an experiment gone wrong, a virus that turns people into zombies spreads throughout New Guinea, whilst a female reporter and her cameraman and a team of four commandos sent to investigate try to survive the onslaught.
Stock footage from the film Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali (1974) was used for the native scenes.
Zantoro can't take them all on by himself!
Lt. Mike London: He did all right the last time.
(at around 1h 12 mins) In the abandoned house, zombies that are seen entering through the window upstairs are also seen entering from downstairs.
The film was first submitted to the BBFC (as "Zombie Creeping Flesh") for theatrical release in 1982 in a slightly pre-cut print which removed the graphic flesh eating scenes, bloody shootings, and the final 'eyeball-popping' killing of Lia by zombies. This version was passed without further cuts. However the distributors decided the film was too long and removed a further 14 mins before release, which completely removed the entire SWAT commando/hostage sequence and most of the scene where a camouflaged Lia witnesses the embalming of a jungle native. This reduced the running time to around 84 mins, and this shorter print later appeared as a pre-cert VHS release on the Merlin label. The film then became unavailable for many years due to the inclusion of the Merlin VHS on the DPP list of 72 video nasties. The complete and uncut version was eventually passed by the BBFC in January 2002 and released on the Vipco label.
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