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Ian Jane
01-15-2012, 01:32 PM
From the press release:

Film Chest Proudly Presents on the CULTRA & HD Cinema Classics Labels ZAAT!
Taking Cult to a Whole New Level … You Can’t Keep a Bad Monster Down!

Sought-After ’70s Classic Never Before Available on Video is Newly Restored & Remastered in HD

DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack Out Feb. 21st

NEW YORK CITY — Feb. 1, 2012 — For Immediate Release — Is the monster man, fish or devil? Everyone’s dying to know (literally) in ZAAT – restored and in HD for the first time ever – available in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack Feb. 21 from Film Chest on the CULTRA and HD Cinema Classics labels.
Find out why ZAAT is an underground cult favorite, amassing an ever-growing legion of loyal followers over the past 40 years. See why scores of fans have refused to let this funky classic from the ’70s die in obscurity!

In ZAAT (also known as The Blood Waters of Dr. Z), an obsessed scientist, Dr. Kurt Leopold (Marshall Grauer) – who has been scorned by his peers – is convinced he can transform humans into fish. In his isolated backwoods laboratory, he proves his hypothesis by turning himself into a horrible, vengeful creature (played by Wade Popwell) that is part man, part walking catfish!

Armed with his mutagenic chemical compound, ZAAT, the monster is bent on revenge, determined to turn the tables on humanity by making his fishy friends the dominant species on Earth. All that stands in his way are a small town sheriff (Paul Galloway), a dedicated young biologist (Gerald Cruse) and a couple of swinging agents (Sanna Ringhaver, Dave Dickerson) from the Inter-Nations Phenomenon Investigations Team (INPIT). Also starring Archie Valliere and Nancy Lien.
It’s a southern fried fight to the finish (Florida style!) with the ecological state of the entire planet at stake!

Available on video for the first time in its original glory, digitally restored in HD and transferred from original 35mm elements, this DVD/Blu-ray combo pack contains a whole tackle box full of extras, including: feature-length audio commentary by cast and crew; original 35mm trailer; television spots; outtakes; radio interview; before-and-after restoration demo; and an original movie art postcard.

Produced and directed by Don Barton and written by Ron Kivett and Lee Larew.

Zaat is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16x9 and Standard Dolby Audio. Includes Spanish subtitles.

About Film Chest:
Founded in 2001, Film Chest offers high-quality content for a wide variety of production and distribution needs, boasting one of the world’s largest libraries (10,000+ hours) of classic feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries, special interest and audio—much of it restored and digitized in HD. Headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., with offices in New York City, the company also produces collector’s DVD sets, released on three labels. HD Cinema Classics are films painstakingly restored in HD – utilizing state-of-the art digital technology – from original film assets. American Pop Classics features classic American film and TV shows from the ’30-70s. CULTRA showcases the best (and worst) of cult cinema, a cinematic cesspool of films that are surreal, eccentric, controversial, comical and scary but ultimately engaging and entertaining. With directors who were both visionaries and crackpots, these films were originally misunderstood and rarely a box office success, achieving status by word-of-mouth and underground distribution. Film Chest releases theatrically, on DVD and digitally on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Verizon FIOS and more. Visit us online at www.FilmChest.com (http://www.FilmChest.com)

Zaat (2 Discs)
Film Chest
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Original Release: 1971 (Color)
Not Rated
Format: DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack
Running Time: Approx. 100 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
Pre-Order Date: January 13, 2012
Street Date: February 21, 2012
Catalog #: HDCC-010
UPC Code: #851169003100

Ian Jane
01-15-2012, 01:33 PM
2467

Gary Banks
01-16-2012, 10:44 AM
This is a film that I would show to unwanted guests to drive them screaming off into the night. But I am happy it is being released as there are folks out there who <shudder> love it.

Mike Howlett
01-16-2012, 10:54 AM
I am unreasonably excited about this!! I just love this film!

paul h.
01-20-2012, 01:35 PM
How bad is it? Every time I think I've heard of all the bad movies ever made, something like this happens. I'm happy & surprised again??

Ian Jane
01-20-2012, 01:49 PM
I've never seen it but the trailer is on youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJYa4NwSwYA

paul h.
01-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Whooo boy! That's awful alright. But it looks pretty funny as well. I just found that trailer as well and was about to paste it here.

Ian Jane
02-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Somehow I didn't realize initially that this was Blood Waters of Dr. Z. So I had seen it.

At any rate, the review is up: http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?2214-Zaat

Holy noise reductin, Batman!