Zombie 108 棄城 : Zombie of the Week

Posted by Grey Friday, September 16, 2011

Brace yourself for Taiwan's very first zombie film. And undoubtedly one of the most depraved zombie films you can find in Asia filled with sex and gore.

There is without a shadow of a doubt that from the release of Victor Halperin's White Zombie in 1932, zombie films, the sub-genre offspring of horror and sci-fi, has been thriving vigorously now more so than ever.

Indicative of this statement would be our choice for this week's Zombie of the Week: Zombie 108, AKA Z-108, the first-ever Taiwanese zombie film. In line with its original Chinese title "棄城" literally meaning "abandoning the city", the film depicted an especially brutal zombie outbreak in the city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, with a most timely cause: the nuclear meltdown suffered by Japan, a neighboring country to the nation.

While the plot synopsis did not illustrate the plot of the film as clearly as we would have preferred (perhaps by design), we can see many elements at work in this outrageous brutal trailer: Local police forces and thugs engaging in a savage last stand against each other and the hordes of undead, depraved man engaging in some much-inspired tentacle erotica against some hapless lady, and a lone hot chick protagonist in a "28 Days Later/The Walking Dead"-esque scenario. Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the definitely NSFW and unexpectedly awesome trailer.



Here's the official synopsis from the film:

The nuclear disaster that Japan suffered accidentally alters the genes of the influenza virus. A group of young people get infected and haven't paid any attention to their illness, until a boy surprisingly bites a girl’s throat in a drunken night out. Their friends start screaming at the gushing blood.

After a viral event, the government orders to quarantine the sick and evacuate all residents in the vicinity. But those drunk party people are not aware of this message. Meanwhile, the army and the police join hands to form a SWAT team to enter the quarantined zone. Those survivors suddenly become zombies to attack the living. In no time, the whole city is film with such huge bloodshed. People from all walks of life - including gangsters, policemen, SWAT teams and the civilians - are willing to work together to escape, but they have hidden schemes to compete with and they may even kill each other. The biggest test in a doomsday is human’s mind.


For those who understand Chinese, here's the rather lengthy synopsis in Chinese:

劇情簡介:

誰都沒有想到,台北居然有一天會變成空城。

某日。

女子LINDA在開車在途中遭遇車禍,繼而因為安全氣囊爆開撞擊而昏迷,等她清醒過來掙扎著從變形的車子爬出來,眼前居然是滿目瘡痍。

原本熟悉的城市,原本熟悉的街景好像變的有些扭曲。

時間應該是上班時間吧,怎麼整個天空卻是灰矇矇的好像是凌晨一般,整個路上為什麼都沒有一個人...

她試著撥打手機,卻沒有一點訊號...

馬路上還停擺著好幾輛還沒熄火的汽車,有的車門甚至是打開的,她探頭進去看,有的車鑰匙還插在車上,駕駛座旁還放著車主的手機...整個城市的人居然都不翼而飛。

原本喧囂的城市現在卻是一點聲音都沒有...

好像只剩下她一個人存在。

她一直呼叫尋找著希望能找到除了她自己以外的人,沒想到卻呼叫來了...

黑暗、暴力與毒品充斥與流竄於西門町,兩個流落在臺灣的外國人卻不慎闖入了這個連上帝都選擇遺棄的城市角落,還遇上了一場黑道交易,引來追殺,但憑藉著跑酷的技術,他們總算是逃離了麻煩。

因為一場病毒意外,政府下令連夜撤離所有西門町的居民,然而昨晚狂歡的地下幫派根本不知道這件訊息;同時間、特種部隊正闖入,準備執行格殺命令,企圖瓦解盤據西門町區已久的黑社會組織,然而、角頭老大的親信小弟們卻突然變成活屍四處咬噬,頓時、西門町血肉橫飛,逼迫著互不信任的黑道、警察、特種部隊、還有平民們,不得不攜手逃出生天,然而表面雖然彼此合作,暗自裡卻仍勾心鬥角,甚至上演街頭格鬥、自相殘殺。

若干年後,在這個活屍橫行霸道的年代,西門町是被隔離的 108 區,甚至整個台北市少數還存活的居民全部往南部遷移……。

當台灣北部毀滅後,已經沒有活人,卻又都是會動的活死人;

人類將尋找下一個希望的城市。

南都高雄有可能將成為下一個人類希望聚集之地。

會真的是人類最後一個機會嗎。

Directed by Joe Chien (錢人豪) and starring Rong Hsiang (戎祥), Tai Bao (太保), Yvonne Yao (姚采穎), and former Olympic gold medalist in Taekwondo, Chu Mu-yen (朱木炎), Zombie 108 (棄城) is set to be released in Taiwan some time next year.

In the meantime, here are two other teaser trailer from the film.



Here's a low quality poster from the film.

And here are some of the set pictures we have managed to salvage online.





















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