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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The VHS Archives: Yi-Jung Hua's KUNG FU ZOMBIE (1981)

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KUNG FU ZOMBIE
Yi-Jung Hua's Wu long tian shi zhao ji gui (1981)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Ocean Shores Video Limited
Catalog: OS-303
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 78:05
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Yi-Jung Hua
Year of Release: 1981
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Stars: Billy Chong, Lau Chan, Yeong-mun Kwon, Kang-Yeh Cheng
AKAs: ? 

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A strange and spooky adventure starring the Great Billy Chong and chock-full of wizards, zombies, black magic, and, of course, martial arts! These fantastic ingredients are stirred together in a giant cauldron and the result is a scorching, bubbling stew called Kung Fu zombie -- the most original and interesting Kung Fu film in years!

U.S Ocean Shores Video Limited sleeve! 

Alternate U.S. Ocean Shores Video Limited sleeve!
I checked this tape's runtime, and it's identical to my other release. I'm unsure which came first, or if they're concurrent. The box text and copyright are the same; however, the fax number listed is different -- and different from the rest of the Ocean Shores tapes I checked. Misprint?

Japanese Daiei Video sleeve, originally scanned by "ed209vscain"!

 Dutch Standard Video sleeve!

German American Video sleeve!

42nd Street marquee photo, courtesy of The Faces of Fu!

Rare trailer, uploaded by "15SteelCity"!

Looking for Kung Fu Zombie on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. There's also a cheapy DVD from Ground Zero. 

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© 2012 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

2 comments:

  1. drooling over that ocean shores sleeve

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  2. There's an alternate Ocean Shores sleeve with photos instead of art, but I haven't been able to get a good scan of it.

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