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Nickdfresh
01-02-2010, 02:52 PM
Has anyone seen this? I can pick it up at an outlet store for like $3 USD. I like horror films, and obviously I love WWII themes. But is this film worth even a couple of bucks and two hours of my life?

http://www.dragondi.co.uk/client_files/default/outpost1.jpg

http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/Black%20Camel%20Pictures%20Glasgow%20Outpost.jpg

flamethrowerguy
01-02-2010, 04:01 PM
I don't know it yet but I'm interested to watch it - in the worst case the movie might be good for some unintentional humour. I read they're planning a sequel coming out this year. Besides, three bucks is nothing, I'd take the risk.

P.S. The bearded guy on the left with the AK, would that be Metallica's James Hetfield?;)

Nickdfresh
01-02-2010, 07:24 PM
I don't know it yet but I'm interested to watch it - in the worst case the movie might be good for some unintentional humour. I read they're planning a sequel coming out this year. Besides, three bucks is nothing, I'd take the risk.

P.S. The bearded guy on the left with the AK, would that be Metallica's James Hetfield?;)

I was more worried about the two hours of my life, and I'm pretty sure we could Bit Torrent it for almost free, but I'm out to pick it up on the way to the pubs...

There are a couple of decidedly mixed reviews online, but I think those of us that like this sort of thing might enjoy it as a afternoon popcorn and beer flick...

flamethrowerguy
01-03-2010, 04:12 AM
Here are some trailers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEI-v5pdivA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M0xFcDSEMM&NR=1

navyson
01-03-2010, 07:06 AM
Has anyone seen this? I can pick it up at an outlet store for like $3 USD. I like horror films, and obviously I love WWII themes. But is this film worth even a couple of bucks and two hours of my life?
I've looked at this before when renting dvd's to watch, but never have rented it. If you do buy and watch it, you'll have to give us a critique of the movie.
Speaking of zombie movies, I recently watched "28 Days Later" and the sequel "28 Weeks Later". They were both pretty decent movies for being what they are.

Nickdfresh
01-03-2010, 10:05 AM
They had "28 Weeks Later," but it was like $6 for a "previously viewed" movie, so I'll download that one...I like "28 Days Later," but thought is was a bit over-hyped as the "scariest" film of its year....

Panzerknacker
01-03-2010, 12:38 PM
Ak-47 in WW2?.... they definately need another military adviser.

Nickdfresh
01-03-2010, 12:45 PM
Ak-47 in WW2?.... they definately need another military adviser.

I believe it's supposed to be set in the 1990s in a Euro warzone (presumably the Balkans). The guys in the pic are mercenaries hired to protect some sort of scientist or scholar who's searching for a mysterious Waffen SS bunker used to conduct experiments in WWII...

Panzerknacker
01-03-2010, 01:58 PM
Ah, that explain everything :rolleyes:

Nickdfresh
01-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Ah, that explain everything :rolleyes:

It's called science fiction/horror genre. Look it up. :)

In any case, the film was definitely worth the $3 and was decent if not great. Most of the online reviews tend to be favorable--as long as you're not expecting too much. The film was definitely low budget, but the cinematography is solid and the film definitely has a "creepy" and gloomy feel to it. What is interesting is that all of the characters are pretty contemptible to and extent, but yet interesting and you find yourself caring about them even though you don't really initially like any of the macho, alcoholic and ruthless mercenary scum who gradually grow on you. Especially their leader "D.C.," played by Ray Stevenson of the HBO series Rome. The acting is solid overall.

I was also incorrect as it's not really Nazi zombies, but more like entities. But I don't want to give too much away, but it definitely plays on the "Nazi-occult" mystique portrayed in such films as the Raiders of the Lost Arc, and also the plot and theme are hardly ground breaking and reminded me a lot of the series of Alien(s) film. In fact, it's almost like Alien meets the Blair Witch Project meets Evil Dead. As for the technical stuff, the mercs have the standard fare of AKs mixed with the new H&K line-up, the firefights are a bit cartoonish as is much of the violence. The Waffen SS troops uniforms don't really reflect the later-War period of loose fitting camouflage. But maybe there's no point really caring too much about that...

