Stacy

Stacy

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Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu

Cast: Naoyuki Tomomatsu

     
 
An outrageous Japanese take on the zombie splatter of American director George A. Romero, Naoyuki Tomomatsu's Stacy makes it's way to DVD courtesy of Synapse Films. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image is clear and sharp, offering well-balanced colors and solid blacks. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio track presents the film's sometimes

Overview

An outrageous Japanese take on the zombie splatter of American director George A. Romero, Naoyuki Tomomatsu's Stacy makes it's way to DVD courtesy of Synapse Films. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image is clear and sharp, offering well-balanced colors and solid blacks. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio track presents the film's sometimes "squishy" audio to commendable effect. The audio is presented in Japanese, with optional, easy to read yellow subtitles. Liner notes offer entertaining insight into the Japanese perspective on films such as Stacy, as well as some interesting facts about director Tomomatsu's inspirations for the film. Four exciting trailers are also included. It's obvious that Synapse really put some care into this release, and fans of obscure films such as Stacy are sure to recognize this fact with this fun and entertaining release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Former adult film director Naoyuki Tomomatsu obviously knows his audience, because jokey George Romero and Evil Dead references abound in this over-the-top zombie story. Stacy will appeal to fans of zombie films and those with Asian girl fetishes (there should be a fair amount of crossover between the two), and despite a rather slavish devotion to genre, it tries to advance more than just cannibalism and sexy Japanese teenagers. Adapted from the novel by Kenji Otsuki, Stacy envisions a future plagued by a worldwide epidemic that kills off females between the ages of 15 and 17, who then rise as undead cannibal zombies called "Stacies" that can only be stopped by being chopped into exactly 165 pieces. This wild concept doesn't carry the existential dread of Romero's unexplained zombie infestations, but it's far more intriguing than the average walking dead scenario found in a hundred weak Night of the Living Dead rip-offs. Unfortunately, the abrupt conclusion suggests that Otsuki's book had far more plot than Tomomatsu was willing to work with, as voice-over narration explains how the world deals with the Stacy problem over the next several decades. Stacy has energy to spare, but the digital video cinematography doesn't help the believability factor any, and most of the budget was probably spent on the film's endless violent effects. Gorehounds will bust a gut over the prodigious blood, organs, spinal chords, and rubber limbs on display, a juicy buffet that wavers in authenticity but packs a nauseating punch. Overall, a good effort at expanding a staid subgenre that hardcore adherents will appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
UPC:
0654930302699
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Synapse Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
64,487

Special Features

New 16 x 9 anamorphic (1.78:1) transfer; Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; Original Japanese language ; Newly translated easy-to-read removable subtitles; Chapter selections; Liner notes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start [2:23]
2. Near Death Happiness [3:01]
3. Apocalypse [4:32]
4. Eiko [4:18]
5. "Bruce Campell's Right Hand 2" [6:56]
6. Troubled Recruit [4:27]
7. Puppet Show [4:30]
8. Quitting Romero [6:22]
9. Hell [7:18]
10. Going Shopping [3:04]
11. Suicidal Soldier [6:21]
12. Getting Momo [7:41]
13. The Truth Revealed [5:03]
14. In the Gardens [5:32]
15. Opening the Present [6:30]
16. End Titles [2:04]

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Stacy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good movie, but it can be hard to understand if you don't pay attention. But wow. If you like forign horror, you'll like this one.