19 January 2007 | herschelj_krustofsky
the stuff of legend
While I agree with a lot of comments on this movie (YES it's bad, YES it's spliced together and somewhat baffling), it IS most certainly watchable. It is not 'gouge-your-eyes-out bad'. If you're a fan of old Kung fu movies, and have a sense of humour, you will probably love it. Whatever vintage Kung fu movie is featured in "Zombie Rival" it's actually pretty good, I'd like to track it down. Those scenes are enjoyable. But the newer (presumably 1980's) ninja scenes are also enjoyable - comedy gold. The outfits. The headbands. The mustaches. The dialogue.. in between sword clashes they say things like "I told you... the dragon's fire burns HOT!" Here in the UK you can get this on DVD for Five Pounds or less, under the title "Zombie Rivals". I own it on oldschool big-box rental VHS, under the title "Zombie Rival: The Super Ninja Master". The video cover has a painting of a barbarian on the front. Seriously. A barbarian.
Update: The vintage Kung Fu movie is called "Gravedigger". Yay!