In 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" was released in Italy as "Zombi." A year later, hoping to capitalize on the success of George Romero's film, the Lucio Fulci zombie movie was released in Rome as "Zombi 2." Quickly, this "rip-off" made its way to the U.S. and hit theaters and drive-ins as "Zombie." In 1978 I sneaked into the Rated X (NR actually) Romero classic and saw what I believed was the perfect film, with no need for elaboration. A few years later, still a minor, my dad and I saw the Fulci classic at the drive-in...and wow! Zombie vs. shark! Just as good as "Dawn," was the Italian version...at least in my mind.