Overall, it's a worthy view for war buffs and sci fi fans, and pretty well done for a low budget sci-fi horror film. The story line does get lost a bit around the "Unified Theory" machine and mumbo jumbo that is never really explained well, but I guess that's part of the mystery.

windrider
01-05-2010, 07:48 AM
I remember seing a horror movie with real nazi zombies.
It was set in a tropical island and they seemed to come from a wrecked ship of the coast. They all had white hair and weared some sort of goggles like welders do.
cant remember the title, but it was pretty low cost, poor acting sort of italian movie from the seventys.
anyone saw this ?

Nickdfresh
01-05-2010, 10:13 AM
I dunno that one, but I think there was a recently released, and quickly to DVD, one called Dead Snow. More info here:

http://www.fearnet.com/news/b17836_dead_snow_dvd_details_25_better_zombie.html

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQwEmeWnyI

Nickdfresh
01-05-2010, 10:15 AM
I remember seing a horror movie with real nazi zombies.
It was set in a tropical island and they seemed to come from a wrecked ship of the coast. They all had white hair and weared some sort of goggles like welders do.
cant remember the title, but it was pretty low cost, poor acting sort of italian movie from the seventys.
anyone saw this ?

Could be a 1977 film called Shock Waves?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076704/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBQue8n-bo

Munchausen
01-05-2010, 11:11 AM
I'd see it just to track Ray Stevenson's career. Admired his work since HBO's Rome.

windrider
01-06-2010, 09:20 AM
Could be a 1977 film called Shock Waves?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076704/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBQue8n-bo

Yes !
that is it ! real funny to watch the trailer... even if it's not as scary as in my memory... it's been more than 20 years since I saw this.
Thanks

navyson
01-06-2010, 10:43 PM
@ Nick,
Thanks for the heads up, I may have to watch it one day soon.

downwithpeace
01-07-2010, 01:48 AM
Outpost was ok, some interesting parts but not many. There's a scene with a table which is good, the Germans aren't zombies but the movie covers that.
Movie sort of reminded me of The Bunker, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0252963/

Dead Snow was enjoyable, not scary in anyway but more a comical B zombie nazi movie.

ced381
12-18-2010, 09:14 PM
I watched "Outpost" last night and "The Bunker" (2001) tonight.

Although they are low-budget films, they were pretty well done; nice uniforms, great creepy environments, good stories, okay acting.

I just think there's way too much room for interpretation at the end of "The Bunker"... Other than that, thumbs up.

:army:

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12-20-2010, 06:27 PM
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I just think there's way too much room for interpretation at the end of "The Bunker"... Other than that, thumbs up.

:army:

The radio signal at the end did seem to indicate that the rescue squad had found someone alive inside. And it couldn't have been the Commidante this time, since they showed him on the ridge with the others.

Too bad the sequel is actually a prequel. Would love to know what happens to the second squad. Of course, finding out how the who lab/bunker thing ended up like it did does seem rather interesting as well.

downwithpeace
12-22-2010, 01:23 AM
Outpost 2 is been made, no idea what stage but it seems they were/are looking for help with ideas on Facebook.

Uyraell
12-22-2010, 01:27 AM
I remember seing a horror movie with real nazi zombies.
It was set in a tropical island and they seemed to come from a wrecked ship of the coast. They all had white hair and weared some sort of goggles like welders do.
cant remember the title, but it was pretty low cost, poor acting sort of italian movie from the seventys.
anyone saw this ?

If my recall is correct, the movie was called "Shockwave" and was basically about a U-Boat crew who had been rendered almost immortal, with little need for food, or much else. They somehow end up in the Carribean, (iIrc) near an "uncharted" island.
The goggles were because exposure of the crews' eyes to sunlight in direct manner would (and did) kill them. About the only thing capable of killing them, in fact. This discovery is made during a hand-to-hand combat sequence that takes place either on or near the conning tower of the type VII C (in reality a US Gato class boat, before "guppy" conversion) during the movie.

