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SRP $38.96 2.35:1 Dolby TrueHD 5.1 SONY
 

 

 

 

 

 

With so many films claiming to be something they're not, "ZOMBIE STRIPPERS" lives up to the concept of "truth in advertising!"  "ZOMBIE STRIPPERS" attempts to be politically witty, and it's not. But, there are scenes wherein it plays like a decent Roger Corman film, and that can be fun. The "plot" revolves around a government experiment gone awry, involving the development of a virus to bring back dead American soldiers to fight another day. When a contaminate soldier breaks free from the laboratory, becomes a full-fledged zombie and attacks a stripper(Jenna Jameson), it's not long before the stripper becomes a zombie, as well as her fellow co-workers.  Writer/Director Jay Lee doesn't seem to understand what does and doesn't work within his own script, spending too much emphasis on what should've been left out, and completely missing great opportunities with the cast, to make something as fun as the original "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD" film. "Zombie Strippers" is ok, but it's no "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!"

SONY has provided the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray.  Having been shot in HD, one expects the image to be grand. There are scenes that jump-off-the-screen, but there are many more that fall flat, due to softness and blacks that lack depth. Colors are often rich and vibrant, but they, alone, don't succeed in making this one of the better high-def blu-ray releases from the studio, although certainly better than some.

"SONY" has provided a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix.  Unfortunately, the lossless mix doesn't impress. There are a couple of scenes, wherein surrounds offer some decent effects, but most of the film's mix is flat, with minimal LFE presence. Even when effects are presented, they feel completely unnatural. Dialogue doesn't even sound natural in many scenes. Disappointing!

An audio commentary with the writer/director, Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund and Joey Medina is included, as well as deleted scenes and featurettes, all in standard resolution. Surprisingly, some of the deleted scenes are quite good and would've made the film better, had they been left.