Plot: What’s it about?
Aki has just arrived at her new school, but she soon faces more than just the normal “new kid” obstacles. A doctor on campus was supposed to offer standard inoculations to the students, but instead he helps create a crisis of living dead creatures. A strange new virus was the target of the inoculations, but now with zombies on campus, that isn’t even in anyone’s mind. Soon enough, the bodies start to pile up, the teachers turn into murderous psychos, and Aki finds herself in a series of unusual situations. Her mind is flooded with repressed memories, all while she staves off the zombies and a ravenous sexual appetite. In between flashbacks and lesbian trysts, can Aki survive this zombie assault?
With a title like Attack Girls’ Swim Team Vs. the Undead, who wouldn’t want to see this movie? The case promises blood, zombies, and of course, naked Asian girls, so what else could we want? But is this the wild sleaze experience it would seem, or just another falsely advertised train wreck? The film delivers and then some in terms of sleaze, but Attack Girls’ Swim Team Vs. the Undead is more about lesbian sexual trysts than zombies, gore, or other horror elements. There is some bloodshed, but it is minor and most of the movie is devoted to lurid close-ups of various sex acts. The creepiness is immense, as is the oddball atmosphere, thanks to some unusual, sometimes disturbing elements on showcase. If you want a wild horror comedy, then this isn’t for you, but if you’re after a sex soaked flick about Asian lesbians with some odd twists, then by all means, check this out. Switchblade Pictures offers a bare bones disc, but fans of unusual cinema will still want to give this a look.
Video: How does it look?
Attack Girls’ Swim Team Vs. the Undead is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. This doesn’t look great, but then I doubt this material ever could. The image is soft, with some color bleeds and what not, but it is still watchable. So I do think this transfer does what it can with the material, which isn’t that much. But on the plus side, I think we’d all rather have this than nothing, considering the low profile of the movie.
Audio: How does it sound?
The original Japanese soundtrack is preserved and while not remarkable, the audio is serviceable. A few volume issues arise, but on the whole, this is a decent presentation. The dialogue is mostly clear, the music is loud, and the various sound effects come across well enough. This disc also includes English subtitles.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes no bonus materials.