Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Spotted this in the Indian movies section of Virgin Megastore's Union Square outlet, sitting innocently next to Asoka, Hum Tum and a couple of other Bollywood monstrosities.
And the blurb, that I attempted to memorise while trying very, very hard not to die laughing. As much of it as I can remember-
"In the 6o's even Pakistan was swinging.
Zinda Laash-The Living Corpse, Pakistan's first ever Dracula movie, and the only one ever to be X-rated. When first released, it created such a controversy that it was banned by the censors (IMDb, however informs me that it was almost banned).
It also features the infamous baby stealing sequence (eh?)."
Sadly, tragically, I did not buy it. Cost $20, and with the exchange rate being what it is... But, but, there is hope yet. Someone I know is (hopefully) going to Pakistan in November. Maybe he can find me a nice bootleg copy, eh? GM, if you're reading this, you know what I want from Lahore!
p.s. Oooh, it appears that Zinda Laash is more famous than I thought. It got written about in Sepia Mutiny.