I don't recall much more than that, which means I had a pretty low opinion of the movie at the time.

Kind and Respectful Regards, Uyraell.

downwithpeace
12-22-2010, 04:06 PM
Think I'll have to have a look at Shock Waves, thanks for the info windrider and Uyraell.
Here's the IMDB link for those wanting it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076704/

Uyraell
12-23-2010, 08:39 PM
You are most welcome, Downwithpeace,

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

Smoking Frog
01-21-2011, 01:21 PM
I thought Outpost was pretty good. Little bit silly (well...more than a bit) but good for a friday night laugh!
There's a funny line where the mercenaries are sat watching a Nazi newsreel and one says "Say what you like about the Nazis, but they had style"

If the Nazi/Zombie combo floats your boat then I recommend "Dead Snow", which almost makes Outpost look sensible!! It's a Norwegian film with English subtitles. A group of medical students chased around the mountains by Nazi zombies. Well worth a look if you don't pay a fortune for it.

blu3bottle
05-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Seen the film but found it pretty middle of the road.its based on the usual horror story " who gets if first ?" but with the added twist of the zombies are wearing nazi unifoms. If anything that was it. mediocre

downwithpeace
05-26-2011, 11:48 PM
Outpost 2

The year is 1945, the closing stages of WW2, and a German scientist by the name of Klausener is working on a frightening new technology that has the power to create an immortal Nazi army. Flash forward to present day, and a NATO task force is hurriedly deployed to Eastern Europe, where a sinister enemy appears to be mercilessly killing everything in its path. But this is no ordinary foe. Only Helena, a gutsy investigator on the trail of the notorious war-criminal Klausener, accepts the reality of that they are facing a battalion of Nazi Storm-Troopers, a veritable zombie army on the march. With the help of Wallace, a man who's been chasing Nazi secrets for years, the two of them team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep behind enemy lines

flamethrowerguy
05-27-2011, 08:13 AM
Outpost 2

Sounds worthy of an Academy Award...;)

downwithpeace
06-01-2011, 04:00 PM
Sounds worthy of an Academy Award...;)

Is there a category for best straight to DVD? :D

Nickdfresh
04-29-2012, 01:07 PM
Bump.

JR*
04-30-2012, 07:20 AM
Viewed as a "war movie" - well, rubbish, obviously. Viewed as a horror/science fantasy movie borrowing on a "war" context - not that bad. When I was a young history student, I would have found this sort of thing irritating. I am, I hope, a bit less snobbish now. By the way - somebody mentioned "The Bunker". Same comments, I think, apply; as long as one can suspend the pedant in oneself, and ignore things like the protocol of wearing decorations - not bad, viewed as a horror movie. In fact, I found "The Bunker" distinctly scary, even if it dragged a bit in the third quarter. Strange that I have seen both of these; I am not a great movie person. Best regards, JR.

downwithpeace
05-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Viewed as a "war movie" - well, rubbish, obviously. Viewed as a horror/science fantasy movie borrowing on a "war" context - not that bad. When I was a young history student, I would have found this sort of thing irritating. I am, I hope, a bit less snobbish now. By the way - somebody mentioned "The Bunker". Same comments, I think, apply; as long as one can suspend the pedant in oneself, and ignore things like the protocol of wearing decorations - not bad, viewed as a horror movie. In fact, I found "The Bunker" distinctly scary, even if it dragged a bit in the third quarter. Strange that I have seen both of these; I am not a great movie person. Best regards, JR.

I enjoy the Nazi Horror Genre, I'm not a fan of human on human horror so those types are a no go area for me but the superstitious and far fetched can be a hoot. I think though, as you mentioned history student, the majority would see these films for what they are and take enjoyment as horror and not history, hopefully anyway.

Check out Iron Sky once released JR, history...well yeah there is that in there but unless NASA has being hiding more then the possibility of ET then it's comedic side of Nazi Horror (?) but for your sanity, self respect and general time give Nazis at the Center of the Earth a miss.