Bride of Re-Animator

Bride of Re-Animator

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Director: Brian Yuzna

Cast: Brian Yuzna, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones

     
 

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Loosely adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West -- Re-Animator comes this sequel to one of the wildest, bloodiest, and funniest horror films to ever come down the pipe. Set eight months after the gruesome events of the first film, the follow-up opens with the demented Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) continuing to perfect his "re-agent" formula to regenerate…  See more details below

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Loosely adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West -- Re-Animator comes this sequel to one of the wildest, bloodiest, and funniest horror films to ever come down the pipe. Set eight months after the gruesome events of the first film, the follow-up opens with the demented Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) continuing to perfect his "re-agent" formula to regenerate dead tissue with the help of his ever-troubled assistant Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott). New characters include suspicious policeman Lt. Chapham (Claude Earl Jones) and Dr. Cain's old flame Francesca (Fabiana Udenio). Returning to Miskatonic Hospital after a short stint in the military, Dr. West and the reluctant, often unwitting, Cain plan to create new life from a patchwork of body parts -- including the heart of Cain's beloved girlfriend. However, things quickly get out of hand thanks to the snooping of Lt. Chapham and the return of the evil decapitated Carl Hill (David Gale) who wants revenge for his beheading. There's also the problem of West's dozens of oddball creations who want out of the dungeon in which they're trapped. It all comes to a head as Cain and West resurrect their "bride" just as Dr. Hill literally flies in to take his vengeance with the help of West's freakish creations.

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Stuart Gordon's cult classic Re-Animator was a tough act to follow, but Brian Yuzna does an admirable job of keeping with the splattery spirit of the original while adding to the fun with a plethora of incredible monsters. Jeffrey Combs is back and in great comic form as the wacky Dr. West, whose experimentation with re-animating the bodies of the dead in the first film has led him to believe he can create new life. The results are shocking and hilarious, often at once. An eyeball is propped atop a set of fingers that serve as legs forming a ghoulish spider-like creation. Torsos are sewn haphazardly with arms, legs, heads, and animals in a blistering display of makeup effects, prosthetics, and stop-motion effects -- all pre-CGI methods -- that were worked upon by no less than six effects companies, including Screaming Mad George and KNB studios. The story is thin, but there's just enough substance to hold the weight of the near-constant barrage of effects. While the first film was based solely on H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West -- Re-Animator, this picture combines elements of Lovecraft with those of James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein. Best of all is the climax, which borrows heavily from the 1933 classic Island of Lost Souls as Dr. West's misfit monsters attack him. The cast is suitably over the top with David Gale excellent in the role of the decapitated Dr. Hill. Gale is later featured in one of the wildest sequences in which he has a bat's wings sewn to his melon so that he can fly. Kathleen Kinmont also deserves credit for her small, but highly effective role as the re-animated bride. Her heart-ripping performance begins as a sort of sexy homage to Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein, but then takes an unforgettably bloody turn.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0012236125624
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-screen version; 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround; Scene selection; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Combs Herbert West
Bruce Abbott Dan Cain
Claude Earl Jones Lieutenant Leslie Chapham
Fabiana Udenio Francesca Danelli
David Gale Doctor Carl Hill
Kathleen Kinmont Gloria/The Bride
Irene Forrest Nurse Shelley
Michael Strasser Ernest
David Lee Bynum Black Corpse
Billy DaMota Actor
Friday Angel
Melvin Stewart Dr. Wilbur Graves
Mary Sheldon Megan Halsey
Marge Turner Mrs. Chapham
Johnny Legend Skinny Corpse
Noble Craig Crypt Creature
Kim Parker Crypt Creature
Charles Schneider Crypt Creature
Rebeca Recio Crypt Creature
Jay Evans Crypt Creature

Technical Credits
Brian Yuzna Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Billy DaMota Casting
Simon Dobbin Set Decoration/Design
Philip J.C. Duffin Production Designer
Rick Fichter Cinematographer
Rick Fry Original Story,Screenwriter
Woody Keith Screenwriter
Hidetaka Konno Producer
Robin Lewis Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Muscal Co-producer
Joseph Ressa Art Director
Richard H. Band Score Composer
Peter Teschner Editor
Keith Walley Original Story,Producer
Paul White Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Medics in Peru/Main Title [7:36]
2. Patient or Experiment? [1:48]
3. Remains of the Night [3:14]
4. "Dead Head" [2:55]
5. Weird Science [8:58]
6. Morbid Sense of Humor [3:21]
7. Dying and Flying [2:02]
8. "Mental Midget" [3:58]
9. Feelings for Francesca [5:46]
10. Risky Procedure [1:56]
11. "Special Sauce" [1:42]
12. Playing Footsy [3:13]
13. The Bad Lieutenant [5:39]
14. Roll Over and Play Dead [4:41]
15. A Matter of the Heart [3:28]
16. Mind Over Matter [3:15]
17. Anatomy of a Bride [3:43]
18. Pathological Revenge [2:41]
19. "And God Created Woman" [3:25]
20. The Gift of Love [5:59]
21. Meet Your Maker [4:42]
22. The Ultimate Rejection [4:24]
23. Army of Freaks [3:36]
24. End Credits [4:29]

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Bride of Re-Animator 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The sequal to an excellent movie. A must see if you have seen the first movie (Re-Animator). Good blood, gore, humor, and acting. Buy this one for everyone in the family!
Berlinsgonewhere More than 1 year ago
This sequel is every bit as fun as the original. Both Bruce Abbott and Jeffrey Combs return in their roles as Dan and Herbert West, respectively. The second time around, things are even more camp. With an ending just as action packed and exciting as the first, this movie should not be missed!! Just wait for the return of the disgusting Dr. Hill! Much more 'mad scientist' at play, Herbert makes a collection of oddities that make this movie utterly indescribable.